Use your Android device without touching it
Vysor Android Control on PC is free development software that enables you to use your mobile device’s Android operating system on your Windows operating system. Developed by ClockworkMod, this program is similar to an emulator but uses the hardware capabilities of an actual physical device, which helps mobile app developers in testing out their projects. Using this, however, will also require you to download the mobile version onto your Android device.
Can I control my Android phone from my PC?
There are various ways to use the Android operating system on your PC. The most common and popular method is to use the Android emulators. These are programs that run exclusively on computers but use a different OS so you don’t have to get specific platforms just to enjoy them. Emulators such as Bluestacks, Nox, and GameLoop are commonly used for mobile video gaming and are optimized for such activities. However, another great method is by using the remote control and mirroring software.
Remote apps are used to control other systems or devices through other devices—without having to physically touch the target device. You often see this in PC-to-PC situations wherein someone has to set up software from far away or do maintenance on the target PC. This also works for PC-to-mobile and one such software is Vysor Android Control on PC. As a mirroring app, Vysor connects you to your Android device and boot up a controllable screen that mirrors your device’s interface.
How do I connect my Vysor to my computer?
To start using the app, you need to connect the two platforms. First, download Vysor Android Control on PC on your computer. It will automatically install once you run it, and once you’re prompted to set up its online security, choose “Private networks” and allow it access. When the program launches, enable “International Keyboard” and “Share All Devices”, and set the “Start automatically” option to “Always.” Underneath, there's a clickable link that says “You’ve used Vysor for 0 hours. Open it and sign in to your Google account.
Once signed in, allow the app to give you a code and copy it onto the program’s window. Next, download and install Vysor - Android control on PC on your mobile device, then connect it to your PC with a USB data cable. Click the green button labeled “View” on the software—this will now open up a mobile interface that contains your device’s system, as well as all apps and files. As long as Android USB Debugging is enabled and you have ADB drivers installed, the two platforms will connect.
You can now control your mobile device’s interface with your mouse and keyboard, just like how you can interact with emulators. You can also record your screen and even broadcast it using OBS. This version is free to use but can only do remote control, mirroring, and screenshots. Meanwhile, the Pro version can go wireless, do Vysor Share, and many more. Take note that this is the desktop version, which is different from the browser extension one simply named Vysor.
Needs a little patience
Overall, Vysor Android Control on PC is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to try out mirroring apps. You can bring the comforts of the mouse and keyboard to your Android device and can even ditch emulators altogether. The only downside to this app is that it requires a lot of steps and permissions enabled. Plus, you also need to get a separate app for your mobile device.