Is it possible to control an ipad from a pc?

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    Or control an iPad from another iPad? I'm getting my mom an iPad 2 but I know she is going to have problems using it, I'm 5 hours away from her so I wanted a way to take control of her iPad if it has issues? Thanks
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    Not sure if it would work but I use Team Viewer as an app to access my pc via my iPad, may work the other way around?
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    How would you access the TV tho??
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    That's what I was wondering? I was looking at the app " team viewer" for that you type in your ID that they give you when you sign up. I might try downloading that to my pc and see how it works
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    I am not sure what you are asking. If she is a node on your network, in theory, her ipad would see your Apple TV and be able to turn on mirroring. If you sre asking how to manipulate her iPad in this set-up you would not be able. You'd only be able to see what she is seeing.
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    I only have one iPad, does anyone here have two? If so would you be willing to try the team viewer app on both iPads to see if you can control each other with the team viewer app?
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    I have two but I just checked and they want 50 bucks for that app.
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    Oh I just checked again and see that there is a free team viewer app and one that is more expensive. I thought the free one would do the job?
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    I looked at the wrong one. I installed it but there is no host option.
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    Thanks for trying. I have never used team viewer so I'm not sure about the host option?
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    You have to enable access and there is no option for it.
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    If anyone is interested I found out that you can only do this with a jb device using "Veency" from cydia.
    Thanks for your help :)
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    But the OP said she was 5 hours away, that's why I asked how that would work
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    You can not remote control an iPad. iOS does not allow one app to control others, let alone the system.

    The best you could do is broadcast the iPad's screen back, and then walk your mother through what needs to be done. Even that will require considerably more tech knowhow on your mother's end than is likely to be practical. But at least it is feasible.
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    By broadcast do you mean like with FaceTime on an iPhone? Or webcam?
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    With a VPN. Once it is set-up she can just turn it on or off as needed and then turn on mirroring.

    Again I have never tried it but in theory it should work.

    It would probably be a good idea to request that Apple add more restrictions so that certain settings that could hamper usage could be locked in place.
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    I mean using a PC app like Reflections that lets you Mirror to your PC (Mac in this case) which you can in turn use to share that window using any number of PC apps (none of which I have).

    Not a very good tech support method, considering how much trouble it would be to set up each time.
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    They Veency tweak worked very well with my jailbroken iPhone 3GS. I was able to bring my iPhone up on my pc and control all,functions, though I did not try to put it into dfu mode yet, not,sure if that will be possible or not, but at least I can get into settings which is really what I wanted to be able to do. I'm assuming it will also,work on a jb iPad 2, lost my jb so can't test that
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    I use the free team viewer and it works

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