Need Help with Screen Sharing with my Father

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mikebike125, May 31, 2017.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    My father and I both have new iMacs (only about a year old). My father is older and he sometimes needs help doing thngs on his computer. I remember that there was a way that I could (over the internet) gain control of his computer and remotely operate it so I could talk with him and show him at the same time how to do things. I don't know if this can still be done but am more and more needing to do this.

    How do I do that with our current two iMacs?
     
  2. Superspeed500 macrumors regular

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    One program that is widely used for this is Teamviewer. There are other alternatives. MacOS also contains a built in screen sharing program, but that requires port forwarding. Teamviewer is in my opinion the simplest alternative.
     
  3. foxlet macrumors regular

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  5. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    This is the thing I believe I was looking for. I am going to try it out tonight. This will really help because he gets a little lost sometimes and it will help me show him what to do. Can't wait to try it.

    Thanks, Fox
     
  6. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    If you need something more than what macOS Messages already does, Apple Remote Desktop is very easy to setup and use... and there's nothing to install/setup on the other end (because the client software is part of the OS).
     

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