Since we purchase a smartphone every year or two by discarding our old phone, chances are that we might have an old phone which is still in working condition lying around in a corner of our home. If this is the case with you then we have the top 5 ways to use your Android phone or tablet as a second screen.
So just pick up your old device and give a new life to that by following the steps mentioned below:
Spacedesk is a quite popular choice if you want to make use of your old Android tablet or phone as a secondary display. The app lets users connect a tablet or phone with a Windows PC using USB, Wi-Fi, or LAN. Just install the necessary drivers needed for this onto your PC by clicking here, and app for your tablet or phone from here. The app is available for Windows 7 and above. The setup process of Spacedesk is very simple for even a 10-year kid, just follow the steps that the apps tell you to follow and that is it, anyone can setup this with the provided instruction. And that is it. Now you can use your old tablet or phone as a secondary display.
Google Remote desktop
It is a software by Google that lets users connect smartphones or tablets as a remote control for PC. Users can control the laptop or desktop from which they have connected their phones. Just download Google Remote desktop from here and set up the remote access from here. The setup process is very simple just follow the steps that the apps tell you to follow and that is it, anyone can setup this with the provided instruction.
Splashtop Wired XDisplay
As the name says “Wired”, the software requires a wire to connect your phone/tablet to a computer. Since you are connected with a wired medium the plus side is that you get better resolution and frame rate. It supports Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second. Just download the app for Android from here and for iOS from here, and install the companion software for mac from here and for windows from here. Now, just open the software on your computer and then connect your phone via USB. And that is it! Now you have connected the phone or tablet to your PC.
It is another software that can be used to mirror a display on your iPhone or iPad. It supports 60 fps and plus offers multi-touch on the device you are using it on. The iDisplay has every feature that you can ask for but the only thing is that unlike other methods mentioned above which are free, iDisplay is not free and you have to pay $18 for this. The setup method is similar to all the above and you can check out the software from here.
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