Have you ever wondered if it is possible to transform our Android smartphone into a wireless mouse and keyboard? In today’s cutting-edge technology age, it’s not a big deal to do. This blog post will guide you on how to use Android phone as mouse and keyboard.
In this article, I am going to share with you some of the apps that will allow you to convert your smartphone into a wireless mouse and keyboard with the help of Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. However, especially, in the newly launched smartphones, there is an inbuilt feature that allows users to make their smartphone mouse and keyboard.
But, not all smartphones have this feature and that’s why we use apps as an alternative way. There are multiple apps available on Google Play Store that you can download and use for your Android phone to turn it into a mouse and keyboard for your PC.
Some apps mentioned below support Bluetooth connectivity and some Wi-Fi connectivity as well. So, you can choose the app according to the supported connectivity feature in your laptop or computer because many older versions of laptops and PCs don’t support Bluetooth.
Top 5 Apps to Android Phone as Mouse And Keyboard
With all the below-mentioned apps, you can use your smartphone as a mouse and keyboard. Many other similar apps are available in the market, but these are the best of all in terms of downloads, ratings, and uses.
With a simple user interface, this app allows you to use Android phone as a keyboard and mouse both at one time. However, it has many other features, including multimedia, Numpad, Presenter, Code Scanner, and PC keyboard, but all these features are available in its paid plan. And this paid plan costs 99 INR.
You have to install the app on your smartphone and turn on your phone and laptop Bluetooth. Then start the app and connect it to the laptop. As soon as they are connected, you will see the touchpad with two buttons appear on your phone. You can switch to the keyboard by tapping on the button at the top of the screen.
This is the second app to use your Android phone as a keyboard and mouse for PC. Like the first one, it’s very simple to connect. First, keep the Bluetooth turned on the laptop or PC. After that, open the app, and you will see a list of all the available devices, choose your laptop or PC and connect them.
Your Android will start working as a mouse and keyboard. This feature is completely free to use, but it has some other paid features including Air Mouse for 200 INR, Advanced Keyboard for 200 INR, and Advanced Mouse for 130 INR.
3. Remote Mouse
It is one of the highest-rated and most downloaded apps for using an Android phone as a mouse for your laptop or computer. To use this app for converting your smartphone into a mouse, you have to download the Remote Mouse app on your Android smartphone and laptop.
To download the Remote Mouse app on your laptop or PC, go to the Remote Mouse website, click on the Get Now button, and then select the operating system for which you want to download the app.
Once you install the apps on both devices, connect the smartphone and laptop with the same Wi-Fi connection, or keep the Bluetooth turned on if you don’t have Wi-Fi to connect. Now, you can connect the Android and Laptop via this app. There are two ways to connect, by IP address, and by scanning a QR code.
Open the app on your smartphone and tap on the Plus button in the top right corner, choose the Anyone option. You will get the IP address and QR code on your laptop once you open the Remote Mouse app. The app is available with Free and Paid plans. The Pro version runs without any ads, new exclusive features, etc. And the pro plan will cost you 90 INR per month.
4. Wi-Fi Mouse
Another app you can try is Wi-Fi Mouse. It works similarly to the Remote Mouse, where you have to install the app on both devices to connect both devices. It requires the same thing, both devices must be connected with the same Wi-Fi. And the IP address connection feature is also there in the app.
Apart from using the mouse, the app has a Remote feature, which is paid. With this feature, you can remotely shut down and restart your laptop or PC. Like the Remote Mouse, to get the Wi-Fi Mouse app on your device, you have to go to its official website, tap on the Download button, scroll down into step 2 sections, and download for your laptop or PC operating system.
This app works pretty differently from all the above-mentioned apps. This remote desktop app allows you to operate a laptop or PC completely using your smartphone.
To use this, you have to install the application on your smartphone, and then go to the Chrome Remote Desktop website on your laptop or PC, choose the Share My Screen option, and complete the download setup. After completing the setup, you must generate a code, enter these codes into the smartphone app, and connect.
Your computer screen will start appearing on your phone with all functionality. Here you can operate your laptop or PC, scrolling and typing as well.
These apps will help you use your Android phone as a keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Using these apps gives flexibility to work on your laptop or PC while the keyboard or mouse is defective or not working properly.
Meanwhile, the Bluetooth connecting apps are the best option as they don’t require installing the app on a laptop or PC, just install it on the smartphone and start using it as a mouse and keyboard. But, in case your device doesn’t support Bluetooth, you can try the rest of the apps.