How to Convert your Android Phone into Mouse/Keyboard for your Computer

Have you ever given a thought to control your desktop or laptop with your Android device? Well, it is not a tough task. There are several apps available that would help you achieve the task. Let us check a few options that can be helpful in converting your Android phone into a mouse or keyboard.

Converting your Android smartphone into a mouse or keyboard for your PC will need you to have them connected on a common connectivity platform. You can connect them on a single platform and then easily convert your Android into a mouse/keyboard.

The Prerequisites

There are two basic methods that you can use for the purpose. You may connect your devices either through Bluetooth or WiFi. Once you do that, you can use any of the apps we would be mentioning here to convert your Android into a mouse or keyboard for your computer.
If you do not have access to any WiFi router, you can make use of the Hotspot connectivity of your phone or that of your computer to connect them together. Using the Hotspot connectivity on your phone should be quite easy. Just go into the Settings app on your phone and locate WiFi Hotspot. The exact location of the menu will depend upon the model and manufacturer of your phone.
If you do not want to use the phone Hotspot, you can make use of the Hotspot on your laptop/computer. Here is how you can activate it on your laptop -
  • Launch Command Prompt and enter the following command
    NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspot_name key=password
    Here SSID host name should be your preferred name you want to appear and key refers your preferred password.
  • Enter the following command to start the hotspot
    NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork

How to Convert your Android Phone in Mouse/Keyboard for your Computer?

There are a few capable apps that help you achieve the task of converting your smartphone into a mouse/keyboard. Let us check out a few excellent options you can use to use your smartphone as a keyboard tracker.

WiFi Mouse

WiFi Mouse is a capable app that can help you convert your Android smartphone into a mouse, keyboard or trackpad. You just need to use your local network connection to control your PC, Mac or even a Linux system.
wifi mouse image
Here are the steps involved -
  • Download WiFi Mouse from Google Play Store.
  • Visit the WiFi Mouse site and download the server as per your operating system. In our case, we will download the server for Windows.
  • wifi mouse server
  • Install the WiFi Server on your PC and launch it.
  • Ensure both your phone and computer are connected to the same network.
  • Launch the app on Android and scan for your PC.
That does it. The app offers you several options in controlling your PC through your Android phone. Some of the options available include
  • Shutdown, restart, sleep and logoff
  • Keyboard and trackpad ptions
  • Optins to use browser controls and
  • Game Pad

PC Remote

This is yet another capable ap that can be used as the best means of connecting with your computer and perform a host of tasks as a remote control for your computer. Here are the steps involved in installing and using it on your device.
PC Remote
  • Connect your computer and Android device either through Bluetooth or WiFi.
  • Ensure you have installed the Windows client of the app on your computer.
  • Click on Connect and choose your server.
  • The app will now replace your keyboard, mouse and trackpad with ease.
The app can also work as your Gaming Remote as well. It lets you work with several functionalities including controlling your Powerpoint presentations, changing music tracks, regular tasks like restart, turn off and hibernate and a host of other functions.

Remote Mouse

This is another app that works in a wonderful way to function as a wireless mouse for your needs. You will need to use it for a host of your needs in working as a wireless remote. Like the other similar applications, it also needs you to install a compatible application on your Windows system in addition to the app on your smartphone.
remote mouse
Here are a few steps involved in working with the app -
  • Install Remote Mouse on your Android device from Google Play Store.
  • Install the relevant Mouse Servers from the official website.
  • remote mouse server
  • Connect both the computer and Android device to the same WiFi network.
  • Rest of the process is same as on the previous examples.

The Parting Thoughts

Have you ever given a thought to how to work with an Android device functioning as your wireless keyboard? Well, that should indeed be a great option as you would not need to buy a wireless mouse as such. The fact that the services offered by these tools offer a wide variety of functionalities is another aspect that makes them popular. Most of the high-end remote apps available for your computer and Android device have been capable of multiple functionalities like Game Controller, or browser controller options. These are the features you may not actually be able to get on your Wireless mouse or keyboard. The additional functionality offered by these tools should ideally keep them better and versatile than the normal wireless mice.
Which apps do you use for the wireless connectivity with your computer? Do share your preferred options and share your experiences with them.


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