If you are looking for a quick, easy, reliable way to get full control of your Android phone or tablet on your Windows 10 or 11 PC. This guide will show you how to set up and use SCRPCY to mirror and control your Android phone or tablet with full keyboard and mouse support. All you need is SCRCPY, your Android device and a USB cable that allows file transfers.

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There are dozens of different ways you can connect Android devices to Windows PCs to take control of them. In the past, to get this kind of access and functionality, you first had to install third-party apps and deal with adb. Some older methods also required your mobile device to be rooted. Thankfully, that isn’t the case anymore with SCRCPY replacing all of those methods. Allowing you to easily display and control your Android. SCRCPY allows you to quickly and easily connect your phone to your computer and take control of it with only a few minutes of setup required.

The best part is that it is entirely free, and will allow you to control the device fully. All you need is SCRCPY (screen mirroring software), your Android phone or tablet, a USB cable that allows file transfers and a Linux, macOS or Windows PC. The entire setup process is super easy and has been improved over the years so it’s a lot simpler than it once was. So let’s jump straight into it so you can start viewing and controlling your Android device straight from your computer.

Setting up the SCRCPY Application: Unlocking Developer Options.

To start the process, you will first have to enable Developer Options on your Android device. If you are unfamiliar with this process, you can follow the steps shown below. The process is similar on most Android devices but if you are having trouble getting it working on yours, search for the process for your specific Android version.

  • First, go to Settings on your device.
  • Then scroll down and tap on About Phone.
  • Next, scroll down and find Software information inside this menu tap the Build Number entry seven times.
  • This will trigger a prompt telling you that "You are now a developer!"
  • Some devices may ask you to enter your passcode. Some might not.

How to View and Control Android Devices on Computer Without Third-Party Apps or Root. SCRCPY

Once that is done, it’s time to make a quick change in Developer Options. The new option we just unlocked.

SCRCPY Setup: Enabling USB Debugging.

Now that you have Developer Options enabled, you will need to enable USB Debugging.

  • To do this go to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Inside the Developer Options menu scroll down and make sure USB Debugging is Enabled.
  • Accept the confirmation prompt that appears.

How to View and Control Android Devices on Computer Without Third-Party Apps or Root. (SCRCPY)

Once you have done we can start the next part of the process which is setting up SCRCPY

SCRCPY Setup: Download SCRCPY.

Now that you have everything set up and ready, you can start the main setup process. First, visit the SCRCPY GitHub page and download the latest version of SCRCPY.

SCRCPY Download

where to download scrcpy and sndcpy

  • Now that you have SCRCPY downloaded, extract it into your desired location.
  • Next, make sure that you have your Android device connected to your PC using a cable that allows file sharing.
  • Note: Charge-only cables do not work. If you can’t transfer files between your devices you won’t be able to use SCRCPY. Also, some Chinese phone brands have extra options you may need to enable in Developer Options to get full keyboard and mouse control. For Xiaomi devices, you have to go to developer options and allow granting permissions and simulating input via USB. It will ask 3 times if you are sure.

  • Next, go to the SCRCPY folder on your computer and double-click on the scrcpy.exe file.

How to View and Control Android Devices on Computer Without Third Party Apps or Root SCRCPY

  • This will open a command window and SCRCPY will run through its setup process. You will see a prompt on your phone asking about developer options and if you want to allow access. Accept this prompt and SCRCPY will close.

View and Control Android Devices on Computer Without Third-Party Apps or Root. (SCRCPY)

  • Now double-click the scrcpy.exe again and it will open, run through a connection process and your Android device will pop up on the screen.

That’s all there is to it, everything is set up and working! However, you are going to want to check out the next part of this guide which shows you a ton of extra tips and tricks you need to take advantage of.

Control Android Devices on Computer Without Third-Party Apps or Root. (SCRCPY)

Making the Most out of SCRCPY - All our other SCRCPY Guides.

Below you will find a list of all our other SCRCPY guides. Stuff that is essential if you really want to make the most out of using SCRCPY to control android devices. If you're completely new, we highly suggest customising the SCRCPY bit rate, framerate, encoder, and to change the resolution and sound options to run scrcpy with the best possible configuration on desktop and laptop PCs. The latest version also gives you the ability to forward audio or disable it completely. You will find more options for that at the very end of this article. Of all the articles linked below we highly suggest checking out SCRCPY wireless which will show you how to use SCRCPY wirelessly so you don't have to have your phone connected via USB. That said the best option for latency and sharing files etc on any os is with the cable.

YouTube - SCRCPY guides

How to change screen resolution in SCRCPY.

How to fix SCRCPY crashing after opening.

How to use Keyboard Shortcuts in SCRCPY | SCRCPY Keyboard Shortcut List.

How to get a SCRCPY GUI (Graphic User Interface)

How to enable USB Debugging in SCRCPY with a broken screen.

How to create SCRCPY Batch file shortcuts to run multiple commands.

How to set up SCRCPY Wireless. (SCRCPY Wireless setup guide)

How to create a SCRCPY scrcpy-noconsole.vbs Taskbar shortcut.

How to use multiple phones with SCRCPY. Setup two phones with SCRCPY.

How to set up multiple devices using SCRCPY wireless.

How to use SCRCPY Command Prompt Shortcuts.

How to set up and use SCRCPY on Android versions 5 to 12.

SCRCPY in action on Windows 11

What about Audio? Can you Control Audio using SCRCPY?

Unfortunately, SCRCPY only handles the visual side of things so for streaming audio from your Android phone to your computer you will need to use a tool called SNDCPY. For that check out the two guides below.

How to set up SNDCPY to forward audio from Android to PC.

How to fix SNDCPY waiting for connection.

Troubleshooting Guides for SCRCPY

If you have followed everything in this article but are having some issues with making sure devices are connected, otg mode, adb server, or computer keyboard and mouse connections these guides will help.

How to enable USB Debugging in SCRCPY with a broken screen.

How to fix can’t control SCRCPY with keyboard and mouse.