How does TeamViewer work? Get to know this free remote connectivity software

How does TeamViewer work? Get to know this free remote connectivity software
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

TeamViewer is a robust software that enables remote connectivity for PCs. It is available for free for personal use and user-friendly for those who are not technologically proficient. In the article below, we’ll give you all the information you need to be able to operate TeamViewer efficiently and expertly. 


An overview of TeamViewer

TeamViewer, like other remote control software, allows you to access another computer remotely and use it as if it were your own. There are a lot of applications for software like this, both in professional spheres and private use. For instance, TeamViewer is a brilliant way to gain access to your personal computer if you’re sitting at your desk at work, and it’s also a good way to help other people with their PC-related issues.

The most popular use case I can think of here is if a family member or friend needs help with their PC, you can guide them to install TeamViewer and grant them access to their PC. Then, you don’t need to explain how to fix an issue; you can simply do it for them from your PC. 

How does TeamViewer work and what can it do?

Unattended access

This is a very useful feature to enable on your own devices. Additionally, if someone trusts you to have unbridled access to their PC, you can guide them on how to enable unattended access so that you can help them even if they are not on their PC. This saves everyone the trouble of having to sign in again, especially if helping people with their PCs is something you have to do relatively often. 

If you’re worried about security, it’s best to leave this option turned off. If you’re very weary of someone gaining access to your PC, TeamViewer also gives you the option to run the utility for a single session only. 

File transfers

This is an aspect of TeamViewer with which not many users are familiar. TeamViewer lets you transfer files. This is available on the free TeamViewer plan, and it gives you even more agency over PCs you may not be geographically close to. 

TeamViewer Meetings

A lot of apps and utilities have gone a little Zoom crazy since the pandemic. TeamViewer is another utility that offers conference call capabilities, so that you can interact with people while you help them with their PC issues. The utility also has a chat function for largely the same reason. 

How does TeamViewer work and what can it do?


TeamViewer has a very clean and simple user interface. This is particularly beneficial to new users or people you need to help. Even though some users find it difficult to find their app’s ID and password, they’re easy to locate. All you need to do is head to Remote Control, and you’ll see all the relevant information, as well as the blue Connect button that lets you initiate a session.

An easy path to remote PC connection

There’s nothing terribly tricky about TeamViewer, especially once you’ve used the utility once or twice. The interface is built to be user-friendly to even the most inexperienced PC users, and it’s easy to navigate. The utility also has a vast amount of functionality, so you’re guaranteed to be able to do everything you need to without switching to another app.

Just bear in mind that this utility, especially on the free plan, is meant to be used discriminately. If you use TeamViewer too liberally, it’ll prompt you to upgrade to a paid plan. Other than that, there are minimal drawbacks, and the utility is one of the easiest ways to achieve remote PC access.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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