This post will show you how to use your computer to remotely operate your iPhone. You may perform this natively on a Mac machine by utilizing Switch Control. In Dell’s Mobile Connect 3.3 app, modern Dells (made in 2018 or after) may also operate iPhones. Other computer makers are still working on developing applications that can link the Microsoft and Apple environments, though.
By Using Switch Control on a Mac
Connect your Mac and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network. Switch Control won’t function if they’re not connected to the same network.
Open the Settings app on your iPhone, pick Wi-Fi, and then tap the network you wish to connect to.
Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar of your Mac, then click to choose the network that your iPhone is currently logged into.
Use the same Apple ID to log into iCloud on your Mac and iPhone. Your iPhone and Mac must be signed into the same iCloud account in order to use Switch Control, just like they must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Open the Settings app on your iPhone and select “Sign in to your iPhone” or the name that appears at the top of the menu. Either sign in or view the iCloud account you’re currently logged into.
To access iCloud on a Mac, click the Apple logo, then choose System Preferences > Apple ID. If you’re already logged in, you’ll see the email address connected to your iCloud account; otherwise, you’ll see a blank field where you can log in.
Enable Switch Control on your Mac. You’ll need to activate this to be able to control your iPhone from your Mac.
Select System Preferences > Accessibility > Switch Control after clicking the Apple logo. Select “Enable Switch Control” under the General menu after navigating there.
Once Switch Control is enabled, you must enter your password.
Go to the Devices section of the Switch Control panel. It’s the icon that resembles a smartphone and a monitor.
From the list, choose your iPhone. You can view your phone’s screen from your Mac after choosing your phone.
To stop using your Mac to operate your iPhone, go back to the Devices button and select Disconnect. Your phone and computer’s active connection will be cut off, but Switch Control will still be functional on your Mac. Click the Apple logo once again, then choose System Preferences > Accessibility > Switch Control to totally off Switch Control.
You can use your Mac to view your iPhone’s screen so you can play games, go through your images, and compose emails and texts!
Using Dell’s Mobile Connect app
For your iPhone and Dell, download the Mobile Connect app from Dell. This app ought to be pre-installed on the majority of Dell computers, but make sure it is current. If you don’t own a Dell laptop, you can’t download this app.
Both the iOS app and the most recent version 3 of the Dell Mobile Connect app are available from the App Store. This strategy won’t work if your app isn’t the most recent version.
Start the app on your iPhone and Dell. Click or press Launch or Open if you’re already in the Microsoft Store or the App Store. If not, you can find the app icon in your Start menu or one of your iPhone’s Home screens (Dell).
Connecting your iPhone and Dell requires following the on-screen directions. To ensure the security of both devices, you might need to enter codes while making sure your computer and phone are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Close the app on your phone or computer to disconnect.
Once your phone is linked, you can check and respond to your text messages or play several games from your computer!