The remote control of an Android mobile using AirDroid is nothing new, but now with AirMirror you can now do it from another Android mobile. Until now this was only possible from the AirDroid application for PC and Mac.

AirMirror is a new application from the creators of AirDroid with which you can see the screen and control an Android mobile or tablet from another. You do not need to have root in any of the telephones, although you will need a previous preparation if you do not have superuser permissions.

1. Install AirDroid in which mobile you want to control


The Android mobile or tablet that is going to be controlled remotely needs to have AirDroid installed. In which you will control is not necessary, because in your case you will need to install the new AirMirror application, but there is no problem in having both applications installed at the same time.

You will need to sign in to AirDroid (or create an account, if you do not already have one). This account must be the same in both applications (AirMirror and AirDroid). AirDroid, at least the free version, is more focused on connecting yourself to your own devices and not to your friend’s cell phones, for example, to solve a problem. You can do this too, but both must login with the same account.

AirDroid: Remote access

AirDroid: Remote AccessVaries by device.

2. Install AirDroid on Windows (if you do not have root)

If you do not have root, you need an additional step before being able to control a mobile remotely from another with AirDroid. The AirDroid application for Windows (or Mac) is responsible for making the configuration for you, but still you must do part of the work.

After installing AirDroid on your PC, you must activate USB debugging on the mobile you want to control. You will need to activate the developer options first and then go to this new menu and activate the corresponding box.


Then connect the mobile to the PC using a USB cable and wait a few seconds until the drivers settle. If the mobile asks you if you grant permission to your PC to access it, say yes.

Back in AirDroid for PC, click on the binoculars icon (symbolized by AirMirror). Devices linked to your account will appear there, but where you must click is in Non-Root . You should see there the mobile or tablet that you have connected through the cable. Press Connect.


The process is quite fast. In a few seconds your Android device will be ready to be used remotely, despite not having root. You do not need to do this every time you use AirMirror, but every time you reboot the mobile. It’s the catch for not having superuser permissions.

3. Install AirMirror


The device that will be controlled remotely is already ready, but you still have to configure the one that will take control. In it you need to install AirMirror from Google Play and log in with the same account that is configured on the source device.

AirMirror: remote control devices

AirMirror: remote control devices1.0.0.0

After touching on the name of the device you want to connect to, the connection will start. If everything goes well, in a couple of seconds you will start to see the remote screen, which you can handle as if you were in front of it.


The remote control itself is similar to what we have seen on other occasions as with Teamviewer. It works relatively well, depending on the speed of your connection, the power of the transmitting device and the receiver.

During a remote session you can tap the options button to access a toolbar where you can change the quality of the transmission (the eye icon). Reduce the quality (‘LD’ is the lowest option) should be a smoother experience, although in my case I have not noticed much improvement.

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