Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    how can i control my macbook pro with my iphone ?
    I have a MacBookPro 13" with OSX 10.6 and an iPhone 4 on 4.2 OS
    I know there's apps out there to let u control the macbook
    but idk how to setup anyhting lol

    I need something free.
    thanks

  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts
    6,004
    Specs:
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Jail broken iphone with Veency + VNC app for your iphone.

    Google is your best friend.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    I'm not jailbreaking my iPhone..

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Nov 19, 2010
    Posts
    18
    Then I believe you are SOL.

  5. #5

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    What do you mean by "control"?
    Do you want your iPhone to act as a tiny MBP or do you want the iPhone to work as a keyboard, mouse/trackpad?
    There is a great FREE app for the keyboard, trackpad option. It's called AirMouse and I use it on my MBP when hooked up to my TV to watch shows online. Super simple to use and install.
    If it's the other thing, there are apps for "remote desktop" with your Mac but they aren't free. Search "VNC" in the App store.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    I already have the paid version of RemoteMouse.
    I like it, but I can't see that far away so its kind of useless for me anyways.

  7. #7

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    9,989
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    You might want to check out iTeleport Connect and see if it does what you need. The Mac client is free but I think the iPhone/iPad client is about $24 in the App store. I use it to control my Macs and it seems to work OK. Haven't tried to use it to control things from outside my network yet but the directions say it's possible.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    $24??
    **** that...

  9. #9


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    You might want to check out iTeleport Connect and see if it does what you need. The Mac client is free but I think the iPhone/iPad client is about $24 in the App store. I use it to control my Macs and it seems to work OK. Haven't tried to use it to control things from outside my network yet but the directions say it's possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oilerz View Post
    $24??
    **** that...
    Heya Slydude.... I'm sure that what Oilerz really meant to say was "thanks for that Slydude!"

  10. #10

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    9,989
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    There are other similar programs. If you search the app store for remote desktop clients you should find several programs with similar abilities. I have also tried Jump Desktop: Remote Desktop (RDP and VNC) for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch but it is almost as expensive. There may be a few free ones. It has been a while since I checked.

    Normally I might have balked at the price as well but I use these features all the time on my iPlad. I can us iTeleport to control a headless Mac that is attached to our TV or check programs running on my primary Mac while I am watching TV in the living room.

    Thanks for the translation 6string. I totally missed that vibe. lol
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    well thanks.
    but i don't think i'm interested in this anymore.
    i don't even have a credit card, and i don't want to go out and buy a $25 card just for that

  12. #12

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    9,989
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Thant's understandable. I did find a few free ones by searching the app store. I think the words I used wore "free remote desktop".

    I have not looked through all of them, many require Windows, but I did find Remote Desktop Plus for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store According to the developer's website it has a desktop client that needs to be installed on the Mac but it appears that is also free. There is also a free version of Team Viewer Available.

    There are more free options than there were when I looked a few months ago. there are two things to keep in mind though:

    1. Many of these types of apps do not play any of the sounds that would normally come through the Mac you are controlling.

    2. Some of these programs may only work if you and the Mac you are controlling are on the same wifi network so ask lots of questions. In looking at the developer's website Remote Desktop Plus for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad might have this issue.

    3. I'm not sure whether a credit card is required to set up an App Store account but probably so.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2010
    Posts
    247
    Specs:
    2011 Mac mini and 2010 13" MacBook Pro, iPhone 4 and iPad
    Teamviewer is a free remote desktop program. Works across multi-platform and supports file transfer also. Completely free and they even have an app. I use it and it works great.

  14. #14


    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    21
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13"
    I already have an App store account..
    Just no credit card and i wouldnt pay that if i did.

    and i heard of teamviewer i might try that thanks

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. how to control bluetooth on macbook pro
    By old tinkerer in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2015, 04:26 AM
  2. Best way to control my macbook pro on my tv?
    By kirr456 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 06:00 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 04:45 PM
  4. Using my MacBook Pro as a remote control.
    By Akh270 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 11:41 PM
  5. iPhone control a Macbook
    By villagewriter in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-13-2008, 02:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •