Trick to use LogMeIn on your iPhone

BY Jason

Published 19 Jun 2008

We have seen native iPhone apps like Touchpad and iPhone web apps such as WebEx’s PCNow which allow you to remotely access your PC or Mac.

However, if you have a LogMeIn account and an iPhone then you are going to love this trick discovered by folks at UNEASYsilence which allows you to access your PC or Mac using your LogMeIn account.

If you don’t have a LogMeIn account yet, no worries, you can register for a free LogMeIn account to check this out.

LogMeIn provides a secure, easy-to-use and cost effective solutions for remotely supporting, connecting and accessing digital information, applications and Internet-enabled devices.

If you already have a LogMeIn account then you need to follow these steps to be able to remotely access your PC or Mac from your iPhone (courtesy folks at UNEASYsilence).

  • Log in to your LogMeIn account and open the computer you want to access from your iPhone.
  • On the left side of the screen you’ll see a section called Preferences. Click on then then click on the ‘Remote Control’ preference option.
  • In the top section you’ll find an option called ‘Default Remote Control’ and odds are its set to ActiveX. Select ‘HTML’ and hit save.


Thats it and you are good to go.  If you now log into LogMeIn on your iPhone, you should be able to access any of the computers listed in your LogMeIn account via the iPhone.

iPhone and LogMeIn

You should be able to control the host computer by tapping on your iPhone’s screen. Though the response to the taps (as in commands) on the iPhone are quite promptly executed on the host computer, it takes several seconds to refresh the host computer’s display in iPhone’s Safari browser. It goes without saying that you should be trying this out over Wi-Fi rather than over EDGE (and should work well on iPhone 3G).

You can also register for a free LogMeIn account by following this link  to check this out.

Is this better than Touchpad, the native iPhone application that turns your iPhone into a wireless, remote trackpad, giving you direct access to your computer as if you were using a mouse or touch device for input? It will be great to know what you think.

[jkOnTheRun via UNEASYsilence]


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