How do I use RealVNC Viewer for Android and iOS?

Follow

Using touch gestures to control the remote device

Mouse interaction mode (Android and iOS)

Your finger moves the mouse cursor rather than clicking where you touch, as you might expect with a touchscreen, giving you precise control of a remote device.

Gesture Action Explanation
pinch.png
Zoom Pinch two fingers together to zoom out, or apart to zoom in.
drag-one-finger.png Mouse move Place one finger on the screen and drag to position the mouse cursor (offset from under your finger so you can always see it).
one-finger-click.png
Left click Tap with one finger to click the left mouse button at the point the mouse cursor is positioned (not your finger).
double-tap-one-finger.png
Double left click Tap twice with one finger to click the left mouse button at the point the mouse cursor is positioned (not your finger).
two-fingers-right-click.png
Right click Tap with two fingers to click the right mouse button at the point the mouse cursor is positioned (not your finger).
tap-three-fingers-click.png
Middle click Tap with three fingers to click the middle mouse button at the point the mouse cursor is positioned (not your finger).
drag-two-fingers-scroll.png
Scroll Place two fingers on the screen and drag slowly up or down to scroll the current application.
double-tap-drag-one-finger.png
Drag-and-drop or select text Tap twice, hold the second tap, and drag to move a desktop object (such as a dialog box or icon), or select a specific body of text.

 

Touch panel interaction mode (iOS only)

This mode can be enabled by tapping the i icon on the toolbar and changing the Interaction setting from Mouse to Touch panel.

Your finger interacts with the remote screen exactly where you tap.

Gesture Action Explanation
pinch.png
Zoom Pinch two fingers together to zoom out, or apart to zoom in.
one-finger-click.png
Left click Tap with one finger to click the left mouse button at that point.
double-tap-one-finger.png
Double left click Tap twice with one finger to click the left mouse button twice at that point.
one-finger-click.png
Long press Tap once and hold to long press for the required duration.
double-tap-drag-one-finger.png Drag-and-drop or select text Tap, hold and drag to move a desktop object (such as a dialog box or icon), or select a body of text.
two-finger-swipe-pan.png
Pan Place two fingers on the screen and drag to pan.

Using the app toolbar

The app toolbar provides access to several useful features when accessing a remote device.

Shown

Android-Pinned-Toolbar.png

Minimised

Android-Collapsed-Toolbar.png

The toolbar will automatically minimise after 20 second of inactivity. If you want to keep the toolbar open, tap pin-locked.png on the toolbar to lock it in place.

Using the virtual keyboard

Tap  virtual-keyboard.png  to open the virtual keyboard, above which a scrolling key bar containing function and other special keys is displayed. Double tap a modifier key (for example, Shift or Ctrl) to hold that key down. Some keys, such as Scroll Lock, are not available.

Note: If a hardware keyboard is detected, the virtual keyboard is not displayed. However, tapping the keyboard icon will still open the scrolling key bar.

Using mouse mode

Tap mouse-mode.png to open mouse mode. Virtual left, middle, and right mouse buttons, and a vertical scroll bar, are superimposed on the display, to provide an alternative to gestures.

Was this article helpful?
50 out of 147 found this helpful

Comments

0 comments

Article is closed for comments.