To provide a better control service and experiences, AirDroid added a new control method under the existing root control and non-root control methods: AirDroid Control Add-on(Accessibility)
What is AirDroid Control Add-on?
Installing AirDroid Control Add-on on your Android devices allows you to directly control your Android devices via Accessibility permission, which doesn't require rooting or running non-root for the devices anymore.
- AirDroid Control Add-on is only available on Android 7 or above.
- If you would like to control an Android 7.0 below devices, you can use the Non-root Control: How to run Non-Root setup to remote control Android Phone with AirDroid Personal?
How to Download AirDroid Control Add-on on your Android devices?
The following steps should be done on your Android devices (you want to control)
2. Launch the AirDroid Personal App and sign in to your AirDroid account
3. Go to ME - Security & Remote Features - Remote Control - Enable
4. Install AirDroid Control Add-on per the instruction on the page (or you can download from Google Play directly)
5. Once you have installed the add-on, please back to AirDroid and Enable AirDroid control Add-on Accessibility Service
- Tap Grant permission - settings, and then the Accessibility page will display (or you can go settings of your Android device and search Accessibility)
- On the Accessibility page, find the AirDriod Control add-on and turn it on
6. Back to AirDroid again, and you will see "Remote Control Enabled"
Now, everything is ready, and you can use the AirDroid Personal Desktop Client, AirDroid Web, or AirMirror app to control this Android device remotely.
- How to remote control Android devices from a computer with AirDroid Personal?
- How to remote control Android devices from another Android device with AirMirror App?
7. Keeping AirDroid Control Add-on running in the background of your phone is the main way to ensure the normal use of AirDroid's control function:
Remote Control can run smoothly on Google native OS devices. However, Accessibility permission may be deactivated due to system limitations on the following brand devices. We recommend Rooting your devices or do the Non-Root setup for a complete Remote Control experience.
- Accessibility permission will be deactivated once the screen locks on some Samsung and Vivo devices.
- Accessibility permission will be deactivated once the AirDroid Personal app auto-updates or re-installs on Meizu devices.
- Accessibility permission will be deactivated once the AirDroid Personal app is closed on Xiaomi and Huawei devices.
FAQ of AirDroid Control Add-on (Accessibility)
1. Which type of device support use AirDroid Control Add-on?
AirDroid control Add-on is available on Android 7 and above. It is not available on iOS devices. If your device is running Android 7 below, you are recommended to use the Non-Root method.
2. What should I do if the remote control permission has been revoked?
You can click Regrant the permission on the Remote control page (or go settings of your phone and search Accessibility) and enable the AirDroid control add-on service on the accessibility page.
3. How to enable the AirDroid Control add-on service manually?
Please go to the settings of your Android devices and search Accessibility, then AirDroid Control add-on and turn it on.