Remotely Shutdown Computer Using Smartphone From Anywhere


Smartphone has became an essential thing in our daily life in this technologically developed world and we use it for various way to fulfill many purposes easily within a moment. We do use smartphones almost all the time, from checking the time to pay electric bill to every little things smartphones are playing very important role to make the lifestyle easier.

So in this article, I'm going to share a trick to shutdown your home or office desktop computer using a smartphone. Yes, it's possible with a simple software and here you will need to send just a command from your smartphone to computer to shut down remotely from anywhere in the world over the internet.


This trick might be useful in situation where you forget to shut down your PC. In such a situation, you can simply send a command from your smartphone to computer which will shut down your computer smoothly through the internet.

'Airytec Switch Off' is a simple windows based software which is designed to shut down any windows computers over the internet via any smartphone. This software allows you to shutdown the computer in very easy steps through any web browser in a smart device. So let's have a look on how to do this with screenshots.

How To Shutdown PC Using Smartphone


You have to get the app named 'Airytec Switch Off' to your windows computer.

Let's move on to know how to shutdown a computer remotely using any smartphone over the internet connection.
Firstly launch the app in your PC and you will see the software icon in system tray as shown image below.


Click in that icon and setup the changes as your requirement or go with the setup as shown below in image.


Once you finish the setup, right click on shutdown icon from system tray and click on Settings. There you will find a option called 'Remote' section and click on it. After that click on edit web interface settings as shown in the image below.


In this window, enable web interface tick and click on apply button.


Once you finish the settings, click on view/ update static address and note the shutdown URL. This is the URL will be used in web browser later to shutdown computer remotely. Finally double click on the shutdown icon from system tray to enable the settings for remote shutdown from anywhere through the internet.

That's it. You've prepared your computer for remote shutdown. 

Now start any web browser in your smartphone and enter the URL which you have note down earlier from your computer. The interface of that particular URL will looks like this.


Now click on Shutdown button and soon your computer will shutdown with the command from your smartphone. So this is one of the most easiest way to shutdown home or office computer remotely using any smartphone.

You can download 'Airytec Swtich Off' software to your computer by Clicking here

This coolest software not only allows you to shutdown the PC remotely, also you can restart, put in sleep mode or even hibernate the computer through this app as well.

Other Alternative Methods To Shutdown PC Remotely

Using Unified Remote

This app is also another great app that can be used as a remote control for you PC. You can get the 'Unified Remote' app and make it the remote to shutdown your PC from anywhere without any difficulties. It is not complicated and I would rather say 'Unified Remote' app for the Android is a very effective app to have in for an easy process. It is free to get from the Google playstore. So now let us check on how to get this done.

Firstly, you have to get the app named 'Unified Remote' directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tab.

Next you have to install the client application in your windows PC.

Then you have to connect your Android device and your computer to the same WiFi connection. 
Now open you Android smartphone and when you are connected to the internet, you will get a screen like shown below stating Connected to ‘Your PC Name’.


Now you will be able to check on all the options in your mobile app like the ‘Basic Input’, ‘File Manager’, ‘Keyboard’ and etc.


There you have to select the option ‘Power’.


In the next screen, you will come across the options such as ‘Restart’, ‘Shutdown’ and so on.


All you have to do is, press on the option ‘Shut Down’ and your PC will automatically shut down.

Simple as that. You can also choose the other options as you prefer. This method is very simple and effective. Works on a great scale and has a very fast performance.

Using Shutdown Start Remote

This is another alternative app that can be used to shutdown or restart your PC using your Android smartphone, which will act as the remote controller. This app is also fast and very easy to use. All you will need is the app downloaded in your Android and your PC and that is all, then you can manage your PC using your phone itself without any tensions. Let us see how to set it up.

Initially you have to get the app named ‘Shutdown Start Remote’ directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone.

Then you have to also get the windows client to your computer to get started with the process.

Next make sure you have connected both your Android smartphone and your PC to the same WiFi connection. When connected, take your Android smartphone and when you open the app, you will notice a screen like shown in the picture below.


Scroll down and tap on the option ‘Start Search’ option and it will literally search for the computer and get it detected.


Ones it detects all the PC that is close by, select your computer and tap on it.


Then it will lead to a screen like shown below. There you can either set a timer for the PC to shutdown or you can also immediately restart, shutdown or hibernate your computer.


That is all, these are all very simple steps to follow and get your phone setup as a remote controller to your computer. You can easily shutdown or restart you PC with ease.

Using Shutter

This is a great tool developed for an easy access of your PC using a web browser. Using the ‘Shutter’ app you can shutdown, restart or even hibernate your PC. It is a great app that you can control your PC from a web browser remotely. So let us now see how to get it done.

Firstly, you have to get the application named ‘Shutter’ to your windows PC and when you install it, it will open up to the main interface of the app.

Next you have to choose to ‘Set Events’ that will trigger actions. For an example you can choose low battery on events to trigger the ‘Shutdown Or Hibernate’ your PC.


Then after the event is selected you have to select the action. Go to ‘Actions’ and choose ‘Shutdown’ from the option and select the ‘Start’ button to continue.


Now, choose ‘Options’ and go to the ‘Web Interfere’.


There you will have a list of IP menu, you have to select your computer’s IP Address from the list and choose the ‘Port’ that you want to use. Then enter your ‘Username And Password’ and click on ‘Save’.

Next you have to open the web browser and enter the IP Address along with the Port number. It will then ask for your Username and Password, enter the required and select anything from the list provided.


That is all, using these steps you can now shutdown or hibernate your PC from anywhere at any time. It is less complicated to do. You can also use your smartphone web browser and easily shutdown the computer when you are far from it.