Oh Look! Somebody Needs Remote Support

When the customer accepts your invitation to start a remote support session, you'll get an alert and see his or her computer appear in your support queue. 

Tap on the customer to accept the session.

Play to Begin Remote Support

Tap the play icon to begin screen sharing. The customer will need to answer a prompt to allow you to support his or her computer.

Remote Support Begins

Once your customer allows screen sharing, you'll see their screen appear on your Android device. Now you can interact with the remote computer and chat with the customer to solve his or her problem. 

How to Left-Click, Right-Click, Zoom, Scroll, and More

Screen Orientation

Turning your Android device sideways or vertical will reorient the screen orientation during support sessions.

Screen Sharing Gestures

At first, you'll want to spend a little time learning your way around the mobile rep console. Using your fingers instead of a mouse/keyboard can take a little getting used to. So spend some time learning the screen sharing gestures. 

Access the Screen Sharing Actions Menu

Access the screen sharing actions menu by tapping the menu icon. This menu lets you perform these actions:

  • Select which remote display to view
  • Change the bandwidth of the connection to improve performance
  • Perform a simple reboot and reconnect.
  • Access special actions, such as the control panel.
  • Elevate Bomgar on the remote computer to run as admin
  • Various member actions, like share the session, transfer the session, remove members (disabled for the trial).
  • Deploy a Bomgar Button (disabled for the trial).
  • Pin a session by installing a Jump Client (disabled for the trial). 
  • Modify settings.

Select Display

Select an alternate remote monitor to display. The primary monitor will be designated by a P.

If you don't want to change monitors, just tap the primary one to hide the dialogue.

Performance

View the remote screen in 2-bit gray scale for the lowest bandwidth consumption, 8-bit color for fast performance, 16-bit for a medium quality of image and performance, or 32-bit for the highest image resolution.

Reboot

Reboot the remote computer without losing your connection to the support session.

Special Actions

Perform a special action on the remote system. Based on remote operating system and configuration, available tasks will vary. When operating in elevated mode, some actions can be run in System context.

Alternatively, provide an administrative user's credentials to perform a special action in that user context.

Elevate Privileges

Tap Elevate Privileges and select the elevation method desired. Use this if you want to run Bomgar with administrative privileges.

Settings

On the Settings tab you can choose whether or not to play sound effects for events that occur in support sessions. 

You can also modify how the Android device and pointer function during screensharing. 

Chat with the Remote Customer

Tap the keyboard icon to chat with your customer.

There's quite a bit more to chat in the full version of Bomgar. There, chat support includes canned messages, and a brandable customer interface. Also, this is where you can collaborate with other reps or third party vendors. 

Open the System Info Tab

The System Info tab shows you what devices, processes, events and programs are running on the remote desktop, giving some initial clues for the source of the end-user's problems before beginning a remote support session.

Tap the play icon to access system information.

Open the Summary Tab

The Summary tab gives you basic overview information about the computer or device you're supporting. The Summary tab also gives you options for post-session behavior - whether to lock the computer, logout the user, or do nothing when the session ends.

Here you can also leave notes about the support session. Notes aren't really used in the Bomgar trial. In the full version of Bomgar, however, you could enter extra details about your support session. These notes would then be synced with your CRM, help desk, or ticketing solution so that the next rep who helps the customer can have some context.

End or Hold the Session

Tap the menu icon to end the remote support session. You can also choose Hold Session, which keeps the remote computer in your queue but terminates screen sharing.