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Use your phone to control your Steam Deck - KDE Connect

Updated: Jan 20

Now you can control your Steam Deck with your phone. You can send Text Messages, send files, ring your Steam Deck, control multimedia, and get notifications from your smartphone to your Steam Deck thanks to the built-in KDE Connect tools as part of KDE Plasma on Steam Deck. If you want an in-depth tutorial on how to do this, make sure you check out our video guide.


The setup process is simple. If you have an Android phone or an iPhone you have to go to the Google Play store or the Apple App Store and download the KDE App. After that's done you have to pair your phone to the Steam Deck then in desktop mode from the settings menu. That's all you need to do and then you'll get these awesome smartphone features to work on your Steam Deck.



With KDE Connect, you can:

  1. Use your phone as a mouse

  2. Use your phone as a keyboard

  3. Share files from your phone to your Steam Deck

  4. Grab files from your Steam Deck

  5. Send/Receive Text messages from your Steam Deck

  6. Find your Steam Deck from your Phone

  7. Find your Phone from your Steam Deck


UPDATE:

Decky Loader now also has a KDE Plugin so you can turn on KDE connect in game mode without switching to Desktop mode, If you need to know how to install Decky Loader you can see our guide here and video below:


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