How to Test Anti Remote Desktop Control for iOS in Zoom

Last updated April 25, 2024 by Appdome


Zoom is a widely used platform for video conferencing, offering features such as virtual backgrounds, screen sharing, and real-time messaging. As the platform is utilized by businesses, educational institutions, and social groups for remote communication, securing these interactions becomes paramount. This guide walks you through the steps to verify that your protected application incorporates Anti-Remote Desktop Control effectively, ensuring it cannot run in tandem with Zoom, thereby safeguarding user interactions and sensitive data.

The option of controlling a session remotely can only be explicitly given by the participant who is sharing their screen with the Zoom desktop client. Therefore, a person who joins a meeting on an iPad or iOS device cannot request or give remote control. For more details, see the Zoom Support website.


To test Anti Remote Desktop Control, you will need:

Step-by-Step Process to Test Anti-Remote Desktop Control in Zoom

Here is how to conduct the test:

  1. Build your app with the Anti Remote Desktop Control feature enabled, as shown below.
    Anti Remote Desktop Control Fusion Set
  2. Install the protected app on your iPhone using tools like Xcode or iMazing.
  3. Download and install Zoom on your MacBook from the AppStore.
  4. Open Zoom on both your iPhone and your MacBook.
  5. Start a meeting from your iPhone.
  6. Join the meeting from your MacBook (you will need the Meeting ID and Passcode).
  7. On your iPhone, tap Share, select the Screen Sharing option, and tap Start Broadcast.
  8. You should now see your iPhone screen on your MacBook.
  9. Open the protected app on your iPhone.
  10. Verify the functionality of the Anti-Remote Desktop Control protection.

Expected Result: The following pop-up message will display on the mobile device screen when attempting to open the protected app and Zoom simultaneously.
Remote Desktop Control Detected

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