Do you maybe not like the combination of numbers in your ID that you have got when you first installed TeamViewer on your devices? Well, there is a way to change that ID and get a new one. So, if you are eager to find out and learn how to change and reset the ID on your TeamViewer software, head over to the second paragraph of this article. But, keep reading this article in order if you want to learn something little about the TeamViewer IDs in general.
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What is a TeamViewer ID?
TeamViewer ID is an ID that you get on your device whenever you install the TeamViewer software on it. It is basically just like a phone number, no one else has a similar ID, and no one else is able to access your computer that way. It has been known that you are not really able to change the ID of your devices, but there is one trick that you can use and change the ID of your device. And it requires uninstalling the TeamViewer software and deleting all of its files from your devices. As you have probably assumed, you do not have the ability to make the TeamViewer ID that you want to, you have been given one ID that only you can use, and that is it. So, if you want to find out how to reset the ID, and get a new one from TeamViewer, head over to the second paragraph of this article now.
Steps tor resetting your TeamViewer ID on your Mac device
The first thing that you need to do is to uninstall your TeamViewer software application on both your computer and on another device to which that computer was remotely connected. You can follow these simple steps in order to completely uninstall this software from your devices:
- You will have to open up the TeamViewer software application on your devices first.
- When the app has loaded on your devices, find the TeamViewer logo in it (it should be located in the top left corner of your screen), so that you can expand and uncover some options.
- And now, you should be able to see that the options there, in that menu, are separated into different sections. Find the Preferences or the Advanced settings there and open them by clicking on them. You might have to scroll down for a bit until you find them.
- Finally, when those preferences / advanced settings show up, you should be able to find and see the Uninstall button in that window. If you do, click on it and completely uninstall the TeamViewer app from your device. But before that, make sure to check the Also delete configuration files box, so that all of that software’s data is completely gone from your devices.
Of course, you are able to uninstall the TeamViewer app through your control panel, or through some other settings on your device, you do not have to do it straight through the app. It is just very important that the software has been fully removed from both of your devices, or else you will not be able to get a new ID.
And after you have uninstalled and deleted all of the software’s data from your device, you will need to download and install it again. Whenever you install the TeamViewer app on your devices, you get a completely new ID. So, just go to this link, click on the Download button, when the downloading process has been finished, install the app, and run it. And that is basically it.