Control your Android Smartphone from your PC for free with scrcpy
Smartphones are very important in our modern life. For a lot of people, the phone is very much important than a standard computer. Some people will sit in front of computers all day, but they still have to check their phone for certain things. A new tool called scrcpy has arrived which allows you to display your phone screen on your computer with just a USB connection and ADB. No root access is required on your phone. A lots of app or tools are available but most of them are paid and we able to use only some limited features. The scrcpy tool is absolutely free and can be used without any limit.
Scrcpy works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It works by executing a server on the device. Over an adb tunnel scrcpy communicates with the server via a socket . Your smartphone screen is streamed as an h.264 video, which is then decoded and displayed by scrcpy on to the windows PC screen. The inputs which are given by us through Keyboard and mouse is sent to the server and then pushed to the device. The scrcpy tool focuses to give a lightness, good-performance, very good-quality, low latency, very fast start-up, and non-intrusive. Here’s how to get it set up.
- Download this zip file and extract it.
- Setup the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) on your PC.
- Open the previously extracted folder, open a Command Prompt from the same directory. This can be done by holding Shift and Right-clicking within the folder where the extracted files you had copied in first step, then click the “open command prompt here” option. (Some Windows 10 users may see “PowerShell” instead of “command prompt”.)
scrcpy. That’s it!
Your smartphone screen will start displaying on your windows screen. You can simply interact with your smartphone from your PC. Just click to tap and click and drag to swipe. App orientation should also be translated to the screen.