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How to display and control your Android device on laptop ?


If you are a software developer, just use scrcpy command line tool to display and control your android smartphone or tablet on a laptop.

This application provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access.

Install scrcpy on Linux

To install scrcpy, just use snap package manager like this sudo snap install scrcpy.

Choose your Linux distribution to get more information about installation.

Install scrcpy on Mac OS X

Use package manager to install scrcpy on Mac OS such as HomeBrew. Install it like this.

brew install scrcpy

Install scrcpy on Windows

Download the scrcpy program and install it on your Windows 7/8.1/10/11 as you like.

Using scrcpy to display Android device and control it

First of all, you need to activate developer options in your settings. Then enable USB debugging feature inside developer options settings.

Then use a USB cable to attach your smartphone / tablet with your laptop, and type scrcpy in terminal. Your smartphone will show up on your laptop and you can see it and control it.

If it doesn’t work

If your laptop does not have Android tools or adb tools, install them. To install adb tools on Linux run this command on any Debian-based distro: sudo apt install adb. To install adb tools on Mac OS, run this command brew install android-platform-tools.

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