Using multiple monitors can really help you get things done faster and be more productive. But what if you don’t have an extra monitor at home, or you only need one temporarily? Well, you can actually use your Android device instead. It’s a great solution because it doesn’t require much space, and you can take it with you wherever you go. This post will show you how to use your Android phone as second monitor on Windows 10/11.
Meanwhile, If you own an iPad or a Samsung Tab, you may have heard of Duet Display and Second Screen. Unfortunately, you won’t find any native feature to do this job. Thankfully, there are multiple apps that can make your task easier. For the sake of this guide, we’ll use Spacedesk.
Multi-display Utility Tool for PC – Spacedesk
Spacedesk is a handy free tool created by datronicsoft specifically for desktop PCs. It’s all about boosting productivity by letting you add extra screens to your Windows setup using your phone or Surface tablet. With Spacedesk, you can choose to either copy what’s on your main screen or stretch it out across another display.
Think of it like Miracast for Windows gadgets. Spacedesk lets you turn your Windows phone or Surface tablet into an additional screen, perfect for mirroring or expanding your computer desktop. You can link up screens using either wired or wireless connections within your local network. It’s a breeze to set up and really expands your workspace options
How to Use Android Phone as Second Monitor for Windows 10/11 PC
Android smartphones and tablets are incredibly flexible when it comes to what they can do. You can actually mirror your Android screen to another Android device or even a computer. Basically, you just need to grab a second monitor app on your Android and then install the app’s client counterpart on your computer. After that, it’s just a matter of connecting your Android to your computer via USB cable or over Wi-Fi (as long as both devices are on the same network), and you’re good to go!
Here’s how it’s done:
Note: Make sure that both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Once downloaded, install it. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
3. After that, on your Android phone, launch the Spacedesk app. It will automatically detect your PC. Tap on it to connect.
4. When you connect these two devices, your Android screen will show exactly what’s on your Windows display.
If you’d prefer your Android to not just mirror the Windows screen but instead act as an extension of it, here’s what you should do:
- Right-click on the desktop and then click Display settings.
- Select Extend these displays on the drop-down menu.
- Select Keep Changes.
5. To disconnect the process, on your phone, tap the 3 lines > Disconnect > OK.
This is how you can use the Android phone as a second monitor on Windows 10/11 PC and laptop.