How to Remotely Shutdown your PC from anywhere using a Phone


On a windows PC ,  there are many workarounds to remotely shutdown your computer . If you browse through the internet , you will find a lot of how-to guides which will guide you through the process of remotely shutting down a PC , either by using Microsoft outlook or the Thunderbird email client .

While all those methods definitely work , but they are not a direct approach to remotely shutting down a windows PC .  Which is why i have found out an easier solution to remotely shutdown a PC from anywhere . All you need is an phone or a computer with an internet access and shutting down your PC will be just a click away .

What do you need ?

In this how-to guide we will be using Airytec Switch Off , a free program which is a around 100 Kb in size and works on most windows operating systems including windows 7 and windows 8 . The program does not has a windows based interface , but it can be easily accessed from the windows notification area .

Feature wise apart from the remote shutdown feature , this small program can also be configured to perform multiple tasks such as automatic shutdown , restart or logging off your windows PC . The program does not need any additional framework or libraries to run and works perfectly even if your windows account is logged off . Now lets move on to find out how we can use Airytec switch off to remote shutdown your windows PC .

Instructions to remotely shutdown your PC using a Phone

  • Step 1: Download and install any version of  Airytec switch off  on your PC.
  • Step 2: After the program is installed , Expand the windows notification bar and double click on the programs logo .


  • Step 3: From the select schedule drop down menu , select a schedule and set a time period for the executing the action.


  • Step 4: Next select shutdown from list of actions and check the “ force applications to close “ , “ warn me before executing the action “ and “ run whether users are logged on or not “ options .
  • Step 5: Now from the windows notifications area , right click on the programs logo and select options .


  • Step 6: Select the remote tab and click on “ edit web interface settings” . next check “ Enable web interface “ , do not check the ” enable authentication ” option and click on apply .



  • Step 7: Click on ” view / update static addresses ” and note down the switch off URL , or even better add it as a bookmark in your phone’s browser for easy access.


  • Step 8: Next double click on the program’s icon in the windows notifications and click on “ Enable Task “ .
  • Step 9: Now the program is all set . just open the IP address that your bookmarked on your phone and you should see a similar interface as below .


  • Step 10: Tap on shutdown and the program will initiate the shutdown countdown on your PC .


Thats it , now you can shut down your PC from anywhere by just a single click . This is by far the most easiest method and it doesn’t even require you to install any pp on your Android or iOS phone .

About the author


Lovejeet is a Proud Geek and tech. enthusiast, who is ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. He loves to tinker around with his gadgets and when he find something new and exciting, he shares it with you on this blog. Last but not the least he is a true gamer by heart. Connect with him on and Twitter


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