The Windows Device Portal lets you configure and manage your device remotely over a network or USB connection. It also provides advanced diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot and view the real time performance of your Windows device.
The Device Portal is a web server on your device that you can connect to from a web browser on your PC. If your device has a web browser, you can also connect locally with the browser on your device.
Both Windows 10 Mobile phone and PC devices must be connected to the same subnet of the network by a wired or wireless connection, or they must be connected by USB.
You can choose from 3 ways to connect to Device Portal: USB, local host, and over the local network (including VPN and tethering).
Windows Device Portal is available on each device family, but features and setup vary based on the device's requirements.
Starting in Windows 10 version 1511, additional developer features are available for the mobile device family. These features are available only when developer mode is turned on.
Device Portal on mobile provides the standard set of pages.
- Apps manager
- Xbox Live
- File Explorer
- Running processes
- Realtime Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) tracing
- Performance tracing
- Device manager
- Crash data
For information about Device Portal, see:
This tutorial will show you how to connect to Device Portal
to configure and manage your Windows 10 Mobile
phone remotely over a local network or USB connection.