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Getting Started with Parallels Access

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Setting Up Parallels Access

There are several ways to set up Parallels Access. Each way gives you the full power of Access - the only real difference is where you do the setup.

To use Parallels Access you need:

  1. The Parallels Access client on your iOS device or your Android device,
  2. The Parallels Access agent on each Mac or PC you want to connect to,
  3. A Parallels account to link the client on your mobile device to the agent on your Mac or PC.

Depending on what way you prefer the most you may:

On your iOS device

  1. On your iPad, get the Parallels Access app from the App Store

  2. Once Parallels Access app is installed on your iOS device launch it and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Parallels account.

  3. After your Parallels Account is successfully created continue following the on-screen instruction to download and install the Parallels Access agent on your Mac or PC.

On your Android device

  1. On your Android device, get the Parallels Access app from the Google Play Market

  2. Once Parallels Access app is installed on your Android device launch it and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Parallels account.

  3. After your Parallels Account is successfully created continue following the on-screen instruction to download and install the Parallels Access agent on your Mac or PC.

on a Mac

Note: if you would like to connect to a remote Mac using the Web Console, visit KB122826 for instructions.

  1. Open your browser and go to www.access.parallels.com

    • if you already have Parallels Account, for instance, created for registering Parallels Desktop -> just Sign In to it and go to step 3
    • if you do not have Parallels Account yet -> go to step 2
    • if you forgot your login name or password for Parallels Account go to KB 116181
  2. Click on Register tab, fill in the registration form (Name, Email, Password etc.) and click Register

  3. Login to your account, go to Downloads tab and download version for Mac, follow the instruction to install Parallels Access agent on your Mac.

  4. Once Parallels Access agent is installed on your Mac open the Parallels Access Preferences and login to your account.

  5. On your iOS device (or in iTunes on your Mac or PC), get the Parallels Access app from the App Store

    On your Android device get the Parallels Access app from the Google Play Market.

  6. Launch the Parallels Access app on your iOS device or your Android device, and follow the on-screen instructions to log into the account you just created

on a PC

Note: if you would like to connect to a remote PC using the Web Console, visit KB122826 for instructions.

  1. Open your browser and go to www.access.parallels.com

    • if you already have Parallels Account, for instance, created for registering Parallels Desktop -> just Sign In to it and go to step 3
    • if you do not have Parallels Account yet -> go to step 2
    • if you forgot your login name or password for Parallels Account go to KB 116181
  2. Click on Register tab, fill in the registration form (Name, Email, Password etc.) and click Register

  3. Login to your account, go to Downloads tab and download version for PC, follow the instruction to install Parallels Access agent on your PC.

  4. Once Parallels Access agent is installed on your PC open the Parallels Access preferences and sign in to your account.

  5. On your iOS device (or in iTunes on your Mac or PC), get the Parallels Access app from the App Store

    On your Android device get the Parallels Access app from the Google Play Market.

  6. Launch the Parallels Access app on your iOS device or your Android device, and follow the on-screen instructions to log into the account you just created



Please also check KB 117064 Is connection established through Parallels Access secure?





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