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:
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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

4.5 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
WillandSteve ,

Great app

This is a very powerful app. Provides the best access to desktop I have experienced (tried lots of alternatives). Easy files transfer to iOS, share files from desktop to others. Use iOS microphone ...

But best of all the basic thing this app does better than others - access apps on Mac (through screen sharing) by making each app full screen. No more scrolling the whole desktop and zooming in to the bit of screen I am interested in.

And, it's fast - I can view a 1000x500 25fps movie with sound. Note, this is not streaming its relaying the Mac screen. My Mac accesses via BT Infinity so get about 12Mbps upload.

Does what it says. Does it VERY well.

Developer Response ,

Hello WillandSteve, We truly thank you for your feedback! It is very important to us. It's great to know of your experience with Parallels Access. Sincerely, Parallels

BombingBun4 ,

I already confirmed, telling me to do it again!

So I created an account for it and now it’s telling me to confirm, which I have!!!

Developer Response ,

Hello BombingBun4, Thanks for your review. You should have received an email from with an option to Confirm Parallels Account. If you did receive one and confirm it, yet you still experience any issues with the account - please send us an email at from the email address used for account creation and we will look into this for you. Sincerely, Parallels

ac1dburn ,

Not optimised for iPhone X

Not optimised for iPhone X

Developer Response ,

Hello ac1dburn, We truly appreciate your patience!
We are happy to let you know we have just released an update to Parallels Access adding support for iPhone X along with a number of other features and improvements. Please update to the latest version. Sincerely, Parallels


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 £2.29
  2. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers £14.99
  3. Parallels Access Service Plan for Multiple Computers £2.29


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