Do you know how to control your iPhone from Mac?
If your answer is NO and wants to learn how to do it then look no further as we have got you covered.
There are tons of iPhone users who are having a hard time controlling their iPhones from Mac and if that’s you then don’t worry, we have a couple of methods that will surely help you out.
To control your iPhone from Mac, you will need to either use Switch Control or QuickTime player.
If you don’t know how these two method works then keep reading this guide.
Without any further ado, let’s get started:
Controlling iPhone From Mac
Since these two methods that we have mentioned below are quite different from other, we will explain them separately.
Use Switch Control
The procedure of controlling the iPhone from a Mac using Switch Control is pretty simple.
However, if you don’t know the process then follow the steps written below:
First, you will need to connect your iPhone and Mac to the same Wi-fi network.
Notably, if you don’t have your iPhone and Mac connected on the same Wi-fi network, this method would not work.
To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the ‘Wi-Fi’ option and then select your Wi-Fi network and wait until it is connected.
Now, click on the Wi-Fi icon on your Mac and then select your Wi-Fi network. (Make sure both Mac and iPhone are connected on the same network).
Once connected, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the ‘Sign in to your iPhone’ to log in to your iCloud account.
Now, you will have to click on the Apple Logo on your Mac and go to System Preferences >> Apple ID >> iCloud.
When you go there, you will see the Email address associated with your iCloud account if you are already signed in.
Note: You will have to sign in to the same iCloud account on both iPhone and Mac.
Now, click on the Apple Logo again and go to System Preferences >> Accessibility >> Switch Control.
Once you get there, you will need to navigate to the General tab and select ‘Enable Switch Control’.
When you do so, you will be asked to enter your password.
When you enter your password, you will have Switch Control enabled on your Mac.
Once enabled, go to the Switch Control Panel and select ‘Devices’ and select your iPhone.
When you do so, you will be able to control your iPhone from Mac.
If you want to stop controlling your iPhone from Mac, go to the Switch Control Panel and select ‘Devices’ and then click on the ‘Disconnect’ button.
When you do so, the active connection between your iPhone and Mac will be disabled.
Doing this will stop controlling your iPhone from your Mac but the Switch Control will still be enabled on your Mac.
If you want to completely disable Switch Control, click on the Apple Logo and then head to System Preferences >> Accessibility >> Switch Control.
Use QuickTime Player
If the above-mentioned method does not work for you then you can use QuickTime Player to control your iPhone from Mac.
Unlike the above-mentioned method, it is pretty simple and easy.
If you don’t know how to use the QuickTime player to control your iPhone from Mac then follow the steps written below:
First, connect the Lightning port from your iPhone to the USB to your Mac.
In QuickTime Player, select File and then New Movie Recording but don’t start the recording.
Now, click on the down arrow located next to the Record button and then select your iPhone.
When you do so, you will be able to view your iPhone’s display screen on your Mac in the QuickTime player.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. How Can I Remotely Control My iPhone From My Mac?
Ans: To remotely control your iPhone from Mac, you will need to connect both iPhone and Mac on the same Wi-fi network.
Once connected, log in to the same iCloud account and then enable Switch Control on your Mac.
Once enabled, go to Switch Control Panel and click on the ‘Devices’ option and then select your iPhone.
Q2. Can I Access My iPhone From My Macbook?
Ans: Ans: Yes, you can easily access your iPhone from your Macbook.
All you need to do is connect your iPhone to your Macbook using the USB Cable.
Q3. How Can I Control My iPhone Without Touching The Screen?
Ans: With the iOS 13 update, Apple launched the Voice Control feature, which allows users to use iPhone without touching it.
This feature was introduced to keep the disabled person in mind but it also comes in handy when its display is broken or not working.
To control iPhone without touching the screen, you will have to enable the Voice Control feature by heading to Settings >> Accessibility and Enable Voice Control.
That’s everything you need to know about how to control the iPhone from Mac.