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What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know

AnyDesk allows users to remotely access different devices like desktops, laptops and even mobile phones. Initially launched in 2015, AnyDesk operates on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and even Raspberry Pi.

AnyDesk also offers multiple unique features, one of them being unattended access. In this article, we will understand what unattended access is and how we can enable and use it.

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AnyDesk unattended access devices

AnyDesk allows users to access other systems remotely, irrespective of location or any other factor. But for someone to access your system, your presence is not required. AnyDesk offers the feature of Unattended devices, where devices can be accessed in the absence of the user.

Unattended remote access allows users to set up a connection with laptops, tablets or mobile phones even if the other person is unavailable to accept the connection request. This helps increase the accessibility of your device, which is a considerable advantage to multiple technical and IT support departments.

AnyDesk also allows you to set up a wake-on-LAN option, where you can wake the sleeping or shut down a Windows, Mac or Linux device without relying on anyone.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know

The Wake-On-LAN feature can be enabled alongside the unattended access settings shown below.

In the case of unattended remote access, safety becomes a vital issue. AnyDesk provides multiple safety features for unattended access that ensure that your system is always safe and can be accessed by only specific users who have permission.

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How to set up AnyDesk unattended access devices?

Step 1: Click on the hamburger symbol in the top right corner and open Settings.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know
Unattended access settings

Step 2: Click on the Unlock Security Settings option on the top.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know
Unlock Security Settings option

Step 3: Checkbox the Enable unattended access option. A pop-up window opens.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know
Pop-up window

Step 4: Set a Password. Re-enter the password. Click on Apply.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know
Setting a Password

A message will appear to show if the password is weak or safe. When re-entering the password, a warning is displayed if the passwords don’t match.


AnyDesk unattended access password for mobiles

The steps for setting a password for unattended access on the mobile application is also almost the same.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know
Setting the unattended access password
  • Go to the settings option by clicking on the hamburger beside the app name.
  • Checkbox the Enable unattended access.
  • Enter the password.
  • Click on OK.

How to access unattended device?

There are three types of Settings for any incoming connection request. Based on the Settings here, the user trying to access your unattended device will get the option to enter the password.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know

Follow the same procedure as for sending a regular connection request. Depending on the Interactive Access settings of the user, the device owner may or may not get the pop-up option to Accept or Dismiss the request. But irrespective of that, you also get the direct option of entering the password to access their device if the unattended access feature is enabled.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know

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How to revoke unattended access on AnyDesk?

When remotely accessing a device via password, there is a login option automatically without the password, which can pose security issues. There are two ways to revoke access from the users.

Method 1

Disable the save password option in your Settings.

Method 2

Clear all tokens.

Tokens are, basically, any or all devices that have previously logged into your device and may have saved the password. By clearing all tokens, the user will have to re-enter the password to log in to your device.

What is AnyDesk unattended access? Everything you need to know

Method 3

Reset the password for unattended access.

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