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Android Remote Access full guide - Best tools and solutions

Olga Weis Olga Weis Last updated Dec 1, 2020

Remote access to an Android device from your laptop or computer can be very helpful in many instances. For example, you may want to update some information on the phone using a laptop’s keyboard. You might need to grant technical support remote access to your Android phone to resolve an issue. Or maybe you just want to look at some photos that are on the phone which is connected to a computer that is not nearby.

1. Connecting to Android from PC


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FlexiHub is an application developed by Electronic Team, Inc. that allows remote access to Android devices across an IP-based network.

Remote USB software delivers the same level of functionality to the remote machine as if it was directly connected to the phone or tablet.

Sharing locally-connected Android devices with remote computers is simple with FlexiHub. The software enables remote USB connection to a network-connected device and allows utilizing its full functionality.

2. How to Remotely Access Android Phone from PC

Firstly, you will need to sign up for a FlexiHub account. The process is free and at the start, you will have a 30-day demo to test its ability to provide remote access to an Android from a PC.

Once you have created your account, use the following steps to set up remote access to your Android tablet or phone.

Here’s how to remotely access an Android phone from a PC using FlexiHub:

Prefer the text guide? Here is the detailed text transcription describing the remote access to Android devices:

Download and install FlexiHub on the computer with the physical connection to the Android phone that you want to share. This computer is called the server. Clients are the term used to refer to the machines that will use FlexiHub for Android remote access.
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Start FlexiHub on both the server and client and use the identical credentials to log into the account you previously created.
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Locate the Android device you want to access using the software’s interface and click Connect.
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The Android device will appear on the client machine as soon as the connection is fully established.

3. Connecting to USB devices shared from Android

  1. Create a free FlexiHub account on the official website.

  2. Download and install FlexiHub on the Android device that will act as the server and the remote client which needs access to the connected USB peripheral.

  3. Launch the app and log in to your account. Use the same ID and password to first log into the Android device and then the remote client computer.

  4. Connect a USB peripheral to the Android device and verify that it can be seen on the FlexiHub app.

  5. Locate the USB device in FlexiHub on the remote computer and click Connect to establish connectivity.

Here is the detailed video guide on how to remotely access USB devices attached to the Android smartphone:

After the connection is established, the client computer will recognize the USB peripheral and can use it in the same way as if it were physically attached to the machine.

4. Remote Access Apps for Android

Having the ability to remote into a computer on-the-go is often extremely beneficial. If you have a laptop beside you, it is not a problem, but sometimes all you have is a tablet or a smartphone. And using the right app can make remote access much more convenient.

you are using the limited input capabilities of a smartphone to manage a desktop, some applications can be hard to use, e.g. the navigation through the app’s features can be a problem.

Here is a list of five apps that are well-suited for establishing remote connections to servers or desktops.

4.1 Chrome Remote Desktop

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With Chrome Remote Desktop you can access your computer securely from an Android device. The app enables you to control your computer from your phone or tablet no matter where you are located.

You simply need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on each computer that you want to be able to access remotely. Then, just open the app on your Android and you can connect to any of your configured machines that are currently online.

4.2 USB Network Gate

access android remotely with usb network gate

USB Network Gate is a cross-platform software for providing remote access to USB devices. The software runs on the Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

With USB over Ethernet, you can share any type of USB device connected to a physical computer or mobile device. Once the connection is set up, any network-attached computer can access the shared peripheral device.

The Android version of USB Network Gate only provides a server-side solution. You can share locally-attached peripherals from your Android but will not be able to access other shared equipment remotely.

4.3 TeamViewer

teamviewer for android

TeamViewer is another remote control solution that runs on Android devices. It allows you to remotely connect to any computer, smartphone, or tablet from an Android from any location. It supports computers running Windows, Linux, or macOS and enables users to gain complete control over the connected computers from their Android device. You can as well access USB devices using a TeamViewer functionality. The app features intuitive touch and control gestures, two-way file transfers, chat, and contact management. Secure data transfer is enforced with 256-bit AES encryption to keep your data safe.

Remote USB access software
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4.4 AnyDesk Remote Control

anydesk remote control

AnyDesk enables you to use your Android to access devices on Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS systems. It provides a platform for remote maintenance of connected peripherals and can help with collaborative teamwork.

The tool features a high frame rate and low latency which allow for smooth video transfer when working remotely. Security is provided with TLS 1.2 encryption and 4096-bit RSA Key Exchange.

We have shown you how to remotely access an Android phone and use your device to connect to network-attached computers. These apps can make your life easier by enabling you to get to your data from anywhere.

4.5 AirDroid


AirDroid allows you to wirelessly access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You can monitor calls, text messages, and app notifications generated on your Android from the computer you are currently using.

Secure screen sharing, file transfers, and managing incoming phone calls to your Android can all be accomplished from a desktop client on the OS of your choice. AirDroid enables users to access the full functionality of their Android device from any computer.


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