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    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC
    Published by Category: Phone
    25 Nov 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    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.

    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.

    It can take up to 24 hours for your phone to appear as linked in your PC Settings page. Cross-device experiences should still work during this time.

    What can you do after you have linked your phone and PC?

    It depends on what kind of phone you have (Android or iPhone) and which apps you install on it. The more apps you install, the more cross-device experiences youíll unlock. For the full experience, make sure that you sign in to each app with your Microsoft account. Microsoft is working hard to bring you more apps and experiences soon. Stay tuned!

    Android phone experiences

    App What does it do?
    Your Phone Companion

    When used in conjunction with the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 computer, this app (formerly known as "Microsoft Apps") lets you:
    • See photos from your Android phone on your PC
    • View and send text messages from your PC (requires an Android phone)
    • Browse all the apps from Microsoft on Android in one simple experience

    For more info, see Your Phone app help.

    See also:
    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.

    See also: How to Send Webpage in Microsoft Edge from Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    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 youíre currently using.

    See also: How to Get Android Phone Notifications from Cortana on Windows 10 PC

    iPhone experiences

    App What does it do?
    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.
    Continue on PC

    Lets you send a webpage from your phone to your PC, immediately or to read later.

    When you install and set up the app on your phone, a Continue on PC command is added to your phoneís Share menu.
    Cortana

    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 youíre currently using.



    Here's How:

    1. On your Windows 10 PC, open Settings, and click/tap on the Phone icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Add a phone button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Select your Microsoft account, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

    If your Microsoft account is not listed, click/tap on the Microsoft account option to add it.

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    5. Click/tap on Link phone. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Enter the phone number of your Android phone you want to link, and click/tap on Send. (see screenshot below)

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    7. A text message was now sent to your Android phone. Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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    8. On your Android phone, open the text message from Microsoft, and click/tap on the link for the Your Phone Companion app in the Google Play Store. (see screenshot below)

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    9. Install the Your Phone Companion app from the Google Play Store, and open it when finished installing. (see screenshots below)

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    10. In the "Your Phone Companion" app on your Android phone, check the My PC is ready box, and click/tap on Connect my PC. (see screenshot below)

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    11. Click/tap on Sign in with Microsoft. (see screenshot below)

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    12. Sign in with the same Microsoft account as on your Windows 10 PC at step 4. (see screenshots below)

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    13. 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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    14. Click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    15. Click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    16. Click/tap on Allow for all 4 permissions. (see screenshots below)

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    17. Click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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    18. Click/tap on Allow from the notification on your Android phone when sent by the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. (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


  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 38,174
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 Oct 2018 #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 : 34,344
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       12 Oct 2018 #2

    Hello Dick,

    Yeah, it requires Andriod 7.0 (Nougat) or later.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    12 Oct 2018 #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 : 34,344
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       12 Oct 2018 #4

    Jerry06 said: View Post
    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    16 Oct 2018 #5

    Works fine on my 'el cheapo' Huawei P10 Lite...
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  6.    16 Oct 2018 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    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 : 34,344
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       16 Oct 2018 #7

    Great news Jerry. Thank you for posting back with your findings.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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