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How to use your Phone as a Second Display for free using Spacedesk?

How to use your Phone as a Second Display for free using Spacedesk?

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In today’s time, we are multi-tasking millions of things on our computer and always wish to get a second display to make our life easier. A dual-monitor setup works like a charm if you are a hardcore multitasker. It takes less time to switch from one application to another with fewer clicks, thus saving time for you. 

For enjoying these perks, you will need to purchase another monitor, which can be expensive. On the other hand, a second monitor is not as portable as a laptop.

To overcome this problem, you can use your smartphone as a second monitor with the same perks. Spacedesk is an application that can turn your mobile device into your second display over Wi-Fi. Here is a guide on How to install Spacedesk and configure it on your devices.

Installation of Spacedesk

Step 1: Install Spacedesk on your computer

First of all, you need to install Spacedesk driver software on your windows computer. Click here to be redirected to the official website. Head towards the download section and download the desired version. 

Spacedesk Downloading section

Next up, you need to launch the setup file and follow the steps as the installation guide says. Once you have completed the installation process, you need to reboot the system to activate the drivers. 

Spacedesk installation on PC

Step 2: Install Spacedesk on your Smartphone(Second Display)

Now that you have installed Spacedesk on your system, you need to do the same for your smartphones. For downloading the application on your smartphones, click on the links given below.

Android: Link to PlayStore

iOS: Link to AppStore

Step 3: Connecting your smartphone and computer

Once Spacedesk is installed on both devices, it’s time to connect them. You have to make sure that both the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. After that, open the application on your smartphone. You will see a screen like this. 

Spacedesk running on the second display

Open Spacedesk on your computer and make sure that it is on. The app will automatically detect your computer, and you just need to tap on connect. In case it does not recognize the system, you can input the IP address by tapping on the “+” sign in the app. The IP address of your system will be visible in the server window on your computer. 

Now you are all set to enjoy the dual-monitor setup with your smartphone and computer. If you have a tablet or iPad, then it’s a cherry on the cake for you. You can go to the display setting on your computer to select the first and second screen. 

 

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