Mobile remote mouse app turns your iPhone or iPad into the wireless mouse, keyboard and touchpad for your Windows or Mac computer. Instead of using a wired, physic mouse, keyboard or touchbpad, you can use your mobile phone or tablet to control your computer. Here’s how to set it up and allow your iPhone to control your PC or Mac.
Download and install its companion app from www.remotemouse.net on your computer.
Installation blocked on PC?
The Remote Mouse computer server requires certain computer privileges in order to communicate with the mobile app. Some anti-virus software may classify it as a virus, but in fact the software itself does no virus behavior. Also make sure you are downloading Remote Mouse from official sources to ensure its security.
Run the Remote Mouse companion program on your PC or Mac, it will turns your computer into a host server. Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi or hotspot as your computer. Run Remote Mouse on your iPhone or iPad, your mobile device can find your computer automatically. In case you don’t want the automatic host detection and connection, you can also go to the Preferences settings of the companion app on computer to disable auto-detection and connect only via IP or QR code. You can also set a password for the connection from there.
Connect iPhone to Mac? Authorize Remote Mouse first
macOS Mojave has significantly enhanced the security & privacy protection, therefore it requires re-authorization when using Remote Mouse or a specific feature for the first time under macOS Mojave, otherwise Remote Mouse will not be able to work. This is very similar to how you authorize an app on the iPhone.
The first time to use Remote Mouse after connecting to the Mac, you will be prompted to grant access.
1. Choose “OK” to open the Accessibility window.
2. Click the lock icon in the lower left corner and enter your Mac password to unlock it.
3. Tick Remote Mouse in the list on the right.
If you were not asked to grant Remote Mouse the permission, you can go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility. Click the Lock icon to make changes, input your admin password, then grant Remote Mouse the access to control your computer.
Re-authorize Remote Mouse on Mac
macOS Mojave has significantly enhanced the security & privacy protection, therefore it requires re-authorization when using Remote Mouse or a specific feature for the first time under macOS Mojave. If you updated the Mac system and Remote Mouse stopped working, try to re-authorize it again, this should fix the problem.