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Your Android phone and your PC. Now on the same team.

Leave your Android phone in your pocket. With the Your Phone app, you'll be able to interact with it on your PC. So, you'll be able to make and receive calls and texts, check notifications, and get instant access to your phone's photos and apps.4, 8, 9

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Frequently asked questions

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Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It's preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) and it's available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803).

 

To find out if you already have the app on your PC, in the search box on the taskbar, type Your Phone and select Your Phone from the results. If Your Phone is not in your app list, open Microsoft Store in the app list, and in the search box at the top of the Store page, type Your Phone.

 

Once you have the Your Phone app installed on your PC, follow the directions to install the app on your phone.

When you open the Your Phone app for the first time, we’ll walk you through the setup process. The steps vary depending on how you've previously used Windows and various Microsoft mobile apps. Here are some of the things that we might ask you to do on your PC and on your phone:

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type Your Phone and then select Your Phone from the results. Sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • Enter your mobile phone number so we can send you a link to install a companion app on your phone. The specific app we send you varies by the type of phone you have. Typically, we'll send you the Your Phone Companion app for Android.
  • When you receive the text message from Microsoft, tap the link to install the companion app on your phone.
  • Open the companion app on your phone and follow the setup instructions.
  • If you're prompted to sign in to the companion app, be sure to use the same Microsoft account that you're using on your PC.
  • Accept the notifications on your phone that request access to your photos and other related permissions.

After you’ve completed the setup process on your Android phone and PC, you’ll be able to use the Your Phone app to see your most recent photos from your phone and to send text messages from your PC. If you have an iPhone, you'll be able to send webpages from Microsoft Edge on your phone to Microsoft Edge on your PC.

 

Note: If you've followed all of the set up steps and the connection is not working on your PC, select Settings, and make sure Photos and Messages are set to On.

The Your Phone app on Windows 10 lets you:

  • Link your phone and PC to unlock a variety of cross-device experiences for Android.
  • View and send text messages from your PC for Android only.
  • Make and receive calls on your PC and transfer them between your devices effortlessly.5, 9
  • See recent photos from your phone on your PC for Android only.

On your PC, select the Start button, then select Settings > Phone.

 

Open Phone settings

 

Tip: If you don’t see the Phone option in Settings, you’re not running Windows 10 version 1709 or later. To install the latest version of Windows 10, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security and select Check for updates.

 

Check for updates

 

Select Add a phone, then follow the instructions to enter your phone number.

 

Look for a text message from Microsoft on your phone.

 

Open the text and tap the link. The link will open the App Store.

 

Install the app.

Your Phone Companion app

 

When used in conjunction with the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 computer, this app (formerly known as "Microsoft Apps") lets you:

  • View and send text messages from your PC (requires an Android phone).
  • Make and receive calls on your PC and transfer them between your devices effortlessly.5, 9
  • See photos from your Android phone on your PC.
  • Browse all the apps from Microsoft on Android in one simple experience.

Microsoft Launcher

  • Lets you access your work/school calendar, documents, and recent activities from your phone.
  • Also lets you send photos, docs, and webpages almost instantly to your PC.

Microsoft Edge

  • Lets you send an individual webpage from your phone to your PC, immediately or to read later.
  • Also automatically syncs your web browser favorites, browser history, and reading list items between Microsoft Edge on your phone and your PC.

Cortana

  • Lets you send articles from the Cortana Interests tab on your phone to Microsoft Edge on your PC.
  • Also automatically syncs your Cortana notebook (your interests, reminders, etc.) between your phone and your PC so your personal assistant can continue to help you no matter which device you’re currently using.



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1 Users must link their phone to their Windows PC in PC settings. Users will receive an app from Microsoft which they must download to their phone and follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft Account across mobile apps and Windows 10 PC. Some apps not compatible in S mode.
2 Subscription is sold separately.
3 Files may be made available for offline use. Otherwise internet access required. Fees may apply. Microsoft 365 subscription required and sold separately.
4 Users must link their mobile phone to their PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on their mobile phone where available, or through ‘Your Phone app’ on their PC. Your Phone app comes preinstalled on PCs with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later and is downloadable for Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later versions. Requires a Microsoft Account and an Android 7.0+ phone.
5 Requires Android devices version 7.0 and greater with at least 1GB of RAM and the latest update for Windows 10. Not supported on devices that have Notification Access disabled by work or other policy.
6 Users must download Microsoft Launcher from Google Play. Downloading Microsoft Launcher replaces the default launcher. Microsoft Launcher does not replicate the user’s PC home screen on the Android phone. Users must still purchase and/or download any new apps from Google Play. Requires Android 4.0.3+. Some specific Family features require Android 5.0+. 
7 Users must have Microsoft Edge installed on their mobile device and be signed in with their Microsoft account.
8 Calls requires a minimum PC software version of Windows 10 May 2019 update or higher. Requires Windows 10 PC supporting Bluetooth radio.
9 Phone screen requires minimum PC software version of Windows 10 October 2018 or higher. Select Android phones* running Android 9.0 or greater (*Samsung Galaxy Note10, S10/10+/10e/Fold). Android phone must be on and connected to the same Wifi network as the PC.
* Available only on iOS and Android. A Microsoft 365 subscription may be required for certain features.