How to Screen Mirror Windows 10 to a Phone or Tablet

Introduction

This guide will help you setting up common, freely available tools to share your desktop computer's screen to your smartphone, so you can both see what's on your computer on your mobile device, as well as control what your desktop from your phone or tablet.
Before You Begin:
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have your mobile device available.
Windows 10

Screen Share Systems

There are no 'native' or 'built in' screen share programs in Windows 10 that are very easy to use. But, plenty of third-party companies make systems that are simple to use, though they require a little bit of setup.

Each is tailored to a specific use with different drawbacks and benefits, and with prices ranging from free to hundreds of dollars.

Because it's not possible to cover every option available, this guide will focus on two separate desktop sharing options that are free for personal use.

Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote DesktopBuilt-into the Chrome browser, tied to your Google account makes Google's Chrome Remote Desktop easy to use, not only from your phone, but other devices as well.
TeamViewer
TeamViewerSimple to use, with or without an account. Also offers file transfers to and from your remote device.

? Which remote sharing solution would you like to setup?

  1. Chrome Remote Desktop
  2. TeamViewer

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This guide will help you setting up common, freely available tools to share your desktop computer's screen to your smartphone, so you can both see what's on your computer on your mobile device, as well as control what your desktop from your phone or tablet.
Before You Begin:
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have your mobile device available.
Windows 10

Screen Share Systems

There are no 'native' or 'built in' screen share programs in Windows 10 that are very easy to use. But, plenty of third-party companies make systems that are simple to use, though they require a little bit of setup.

Each is tailored to a specific use with different drawbacks and benefits, and with prices ranging from free to hundreds of dollars.

Because it's not possible to cover every option available, this guide will focus on two separate desktop sharing options that are free for personal use.

Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote DesktopBuilt-into the Chrome browser, tied to your Google account makes Google's Chrome Remote Desktop easy to use, not only from your phone, but other devices as well.
TeamViewer
TeamViewerSimple to use, with or without an account. Also offers file transfers to and from your remote device.

Chrome Remote Desktop

We have separated out the process of setting up Chrome Remote Desktop, to make it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

  1. Make sure you have a working Google Account.
    Create Google Account
  2. Make sure you have the Chrome Browser installed on your computer.
  3. Sign into your Google Account with the Chrome browser.
    Sign Into Chrome
  4. Install Chrome Remote Desktop on your computer, and your smartphone or tablet.
  5. Use Chrome Remote Desktop to connect to your Computer.

TeamViewer

We have separated out the process of setting up Chrome Remote Desktop, to make it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

  1. Install the TeamViewer program on your computer and mobile device.
    Installing TeamViewer
  2. Use TeamViewer to connect to your Computer.
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