Have you ever wondered of the possibility of using your android, iPhone or iPad smartphone device as a pc mouse? This guide would not only introduce the possibility but also guide you on how to get this done.
Most of the time the scenarios that actually triggered us to look for alternatives are normally resulting from malfunctioning or limitation of the available.
If for Instance your computer mouse and or tourchpad is not functioning properly, that is a system problem. But if in case you want to operate you computer from a limited far distance like making a presentation, then that is a limitation of the computer touchpad or wired mouse. Remote Mouse app is the applications you can also use as alternative
Remote Mouse turns your Android, iPhone or iPad into a user-friendly remote control for your computer. It simulates the function of wireless mouse, keyboard and touchpad,
It also provides a variety of specialty control panels, such as Media Remote, Application Switcher and Web Browsing Remote, which helps you perform specific operations more quickly.
How Can I Use My Android, iPhone or iPad as a Computer Mouse?
follow the simple steps bellow to use your smartphone as a mouse
Step 1: Download And Install Remote Mouse App for Your Android, iPhone or iPad
for Android, CLICK HERE for iPhone, CLICK HERE and for iPad, HERE or alternatively for iPhone and iPad go to the app store on your device home screen, after a successful launch of the app store, search for “touch mouse” and click on the download icon on the right corner of the results display and for android user, search for it on play store.
Step 2: Install Remote Mouse on your computer
If you operating system is not windows, like MAC or Linux you can get the remote mouse server from HERE
Launch the app to continue.
Step 4 : Connect The Remote Mouse App To The Computer
At this stage you already have the remote mouse app and the server installed in you andriod, iPhone or iPad smartphone respectively. And you have currently launch both the app and server as well.
The app provides three method of connection viz;
- Auto connect
- Connect via IP address or
- QR code
In the Auto connect method, you will have to connect both you device and the computer to the same Wi-Fi. This means that you will need a third device like another mobile phone to provide Wi-Fi network for you by creating a hotspot.
Type the IP address in you phone and connect
For the case of QR code, it is also the same approach with the IP address method but this may require internet connection to get the code displayed.
Step 5: Using Your Smartphone As a Computer Mouse or Touchpad
You can work around in the app to explore more usage.
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