How to Control an iPad Remotely

iPads are great for watching videos and playing games. They are convenient, portable and easy to hold. However, there are situations where you need to control an iPad remotely.

Fortunately, there are ways to do this. In this article, we will show you how to control your iPad remotely. In addition, we will answer a few other questions related to the topic.

How to Control an iPad Remotely with an iPhone, iPod or iPad

With the arrival of iOS 10, iPads received a feature called Control switch. This allows a user to take over the target iPad remotely with another device. Note that both devices must be signed in to the same network and to the same Apple ID account. These steps will work on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or even another iPad.

  1. Connect both the iPad and the controller to the same Wi-Fi network and the same Apple ID account.
  2. Now go to Parameters on your control device.
  3. Then select Reduced mobility.
  4. Light up Control switch.
  5. To configure a new switch, select Commutateurs de Control switch.
  6. Now select Add a new switch...
  7. Choose a source.
  8. Navigate the Control switch menu with your switch and select Device.
  9. Select Use another device.
  10. Find the target iPad and select Connect.
  11. You can now control the iPad remotely.

Being able to control your iPad in this way can be very convenient, especially for users with movement disorders. For example, a person can control their iPad using their iPhone, iPod Touch, or even another iPad. As both are Apple products and able to sign in to the same Apple ID, this is a prime option for this task.

How to Control an iPad Remotely from a Mac

Not much different from connecting on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, let's talk about controlling an iPad from a Mac.

  1. Again, make sure your devices are on the same network and you're signed in to iCloud on both devices.
  2. Now make sure that Switching is enabled on your Mac by clicking on the Apple menu, then System PreferencesAnd finally Reduced mobility.
  3. Then click Control switch.
  4. Next, click Enable Switch Control.
  5. With Switch now enabled, navigate to the Switch Control Home panel and select features.
  6. Click the iPad you want to control, then select Connect.

With Apple products, it's as easy to connect devices and use one as a remote, usually.

How to Control an iPad Remotely from a PC

Controlling an iPad from a PC is much more difficult, but there are third-party programs that allow you to do this. In this case, we will use a screen mirroring method, which allows you to use your PC to mirror the iPad screen.

For screen mirroring, a great app to use is ApowerMirror. Plus, it's free if you use it for non-commercial purposes.

  1. Install ApowerMirror on your iPad and PC.
  2. Now connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. On your iPad, detect your PC and connect the two devices.
  4. Tap phone screen mirror on your iPad.
  5. Then swipe up and search Screen mirror.
  6. Select your PC and wait for the two devices to connect.
  7. You can now control your iPad with your PC.

Unfortunately, there is no direct method to remotely control iPad from PC. Only through programs and apps like this can you do that.

How to Control Someone's iPad Remotely Using Zoho Assist

Apple does not allow a user to remotely control someone's iPad through normal means, as it could potentially compromise that person's privacy. The only way to control someone else's iPad is to install apps that allow you to remotely access their device. However, this must be agreed by both parties, as doing so without permission is considered hacking.

Another app that you can use to control your iPad via PC is Zoho Support. Note that the owner of the iPad must also download it to allow access.

  1. Both you and the iPad owner need to download Zoho Assist
  2. Invite the iPad owner through the app.
  3. When the user accepts the invitation, you can start the session.
  4. As controller, select Start session.
  5. You can now control the iPad remotely.

To reiterate, make sure you receive permission. It is illegal to do this without express consent.

Control an iPad remotely with Splashtop SOS

Another method you can use to take control of an iPad remotely is by using an app called Splashtop SOS. Apart from screen sharing, you can easily use an iPad with another device. Whether you're using another iPad or even an Android phone, you can still control the iPad from anywhere.

The process of connecting both devices with Splashtop SOS is similar to Zoho Assist. After all, both apps serve a similar purpose.

  1. You and the iPad owner must download and install Splashtop SOS.
  2. Invite the iPad owner through the app.
  3. The iPad owner must enter the session code.
  4. As controller, select Start session.
  5. You can now control the iPad remotely.

Although SOS is an attended support tool, you can also get other apps that provide unattended support. Zoho Assist already has this feature.

Unattended support saves time since you don't have to prompt the iPad repeatedly. Without needing any additional permission, you can just take control right away.

How to Control iPad Volume Remotely

Being able to adjust the volume of your iPad remotely is a handy idea. You don't need to press volume buttons or reach out. There are two ways to do this, with an app or with a physical remote.

  1. Download Volume Remote Control on both iOS devices.
  2. Allow Bluetooth on both devices.
  3. Select Receive volume on the iPad.
  4. Then select Controlling the volume on the other iOS device.
  5. Use the control device to adjust the volume of the iPad as you see fit.

The downside of this app is that it only lets you control iPad volume with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or another iPad. But it's a great way to adjust the volume remotely.

Using a physical remote is another great way to adjust your iPad's volume remotely.

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your iPad.
  2. Connect the remote to your iPad.
  3. Use the volume controls to adjust the volume.

Apple itself makes a remote that you can connect to iOS devices. Apart from volume control, you can also use it for various other functions.

Additional FAQ

Here are the answers to other questions you might have about iPads.

Can you erase an iPad remotely?

Yes you can. First, you need to activate Find my iPad before proceeding. With another iOS device, enter the iPad ID, then you can erase iPad data.

If you're using Windows, you can do this by signing in to iCloud. Use iCloud to find your device, then erase it remotely.

If your iPad is connected to the Internet, it will be erased. Otherwise, the moment it reconnects, it will erase itself.

Is an iPad accessible remotely?

Yes, it is remotely accessible. Using third-party apps or Switch Control, anyone can access another iPad. However, this requires the iPad owner to have installed the apps first.

iPad remote access for added convenience

Using another iOS device or downloadable apps, you can remotely control an iPad. In particular, it allows people with mobility issues to control their iPad when they are not in close proximity to the device. It's also handy if you can't access your iPad directly for some reason.

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