Control Your Computer With Your Ipod Touch or Iphone

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Introduction: Control Your Computer With Your Ipod Touch or Iphone

This is my first instructable so i'm sorry if its not the best. Have you ever wan't to sit on your sofa or bed and control your Mac or Windows devices the easy way. This instructable will teach you how to completly control your coputer with your Ipod touch or Iphone.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO YOU CAN EASILY SEE THE COMPUTER MONITOR IS WELL SHOWN ON THE IPOD.

IF YOU DECIDE TO SET IT UP ON PAGE 4 HAS SOME HANDY TIPS TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THIS PROGRAM

Step 1: Instructions

the first thing you will need is a iphone or ipod touch with the new iphone software installed on it and from the applications store download VNC lite on to it. (don't worry the download of the VNC software is free) you will get the update on the Itunes website (iphone software 2.0 or higher)

second make sure you have a wirelss router conecting all your devices up

third install VNC Lite on your Mac or Windows based computers

click on this link to download VNC lite on your computer
software link

Step 2: Setting It All Up Part 1

Now this should be the easy step.

go to your computer and find UltraVNC Server on your desktop and open it up

you should see all highlighted box saying password, you will need to set it and uncheck the two boxes shown on the picture below. (this will allow you to see what you have moved on the screen and see all that is happening on both screens.)


Press apply when you have finished this section.

Step 3: Setting It All Up Part 2

Now go back to your Iphone/ Ipod touch and open VNC on it.

Go to MENU, then Edit Connection and that should lead you to the Host List

Click on the first Not Used row

Now its the connecting part now.
Where it says VNC Server Ip address type in your IP address which should start as 192.168.... then finish it off.

Leave it the VNC Server Port empty ( I didn't have to change it so you shouldn't )

Then type in the password from your computer from eariler

Step 4: Connect

NOW connect HAVE FUN

HANDY TIP: IF YOU DON'T MIND WASTING ELECTRICITY IF YOU LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER ON YOU WILL ABLE TO CONNECT TO IF FOR LARGE DISTANCES (INTERNET CAFE).

ALSO YOU CAN MOVE THE SCREEN LANDSCAPE AND PORTRAIT AND ZOOM IN BY USING TWO FINGURES

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT VNC IS STILL IN THE MAKING SO I CAN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR TROUBLE BUT IF YOU ARE STUCK LEAVE A COMMENT AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS SOFTWARE TRY OUT JAADU VNC IN MY NEW INSTRUCTABLE https://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-Computer-with-you-Iphone-Ipod-touch-/

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    I have a mac and when i try to download the vnc lite on it, it gives me the windows version. Can i have the right link or can you tell me what i am doing wrong?

    First of all, I cannot connect. When I put in the wrong IP it immediately denies access. When I put in the correct IP it ends up "thinking about it" for a while, before denying access. I cannot get this to work even at home in my own wifi area.

    Speaking of which, is that the problem? Does the router cause problems for me?

    If and when I get this working, can I leave my computer at home and go off to a wifi enabled hotspot? Or do I have to stay inside a local wifi area for it to work?

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    The problem could be from you own network. I had a similar problem when I first set-up mine. The way I made sure was to try it out a mates house, it ended up working then for both, (I don't really know the reason why but it did)...

    Also if you do get it working, you should be able to access your computer from any wifi enabled hotspot, anywhere in the world... Not just your own network,,,

    Can you give me the link to the app for the iPhone

    if you don't know your ip address, try this site "whatismyipaddress.com", or do a google search for "my ip address"...

    wow thanks i found it i guess i just have an old version of vnc

    I did EVERYTHING you said to do, but on my iPod, it's is in viewers' mode and no input given. Please answer me soon as you can.

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    I have heard about this problem happing with a few people, that's why I direct them to a newer version of this intructable, hopefully something on that page should be able to help...

    I would look into it further but my ipod touch in is disrepair and waiting to be fixed...

    Link: HERE

     okay. and why dont i just use TeamViewer? sure the full version is one hundo bucks but there is a free one that works quite well.

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    i'm on it now:D the only problem is the server keeps timing out because you can only have a short session at a time :S other than that it is good

    It shouldn't really be timing out, however if your wifi is weak in certain areas this can occur, try keeping it in one place and if the problem isn't resolved I'm sure they have an answer on their site... XD

    I can't find it on the app store :O can you please reply the exact name you have to type in to find it thanks in advance

    Okay well i can control my computer from my own wifi. But what I do so that I can control my omputer from another wifi spot lets say MC Donalds or another wifi from another house. Please answer A.S.A.P.

    never apologize for your work :) u did a good job thanks, keep it up 

    you should be able but if not tell me

    which download for vnc full?

    dude i did everything in the instructions but everytime i try to connect. error keeps popping up. and i deleted the numbers that were in the port which you said to leave empty so i deleted them