Controlling a laptop with the iphone via cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phaedarus, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. phaedarus macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2008
    Occasionally, I will VNC to my laptop when I'm not bringing it with me if I happen to find wi-fi using my iphone.

    I've always wondered though, if it is possible to control a host PC/Mac from an iphone using just the USB cable without Wi-Fi?

    Why would I want this? Just for the fun of using my cushioned laptop in my backpack with a cable wire running to my iphone while on the way to the bus stop.

    Any possibility of this?
  2. lolwutalan macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If anything, you'd have to leave the laptop open and running, so if it was in your backpack, it would probably end up closing.
  3. phaedarus thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2008
    It should be possible to disable sleep mode or adjust energy savings to make it possible for a semi-closed laptop to operate.
  4. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    if you have something like the mac app called insomniacs (spelling?) then yes your laptop will stay "on" if the lid is closed.

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