How to Use TeamViewer on Your Phone

TeamViewer is a popular remote access and support software that allows you to access, control, manage, and support computers and mobile devices remotely. With over 2.5 billion devices connected globally, TeamViewer has become an essential tool for remote work and collaboration.

Using TeamViewer on your phone opens up many possibilities – you can remotely access computers and servers to work on-the-go, provide remote support to users, transfer files between devices, and more. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to fully utilize TeamViewer on Android and iOS devices.

Downloading and Installing TeamViewer

The first step is to download and install the TeamViewer app on your phone.

For Android Devices

On Android phones and tablets, you need to install two TeamViewer apps:

  1. TeamViewer Host: This app allows your device to receive remote connections. Download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. TeamViewer QuickSupport: This app shares your device’s screen and allows remote control. Download it from the Google Play Store.

Once you have installed both apps, set up remote access on your device:

  1. Open TeamViewer Host and log in with your TeamViewer account credentials. This links your device to your account.
  2. Open TeamViewer QuickSupport. Go to settings and enable all permissions.

Your Android device is now ready to receive remote connections.

For iOS Devices

On iPhones and iPads, you need to install the TeamViewer Host app from the App Store.

Once installed, open the app and follow the prompts to set up unattended access. This allows your iOS device to receive connections without you having to manually accept them.

Connecting Remotely from Your Phone

Once you have set up the TeamViewer apps on your phone and the devices you want to connect to, you can start remote sessions from your phone.

To connect to a computer or mobile device from your phone:

  1. Open the TeamViewer app on your phone and sign in to your account.
  2. You will see a list of your devices under “Computers & Contacts”. Tap on the device you want to connect to.
  3. Enter the device’s password when prompted.
  4. You will now be connected to the remote device. You can view and control its screen, transfer files, manage settings etc.

On Android, you can also connect using the device’s TeamViewer ID instead of adding it to your Computers & Contacts.

Transferring Files Between Devices

Once connected to a remote device, you can easily transfer files and folders between your phone and the remote device.

To transfer files:

  1. Open the file transfer menu once connected by tapping on “Files & Extras” > “Open File Transfer”.
  2. On the left pane you will see your phone’s storage. On the right pane is the remote device’s storage.
  3. Browse and select the files/folders you want to transfer from either side.
  4. Click the arrow buttons to transfer the files to the other device.

That’s it! TeamViewer will securely transfer the files between the devices over the remote connection.

Best Practices When Using TeamViewer on Phones

Here are some tips to follow for a smooth experience when using TeamViewer on your mobile:

  • Always install the latest version of TeamViewer apps on your devices.
  • Set up unattended access on devices you connect to frequently for easy one-click connections.
  • Use a strong device password and enable 2FA for better security.
  • While transferring files, be aware of storage restrictions on phones. Transfer one or a few files at a time.
  • Before remote controlling a device, close background apps on your phone to prevent disruptions.
  • Connect your phone to a WiFi network instead of mobile data for better stability.
  • Disable battery optimizations for TeamViewer apps under phone settings so connections don’t drop.

Following these best practices will lead to faster connections, smoother remote sessions, and an overall better experience with TeamViewer on your mobile device.


TeamViewer is an incredibly versatile tool that empowers you to work remotely and collaborate with your team from anywhere when used to its full potential.

Installing and setting up TeamViewer properly on your Android or iOS device takes just a few simple steps. Once configured, you can remotely access computers, servers, and mobile devices to work on-the-go. File transfers, remote meetings, tech support, and more become extremely simple.

As with any remote access software, exercising caution by having proper security measures in place is important as well.

With its ease of use coupled with strong security, features like multi-platform support, and screen recording – it’s no surprise TeamViewer is the choice of over 500,000 companies globally.

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