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    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC
    Published by Category: Phone
    06 Mar 2021
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    How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC


    Linking your iPhone or Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC. Start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.

    You can text and see recent photos from your phone, right on your PC. Or if you're on your phone, send webpages straight to your PC.

    The Your Phone experience starts on your PC with Windows 10 and the Your Phone app. From your PC you can connect to select Android and Samsung devices with these two apps:


    You’ll see these names combined as “Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows” in the Google Play Store and in the Galaxy Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see “Your Phone.” This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your phone, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your phone’s notifications right on your PC.

    You can get more apps on your phone to make it work even better with your PC.

    See also:



    This tutorial will show you how to link your Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later phone to your Windows 10 PC with your Microsoft account.

    The Your Phone app currently does not support organizational (work) accounts.



    EXAMPLE: System requirements and set up for the Your Phone app



    Setting up and using Link to Windows on supported Samsung phones





    Here's How:

    1 On your Android phone, install the Your Phone Companion app from the Google Play Store, and open it when finished installing. (see screenshots below)

    For select Samsung devices, you'll be prompted to open Link to Windows instead.

    For select Samsung devices, the Link to Windows companion app is already installed and will open from the link, or you can access it by going to Settings > Advanced features > Link to Windows.

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    2 On your Android phone, click/tap on Sign in with Microsoft. (see screenshot below)

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    3 On your Android phone, sign in to the Your Phone Companion app with the same Microsoft account you sign in to your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshots below)

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    4 If you turned on two-step verification for your Microsoft account, select how (ex: text) you want to get a verification code, enter the required information, and click/tap on Send code. (see screenshots below)

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    A) Enter the code sent from Microsoft, and click/tap on Verify. (see screenshot below)

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    5 On your Android phone, click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    6 On your Android phone, click/tap on Allow for all 4 permissions. (see screenshots below)

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    7 On your Android phone, click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    8 On your Android phone, click/tap on Allow. (see screenshot below)

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    9 On your Android phone, click/tap on Show me. (see screenshot below)

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    10 Swipe left on your Android phone screen to review what you need to do on your Windows 10 PC, and click/tap on Continue when ready to start. (see screenshots below)

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    11 You Android phone will now be waiting at Check your PC. (see screenshot below)

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    12 Sign in to your Windows 10 PC with the same Microsoft account your signed in to the Your Phone Companion app on your Android Phone, open Settings, and click/tap on the Phone icon.

    13 On your Windows 10 PC, click/tap on the Add a phone button. (see screenshot below)

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    14 On your Windows 10 PC, select Android, and click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

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    15 On your Windows 10 PC, click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    16 You Windows 10 PC will now be waiting at Check your Phone. (see screenshot below)

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    17 On your Android phone, click/tap on Allow from the notification sent by the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

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    18 On your Android phone, click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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    19 Your Android phone is now linked to your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,211
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1

    @Brink

    Shawn, when I got to step #10, I came to a screeching halt. My trusty Galaxy S4 runs Lollipop 5.1, no higher without rooting. This requires minimum of Nougat 7.0.

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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #2

    Hello Dick,

    Yeah, it requires Andriod 7.0 (Nougat) or later.
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  3. Jerry06's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64bit
       #3

    The last time I installed the phone companion it screwed up the icons on home screen and other screens I added. I couldn't remove it until I found something in an android forum to re-install the app-launcher. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge. I'm almost afraid to try it again.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Jerry06 said:
    The last time I installed the phone companion it screwed up the icons on home screen and other screens I added. I couldn't remove it until I found something in an android forum to re-install the app-launcher. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge. I'm almost afraid to try it again.
    Hello Jerry,

    I didn't have that issue on the S9.
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  5. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #5

    Works fine on my 'el cheapo' Huawei P10 Lite...
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  6. Jerry06's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64bit
       #6

    Brink said:
    Hello Jerry,

    I didn't have that issue on the S9.
    I found the issue. The phone app on my Galaxy S6 set the home display to easy mode which I set back to normal. Now everything is fine.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,414
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #7

    Great news Jerry. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Win 8.1 Win10 in Vmware
       #8

    I noticed that when you click on the link in the text message sent to link your phone it takes you to Microsoft Launcher rather than Your Phone Companion. Microsoft Launcher totally changes the display on your phone. I downloaded Your Phone Companion manually from Google Play after linking the PC rather than using Microsoft Launcher.
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  9. SM03's Avatar
    Posts : 135
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    @Brink

    Is there any reg tweak to integrate in ISO to disable this from the beginning of the Windows installation so that it doesn't ask in OOBX?
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