Introduction: Let's Use IOS/Windows As a Monitor of Raspberry Pi

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In this project we will explain how to install and use VNC Viewer on your raspberry Pi.This will allow you to see your Raspberry Pi's desktop remotely in a graphical way,This meant that you can put your Pi somewhere else on the network, – no need to connect to a TV to monitor – and then either use your Smartphone or a PC to remote connect to it to control it.

YOU WILL NEED :
1. A Raspberry Pi 3 (with SD card) .

2. 2 Amp USB power supply.

Step 1: Install Operating System in Pi

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You can skip this step if you have installed the OS already in the Pi.If yes then go to step 2 or else look the complete OS installing instructions in this link that I uploaded.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-PC-With-Raspberry/

Step 2: Download the VNC Viewer Software

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VNC (Virtual Network Connection) is a standard for doing just this. To use it, you have to install some software on your Pi. There are a number of VNC server applications, and the one we are going to use is called “VNC Viewer”.

Download VNC Viewer for Raspberry :

VNC Connect comes packed in for free with the most recent versions of the Raspberry Pi operating system.If you already have that, you can skip this part. If not, you can install it and turn it on by opening up Terminal on your Raspberry Pi and typing in a few commands:
1.Type in sudo apt-get update and press Enter.

2.Type in sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer and press Enter.

Once that’s complete,

3.Type in sudo raspi-config and press Enter. Scroll down to VNC and set it to Enabled.

Download VNC Viewer for Windows :

1. Download the VNC Viewer from :

https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer...

Download VNC Viewer for SmarthPhone :

1. Download VNC Viewer from App Store (In this project,we will use Iphone).

Step 3: Set Up the VNC Viewer

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To set up the VNC:

At first you'll have to enable SSH and VNC (as you see in the picture above), you should open the Terminal on your Raspberry ,and type in the following bits of code below:

1. Type sudo apt-get update

2. Type sudo apt-get install vino dconf-editor

3. Open the dconf Editor

4. Follow >org >gnome > desktop > remote-access

5. Try to uncheck : - prompt-enabled

-require-encryption

The most important step is to make sure that vino automaticly start with your session,

To do that :

1. Type cd .config and press Enter

2. Type ls and press Enter

And if don't have the folder called autostart you will have to make it by typing this instruction :

1. Type mkdir autostart and press Enter

Now inside autostart

1. Type cd autostart and press Enter

2. Type ls and press Enter

You should make file named vino.desktop as you do in the previous step

3. Type nano vino.desktop and press Enter

After this you should paste the content below:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8

Type=Application

Name=Vino

Comment=

Exec=/usr/lib/vino/vino-server

StartupNotify=false

Terminal=false

Hidden=false

>Then press CTRL+X(that's for exiting the editor)
>Now press 'Y' to save the changes to the file and then press Enter key. That's it

Since you have done all these steps you boot the Raspberry Pi.


NOTE: If you confront any issues I advice you to watch the Video.

Step 4: Find Your Raspberry Pi IP Address

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In order to find your Raspberry Pi IP Address you should :

1. Download the Advanced IP Scanner from here :

http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/index3.php?utm_expid=62919999-57.5ENIr244S5uZwHwIHF5qcg.2

2. Install it in your windows

3. Scan for Address IP

4. Find Raspberry Pi in the list and note the IP address.

Step 5: Use VNC Viewer to View Pi Screen in Your Windows Laptop

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Open VNC Viewer software.

1.Type in the IP address of raspberry pi which you have found in the previous step.

2.Click on connect. If any security warning comes ignore that and continue.

After that, the app will ask for the password, The default password of Raspian ( Operating System of our Raspberry pi ) is ''raspberry'' with a username ''pi''.

Note: You can change easily your password by opening the configuration of your Raspberry as you see in the picture below.

Step 6: All Steps Are Explained in This Video

Comments

josh42 (author)2017-12-10

Instead of installing software to find the Raspberry PI's internal IP address I’d recommend using the single command that will show it to you instead as you don’t need the software nor will it give any advantage in speed if your only using it once. I'd also recommend adding a step to give the Raspberry Pi a static internal IP address as you would need to find its IP address fairly often as the internal IP address of a device tends to change. It is also useful to stick with the device that you say that you are going to use as in the beginning you said that you were going to use an iPhone but then you used Windows to find the Raspberry Pi's IP address, that can be confusing to some people, many who would think that your instructions dont need a Windows computer to do this. Besides what I have mentioned you have done a very good job at explaining how todo exactly what someone would use this to try doing. I hope that you will use my feedback to help you make your instructables even better. I hope that you will make another very soon.

Smart Technology (author)josh422017-12-11

Thanks for your feedback, that was very helpful.

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