Currently, everyone uses a mobile phone and it has become as important a work tool as the computer. The problem comes when we need to access its content or we have to work with both devices. Well thenit is possible to manage an Android mobile from the PC regardless of the operating system you use and we will tell you how to do it.
Are you sick or tired of having to look at your cell phone every two by three in the middle of work? Well, you have to know that it is possible to access the content of the mobile from the PC and the only thing that you are going to need is to have it connected to one of the USB ports of the PC. Of course, you must have USB debugging and the developer mode of your mobile active to be able to do it, since otherwise our computer will not be able to access the device.
How to show and control your Android mobile on your PC
For this we will use an application called scrcpy, which has a series of advantages that we will list below:
- It has versions for Windows, Linux and macOS, so you can use it practically on any PC.
- You do not have to install anything on the device, just a small application on our computer.
To use it, you just have to follow the following steps:
- Connect the Android terminal to your PC through any USB port. You also have the option of connecting it wirelessly, but we prefer it with a cable, since it consumes less battery and we can have the terminal charged.
- Open the command line, PowerShell, or Windows Terminal. To do this, press the Windows and X keys at the same time and select the corresponding option.
- Type the scrcpy command and hit enter.
- If the thing works well, then the Android mobile will ask you if you want it to accept the connection, say yes.
- From this point you will see the screen of your mobile appear as if it were another window on your PC, any action you do on the computer will be reflected on the Android device.
Do not forget that the USB port does not give full bandwidth for real-time interaction, so you will experience some delay and we do not recommend it for tasks that require reflections. Not in vain, the latency time between the image on the mobile and on the PC screen can be more than a second.
What things can we do?
It will not only show us the mobile screen in the computer window, but we can do things like:
- Use the Android terminal as an audio device and turn it into an external speaker.
- We can record audio and video from our mobile to our computer.
- If the device screen is off, we can send the video signal from PC to it. Of course, with limitations depending on the type of USB connection and its bandwidth.
- It allows us to use mouse and keyboard in Android applications.
- We can copy, cut and paste in both directions.
From what you can see, it is a fairly complete and easy-to-use option that will get you out of trouble on more than one occasion and will prevent you from having to keep an eye on two devices at the same time.