Windows Continuum for Windows 10 Phones & Mobile | Microsoft
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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—expanding your freedom to be productive anywhere.2

Man using Continuum for phones.

Productive, 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 perfect phone

Feature Key

  • Windows Hello

  • Cortana

  • Windows Ink

  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

    6 9
  • Windows Mixed Reality

    7 8
Woman plugging in wireless adapter to display

Wireless adapter

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

Windows 10 phone displaying screen on laptop

Above the lock screen

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

Man working with phone wired to the display

Wire adapter

Great for getting real work done. Set up is simple using Continuum-compatible accessories. Just connect a monitor and even a mouse and keyboard, and still keep the use of your phone.


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

** Compatible devices and wi-fi connection required.

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

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

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

4 Cortana available in select 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 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.

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 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

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