How can I prevent TeamViewer to lock computer when connection close?
I am a licensed user of the 11 version. I manage several computers. Some computers are locked when the connection is closed. I need help finding this option. How can I prevent TeamViewer from locking the computer when the end of a connection?”
- Question from TeamViewer Community
When a computer is locked, you are unable to connect to it. Therefore, you’d better set TeamViewer don't lock on disconnect just in case you need to reaccess the same computer.
How to set TeamViewer don’t lock on disconnect
We'll introduce how to stop TeamViewer from locking remote computers when the connection ends on Windows and Mac.
Part 1. TeamViewer disable auto lock on disconnect on Windows
Let’s see how to set TeamViewer disable auto lock on disconnect on Windows. Go to Options in the upper right corner. Click Advanced on the left and scroll to Advanced settings for connections to other computers. From the drop-down menu of Lock remote computer, choose Never.
What do Always, Never, and Automatic mean, respectively?
- Always: Will always lock any remote computer after completing a TeamViewer remote control session, regardless of whether the computer was locked or unlocked at the start of the session.
- Never: Will never lock the remote computer after completing a TeamViewer remote control session, whether it was locked or unlocked at the start of the session.
If the remote computer was locked at the start of the session, TeamViewer will lock it after the session is finished.
If the remote computer was unlocked at the start of the session, TeamViewer will not lock it after the session is finished.
Part 2. TeamViewer disable auto lock on disconnect on Mac
Let’s see how to set TeamViewer disable auto lock on disconnect on Mac. The steps to disable auto lock on Mac differ from those on Windows. If you follow the same steps above, you won’t find the Lock remote computer option.
On Mac, you’ll need to configure it during the remote sessions. During the remote sessions, go to Actions > Lock Computer > then un-tick Lock on session end.
Bonus tip: Get a TeamViewer alternative
Like TeamViewer, AnyVieweris free remote desktop software. The difference is that AnyVieweris free for personal and commercial use, while TeamViewer is only free for personal use. If you’re looking for a free TeamViewer alternative, try AnyViewer.
AnyViewer will not lock the computer at the end of the connection by default. You can also set the computer to never sleep when AnyViewer is running. Go to Settings > Basic > enable Prevent this device from automatically sleeping.
Let’s see how to use AnyViewer.
Step 1. Install and run AnyViewer on both of your computers. Navigate to Log in and then Sign up on the Controller computer (if you have already registered on the official website, you can log in directly).
Step 2. Fill out the sign-up form.
Step 3. You should now see that you have successfully logged into AnyViewer. Your device will be assigned to the account to which you have logged in automatically.
Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can click One-click control to achieve a direct connection, click View the screen to see another’s screen, or click File transfer to share files between computers.
- You can also upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan to enjoy more rights, for example, faster file transfer speed, more assigned devices to achieve unattended remote access, connect in privacy mode to protect privacy, etc.
This post primarily introduces how to stop TeamViewer from locking remote computers when the connection ends on Windows and Mac. Besides, we also offer you a free TeamViewer alternative. If you have ever been blocked by TeamViewer, you can try AnyViewer. It will bring you a new remote experience.