How to Setup and Use Your Phone App In Windows 10

How to setup Your Phone on Windows 10

Today I am going to talk about how to link your computer to your smartphone using the in-built Your Phone app in Windows. Your Phone app frees you from your dilemma of constant switching between your PC and smartphone.
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Moreover, it allows instant access to your recent photos and texts from Android and make web pages from iPhone available on PC. So let’s talk about how to set up your Phone app on both Android and iPhone.

Let’s start with your PC

Go to Start Menu & type “Your Phone” in the search box and press Enter to launch the app.

If you don’t have it on your system, you can get it from Microsoft Store. Before starting this make sure you have an internet connection, for your PC and the phone.

Now you need to sign in your Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, click Create. On the next page click on the link phone. On the next page, enter your phone number & a link will be sent to your Android.

First, we will talk about the Android phone.
Open the message Click on the link and it will take you to Your Phone Companion app page on Google Play Store. 

Download & install the app. Launch the app and sign in with the same Microsoft account that you used to sign in PC.

It will prompt you to give app permissions To access photos, media, files on your device. To view and send messages, To make access contacts.

Always run the app in the background. Allow all these permissions to help your Android phone connect with your PC. Now you will get a page Set up Your Phone app on your PC on your phone.

You will get two options: ‘Show me’ which takes you to the instructions on how to set up Your phone app on PC and My PC is ready

As we are already done with setup on PC, click My PC is ready.

A notification will appear, “Allow this phone to connect to Your Phone on PC?” Click Allow.

Once done, the status changes to Connected to your PC.

Now your Android phone and PC are connected.

Go to Settings (located at the bottom of the screen) and Turn On the option to allow the app to show photos and texts.

How to access photos using your phone app.
Click the Photos option. You can see 25 recent images from your Camera Roll and Screenshot folder on Android. You can now easily share, copy, or edit the images.


How To Send text Using Your Phone App?
To send a text from your PC, go to Messages. You can click on a new message to see all the conversation threads from the last 30 days. You can either click on a previous conversation or click the New Message button.

As it can access your phonebook, you can directly see it here in suggestions when you start typing a name. Select it and start the conversation from the PC.

This is how we use the Phone app on Android & let’s move forward to iPhone.

Open Your Phone app on PC. 
Now you need to sign in your Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, click Create. On the next page, enter your phone number & a link will be sent to your iPhone.

Click on the link and it will take you to the Microsoft Edge app page on the App Store. Download & install the app. Sign in to your Microsoft account and allow the app to access your web history.

iPhone is connected to your PC.
On iPhone, open a web page on Microsoft Edge and locate the Phone icon from the bottom bar. Click on it and a message will prompt asking you permission to connect to your PC. Select the device you want to use from the list.

This instantly opens the same webpage on your PC on the Microsoft Edge browser. You can open as many web pages on your iPhone and get them on your desktop screen. This feature helps majorly in relieving you with searching the same web pages again on the computer.

Currently, you can only share the web pages opened on the iPhone with the PC with the This way with the help of Your Phone app. You can connect the smartphone with the PC easily.

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