RealVNC Viewer: Remote Desktop

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About this app

RealVNC Viewer remote desktop

RealVNC® Viewer turns your phone into a remote desktop, giving you instant access to your Mac, Windows and Linux computers from anywhere in the world. You can view your computer's desktop remotely, and control its mouse and keyboard as though you were sitting down in front of it.

Just visit and download RealVNC Connect remote access software to each computer you want to control. Then sign in to RealVNC Viewer on your device using your RealVNC account credentials. Your remote computers automatically appear; simply tap one to screen share.

Alternatively, you can connect directly to RealVNC Connect with an Enterprise subscription or VNC-compatible software from third parties by entering the remote computer's IP address. Note that you may need to configure firewalls and port forward routers.

RealVNC Connect password-protects each remote computer out-of-the-box (you may need to enter the same user name and password you use to log in to your computer). All sessions are then encrypted end-to-end.

During a session, your device's touch screen serves as a trackpad to give you precise control of the remote desktop. Drag your finger to move the remote mouse cursor and tap anywhere to left-click (other gestures such as right-click and scroll are explained in-app).

RealVNC are the original inventors of VNC remote access technology, and we're confident you'll love what RealVNC Viewer has to offer. If you're still not convinced, check out our reviews!

===Key features===

- Connect with ease via our cloud service to a remote desktop.
- Backup and sync your connections between all your devices by signing in to RealVNC Viewer on each one.
- A scrolling bar above the virtual keyboard includes advanced keys such as Command/Windows.
- Support for Bluetooth keyboards and mice.
- Free, paid and trial RealVNC Connect subscriptions available.


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RealVNC and VNC are trademarks of RealVNC Limited and are protected by trademark registrations and/or pending trademark applications in the European Union, United States of America and other jurisdictions. Protected by UK patents 2481870, 2479756; US patent 8760366; EU patent 2652951.
Updated on
May 14, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

52.8K reviews
Tom -
February 28, 2024
Reason this rating is lower is while it works well for connecting to a remote phone it does not work well for remote desktop to a PC. When I remote into a PC it takes very long for the screen picture to load. I know this is because of the app and not the connection because I tried a different VNC viewer-one called AVNC that was very fast. The difference was amazing. I can't explain the difference but there definitely is a huge difference. I did not find AVNC on the Google Play store though.
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Daniel McClelland
September 21, 2023
It does exactly what it says it on the tin: a fast, near seamless VNC tunnel for the low price of nothing. [Edit: 9/21/2023] I'm fairly annoyed with the updated layout of VNC. Everyone wants to look like Apple these days, so everything in the UI ends up becoming round and non-customizable. There's a massive button in the top right of your screen that cannot be hidden, moved, or managed. Frankly, it gets on my nerves, so I'll be docking my review until the old swipe-down menu returns.
63 people found this review helpful
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Yogi Zak
January 31, 2023
When it works, it's great. But, let it not connect the first time it tries, and it won't connect at all until you force close the app, maybe reboot your phone, perhaps reset time itself back to when it would work. Otherwise, all you'll see is "failed to resolve domain name" even though every other device is resolving it just fine. Also, who's genius idea was it to put the keyboard function in a pull-down from the top menu? Exactly where most of our phones have the pull-down notification window?
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What's new

Android Viewer 4.9.1 Released

We're retiring RealVNC Connect Home subscriptions soon. Click the 'Learn More' link on the in-app banner to find out how this affects you.