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How to downgrade TeamViewer 12 to 11
Teamviewer is very helpful when it comes to remote access. Even though lots of remote access tools are available. However, Teamviewer with its many merits is very popular remote access tools. The 12th version of Teamviewer has launched which is a beta version and may contain small bugs. Even, if it is very helpful, it requires the same version of the software to create a remote or file access connection.
If you want to connect to the computer, in that an older version is Installed (i.e. V 11) You won’t be able to make a remote access connection. From the situation, you got two option, either the old version should be upgraded to the same version you have, or you’ve got to downgrade the version on your computer. I must say instruction someone to upgrade may not be that simple if the other person is not a tech savvy.
Downgrade Teamviewer Version From 12 to 11
TeamViewer should be removed in order to install an older version, follow this step by step and in the end your TeamViewer program would be downgraded from version 12 to 11. (or any older).
Step 1. Get an older version and install it.
Now get an older Teamviewer version, for the demo I have got the Version 11 to replace it with the Version 12.
Step 2. Remove the installed software.
Now you’ve got to uninstall the installed Teamviewer software Because you can not directly replace a newer version by installing an older one. Such, when you do try it will give you the following error.
So You have to Uninstall the TeamViewer from Settings.
Open computer’s settings and navigate to “Remove or Uninstall Programs” or you can just search “Change or remove program” in the search bar to quickly go. When you’re in the installed programs setting page, find Teamviewer and right-click and select Uninstall.
Once you do that, open the older version setup that you downloaded (step 1) and install it as usual. Now you can connect to computers and devices having old Teamviewer version.
For other platforms such as MAC or Android, you’ve got to do the same, first, remove the installed version of Teamviewer and then download and install an older version. Here is brief information to uninstall it on different operating systems.
Android: Go to phone’s settings, navigate to Installed app > Teamviewer > App Settings > Uninstall. MAC: Programs and setting > Find TeamViewer and Install. Linux Open app manager and uninstall from there.
Downgrade TeamViewer in Linux
Note: Hem Rambhia asked for this.
If you installed the TeamViewer using a .deb installer use the follow command.
sudo dpkg -r teamviewer
Otherwise, use this command in terminal
sudo apt-get remove teamviewer
Once you uninstalled the TeamViewer, install the older teamviewer using (.deb) installer.