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TeamViewer: Remote Control for Android

By TeamViewer Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of TeamViewer: Remote Control

  • Establish instantly comprehensive, permanent, real-time remote access, control, and support through secure global network
  • Last updated on 09/07/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 7, 2013

Millions of people use TeamViewer to remotely control their own and others' PCs to provide support, host online meetings, and manage files. TeamViewer for Remote Control lets you control computers remotely from your smartphone. Wherever you are, you can access and control your partner PCs using TeamViewer's Mobile app, just like using TeamViewer from a desktop or laptop. To use TeamViewer for Remote Control, you'll need to be a TeamViewer user and have the client software installed on the machine you want to control, but that's free. You don't even have to sign up for a free TeamViewer account to use the software; you can simply use the provided TeamViewer ID and your own password to access your PC from your Android device using TeamViewer for Remote Control.

TeamViewer for Remote Control's Android app has a much-simplified version of the program's usual controls in its toolbar. The program works much the same as the standard version, but with one major difference, or more than one: you control your remote PC's cursor and mouse buttons with a variety of taps and strokes that TeamViewer for Remote Control explains on its Instructions page. For example, single-finger taps activate single clicks, while a two-finger tap right-clicks items. Double-tapping and holding items let us drag them; scrolling involved dragging two fingers up or down. We logged in by entering the unique ID provided by the TeamViewer client installed on our target PC as well as our password. Closing the Instructions showed our remote PC's desktop on our phone's screen. We successfully opened and closed programs, including the Control Panel, our Web browser, and Office apps, as well as the TeamViewer client features. Cursor movement was smooth on our smartphone and a bit choppier -- but still accurate and with very little lag -- on the remote PC. The app's menu let us reboot and lock our client PC, type Ctrl-Alt-Del, and perform other tasks.

TeamViewer's Mobile app puts the "remote" in remote control by letting you control PCs literally anywhere you can access the Internet from a smartphone. It's by far the easiest app of its type we've tried, even for beginners.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.10.138

  • Solved an issue which prevented the activation of the black screen feature.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

General

Release September 23, 2020
Date Added September 23, 2020
Version 15.10.138

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.4 and up

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,743
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Use this app to remotely control other devices

Want to remote into this device? > Download the QuickSupport app

Remote into another computer, smartphone or tablet, while you are on the road!

TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access and is already used on more than 1 billion devices worldwide.

Use cases:

- Control computers (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) remotely as if you were sitting right in front of them

-- Provide spontaneous support or administer unattended computers (e.g. servers)

- Remotely control other mobile devices (Android, Windows 10 Mobile)

Key Features:

- Screen sharing and complete remote control of other devices

- Intuitive touch and control gestures

- File transfer in both directions

- Computers & Contacts management

- Chat

- Sound and HD video transmission in real-time

- Highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 2048 Bit RSA Key Exchange

- Plus so much more ...

Quick guide:

1. Install this app

2. On the device you want to connect to, download TeamViewer QuickSupport

3. Enter the ID from the QuickSupport app into the ID field and connect