Often, we require controlling some of our day-to-day gadgets through some other typical gadgets; likewise, in this article, we are going to unveil some straightforward and effective processes of controlling your iPad through your iPhone. We have mentioned all the required steps to do this without any trouble and technical expertise; however, you will need some fundamental knowledge of your phone and iPad to make this a success.
In this article, we are going to mention some by default processes of controlling the iOS platform through other devices and also some third-party applications for this same purpose. However, regardless of the developer or their validation, all the underlined processes have reduced the hassle of remote controlling or mobile device usage for any user and especially for those who are disabled.
Beneath, we have mentioned three different procedures for connecting your iOS device with the device you want to remote access, but all of them have major drawbacks and risk factors. However, the newly introduced utility feature of iOS called the Switch Control is the safest among all of them but, this process does have many limitations.
If you choose to follow the third process then perhaps you will get more flexibility and options, but here you face the greatest security issue. Now it is up to you which process suits you more as per your requirement.
Remote Control iPad from iPhone
Switch Control is the newly introduced utility program of iOS 10. This application is new; thus, it has some limitations for some apparent reasons. However, we still need to wait for some more time to get a properly developed version of this utility feature of iOS 10. This optionality has been developed by the Apple foundation, especially for those people who are unable to control the iPad or iPhone in a regular manner. This function is easily competent in performing important tasks remotely, like selecting options, dragging, tapping an icon, texting, or even drawing.
This accessibility feature works in three different principles; one is ‘Item scanning’, the second one is ‘Point scanning’, and lastly ‘Manual selection’ method. The first method has a programmed item scanner that allows the user to select any item as per their choice, and this is the default method of this application. The automatic scanning method indeed removed the hassle of pressing multiple keys to navigate the pointer. Thus you can perform the selection and navigation, both the tasks using just a single button. Furthermore, the speed of scanning could be adjusted as per the user of the phone.
The iOS selects items in a batch for faster navigation; however, also the number of items could be modified at any point of time. Further, this utility application has some more advanced options to make this more user-friendly like, ‘Pause on First Item’ and ‘Switch Stabilization’. The sound and visual appearance of the entire interface could also be modified through settings. This method is the real ease of using iOS devices even for a disabled person; perhaps this is one of the significant utility features for any Apple mobile device.
Further, you have ‘Point scanning’ mode, and this will also require only one button to operate. Basically, all the processes have some pros and some cons; also, they have similar kinds of settings to modify the settings as per the convenience of the user.
How to use the Switch-Control?
To follow this process, you have to make sure that both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network; else you won’t be able to perform any of the below-mentioned steps.
- Using the Scanner menu of the iPhone screen, you have to navigate the option called ‘Device’.
- Then you will have to select ‘Use other Device’.
- Aftermath, it will scan for available devices and show you those names on the screen. From there, you have to select your desired devices and have to press the ‘Correct’ button to confirm this action.
- After connecting, both the devices will show you a confirmation message on the top of the screen. Then move to the iPad screen to perform and check whether the connection between both the devices is working or not.
- To disconnect this remote connection, you can just follow the same process with your iPad and select ‘Stop Using Device‘.
TeamViewer’s Remote Screen Viewer
Launched in 2005, the TeamViewer is one of the most prevailing remote technologies around the globe. They have a huge range of various products in this genre. If you are employing this method instead of the previous one, then you will get some extra advantages and some additional features too.
However, this application is not everyone’s cup of tea since it will require some basic knowledge of iOS and remote computing. After all, this one is a little complicated because of the vast range of functionality or technical amenities of this application.
In this scenario, we are going to use the TeamViewer QuickSupport because it is much easier and has lesser ambiguities, and to do so we have to download and install the software from Apple’s cloud store to both the devices we want to perform this task.
However, this application will not allow you to control the remote device directly. Instead, it will help you to share the screen only. Sometimes screen sharing becomes very useful, and then we will realize the actual essence of this magical technology.
Now follow the instructions to continue this process and to successfully connect your iPhone and iPod.
How to do with the TeamViewer?
First, you have to install the software from Apple iTunes, as we already mentioned.
- Now open the application on the iPad.
- After launching the iPad will show you an ID on the screen, you just have to type the same ID on the other interface of TeamViewer.
- To avail of the remote TeamViewer application, you have to go to a link https://start.teamviewer.com, and from there, you will be redirected to the download page. However, you can also visit the Apple store and get the TeamViewer.
- After installing the TeamViewer on the phone’s interface, you will have to put the Partner’s ID here and press the ‘Connect’ button.
- And there you go; now you have successfully connected both the devices, and you can have a proper view of the other interface from the phone, and you can also perform some file sharing using this feature too. Additionally, you can also communicate with the phone through the chat window of TeamViewer, and it will also show you the remote device’s health.
This method is also applicable if you want to connect your phone with your desktop computer. In that case, you just have to go to the same aforementioned link and download the desktop version of that application.
Perhaps this application is the most powerful among all the mentioned names on today’s list. However, this is the most unsecured solution too. Furthermore, this application installation to the iPad or iPhone needs a lot of technical knowledge because to download and install this on the phone; you need to jailbreak your iOS first. As we all know, jailbreaking could void the product warranty and also could cripple the product forever. So this process we are going to demonstrate here assuming that you already have a fully jailbroken iPad.
To download this application, you have to visit Cydia, a third-party app store for iOS, and this application is completely free. After having a successful installation of the application, we need to configure a password to restrict remote access to the iPad. To set the password, you have to go to the ‘Settings‘, and from there, you need to find this application. Here you have to press the toggle button beside ‘Enable‘ and ‘Show Cursor‘, and then you can set the desired password.
Now to make a proper connection between your iPad and the other device, you will need a private IP. Using a VPN, you can also control the iPad even on a different network. Now, if you do not know your iPad’s IP address, then go to the ‘Settings App‘, and from there, click on Wi-Fi then click on the little “i” in a circle on the right-hand side of the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to.
Here you will get a private IP address. Note down the IP address to a different location because we will use this later to connect both the devices. In this case, we are advising you to use a private IP address instead of a public one because through a public IP, someone else can get access to your iPad and can take all the valuable data away.
Now we have to install the VNC Viewer application to the device you wish to control. After opening the VNC viewer you have to put the IP address of that device you want to control and aftermath you will be displayed a field to provide a password, remember that password you set previously, you just have to provide that one here, and connect both the devices.
There are many other solutions that are available in the market to remote control any iOS-based device. However, due to the complexity of the entire process, Apple doesn’t support this activity officially. We do not advocate the last method above any of the foregoing processes, as the last method is more complex and has much larger risk factors involved with the entire process.
Use iPhone to Control iPad
After going through the entire article, you probably got an overview of the process of using the iPad remotely. By following all the aforesaid steps, you will be easily able to establish a connection between both the devices you have, and you can remote control the desired Apple device without much trouble.
However, still, there have some limitations in this segment, and yet it has to across a long way of evolution to get the proper shape. But, still, now all the above-mentioned applications are more than capable of delivering your desired result.
Although Apple doesn’t have introduced any full-time screen sharing and remote controlling application solutions for their users, after the introduction of Apple’s Switch Control, we can expect some dedicated solutions from the organization itself. However, until that, we have to choose whether we want to sacrifice the security of our device and data to control some other device using our iPhone or iPad or to wait for something more safe and secured.