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    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC
    Published by Category: Phone
    10 May 2020
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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.

    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.

    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.

    See also: How to Turn On or Off Timeline in Microsoft Launcher app on Android Phone
    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 Android phone, install the Your Phone Companion app from the Google Play Store, and open it when finished installing. (see screenshots below)

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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 : 47,325
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #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 : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Dick,

    Yeah, it requires Andriod 7.0 (Nougat) or later.
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  3. Jerry06's Avatar
    Posts : 82
    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 : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    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 : 117
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #5

    Works fine on my 'el cheapo' Huawei P10 Lite...
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  6. Jerry06's Avatar
    Posts : 82
    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 : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 100
    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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