How to Set Up TeamViewer to Access Your PC From Anywhere
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For most, TeamViewer is the best remote desktop tool TeamViewer 12: The Best Remote Desktop Tool TeamViewer 12: The Best Remote Desktop Tool TeamViewer is the gold standard in remote desktop tools. It's cross-platform and free for personal use. The latest version includes new features for remote assistance. Here's how to get started with TeamViewer 12. Read More . It lets you connect to someone else’s PC with little effort, and offers plenty of features that make it a pleasure to use. The other party can even use it without installing anything.

But did you also know that you can set up permanent access to your own computer with TeamViewer? This lets you control your PC from any other machine, and is a great emergency tool.

To set this up, download and install TeamViewer if you haven’t already. Once you have it installed, click the Connection tab and select Setup unattended access. Give your PC a name, so you can recognize it if you add more computers to TeamViewer. Then add a password to protect the remote connection.

How to Set Up TeamViewer to Access Your PC From Anywhere TeamViewer Anywhere Access Name and Password

Next, the software asks you to create a TeamViewer account if you aren’t already signed in. Here you can create a new account, sign into yours, or pass on creating one.

If you don’t create an account, you’ll receive a unique ID that you need to note so you can access the computer later. On another computer, install TeamViewer and enter that ID into the Connect field, then provide the password you specified earlier. You’ll then connect to the remote machine.

If you sign in to an account, TeamViewer will add the computer to your list of devices. Then, when signed into the TeamViewer desktop app on another machine, you can easily connect to the remote computer by just double-clicking its name.

On the computer you’re connecting to, make sure to click the Grant easy access option so you don’t have to type the password to connect every time.

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We recommend you create a TeamViewer account to make this process easier. And remember, you can’t connect to the machine if it’s turned off, so make sure it’s set up not to sleep How to Fix Windows 10 Sleep Mode Issues How to Fix Windows 10 Sleep Mode Issues Is something interfering with your PC's sleep pattern? We'll show you how to troubleshoot sleep mode settings. These solutions are more effective than counting sheep. Read More .

To go more in-depth, check out the best tips for using TeamViewer 11 Tips For Using Team Viewer - The Best Free Remote Desktop Connection Manager 11 Tips For Using Team Viewer - The Best Free Remote Desktop Connection Manager Whenever you're in need of a free remote desktop client with advanced features, TeamViewer should be your first choice. Let us highlight its unique features. Read More .

Have you used TeamViewer’s unattended access feature? What do you use TeamViewer for? Tell us in the comments!

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  1. ike
    November 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I do a lot of IT work for home users and this app makes taking remote control of another PC a breeze. There was a security breach last year, but has since been rectified. The hack only affected users who setup TeamViewer for unattended access.

  2. Mark Davies
    November 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I use Teamviewer on my main laptop to access another small laptop which is connected to my TV.
    Makes life very easy!

  3. C Kelly
    November 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    If google calendar is intuitive then nuclear physics should be a walk in the park. For the everyday non geek, non desk bound worker, it is a cumbersome time consuming waste of space.

    • Ben Stegner
      November 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Hi, I think you commented on the wrong article by mistake?