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How do You Access Remote Desktop on Mac?

Remotely accessing a Mac, in general, is easy.

Despite the fact the Apple has disabled one of its tools called Back to My Mac, it doesn’t mean that you can no longer access any Mac device remotely. Thankfully, there are ways on how to remote access a Mac using different devices and operating systems. We’ll take a look at the various solutions on how to remote access a Mac.

How to Remote Access a Mac from a Different Location?

There are two ways on how to remote access a Mac from another computer or allow others to access your Mac using remote desktop.

1. Enable remote login to your Mac from a different computer - You can achieve this step by using Secure Shell (SSH) for both devices that use the same macOS. This step allows you to enable Mac remote desktop using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

In order to step up remote login, you have to:

  • Go to System Preferences > Sharing

  • Select Remote Login

  • Choose which user or device you want to access your Mac remotely

2. Enable others to access your device using Apple Remote Desktop

To set up, you’ll need to

  • Go to menu > System Preferences > Sharing

  • Select Remote Management

  • Choose which user you want to have remote desktop access.

How to Remote Access a Mac device to another Mac device using Remote Desktop Connection?

On the device, you wish to remotely connect to:

  • Go to System Preferences in the Apple menu

  • Click on Sharing in the Internet and Wireless group

  • Check the box next to the Screen Sharing on the left

  • Click on the Computer Settings button on the right

  • Select the “VNC viewers may control screen with password” option

  • Set a password to use for screen sharing

  • Select OK

  • To ensure it’s set to “Allow access for: Only these users,” click the plus button at the bottom of the page

  • Select your name from the list

  • Click the Select button

  • If you wish to share files as well, enable File sharing by putting a check mark on it

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Related Resources:

What is Remote Access?

How do I enable remote access?

How do I enable remote access in Windows 10?

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  • Released: 04/22/2019
  • Updated: 04/22/2019

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