Remote access to multiple Mac devices is possible if you have them all. Apple Remote Desktop makes it simple to log in and remotely control your Mac from any location, without the need to purchase expensive third-party software.
Some might think that remote controlling your mac can be quite difficult. We are here to help. This article will show you how to remotely access another Mac.
How to Remotely Control your Mac Using iCloud Drive
Apple remote desktop tools are the best way to remotely access another Mac. If you consent to have your files stored on your iCloud drive, this can be done automatically. Follow these steps (as described in Macworld) to set it up.
- Go to System Preferences > iCloud.
- Choose Options beside iCloud Drive. This page shows you a complete list of all the things you can add to your Apple iCloud Drive.
- Make sure to check the box next to the Desktop and Documents Folder.
Once you have saved your Desktop and Documents Folder to your iCloud Drive you can access them from any Mac or iOS device you’re currently logged onto. Any computer can log in to iCloud, even a Windows PC.
Remote Access to your Mac via Screen Sharing
Mac Screen Sharing allows you to remotely access another Mac device. Remote desktop lets you manage files and fix issues on the Mac device that you’re remoting.
- Open the Screen Sharing App
- Add the Apple ID to the Connect To field for the device that you wish to remotely access.
- Wait for the other user’s click on Accept.
- You can choose to allow the user you are remoting to access his or her screen or to just let you see his or her screen.
Google Chrome Remote Desktop: How to Remotely Control Your Mac
You can also use Google Remote Desktop. You can access your Mac from any Chrome browser on any computer.
To achieve this, you will need a Google account and a Google Chrome browser.
You will need to:
- Open Google Chrome
- Chrome Webstore will help you locate Chrome Remote Desktop
- Click on Add to Chrome
- Click on Add App
- In the “Chrome Remote desktop would like to” window, select Allow
- Continue to the “Authorize” window
- Click Get Started under My Computers
- Select Remote Connections Enabled
- Click Accept to Install Chrome Remote Desktop
- Finally, log in to the remote app from your Mac device.
Remote Control of a Mac device from another Mac device via Remote Desktop Connection
You can Remote Desktop Connect to the following device:
- Click on System Preferences (Apple Remote Desktop).
- Click on Sharing in Internet and Wireless Group
- If you need to make any modifications, you can also click the lock at the bottom left.
- Add a checkmark to the Screen Sharing link on the left
- Click the Computer Settings button to the right
- Tap on “VNC viewers may manage screen with password”
- You can then create a password for screen sharing
- Click OK
- To make sure that it is set to allow access for only these users, click the plus button at bottom of the page
- Click the Select button to select your name from the drop-down list.
- You can also share files by checking the box.
Remotely control your Mac using Apple Remote Desktop
There are two options to allow remote access to a Mac or to allow others to access your Mac via a remote desktop
- Remote login to your Mac can be done from another computer using Secure Shell (SSH). This is possible for devices running the same macOS. This allows you to activate Mac remote Desktop via Secure File Transfer Protocol.You need to follow these steps to enable remote login
- Go to System Preferences > Share
- Select Remote Login
- You can choose which device or user you wish to remotely access your Mac
- Allow others to access your device with Apple Remote DesktopYou will need the following to set up your account:
- Navigate to menu > System Preferences> Sharing
- Remote Management
- Select the user that you would like remote desktop access.
There are many ways to remote access another Mac from different devices. These are only a few of the most practical ways to remotely access another Mac. You now have a few techniques to remotely access another Mac. This will allow you to enjoy greater connectivity wherever you are.