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Connect to your PC remotely with Chrome Remote Desktop from any device

Although Microsoft already has native support for Remote Desktop baked into Windows, their app forces the desktop on the client to resize all of the windows to "fit" on the device connecting to it, meaning when you come back to login on the desktop that you connected to remotely, all of the open apps will now be tiny windows on the screen, which is not great.

Fortunately, Google has a free Remote Desktop app that lets you connect to a PC from any supported Android or iOS device and even through the web browser. It does require you to have the Chrome browser installed because it is a web app extension.

Once you have completed the above steps you will need to install the client on the device you will use to connect to your desktop.

  • Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on the device you will use to connect to the remote PC.
    Install for Android devices | Install for iOS devices
  • Once the app is installed, tap on the hamburger menu and ensure you are signed in to the same account that the remote desktop is signed into Chrome with, tap the account to switch to it
  • A list of your remote PCs will appear
  • Tap on the remote desktop you want to access and enter the PIN

Let us know what remote solution you use for your computers in the comments below!

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