How do I use VNC Viewer for Android and iOS?

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Using the app toolbar

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If you cannot see the toolbar, try the following (not all actions work on every device):

  • Swiping down from the top
  • Swiping down with three fingers
  • Shaking the device

You can use the Pin toolbar button to lock the toolbar in place.

Using touch gestures to control the remote desktop

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. This gives you precise control of a high-resolution computer desktop. 

Gesture                     Action             Explanation
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  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).
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  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).
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  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)

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.
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