How to control your Android via PC

Manage your mobile communications and other features through your PC.

AirDroid is an Android app that allows you to control your device remotely from your computer. If your device is charging in another room or otherwise out of reach, or you're really busy and can't be bothered to constantly pick up your device to respond to alerts, this is a great way to stay connected while not hurting your productivity (as much). Follow these three easy steps to set it up:

Begin by installing the AirDroid app from the Android Market.

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Step 1: Open AirDroid and hit the Start button to launch the server.

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Step 2: Open a browser and enter the URL listed in the top field. In the log-in field on the page that loads, enter the password as it appears on your Android device.

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Step 3: Hit enter to log in and control your Android device remotely.

From here, you can control almost anything you'd be able to control while holding your phone. You can adjust/delete your notifications and ringtones, read and send SMS messages, backup and uninstall apps, and monitor your system's storage information.