AnyDesk on Android

AnyDesk on Android remote control ChromeOS
AnyDesk for Android
required Android: 4.4 or higher
latest release: 5.2.2
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View and control devices using smartphones or tablets. Connect to Windows, macOS or Linux.

Note: The address book is not yet available for Android. The license can be assigned with a Custom Client.

Remote control is available on Samsung and HTC devices, with Android version 5.0 or later.

Unattended access is introduced with version 5.1.0.

Setup and ID

AnyDesk creates the ID on initial startup. AnyDesk clients in the same network automatically show up on the main screen. (See Discovery) Setup a password in the security settings for unattended access.

Remote Control on Android

AnyDesk provides remote control for Android devices. See: Remote Control on Android

Automatically discovered AnyDesk clients within your current network

Auto Discovery

The Auto Discovery feature has been added in version 5. See: Discovery

Session and Pie Menu

During session, a pie menu indicated by the AnyDesk logo on right center presents the main interface for interaction.

When you have an established connection you will have a Menu button on the right side. If you hold that button, an Pie menu will open. You can then further access the secondary options.

Change Input Type

Change Input type

If you hold the Settings button and swipe to the Input Tile, you can change the Input type.

  1. Special Buttons like F1, Windows-Key, Tab, etc.
  2. Keyboard input (Keyboard which you have installed on your Android device)
  3. Touch input (standard) - you click on the screen and the remote mouse moves there
  4. Touchpad input - control your remote device like a touchpad with swipes.
  • Swipe with one finger moves the mouse
  • Swipe with three fingers scrolls
  • Single tap for left mouse click
  • Hold for right mouse click
  • Three-finger tap for middle-click
  • Hold on a file for drag and drop
  • Doubletap and hold on the second tap to create a frame around an area
  • Hold and move to create a frame around an area and open context menu

Change Remote Monitor

Change Remote Monitor

If you hold the Settings button and swipe to the Monitor tile, you can change the monitor. If there is only one monitor, you will see only the tile "1".

Actions Menu

If you hold the Action button and swipe to the Actions tile, you can select the actions for the actual connection, these are:

  1. Move Action button (alt: double tab the Action button)
  2. Take a screenshot
  3. Lock remote computer if supported from remote computer
  4. Send Ctrl + Alt + Del

File Transfer in Actions Menu

  1. Upload file to clipboard on remote device.
  2. Download file from clipboard on remote device.

Close Session

Hold the Settings button and swipe to the red tile with the cross. This will close the connection.

Settings and Menu Tab

Open Settings by swiping from the left of the start screen or by pushing the three-stripe menu button on the top left. The appearing sidebar provides the Menu tab:

The Settings tabs on Android is conceptually equal to Settings on Windows. For usability, available options are optimized for Android. These settings will remain due for any connection.

General Choose an alias if not yet set, (can only be chosen once) and if it should be displayed instead of the ID.
Security Set interactive access, unattended access, standard permissions and discovery behavior.
Privacy Choose username and image.
Input Automatic Keyboard: Choose if keyboard appears when text input field is tapped.

Choose Touch Mode: Mouse or Touchpad

Display Choose whether to show remote cursor


best reaction time
Audio Choose whether microphone is transmitted.

Choose whether audio from remote client will be transmitted.

Connection Connection Settings to setup Proxy and connection behavior.
See Connection.
Recording Choose to record session at startup
record incoming sessions
record outgoing sessions

Send Support Information

Send trace files on error or after crash:

  • Open the sidebar
  • Switch to 'About AnyDesk'
  • Choose Send Support Information