Tips for Remote Screen Sharing in MacOS

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by automatickyle, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. automatickyle macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    Denver, CO

    Can anyone point me to a good document or article that can show me the best way to remote screen share with my mom, who is 2,000 miles away? I would like to be able to control her mac remotely and see her screen so I can teach her some things on using her computer and help organize some of her files. I have been using the google machine, but I am coming up with several different options. Wasn't sure what the best one is for this specific example.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
  3. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I have used iChat in the past, which is now iMessage.

    I took a long break, many years from using it, and tried recently and had many problems getting it to work.

    My wife works part time on Saturday's in a different county and didn't know how to set up a new printer. I figured I would just set it up remotely using screen sharing, but it wouldn't work at first.

    I could always get it working at home, but it didn't work when she was at her office.

    I am still not sure what the exact problem was, but I think it was corrected by merging her contacts of me together. She had multiple contacts of me, and she happen to tell me. I asked her to merged them together and screen sharing started to work.

    I never had issues like this in the past, but like most things with Apple today, it doesn't always "just work" anymore.
  4. mikzn macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    I'll second this - works for me and never had any issues as long as the other person has a recent OS on thier MAC ( ie Sierra and above?) probably even better if both are on the same OS

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