For all tech enthusiasts out there, troubleshooting computers and smartphones is a daily chore and we understand that. Although we already have some great remote desktop software for PC, there are only a handful of solutions in the Android ecosystem. And as people are now using smartphones more than anything else, it has become important to fix smartphone issues remotely. That’s why we have detailed a guide that shows you how to remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone. No need to look for desktop computers. So on that note, let’s go ahead and learn the instructions.

Remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone

After testing TeamViewer, AirMirror and AnyDesk, I found that TeamViewer is simply the best solution for android to android remote. It doesn’t bother you with too many permissions or ask you to sign up for a new account. It just gives you a 9-digit code, and you’re ready to control your Android smartphone remotely.

So I recommend you to use TeamViewer if you intend to remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone. Here’s how.

1. First of all, install TeamViewer for remote control (To free) on the Android smartphone that you will use to control another device, basically the host device. For example, if you are going to help your parents with smartphone troubleshooting, install this app on your device.

2. Next, install TeamViewer QuickSupport (To free) on the Android smartphone that needs support. For example, your parent’s device.

3. After installing the apps, open TeamViewer QuickSupport and it may ask you to enable “Allow viewing over other apps”, so go ahead and enable toggle.

4. Then it will ask you to download an add-on. Tap “Download” and it will take you to the Play Store. Now download it and install it. Special add-ons are required for TeamViewer to correctly register touch input and support the navigation system based on the Android device.

5. Finally, the QuickSupport application will offer you a 9-digit code next to “Your ID”. Rate it and share it with the host.

6. Open the TeamViewer for Remote Control app on the host smartphone and enter the 9-digit code and press ” Remote control“. On the other device, QuickSupport will receive a prompt. Tap “Allow”.

7. Now you will get a prompt to enable accessibility service for the complement. Let this. Then it will ask you if you want to share the screen. Tap “Start Now”.

8. Finally, you will be able to remotely control an Android smartphone to another Android smartphone with full controls. For example, here I control Mi A1 on my OnePlus 7T rootless or ADB special permissions.

9. You can uninstall apps, change key settings, use the virtual navigation bar and do almost everything remotely. You can also transfer files using the dedicated “File Transfer” tool.

10. Surprisingly, when I reversed the configuration and remotely controlled the OnePlus 7T (running Android 10) on Mi A1 (running Android 8), even the gestures worked well. Just be sure to lock the Zoom button to perform various touch actions.

Remotely control an Android smartphone and fix problems instantly

This is how you can remotely control an Android smartphone from another Android smartphone. No need to use a computer to offer quick support to your parents, your partner or just about anyone. What I liked about TeamViewer is that you don’t need root for many actions and it even works on Android 10 which is great. Either way, it’s all about us. If you want to learn more about these hidden Android features, check out our linked article.