How to Take Control of Someone’s Screen


Why need to take control of someone screen?

It’s inevitable for us to meet with some situations like we need to give support to our friends, colleagues or family members about the IT-related issue if they have no idea about it need to deal with some stuff urgently. At this time, we need to remote into someone’s PC with our PC or iPhone to offer help. However, we know that the remote connection between 2 devices by using Remote Desktop must be limited on the same LAN. To avoid those shortcomings, we’d better resort to third-party remote access software to allow us to give remote assistance or seek help. Kumospace is a virtual office that offers great way to perform screen sharing.

How to take control of someone screen

To take someone’s screen or share your computer screen with someone, here we strongly recommend AnyViewer, a secure & professional remote access tool.

  • Compared with Remote Desktop, you can remotely access a PC anytime and anywhere via AnyViewer, which means there will be fewer limitation.
  • Secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, AnyViewer can safeguards your remote session and your data all the way.
  • It’s far easier to set up, and the easy operation, fast connection speed and low latency would give you a big surprise.
  • It is widely compatible with all Windows versions, involving Windows 10 Home Edition and Windows 7 Standard Edition.
  • Apart from accessing or controlling a PC with another PC, you can also get remote assistance with an iOS device.

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Take control of someone’s screen via PC

Let’s learn about how to take control of someone screen via PC.

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer on 2 PCs. Open and run it.

Step 2. Sign up and fill in the information to create an AnyViewer account. Once you logged in, you’ll find that your PC is assigned to the account. (If you signed up on the website, you can log into the account directly.)

Step 3. Now, go to the “Connect” tab and then you’ll see the device ID. Ask your friends or colleagues to locate on the same tab to see the device ID and tell you what is it.

Step 4. On your own PC, enter the device ID of someone else and then click on “Connect”.

Step 5. Choose “Send a control request” and then click on “OK”.

Step 6. After that, there will be a pop-up windows on someone’s PC. Tick “Allow” to receive remote support.

Step 7. Now you can take someone screen to give support then.

Note: What if your friend or colleagues are not in front of the PC, then how to take control of someone’s screen to give assistance or how to share their computer screen with someone else? Actually, you truly can take someone’s screen for unattended access.

Step 1. Log into the same AnyViewer account on 2 devices.

Step 2. Go to device tab and then you can see your friend’s PC on “My devices”. Click on that PC and then select “Remote control”. With it, you can get one-click control without the permission.

​​Take control someone’s screen via iPhone or iPad

In case we just have an iPhone or iPad by our side, we’ll list some steps how to take control of someone’s screen with iPhone or iPad.

Step 1. Download AnyViewer on your iOS device and PC respectively.

Step 2. Open AnyViewer on PC, and then ask your friend or someone else tell you the device ID of the PC.

Step 3. Go to “Connect” tab and then enter the device ID on your iPhone. Click on “Send control request”.

Step 4. Click on “Allow” on the PC and then the remote screen control can be achieved successfully.


From this post, you may already know how to take control of someone’s screen. With AnyViewer, we can not only control a PC with another PC but also an iOS device like iPhone or iPad. More importantly, if there is no one in front of the remote PC, you can also use the feature unattended access.