How to Connect to Remote Computer on TeamViewer App

Introduction

TeamViewer is a simple way to access your computer remotely, as well as transfer files to your remote computer or your mobile device. This guide will focus on how to use your smartphone or tablet to connect remotely to your computer while you're away from home.
Before You Begin:
You must have the TeamViewer app installed
TeamViewer

1 Retrieve ID

You will need to know your TeamViewer ID and either the Personal Password you set up when you installed TeamViewer, or the randomly generated password before continuing.

While this number should not change frequently, it can change if you add new hardware or update the operating system. It's always a good idea to check just before leaving the computer unattended to be certain you have the proper ID.

 

WindowsOn a Windows Computer
  1. Open TeamViewer from the System Tray.
    Windows System Tray showing expanding the System Tray and the TeamViewer icon
  2. In TeamViewer, make note of Your ID. You will need this information to remotely connect to your computer in the future.
    Windows TeamViewer with ID highlighted
    The Password listed on this screen will change every twenty-four hours.
AppleOn a Mac Computer
  1. Select the TeamViewer icon on the top-right of your menu bar, and select Show TeamViewer.
    TeamViewer Tray icon with Show TeamViewer highlighted.
  2. In TeamViewer, make note of Your ID. You will need this information to remotely connect to your computer in the future.
    TeamViewer with ID highlighted.
    The Password listed on this screen will change every twenty-four hours.

2 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

? What Operating System do you have on your phone or tablet?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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TeamViewer is a simple way to access your computer remotely, as well as transfer files to your remote computer or your mobile device. This guide will focus on how to use your smartphone or tablet to connect remotely to your computer while you're away from home.
Before You Begin:
You must have the TeamViewer app installed
TeamViewer

You will need to know your TeamViewer ID and either the Personal Password you set up when you installed TeamViewer, or the randomly generated password before continuing.

While this number should not change frequently, it can change if you add new hardware or update the operating system. It's always a good idea to check just before leaving the computer unattended to be certain you have the proper ID.

 

WindowsOn a Windows Computer
  1. Open TeamViewer from the System Tray.
    Windows System Tray showing expanding the System Tray and the TeamViewer icon
  2. In TeamViewer, make note of Your ID. You will need this information to remotely connect to your computer in the future.
    Windows TeamViewer with ID highlighted
    The Password listed on this screen will change every twenty-four hours.
AppleOn a Mac Computer
  1. Select the TeamViewer icon on the top-right of your menu bar, and select Show TeamViewer.
    TeamViewer Tray icon with Show TeamViewer highlighted.
  2. In TeamViewer, make note of Your ID. You will need this information to remotely connect to your computer in the future.
    TeamViewer with ID highlighted.
    The Password listed on this screen will change every twenty-four hours.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open TeamViewer, then enter your Partner ID from your computer, and select Remote Control.
    TeamViewer
    TeamViewer Control Remote Device with Partner ID and Remote Control button highlighted.
  2. Enter your password, then select OK.
    Authentication prompt with Password and OK button highlighted.

    You can enter either the Personal Password you set up when you installed TeamViewer, or the randomly generated password displayed beneath 'Your ID' on the TeamViewer home screen.

  3. A short reminder will be displayed on the gestures your device supports. Select Continue.
    Gestures reminder with Continue highlighted.
  4. You can now control your computer using your phone or tablet, and display what you need on your phone screen.

Disconnecting

  1. Select the X on the toolbar at the bottom.
    Teamviewer toolbar with close highlighted.
  2. You'll be asked to confirm you wish to close the connection, select Close.
    Close prompt with Close highlighted.
  1. Open TeamViewer, then enter your Partner ID from your computer, and select Remote Control.
    TeamViewer
    TeamViewer with TeamViewer ID and Remote Control highlighted.
  2. Enter your password, then select OK.
    Password prompt with password and OK highlighted.

    You can enter either the Personal Password you set up when you installed TeamViewer, or the randomly generated password displayed beneath 'Your ID' on the TeamViewer home screen.

  3. A short reminder will be displayed on the gestures your device supports. Select Continue.
    Controls reminder with Continue highlighted.
  4. You can now control your computer using your phone or tablet, and display what you need on your phone screen.

Disconnecting

  1. Select the expander menu in the bottom-right corner, then select the X from the options.
    iOS Expander menu
    Expanded menu with close highlighted.
  2. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to close the connection, select Close.
    Close connection prompt with Close highlighted.
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