Troubleshooting computers and smartphones is a daily chore for every tech geek out there, and we understand that. While we already have some great remote desktop software for PC, there are only a few solutions in the Android ecosystem. And since people now use smartphones more than anything else, it has become important to troubleshoot smartphone problems remotely. Therefore, we have prepared a detailed guide that shows you how to remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone. No need to search for a desktop computer. On that note, let’s go ahead and learn the instructions.
Remotely Control One Android Smartphone From Another Android Smartphone
After testing TeamViewer, AirMirror and AnyDesk, I found this TeamViewer is simply the best solution For remote control from Android to Android. It doesn’t force you with too many permissions or ask you to sign up for a new account. It just gives you a 9 digit code and you can control your Android smartphone remotely.
Therefore, if you intend to remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone, I recommend using TeamViewer. Here’s how to do it.
1. First of all, Install TeamViewer for Remote Control (Free) on the Android smartphone that you will use to control another device – basically the main device. For example, if you are going to help your parents in troubleshooting some smartphone problems, install this app on your device.
2. Next, Install TeamViewer QuickSupport (Free) on the Android smartphone that needs support. For example, your parent’s device.
3. After installing apps open TeamViewer QuickSupport and it may ask you to enable “Allow viewing over other apps” option so go ahead and enable toggle.
4. Then, from you download a plugin. Tap “Download” and it will take you to the Play Store. Download and install now. Special plug-ins are required for TeamViewer to properly record touch input and support Android device-based navigation system.
5. Finally, the QuickSupport app will present you with a 9 digit code next to your “ID”. note down and share it with the host.
6. Open the TeamViewer for Remote Control app on the main smartphone and enter the 9-digit code and tap “.Remote control“. QuickSupport on other device will prompt. Tap “Allow”.
7. Now, you will get a prompt Enable Accessibility Service for the plugin. Let me. Then it will ask if you want to share the screen. Tap on “Start Now”.
8. Finally, you will be able to remotely control one Android smartphone on another Android smartphone with full controls. For example, here I am controlling Mi A1 on my OnePlus 7T without root or special ADB permissions.
9. You can uninstall apps, change basic settings, use the virtual navigation bar and do almost anything remotely. You can also transfer files using the special “File Transfer” tool.
10. Surprisingly, when I reversed the setup and remotely controlled the OnePlus 7T (running Android 10) on the Mi A1 (running Android 8), even gestures worked well. Make sure to lock the Zoom button to perform various tap actions.
Remotely Control an Android Smartphone and Fix Issues Instantly
So you can remotely control one Android smartphone from another Android smartphone. You don’t need a computer to offer quick support to your parents, partner or just about anyone. What I love about TeamViewer is that you don’t need root for most operations and it even works on Android 10, which is great. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to know more about such hidden Android features, check out our linked article.