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Continuum: Find out how it looks like a phone, does like a PC

Use your phone like a PC to get incredible productivity that fits in your pocket. Connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse* or use your phone screen as your virtual trackpad and keyboard. You’re all set to touch down and start emailing, browsing and working with apps like Office.1

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A PC-like experience, powered by your phone

Use your phone in amazing and astounding ways, including like a PC. Connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse – or wirelessly** power a second screen – to become instantly productive and collaborative.

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The power of Office in your pocket

Only Windows lets you use your phone to run Office apps on a bigger second screen. Expand your freedom to be productive anywhere.2

Man using Continuum for phones.

Productive, in two places at once

While you’re projecting to another screen, you can continue to use your phone just like you normally would. This means you can talk, text, tweet and do your other phone things – all without interrupting what’s playing on the big screen.

Connect your ideal phone

Feature Key

  • Windows Hello

  • Cortana

  • Windows Ink

  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

  • Windows Mixed Reality

Connected – your way

Windows gives you a second screen with the same easy navigation that you get on your PC. Your phone’s start screen is your start menu and your apps1 scale smoothly up to TVs with the biggest screens – for a beautiful experience that’s far superior to mirroring.

Woman plugging in wireless adaptor to display

Wireless adaptor

Great for browsing, viewing photos and shopping online. Use a dongle that is compatible with Continuum to project wirelessly from your phone. No Internet connection needed. And you can still talk, text or tweet with your phone – or use it as virtual trackpad and keyboard.

A Windows 10 phone displaying its screen on a laptop

Above the lock screen

Launching the Continuum experience on a monitor currently connected to a PC – either above or below the lock screen.

Man working with a phone wired to the display

Wire adaptor

Great for getting real work done. Set up is simple using accessories that are compatible with Continuum. Just connect a monitor and even a mouse and keyboard. All while keeping the use of your phone.

Additional Windows 10 features

* Limited to Continuum-capable phones. External monitor must support HDMI input.

** Compatible devices and Wi-Fi connection required.

1 App availability and experience vary by device and market. Office 365 subscription required for some features.

2 Limited to Continuum-capable phones. App availability and experience vary by device and market. Office 365 subscription required for some features.

3 Windows Hello requires specialised hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

4 Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

5 Touch-capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

6 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.

7 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at

8 Sound, Cortana and voice dictation require compatible mic-enabled headphones with a 3.5mm jack (USB not supported), plugged into the audio jack on the HMD. You can find compatible headphones by looking for the Cortana badge or Circle icon on product packaging and websites.

9 Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later; PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.