Remote Control

Enter the ID of the remote device in the home page or select a historical device to verify. After the verification is successful, you can control remote device.

HomeSuccessfully connected

Input control provides two modes: Mouse mode and Touch mode, which can be switched through the lower toolbar.

Mouse settingsMode selection

In Mouse mode,you can also trigger the remote device’s Right Mouse with a Two-Finger Tap

File Transfer (Android)

Requires RustDesk ≥ 1.1.9

In the device list on the home page, select the device.

Long press or tap the menu on the right to select File Transfer.

HomeSuccessfully connected
  • The initial directory is the Home directory of the device, you can click to quickly return to Home.
  • Below the title bar is the directory level, you can click the corresponding folder to jump quickly.
  • Click to access the parent directory.
  • The current absolute path and project statistics will be prompted at the bottom of the list.
  • Click Local / Remote in the title bar to switch pages.

How do I transfer files?

  1. Long press on a file or folder in the list to quickly enter the multiple selection mode, which can select multiple items.
  2. After selecting the file(s), switch the Local / Remote page. After switching, you will see the Paste here? prompt at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the paste file icon in the picture to transfer the selected item(s) to the target directory.
Multi-Select ModeFile Paste

Set ID/Relay Server

  1. Click Settings on the bottom navigation bar.
  2. Click ID/Relay Server.
  3. Enter your ID Server hostname/IP Address in the ID Server field. Leave Relay Server and API Server blank, and enter your public key (optional, required for encryption) in the Key field. Press OK to save your settings. It will automatically switch to the specified server.

You can also configure it by scanning a QR Code. To generate the QR Code, use the following format (change the host and key values to your own):

config={"host": "xxx", "key": "xxx"}

Then go to an Online QR Code Generator and paste in the code above.

The picture below is a screenshot of Android. If it is iOS, please check top-right menu on the home page.

Share screen/files of your Android phone

Starting from version 1.1.9, the Android client has added the functions of sharing the phone screen and sharing the file system of the phone.

  • Android 6 and above is required for screen sharing
  • Android 10 or above is required to share the internal audio of the mobile phone system
  • iOS does not yet support screen sharing

Request permissions and start services

Click on Share Screen from the bottom navigation bar.

Configure various permissions as needed. Every time you start RustDesk, you need to request “Screen Capture” and “Input Control” permissions again.

Screen CaptureWhether to enable screen capture sharing permission, the monitoring service will be enabled at the same time as startup
Input Control*Whether to allow the controller to control the input of the mobile phone, such as virtual touch screen operation with the mouse
File transfer*Whether to enable file transfer permission, after startup, you can remotely control the file system of this phone
Audio captureWhether to share the system music inside the phone (not microphone input)

Above * represents special permissions. To obtain such permissions, you need to jump to the Android system settings page to obtain them manually. The details are as follows

Special Permission Request - File

Requesting Android file permissions will automatically jump to the system settings page

Special Permission Request - mouse input

Step 1: Find “Installed Services”Step 2: Start RustDesk Input

The system setting page of different vendors may be different, please adjust it according to your system page.

Remote mouse control shortcutsDescription
Click the right mouse buttonGo back
Click the mouse wheelHome
Long press mouse wheelRecently opened apps
Mouse wheel scrollingSimulate vertical sliding

Start Service

After obtaining the Screen Capture permission, the service will be automatically started. You can also click the Start Service button to start the service. After the service is started, it can accept desktop control requests from other devices.

If the File Transfer permission is enabled, it can also accept file control requests from other devices.

After the service is started, a unique ID and random password will be automatically obtained for this device. Other devices can control the phone through the ID and password, or manually confirm when a new request is received.

Before starting the serviceAfter starting the service
  1. Clicking Start Service will enable the Screen Capture permission by default.
  2. When the Screen Capture permission is not obtained, other devices cannot issue control requests.
  3. Except for the Screen Capture permission, the switching of other permissions will only affect the new connection, and will not affect the established connection. If you need to switch permissions for an established connection, please close the current connection first, modify the permissions, and then receive a control request.

Mobile terminal
You can stop the service or close the specified connection at any timeYou can receive or initiate chats