Parallels Access is the fastest, simplest, and most reliable way to remotely access all your Windows and Mac applications and files from your iPhone or iPad. From accessing a single file that you forgot on your home computer to editing a complex document, Parallels Access gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you will be effective anytime and anywhere with just your mobile device.

“There are a bunch of programs that claim to do this, but I have found that Parallels Access does it most smoothly and best of all of them... and I can recommend it."
—Walt Mossberg, co-founder Re/Code

“Parallels Access is a must-have for iPad owners that need to control apps on their desktop PC.”
– Jason Parker, CNET

“Parallels Access can help free you up so that the iPad is the only computer you take on the road.”
– Ed Baig, USA Today

Leave the laptop behind when you are on the move. Or on the couch.
Our unique “Applification™” technology lets you use all of your desktop applications as if they were native apps for your iPhone or iPad.

24/7 access to your desktop. The unanticipated happens all the time.
One simple tap and you are securely connected to your computer. Quickly navigate thru the hard drive to find the document or photo you need using our file browser; and copy or open it with just a tap.

Edit content easily - No more finger gymnastics.
Precise selection, copying, and pasting of text. Tapping a small, almost invisible desktop button or dragging a picture with natural one-finger lock is a breeze – our Lock’n’Go Magnifying Glass is a marvel of innovation.

All your desktop applications are just a tap away.
Start applications or switch between them with just a tap. Plus a complete desktop keyboard to help you take full advantage of those desktop apps.

Don’t stress your eyes. In fact, don’t stress at all!
See your applications using the full screen of your mobile device. Have peace of mind knowing that Parallel Access will reliably connect you to your desktop when you need it. Even on slow 3G networks.

Stay effective with the fastest, simplest, and most reliable remote access technology.
You are connected to your desktop. And you are fast and effective. Reliably.

Subscribe annually for $19.99 or monthly for $2.99 to get unlimited use of Parallels Access for up to 5 computers.
Your subscription will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account and will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

For business use, please use Parallels Access for Business, which offers the ability to centrally manage multiple user accounts and grant and revoke access to company-owned computers. (

Parallels Access requires the installation of the free Parallels Access Agent on your Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion or higher) or PC (Windows 7 or Windows 8). Just follow the instructions in Parallels Access on your iPhone or iPad to download the Agent and install it on your computer. Parallels Access is compatible with iPad 2 and later, including iPad mini, and with iPhone 4S and later.

What's New

Version 4.0.3

This version contains the following enhancements:
- Improved connectivity to remote computers
- Improved stability when launching remote applications
- Several crashes resolved

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

300 Ratings

300 Ratings

Unusable since update


Sine the last update app is unusable. We had our team of 5 using it and no one who updated had any functionality. I have contacted customer support over and over. They closed the ticket and said they would still work on it. Haven’t heard from anyone for weeks. Had to start over with another app :(. Disappointing as we loved this app, when it worked.

Developer Response

Hello BradleyBr, We are very sorry to hear of the issue you had experienced. Could you please send us an email at with your support ticket # so we can look into this for you? Thanks, Parallels Team

Does not work on iPhone X


Works fine on iPad (except for major mouse issues), but not at all on iPhone X. Tried to create ticket via support but it won’t let me email, phone or chat. Why? I can’t use Facebook or Twitter. Very frustrating. This has worked great for years until recently. Might have to switch to TeamViewer as support seems to have stopped for this app.

Developer Response

Hello timmo11, We are very sorry to hear of the issue you have experienced. We have released an updte to Parallels Access for iOS focused on addressing connectivity issues (
If the issue persists after the update - please generate a technical data report ( after the issue with iPhone X is reproduced and send us an email with the report ID to so our support team can follow up with you directly. Thanks, Parallels Team

Working erratically on iPhone X


App worked fine until recent upgrade. Worked fine then started showing remote Mac was “In Use” even tho it was not. After deleting and reinstalling all I can see is the intro screen asking to add computers. Mac agent works fine.

Developer Response

Hello! Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry to know you have had some issues recently. Could you please submit a technical data report ( when the issue is
reproduced and share with us, so we can research on this and assist? Thanks, Parallels Team


Parallels International GmbH
127.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $2.99
  2. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $19.99
  3. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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