Many people like to mirror Android phone to computer and use their PC to control the mobile devices. In this way, they can watch movies on bigger screen, play video games when they work on the same computer. AnLink is a free software which can help us achieve that. It supports both USB and WiFi connection. Once you project your mobile to the screen of your desktop or laptop, you can use mouse to operate your phone and even type into your mobile phone with the keyboard of your computer. All major Android phones are supported, Google, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, Mi, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung, Sony, Tecno, Vivo and more. What’s more, it is totally free to download and use. No ads, no subscription required!
Download AnLink from this link. Install it on to your Windows computer.
Launch the program. If it is your first time to use AnLink, you will be asked whether you like to enable auto running at startup or not. You can always switch it on or off anytime from its Settings later.
After that, the waiting for connection screen shows up. Hit the Help button, you can select the brand of your Android phone, Google, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, Mi, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung, Sony, Tecno, Vivo or others. You will be presented with the detailed instructions to turn on Developer Options and USB debugging on your Android phone. You have to enabled USB debugging before you can connect your Android phone to PC, project and control mobile on PC through AnLink.
After that, connect your mobile phone to Windows computer using its USB cable, you will be prompted to confirm and allow USB debugging through the computer. Tap to enable “Always allow from this computer” and press OK. You should then find the mobile phone screen being mirrored to AnLink on your computer screen.
Note that you must use the USB cable to connect the Android phone to PC for the first time. Only after that you can enable WiFi connection in AnLink and switch from USB connection to WiFi connection. The next time, you can directly connect your phone to computer through Wi-Fi. Make sure to connect both your computer and mobile phone to the same Wi-Fi network otherwise you won’t be able to connect them through Wi-Fi.
USB connection is usually more stable and faster without any lags or interruption. If you found the Wi-Fi connection doesn’t work well, switch to USB connection instead.
The operation of the mobile through AnLink on your computer is easy. AnLink provides all kinds of shortcuts and options in its menu, such as volume controls, screenshot to clipboard, and so on. Imagine the mouse as your finger, click and hold, then swipe up, down, left or right. Double click to open a mobile app using your mouse, then use your computer keyboard to type into your mobile phone. Use Ctrl+X to cut text, Ctrl+C to copy text and Ctrl+V to paste text between your mobile phone and computer.
Gesture supported if applicable. You can touch your computer monitor screen to control your mobile phone.