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Easier to sync your PC and phone

Use Phone Link to connect your Windows PC to your Android™ or iPhone®.

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Less back and forth between your iPhone and Windows PC

Make and take calls. Reply to texts.1 Check and dismiss notifications. Do it all from your PC without even taking your phone out of your pocket.2

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Keep up with your chats

Now there’s no need to unlock your smartphone. Microsoft Phone Link enables you to read texts1 and respond directly from your Windows PC. Launch Phone Link

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Take and make the call

Review your call history, search contacts, or dial to make calls—it’s all hands-free. Launch Phone Link

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Stay on top of your notifications

Check, pin, and dismiss notifications. Microsoft Phone Link lets you customize banner alerts to your preferences. Launch Phone Link

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Frequently asked questions

Microsoft Phone Link allows you to view and dismiss your notifications, make, and receive calls and messages.1 2 With an updated design for Windows 11, Phone Link is reaching customers around the world.

The Phone Link for iOS experience will come preinstalled on your PC with Windows 11, simply search “Phone Link” in Start menu. If you are on Windows 11 and cannot find Phone Link, you may need to update to a later version of Windows 11 or download Phone link directly from the Microsoft Store.

From your PC, you can connect to select iPhone devices with the following app:

  • Link to Windows (LTW) app for iPhone.
  • You’ll see the name Link to Windows in the Apple® Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see Microsoft Phone Link. This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to messages with ease, make and receive calls, and manage your device’s notifications right on your PC.1 2
  • Phone Link requires the following to work: Phone Link for iOS requires iPhone® with iOS 14 or higher, Windows 11 device, Bluetooth connection and the latest version of the Phone Link app. Not available for iPad® (iPadOS®) or MacOS®. Device compatibility may vary. Regional restrictions may apply. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. See full list of compatible devices by clicking here.

Phone Link connects your PC to your iPhone using Bluetooth. Ensure that both your PC and iPhone have Bluetooth enabled and are discoverable to each other. During setup of Phone Link on your PC, you’ll be presented with a QR code to pair with your iPhone. Simply scan this with your phone’s default camera.

You can also download the Link to Windows app from the App Store to facilitate this process.

If you start from your Windows PC:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Phone Link, and then select Phone Link app from the results.
  2. Select iPhone.
  3. A QR code will appear on your PC screen. On your iPhone use your phone’s default camera to scan the QR code that’s displayed on your PC.

    Note: If you’d like to pair your device without using a QR code, select the Continue manually without a QR code link on your PC instead. On your iPhone device, you’ll be prompted to open a hyperlink on your phone and pair through a webpage on your phone.
  4. Once your devices are paired, your iPhone will prompt you for several device permissions. These permissions help you access content from your phone on your PC.
  5. If you encounter issues installing the app, troubleshoot them here.

Any iPhone with iOS 14.0 or later.2

It's not compatible with iPad.

You can use the Phone Link app to complete a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Make and take calls.2
  • Check and dismiss notifications.2
  • Send and reply to messages.1 2
  • View your contacts.2

Sometimes your iPhone needs to charge more before you go out. Phone Link enables you to still use it with your PC while it’s plugged in and by the outlet.

Or perhaps you’re in a meeting and having your iPhone out will look unprofessional. Phone Link will give you a notification of any important calls you need to take or messages you need to see.

Phone Link gives you the added versatility of being able to do that from an extra device. Instead of looking away from your screen and pulling out your iPhone to see notifications, it’s a notification on your PC, increasing the chances your attention stays focused on what you need to do.

Yes. If you have issues pairing, check out the tips suggested here: Phone Link app requirements and setup - Microsoft Support.

Simply go to Settings > My Devices in Phone Link on your PC and remove your linked iPhone from the list. For complete unpairing, disconnect Bluetooth via your phone settings, select the linked computer and choose to "Forget this device." For your computer, disconnect Bluetooth via your computer settings, select the linked phone and choose "Remove device." You can relink at any time.

Go to Settings > Features in Phone Link on your PC. It’s there you can customize options like which apps can send notifications to you. Removing permissions for a feature will also disable the feature.

You can also disable permissions on your iPhone, this will remove all feature activity. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, find the linked computer, and disable:

Share System Notifications Enable Sync Contacts.

Start with the Troubleshooting page. You can find It here: Troubleshooting the Phone Link app - Microsoft Support

If you have Windows 11, Phone Link will come preinstalled.

Need additional assistance?

Learn tips, tricks, and tools to use Phone Link successfully.

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Phone Link help & learning

Troubleshoot issues, receive tech support, and learn how to get the most out of device syncing.

Meet Windows 11

Faster, more powerful, and more intuitive. That’s Windows 11. Discover how you can unlock greater productivity and creativity with Windows 11. Devices with Windows 11 also have the Phone Link app preinstalled.

Tips & tricks

Running low? iPhone users can use the Phone Link app to check the status of their phone battery without unlocking.

  • 1 Messaging feature is limited by iOS. Image/video sharing and group messaging is not supported. Messages are session based and will only come through when phone is connected to PC.
  • 2 Phone Link for iOS requires iPhone with iOS 14 or higher, Windows 11 device, Bluetooth connection and the latest version of the Phone Link app. Not available for iPad (iPadOS) or MacOS.  Device compatibility may vary. Regional restrictions may apply. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. See full list of compatible devices by clicking here.