Introduction: Control Your IPhone or IPod Touch With Your Computer

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This Instructable will teach you how to use veency, a program available from Cydia, which will allow you to control your iPhone, or iPod through VNC on your computer.
This requires you to have:
-a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch with Cydia
-a computer, Mac or PC (not sure about Linux although it should work)
-a WiFi connection

Step 1: Download the Necessary Programs...

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First, you'll need a VNC client for your computer,
Here is a few free clients for each OS:
Windows:
RealVNC
TightVNC
Mac OSX:
Chicken of the VNC

Next, you'll need to download Veency from Cydia, this can be found in..
Sections/Networking/Veency

Once you have installed Veency, springboard will restart, there is no icon, but it is now installed on your device.

Step 2: Setting Up a Connection... Part 1

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To start setting Veency on your device, first go to Settings, then Wi-Fi, and then click the blue arrow next to the network you are using.
Copy the IP address, as this is how you will connect to your device.

Step 3: Setting Up a Connection...Part 2

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On your computer, you will now have to open your VNC viewer. As I have Windows XP, I cannot show you how to open it on other OS's, however, I will attempt to make it as "cross platform friendly" as possible.

On Windows, it's as simple as opening VNC viewer and Entering the IP address you saved earlier.

*I'm not completely sure how to do it with a Mac, however it should be something like, opening Chicken of the VNC and simply clicking "viewer". This is from what remember from my little experience with a Mac, so it may not be completely correct, however it should be something along those lines.

Once the Viewer has opened it should have a text area where you can either enter a host-name or a IP address, this is where you enter the IP you saved earlier from your iPod or iPhone.

Step 4: Connecting to Your Device

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Now that you have entered all the required information into your VNC Viewer, you can press connect.
Your iPhone/iPod will now display a message asking if you would like to Accept connection from "yourcomputer'sIP"?
Accept this and you're in!
To Tell if you're connected to your iPod/iPhone, up in the corner, next to the battery, there will be a VNC logo(as in the Second Picture)

*To take screenshots with your iPod quickly press the Power and home buttons at the same time, the screen will flash white, and your screenshot will now be in the photos application of your device, and you can sync the with iTunes.(Works only with 2.x Firmware)

Comments

rbaumann (author)2011-03-17

it dident work

Abigaill (author)rbaumann2015-02-10

hello, actually you need to jailbreak your iphone first and then use the VNC viewer software to control you iphone from PC. But i guess quite a part of users only to display the iPhone on PC, and then you can use phone manager to get it done.

http://www.apowersoft.com/phone-manager
salarys (author)2010-05-27

that is a very good software !

It's really helpful! Thank you !

I just use iphone to computer

TheBlackParrot (author)2010-05-22

This works in Linux through Gtk VNC Viewer. Heck, I think it's better than VNC Viewer in Windows.

alexand3rS (author)2010-03-24

Theme please?

conradev (author)2009-11-07

I'm making an SBSettings toggle for this. It should be in Cydia soon

jelmer2209 (author)2009-10-10

Thx!

dude111115 (author)2009-09-16

Yo dude i might want to let u nkow that THIS CRASHES 1G TOUCHES WHEN THEY R BEING USED!

mijac (author)2009-08-10
mysticperson23 (author)2009-07-11

do u need wifi on ur ipod?

beanerbeta (author)2009-06-24

whats the command for the home key when your using the app "tightvnc" on your computer

german sensation (author)2009-04-11

WTF!?!?!?! I can't connect, what do I do now?

make sure your wifi for your touch is the same one your computer is connected to

willie2989 (author)2009-04-26

what is the name of the theme you have

derfman24 (author)2009-04-02

You should ultravnc to the software list for windows. http://uvnc.com

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