How to Control your Android Phone From a Laptop

Mar 16, 2021 By Kayode Oseh
For some reasons, there are just sometimes when we would want to operate our phones using a laptop. But we are often unable to do this because we don't know how. Anyway technology has gone really crazy these days. With the rate at which technology is evolving daily, it seem that almost anything is possible. With all been said, there are quite a lot of handy software that have been specially designed for this purpose. They have been created to help computers mirror Android phones so you control them from laptops. 

Although it doesn't grant you full control over your Android phone from a PC. However, Pushbullet does manages your mobile device notifications, reminders, text messages, and lots more by sending them to your computer. It is a free app that brings together or synchronizes multiple devices such as your desktop, tablet and smartphone. The basic platform is free, you’re limited to 100 messages per month if you don’t pay. But you will enjoy all it full features when you upgrade to the premium package and that may actually involve payment. 

AirDroid is a free and fast Android app that helps you manage your Android phone/tablet from a web browser. Everything is done over the air, thus, its name "AirDroid". You can move things on and off your Android device without a USB cable. Even when your device is not around you. This is actually a very wonderful software to use, plus you get to manage your messages and notifications or go in-depth and mirror your screen and mouse all over the internet. Though its free to use but also has a payment package of just 2.99 dollar, where you get to unlock all its amazing features.  

Vysor is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that connects to an app on your smartphone. It enables you to control your phone from your PC or Mac using the mouse/trackpad or keyboard. It is a bit simpler than AirDroid in that it places most of its emphasis on screen mirroring. It’s a great tool for a developer looking to test his app while he develop it or just want to play around with the perfect home screen setup. 

Scrcpy is a free and open-source screen mirroring application that allows control of Android devices from a Windows, macOS, or Linux computers. You can either use a USB connection or Wi-Fi to pair your phone. It allows for screen mirroring and notification management. 

This app allows you to bring your computer mouse right onto your Android device with full control. The app enables you to control your Android device as if it was an additional monitor for your computer. It is free for basic but it also has a payed version if you want to enjoy every of its features.  

Samsung Flow
Samsung Flow delivers a seamless, secure, and connected experience between your smart phone, tablet and PC. It is majorly designed to work on Samsung phones, so other android phones may not actually be able to enjoy the software. 

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