Lock Computer from Android

Consider this, you are sitting across the room chilling on your couch and you’re starting to fall asleep. Here’s the problem, your couch feels so good and you don’t want to get up to lock your computer, but you need to because you have nosy roommates. So wouldn’t it be great if you could remotely lock it from your phone? Okay, so even if this situation is completely unbelievable, this is still something cool to try and do. Here’s how to lock computer from Android.

What You Will Need:

First, download the Lock My Computer desktop app. You will need to make sure that you have java installed on your computer for it to run. When you launch it, Windows might prompt you to allow it Internet access, click allow. Then hit start service. It will open up a port that you will connect to from your phone (take note of the port number).

Lock Computer From Android

 

You will also need to know your computer’s ip address. To find it out go to command prompt and type in “ipconfig”. It will display your ip address under ip4 or ip6 address.

Finally, download the app from the Play Store. Go into settings and type in your ip address and port number and hit save. Make sure that your phone and computer are on the same wifi network. When you tap lock, your computer should lock.