How to setup Raspberry Pi remote desktop VNC server mac & windows.

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In the previews post, we already discussed how to install raspbian on raspberry pi. and discussed the pinout of all models of the Raspberry Pi. To work with raspberry pi you need a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Work with two computers is a little bit difficult. Here we will remote desktop raspberry pi to laptop or pc. Also, we can work with ower Raspberry Pi anywhere from the world. Here we will discuss all about Raspberry Pi remote desktop.


  • Raspberry Pi
  • Wi-fi Router
  • Personal computer
  • Internet connection
  • Mouse (one time)
  • keyboard (one time)
  • HDMI monitor (one time)


VNC (virtual network computing) is a technology that enables remote graphical desktop sharing system. In this article, we will learn how to set up RealVNC and use Raspberry Pi remote desktop.

Enable raspberry pi VNC server terminal

Real VNC is a screen sharing vnc software. In Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software in is pre-installed. To check real VNC is install follow the following step:-

Step 1

Power-up the Raspberry Pi and open the terminal window and type the following command.

 sudo raspi-congig
Raspberry pi remote desktop

Step 2

Navigate to Interfacing Options and press enter key.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Step 3

Go to VNC and press enter and enable.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Enable raspberry pi VNC server through Graphic interface.

You can enable a vnc remote desktop using a graphic interface. To do that follow the following steps.

Step 1

Go to preferences > Raspberry Pi Configuration.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Step 2

Go to Interfaces and enable VNC.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Install RealVNC in Raspberry Pi

If you are using any other operating system. The above option is not visible it means your Pi doesn’t have VNC installed. In this case, you have to install the raspbian VNC. You can download or follow the following steps.

Step 1

Open terminal and type the following command.

sudo apt update

Step 2

When the update is done then type the following command to download and install Pi VNC.

sudo apt install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer

VNC viewer for windows

Download and install RealVNC software on your computer. This vnc free software allows your computer to communicate to a Raspberry Pi remote desktop. VNC ubuntu, vnc iPhone, vnc android, and vnc windows are available. Download the correct file according to your platform and follow the instructions. Here we are using vnc software for windows. vnc player windows are super easy to use. All we need Pi IP address

Find IP address of the Raspberry Pi

To find the IP address of Raspberry Pi connect your Raspberry pi with the same network your computer is connected.

Open a terminal window in raspberry pi and type the following command and hit enter.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

your IP address should be like (this value is different for you)

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Setup VNC PC

Step 1

Open remoter vnc in your main computer and enter the IP address of Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry pi remote desktop

Step 2

The default username is pi and default Raspberry Pi password is raspberry. Enter this raspbian password and username name and hit the enter.

Raspberry pi remote desktop
Raspberry pi remote desktop

The Raspberry Pi desktop is visible on your main computer. Follow the same method to connect to the vnc server from mac.

Remote vnc for android and ios

You can control your VNC enabled device any were from the world using your smart phone. for that, you have to register on the VNC account and login in different devices using the same account.

Mobile vnc server

After registration opens the vnc viewer in your vnc iPhone or android login using the same account.

vnc server for mobile

Open your mail and authenticate the device.

Vnc server for mobile

you will get list of all the login devices. Chose the device you want to use. Make sure that device sign in with same account.

If your device is not in list. Open the Raspberry Pi VNC and login in that also.

Access from the word Raspberry Pi remote desktop

To access using your computer is little bit different.

Step 1

Enter your router’s configuration menu. Entering the default gateway IP address into the search bar of your browser.

Step 2

Login to your router’s configuration page. enter username and password you can find on your router.

Step 3

Go to advance setting Search for Port Forwarding.

Step 4

Add a new port forward. Above all instruction varies router to router. You can call customer service or search on the internet according to the router type.

Step 5

Use the Raspberry Pi IP address ex:- We need to forward the port for windows at 3389 and Save the settings.

Step 6

Type on google “what’s my IP” it will give you yours router’s public IP.

Step 7

Open Remote Desktop Connection application in windows. Field entry’s. exact we use on uper steps. Here you are done.


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