How to Turn On or Off Mirror Android Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC


Starting with Windows 10 build 18356.16, Microsoft added a new preview phone screen feature to the Your Phone app in Windows 10. You can now mirror your Android phone’s screen directly on your PC without having to dig for your phone.

The new phone screen feature gives you easy access to your phone apps on your PC. Whether scheduling a ride to the airport or checking your social updates, do it with ease from the comfort of your PC without having to take your phone out of your bag or go back and forth between devices. Go ahead, give your thumbs a break, and get things done faster with your keyboard and mouse.

This feature will gradually roll out to Windows Insiders on 19H1 builds. It may take a few days for this feature to show up inside the Your Phone app (version 1.0.20701.0 and above).

You can use the Your Phone app on any Windows 10 PC running Windows builds 1803 (RS4) or newer and any Android phone running Android version 7.0 or newer. But the new phone screen feature is initially only compatible with a limited set of devices. Surface Go will be the first device in the Surface lineup to preview this feature. Microsoft will continue to expand the list of devices over time for both the PC and phone.

Phone screen requirements:
  • Certain Android phones running Android 7.0 or greater
    • Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8
    • Samsung Galaxy A8, A8+
    • OnePlus 6, 6T

  • Windows 10 PC with a Bluetooth radio that supports low energy peripheral role. How to check if your PC supports this.
  • Minimum Windows Insiders Build 18338 and above
  • Android phone must be on, within Bluetooth range of the PC, and connected to the same network as the PC.

Known issues:
  • Touch gestures (e.g. swipe, flick or pinch) won’t work
  • Touch will behave as mouse, so trying to drag to scroll in some apps may behave differently and select text instead of scrolling
  • Some games and apps do not support mouse interactions and won’t recognize touch interactions from the PC either
  • Always on display will not be shown on the phone screen displayed on the PC
  • Blue light preferences will not be applied on the phone screen displayed on the PC
  • Other audio besides screen reader feedback will play out of the phone speakers, not the PC

Starting with Windows 10 build 18885, Microsoft has expanded phone screen support to additional phone models – OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, Note 8, and Note 9.

To display your Android phone screen in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC, you will need to have the Your Phone Companion app installed on your Android phone, and link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC.

See also: Phone screen Supported devices - Microsoft Community

Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, Phone screen now supports accessibility features, keyboard language and layout, new phone models.
  • Screen reading - For users of TalkBack, you can now enable the Your Phone Companion accessibility service, found under your Android phone’s accessibility settings, for smoother cross-device reading. Once both TalkBack and the Your Phone Companion accessibility services are turned on, Narrator will play from your PC, describing what you select and activate on your phone screen as you interact using your PC’s keyboard or mouse.
  • Focus tracking - You will now be able to interact with your Android phone’s apps at your preferred magnification while in phone screen. Focus tracking will seamlessly follow your keyboard focus and mouse pointer input. To enable the focus tracking accessibility feature, you must first turn on the Your Phone Companion accessibility service and TalkBack on your Android phone. Once these services are enabled, you can turn on Magnifier on your PC using the shortcut: Windows Key and the Plus sign (+) or open the app from your Windows menu.
  • Keyboard language and layout - You will notice a new icon on your phone screen toolbar. Selecting this icon will take you to the phone settings page, where you can change your keyboard language or layout. This setting is specific to physical keyboards, so it only applies when you’re typing into your phone from your PC and will not change your phone’s language or keyboard configuration. If you type in different languages or like to switch your keyboard layout, give it a try.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18932, you will now be able to interact with your phone screen using one-touch tap and long press. This handy feature will allow you to conveniently open apps, select items, click on links, and more, directly on your touch-enabled PC.

Windows 10 build 18932 also marks the launch of Notifications integration with Phone screen for Insiders with the May 2019 update or newer. If Phone screen is set up, your notifications will open in Phone screen allowing you to interact with your keyboard and mouse. If Phone screen is not supported or set up, clicking on notifications will take you to your notifications feed instead.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to display a mirror of your Android phone screen in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.


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Here's How:

1. Open the Your Phone app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon. (see screenshot below)

3. Under Phone screen, turn on (default) or off Allow this app to display my phone screen for what you want.

4. You can now close the Your Phone app if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn


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