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Questions tagged [remote-control]

A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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Is there a way to control or view distant iPhone? [duplicate]

My mother is having issues with her phone. But she lives in another city. I would like to inspect and configure some things of my own on her phone. Is there a way to take over the control over her ...
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How to control MacBook volume from an iPhone?

Is there a way to control the volume of a MacBook using an iOS device? Ideally I would like to rely on the built-in functionality present in macOS and iOS, but if that's not an option, then I would ...
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How can I detect if my computer has been remotely accessed and monitored by an employer?

I work remotely as a freelancer, on a new imac I purchased specifically for this gig. Until recently, I had a seat on the client's Adobe Enterprise, and I frequently exchange files with the client. I ...
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Lost Apple TV remote - can't activate Apple TV Remote app?

I have lost the remote for my 2nd gen Apple TV. Apple says this is no problem, thanks to the Apple TV Remote app. BUT - the instructions, here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208492 say: ...
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Apple TV Remote option in iPhone Control Center doesn't work

I have an Apple TV which works perfectly. On my iPhone 6s I've been using the Apple TV Remote app for quite some time and that too works perfectly. A week ago I activated the Apple TV Remote option ...
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Connect to a remote windows command line from mac terminal?

When I need to run a command on a remote windows machine, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop software. I was wondering if there is a way to connect to a remote windows command line (cmd.exe) directly from ...
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Are there remote administration tools for iPad? Preferably screen sharing

I have an elderly friend who has an iPad and calls every few days with problems. Doing remote tech support over the phone is getting tedious. Is there anything available for iPad that's comparable to ...
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Remote control of iPad pro from another touchscreen display

With AirServer I am able to display my iPad screen on another device. Now, I would like to know what are the possible solutions to have a remote control of my iPad. Unfortunately, Teamviewer or VNC ...
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Access MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode

Is it possible to access a MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode using a software such as TeamViewer? If not, what are the other possibilities, if any, to wake up and access it?
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What makes the headphone remote controls compatible or not to an iPhone?

What makes the cable headphone remote controls (volume up and down for example) to be compatible or not to an iPhone? Or, how does the iPhone recognizes and says which headphone works and which doesn'...
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How to import self-signed certificate over SSH? (bounty)

I'm trying to remotely (SSH) import a custom certificate into Firefox and/or Chrome. It looks a similar question has been asked before, but didn't get an answer. I put a 150 point bounty on it in ...
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Harmony Remote and Apple TV - “start position”

I have my Harmony Remote set up to control my Apple TV (4th Gen, not 4K) and it works fine for the basics. I'd like to setup an Activity on the remote to launch Netflix. However the way to do this ...
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Is it possible to use Apple remote desktop to macOS High Sierra and disable the screen on the remote station?

I don't know about you, but for me it seems a trivial thing to do if I were an Apple engineer. Microsoft does it perfectly. My question is why can't I remote to a far macOS High Sierra station and ...
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Mac book pro 10.13.6 clean install on a year or two old machine

I want to remove the "remote disk" not just from the side bar. I found on this site that from the terminal sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool ...
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Connect to Screen Sharing (VNC) using Debian/Ubuntu?

I'm trying to connect to a Screen Sharing service using Remmina in Debian, but it doesn't seem to connect. But now I'm not sure now if this is possible? @DavidAnderson says: "What make you think ...
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How to add startup program using Terminal?

Honestly, I'm finding Apple's launchctl and plist (XML?) usage to be somewhat confusing and overkill. Using Terminal, I just wanna say hey, macOS, start program.app at boot! or hey, macOS, start my /...
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List users on remote mac for SSH / VNC login

I have a mini-mac on my local network with remote login and screen sharing turned on, and have the password to one of the users login. Problem is, I can't currently connect it to a screen via HDMI (to ...
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log into app and run it on iPhone from iPad

Is it possible to use an iPad to link to an iPhone, remotely log into an app (saved on iPhone) and run it? Can it be replicated across 20 different iPhones? Skill Development App on iPhone tracks/...
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Does the Apple Remote (Aluminium) with IR still have a use?

I'm wondering if I can still use the old Apple Remote (Aluminium) with IR to control some Apple devices? I have the Retina MacBook (without IR)(how?), an iPhone and an Apple TV. Perhaps it can also ...
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SSH into iPhone without “OpenSSH”-like IPA?

My iPhone‘s screen is broken and touch doesn’t respond. I would like to do a backup. The problem is iTunes requires a confirmation from the iPhone to do the backup. My idea is to jailbreak the device ...
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“Play/Pause” button on remote does nothing, Apple TV 4K

The "Play/Pause" button in the lower left corner of the remote control for the Apple TV 4K has no effect. Previously it stopped and started videos playing in apps such as Netflix. Workaround: ...
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Apple Remote Control options does not appear on Advanced Security Preferences panel

As you see here, I can't access any Apple Remote Control on my security preferences so I'm not able to pair my Apple Remote again. I'm using High Sierra updated. Funny thing it was working previously ...
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Remote control of camera between iphone and android?

I am looking for an app that uses a smartphone to remotely control another smartphone's camera allowing me to see the perspective and zoom. It is technically possible. In fact I have found two apps, ...
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Crashes related to Remote Access?

I hate to sound like everybody else. I think my computer is being accessed by somebody, likely the somebody that gifted the computer to me. I don't thing it beneath him at all, or by somebody else. ...
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Modifier keys when working remotely are broken / lazy

I work a lot from home, using screen-sharing to control my remote Mac mini from my (local) MBP laptop, or my customers' machines using ARD (or even TeamViewer). Recently I've started having problems ...
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Remote login option not saving after reboot

I have two Mac minis which both lose the remote login option after a reboot, and I don't know why. After I check that box, it saves, at least during that session. But after a reboot, I always find the ...
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How can I control my iPhone from my Mac? [duplicate]

Yes, there are a million ways to control your Mac from your iOS device, but I want to do the opposite. The scenario is that I'm sitting at my computer, with my iPhone charging in a stand in front of ...
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Can Teamviewer be run without installing on a Mac for controlling another machine?

In Windows you can choose to just run the executable without installing it but I don't see this option in the Mac installer. You can run the TV Quicksupport module on the host on Mac without ...
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How can I remotely control an iPhone from a Mac?

I'm looking for a way to be able to remotely access an iPhone. I have moved fairly far from home for college, and would like to help my parents with various problems they have on their phones. It ...
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Will connecting an Exchange account to my Mac enable remote wipe?

I know that connecting an Exchange account to an iPhone can give the Exchange administrators the ability to force a Passcode change or remotely wipe the device, but is this possible on a Macbook/OS X/...
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Is it possible to control the Apple TV with the LG Magic Remote?

The LG Magic Remote is a strange beast, because by default, the signals it sends to LG TVs tend not to be picked up by other IR controls (I don't know if that means it's communicating some other way, ...
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Remotely powering UE Boom 2 from MacBook?

The wireless UE Boom 2 can be remotely powered on/off through the UE MEGABOOM iPhone app and that's very useful in some cases. It would be great to be able to do the same but from a MacBook, but ...
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How to use my Apple Remote Control with Windows 10

I want to use my Apple Remote Control 2G (aluminum with black buttons) in presentations on my work computer (MSI GL62M 7RD-429XES Intel Core i7-7700HQ/8GB/1TB+256SSD/GTX1050/15.6") I have installed ...
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Command Line - Enable Remote Login and Remote Management

For my job, before I deploy a new Mac laptop, I need to enable these two settings: System Preferences - Sharing - Remote Login. Once enabled I also need to add the admin account that previously I ...
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Can I Airplay from one mac to another? (or from iOS to Mac)

I have a Mac connected to a large 27 inch monitor. I want to be able to remotely push audio and video to it. The source device can be an iPhone, iPad, or another Mac. (Imagine a dorm room situation, ...
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How does the Apple TV remote control my iPhone when using Airplay?

Today I discovered something cool while using Amazon Prime + Airplay to Apple TV 4... I discovered that I can use the AppleTV remote to fast forward and rewind. Does anyone know how this feature ...
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How do I get Apple TV 3rd Gen to connect to new Wi-Fi settings with no remote and a TV too far away for ethernet cable connection?

After a lightning strike I needed a new modem. Now I want to connect my existing Apple TV to my new Wi-Fi network. My Apple remote is not paired as I always used an iPhone and iPad as my remote. The ...
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Remotely control a Mac's keyboard from another Mac, without network

I have a few Macs running as servers, in a remote location. Usually, I control them using Screen Sharing or Timbuktu. Sometimes, e.g. when performing some system updates, the Mac does not start up ...
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How can I wake up a MacBook with lid closed?

How can I wake up my MacBook pro with an iPhone, when the lid closed (no external display)? MacBook is not connected to power and there's a local wifi that it can connect to.
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How to use iOS device as a Bluetooth controller for Android device?

I was wondering if there's an app that allows an iOS device to be used as a Bluetooth controller for an Android device. I've seen this setup made possible in a game, BombSquad. My Android device was ...
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Virtual Monitor “Off Screen” to Control Remote PC

I'm successfully sharing my Ubuntu Desktop with my Mac Book, using VNC. My Mac Book Pro is on the right, my external monitor is in the center, and I have an Ubuntu Laptop on the left as in this image:...
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macOS Sierra How do disable Siri prompt? [duplicate]

After upgrading my wife's iMac to macOS Sierra 10.12.0, she chose to disable Siri from the System Preferences for her own reasons. Now, every time we press the play/pause button on one of the older ...
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Use IR sensor integrated Mac to listen to IR signals

I am trying to understand if under the hood of my MacBook Pro I can have access to its IR sensor (the same used for Apple Remote)? The goal is to read/listen to IR signals, for example a TV ...
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Can I secure remote access via Screen Sharing with a stronger password?

For security reasons, I like to use different passwords for my account for logging in locally vs. logging in remotely. I need this so that a person who manages to read or keylog my local login ...
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How to remotely control iPhone 6 which dropped and right side screen is not working

I dropped my iPhone 6 and the right side of the screen is black. I cannot type there, I can't activate my Wi-Fi access and data access. I need it to turn this on. Is there a way to remotely control ...
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How do I resolve 501: Method Not Implemented in MRD for OSX El Captain?

I've gotten a MBP with El Captain installed & latest MRD (Microsoft Remote Desktop) 8.0.33 - However when I try connecting to a Windows host with it's PC name given along with credentials .. MRD ...
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Performing simple management tasks on MacMini without display

I have an old MacMini whose former Thunderbird display is no longer available. Can I perform simple management tasks (such as wiping the disk clean) without an external display? In terms of other ...
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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop or a similar tool to manage iOS devices ?

I find it really useful to use Remote Desktop to manage OSX devices, Is it possible to use Remote Desktop or a similar tool to manage iOS devices ?
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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Will generic earphones allow basic inline remote / mic capability on my iPhone 6?

I'm interested in buying the Sony XBAA1AP earphones, and am curious if earphones that aren't specifically designed for iPhones, but which have an inline remote control / mic, will provide basic remote ...