How to Control Android Smartphone / Tablet from PC?

There are many apps available to mirror & control Android smartphone from PC or laptop. The majority of apps require root privileges. So the process becomes lengthier. Because of rooting,  you may break your device and also lose your device warranty. There is a simple app called Vysor which mirrors your android smartphone screen and lets your control the phone from PC or Laptop. The major advantage of this app is where it does not require root and the process is very simple.

What all you need?

1. Android Smartphone
2. Windows PC / Laptop with ADB drivers
3. Vysor – Chrome Extension
4. Vysor – Android App (Automatically installs on your device )
5. Chrome web browser

The free version of Vysor comes with limited functionalities where you can only mirror screen in low resolution and can take screenshots. If you need more functionalities such as high-resolution mirroring, Wireless mirroring, etc. need to purchase Vysor Pro. Check the official website to get the details about pricing and features.

Follow the below tutorial to control android smartphone from PC.

1. Install Vysor Chrome Extension in your PC.


2. Connect your smartphone to PC using USB data cable.

3. Make sure USB debugging is enabled in your smartphone.
( To enable go to Settings ->Developer options -> Enable USB debugging)

If you don’t find Developer options follow the below steps:
Go to Settings menu. Scroll down to “About phone” and Tap on it. Scroll down to the bottom again and Tap on “Build number” several times until you see a message saying “You are now a developer” which enables developer options.


4. Launch the Vysor chrome extension on PC. Click on “Find Devices” and select your device.

Note : Make sure you have ADB drivers installed on your PC. You can download it from the links present on App’s home screen. Windows 10 users must need to download universal ADB drivers.


5. Tap OK to allow USB debugging.


6. Vysor app will be installed in your phone automatically. It will take a couple of minutes.


7. Once the APK is successfully installed, you will get a confirmation message on the mobile screen. This completes the setup.

Control Android

8. Now you can control android smartphone / tablet from PC.

That was a tutorial on how to setup screen mirroring on your PC or laptop using Vysor App and Extension. This method is tested on Nexus 5 and it works perfectly without any issues. Do let us know if you need any help.


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