How to Link an Android Phone to a Windows 10 PC/Laptop With Your Phone App

Android and Windows are very popular, so that there a lot of people who use both. Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app integrates your Android phone with your Windows PC or laptop, enabling you to access to your phone’s photos, text messages, notifications, and more – right on your computer.

Android and Windows are very popular, so that there a lot of people who use both. Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app integrates your Android phone with your Windows PC or laptop, enabling you to access to your phone’s photos, text messages, notifications, and more – right on your computer.

How to Install Your Phone Companion App on Your Android and Windows PC

Requirements: To set this up, you’ll need an Android device running Android 7.0 or above and Windows 10’s April 2018 Update or later.

Step 1. First, download your Phone Companion from the Google Play Store on your Android phone.

Step 2. Launch Your Phone app and sign in with your Microsoft account. Tap “Continue”.

Step 3. Then, you’ll need to grant the app some permissions. Tap “Continue” to proceed.

Step 4. The first permission will be to access your contacts. The app uses this information for calling and texting from your computer. Select “Allow.”

Step 5. The next permission is for making and managing phone calls. Tap “Allow.”

Step 6. Moving on, it will need access to your media, photos, and files. This is necessary for transferring files. Select “Allow.”

Step 7. Finally, grant the app permission to send and view SMS messages by clicking “Allow.”

Step 8. With permissions out of the way, the next screen will ask you about allowing the app to run in the background to stay connected to your computer. Tap “Continue” to proceed.

Step 9. A pop-up will tell if you want to let the app always run in the background. Tap “Allow.”

That’s all there is to do on the Android side for now.

Step 10. On your Windows 10 PC, open Your Phone app from the Start menu. Or you can also download the Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store.

Step 11. When you first run the Your Phone app on your computer, it may detect that we just set up a new device and ask whether you want to make it your default. If the device you set up is your primary device, we recommend that you do this.

Step 12. Now, the Your Phone app will instruct you to check your Android phone for a notification. The notification will tell whether you want to allow your device to connect to the PC. On the Android phone, select “Allow” to move on.

Step 13. Back on your computer, a welcome message will occur. Click “Get Started” to proceed.

Step 14. Now, the Your Phone app will guide you through setting up some of the options. Click “See My Notifications.”

Step 15. In order for this option to work, you must give the Your Phone Companion app permission to see Android notifications. Click “Open Settings on Phone” to get started.

Step 16. On your Android phone, a notification will occur prompting you to open the notification settings. Tap “Open”.

Step 17. The “Notification Access” settings will pop up. Locate “Your Phone Companion” from the list and ensure that “Allow Notification Access” is enabled.

Step 18. Now, you’ll see your notifications occur in the “Notifications” tab on the Windows app. When a notification occurs, you can remove it from your Android device by clicking the “X” icon.

Step 19. The “Messages” tab will automatically display your text messages from your Android phone, no setup required. The “Photos” tab also doesn’t require any setup. It will show recent photos from your device.

Hope something helps you.

 
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