Are you looking for a way to remote into your Mac from off-campus? If so, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to use the built-in screen sharing feature of Mac OS to access your Mac from anywhere.
To get started, you’ll need two things: a Mac on campus hardwired into the Ethernet and a Mac at home (or off-campus) that can connect to your campus computer. Once you have these, follow the steps below:
1. On your campus computer that’s hardwired, make sure you’re connected to the internet and go to System Preferences > Sharing. Check the “Screen Sharing” option. This will allow you to view your desktop from wherever you are.
2. Click “Computer Settings” and make sure that “VNC viewers may control the screen with password” is checked. Enter a password to secure your Mac, and make sure that “Only these users can connect” is selected. Add yourself as a user if necessary.
3. Go to iCloud and sign in with an Apple ID in addition to your domain ID. This will make the process smoother. Check the “Back to My Mac” option, which will register your work Mac in your iCloud account.
Now that screen sharing is set up on your campus computer, you can move on to connecting to it from your Mac at home. Here’s how:
1. Make sure your home computer is connected to the internet and that the VPN is turned on and connected.
2. Open the Finder window and go to “Shared.” You should see your Mac – itsc SSI Mac – listed here.
3. Click your Mac, and you should see a “Share Screen” option at the top right. Click this, and it will load the screen sharing. Log in with your work Mac credentials.
And that’s it! You’re now connected to your work Mac and can view your desktop from anywhere. With screen sharing, you can do anything as if you were there in person.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful in enabling screen sharing on your Mac for remote access.