How to Use Your iPad to Access Your Desktop From Anywhere

iPad Air

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, remote computing starts out being an occasionally used feature on their iPad that slowly becomes more and more useful. The following guide is intended for individuals that have a single desktop computer sitting at home that they personally use and wish to access from across the internet on their iPad. Both Apple and Microsoft have built-in solutions for allowing remote access to the desktop. Apple uses a technology known as Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and can be configured from within the sharing preferences. Microsoft uses its own Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which is configured on the remote tab of the System Properties (just search for “remote” from the control panel).

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