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How To Remotely Access Another Computer: A Step-by-Step Guide to AnyDesk

a child remotely accesses another computer via AnyDesk

What is Remote Desktop?

A colleague wants to see something on your screen, but you're in another room.

A friend from another country is having trouble with your device, and you need a quick and easy way to help.

You work for a large company and are looking for a way to run the software on all devices.

For these and many other cases, you can use Remote Desktop to connect to another computer anywhere on the Internet. Ideally, it works on all platforms: from an Android phone to a Linux computer, from Windows to a Mac.

AnyDesk offers one of the simplest remote access solutions. Don't believe us? Try it for yourself! We provide a brief guide to remote access to another computer over the Internet using the AnyDesk guide.

1. How to download AnyDesk


First of all: AnyDesk is free for personal use. If a family member needs help setting up a computer, you can help him or her from home without paying a dime. Plus, you don’t need to register anything and take up almost no space on your computer. Just download the 3MB file and that's it!

Anyone who wants to join must also download AnyDesk. Just tell me how easy it is and everything will be done in an instant. And that's it! You can now start the first session.

2. Create a link


Open AnyDesk and get started. The number on the left is your personal identification number. This number can be used by people to connect to your device, so you will need the person you want to contact to provide this number. Enter the ID of the remote device in the search box on the right. Remember: Never give a stranger access to your device and beware of online couriers . a>!

What if you're at home but don't want anyone at your work computer in the office to receive your meeting request? View security settings: There you can set a password and two-factor authentication to log on unattended. This way, you do not have to manually accept the session from a remote site.


How else can you choose who to join? When you open the AnyDesk home window, your available contacts and their login status are displayed as follows:

Heart of the Windows AnyDesk Home Screen
  • DISABLED: Lists the devices on which AnyDesk is installed and networked.
  • I LOVE: Here are the most commonly used devices.
  • RECENT DEVICES: Shows devices you've recently connected to.

Want to better manage your contacts? AnyDesk license Operation among other things, address book included Useful features Allows you to categorize contacts using tags.

3. How to use AnyDesk Remote Desktop features

The accept window appears on the remote side when you are asked to join the session. You can take control of the remote device, but the remote party can still decide how much control they want to give you by clicking the appropriate permissions in the Accept window. For example, you can turn off the display panel, clipboard, file management, and even the ability to use a remote mouse and keyboard.

AnyDesk acceptance window under Windows

Depending on your rights, here are the tools you can use during a remote session:

  • Chat: This is the easiest way to communicate with a remote station via AnyDesk.
  • Viteboard on screen: Would you like to imagine something on screen? Draw sketches or arrows in different colors.
  • Change page: Would you like the remote page to reach your device? No need to end a session and start a new one - just change the pages in the active login session.
  • User Login Block: This prevents the user from controlling their device remotely. This way you will not interfere with each other and the remote user will be able to sit comfortably while you help him.

To disconnect, click Disconnect, close the tab, or close AnyDesk on the remote page.

Easy, right? These first steps are not yet half of what AnyDesk can do. Learn more about AnyDesk Remote Desktop and, if you need advanced, custom features You can purchase one of the licenses for your needs.