Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    09 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10


    You know those websites, searches and articles that you pull up on your iPhone or Android phone? With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can now forward them to instantly open on your PC with Continue on PC in the Microsoft Edge mobile app, so you can continue what you’re doing – researching that project, shopping for those shoes, finishing that article – with all the benefits of the bigger screen.

    Starting with Windows 10 April 2018 Update version 1803, a new policy is available that allows admins to turn off the ability to Link a Phone with a PC to continue reading, emailing and other tasks that requires linking between Phone and PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Phone-PC linking using the Continue on PC feature for all users on your Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Phone-PC linking on your PC.



    Contents

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC using Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android



    EXAMPLE: Phone-PC linking for Continue on PC disabled
    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10-phone-pc_linking_disabled.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC using Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10-phone-pc_linking_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Group Policy in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Phone-PC linking on this device policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC in Windows 10-phone-pc_linking_gpedit-2.jpg


    7 When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.

    8 Restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    EnableMmx DWORD

    0 = Disable
    (delete) = Enable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Phone-PC_linking_on_this_PC.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Phone-PC Linking for Continue on PC

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Phone-PC_linking_on_this_PC.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart the computer to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Brink said:
    @Brink
    Yesterday I tried this setting bt it doesn't disable the phone to pc connection prompt in Windows OOBE
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    Posts : 48,682
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    SM03 said:
    @Brink
    Yesterday I tried this setting bt it doesn't disable the phone to pc connection prompt in Windows OOBE

    No, it wouldn't be effective for that.
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  3. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Brink said:
    No, it wouldn't be effective for that.
    oh OK then effective for what precisely? Also, is there any reg tweak for excluding this PC to phone linking step from the OOBE screen?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,682
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #4

    It's only effective to disable this in Settings like below. I'm not aware of a way for OOBE.

      My Computers


 

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