As technology continues to advance, it becomes more and more convenient for us to stay connected across different devices. With the new “Your Phone” feature in Windows 10, you can now pair your Android phone with your Windows PC to stay connected on the go. This feature is available on Windows 10 version 1803 and later, and it allows you to access your phone’s messages, notifications, photos, and even make and receive calls from your PC.
In this article, we will guide you through the steps on how to pair your Android phone with your Windows PC using the “Your Phone” feature.
Install the Your Phone app on your PC
The first thing you need to do is to make sure that you have the Your Phone app installed on your Windows 10 PC. The app comes pre-installed on newer versions of Windows 10, but if you’re using an older version, you’ll need to download it from the Microsoft Store.
Check phone compatibility
Before you start the pairing process, you need to make sure that your Android phone is compatible with the Your Phone feature. Your phone needs to be running Android 7.0 or later and it needs to support Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode. You can check the compatibility of your phone by visiting www.aka.ms.yourpc on your PC.
Pair your Android phone with your PC
Once you’ve confirmed that your phone is compatible with the Your Phone feature, you can begin the pairing process. Here are the steps:
Open the Your Phone app on your Windows PC.
Click on the “Android” option and then click on “Get started”.
Enter your phone number and click on “Send”.
You’ll receive a text message with a link to the Your Phone Companion app in the Google Play Store. Click on the link to download and install the app on your phone.
Open the Your Phone Companion app on your phone and sign in with your Microsoft account.
Follow the on-screen instructions to grant the necessary permissions to the app.
Once you’ve completed these steps, your phone should now be paired with your PC. You’ll be able to access your phone’s messages, notifications, photos, and even make and receive calls from your PC.
Access your phone’s features on your PC
Now that your phone is paired with your PC, you can start accessing your phone’s features from your PC. Here’s how:
- Open the Your Phone app on your PC.
- Click on the “Messages” option to view and send text messages from your PC.
- Click on the “Notifications” option to view your phone’s notifications on your PC.
- Click on the “Photos” option to view and transfer photos between your phone and PC.
- Click on the “Calls” option to make and receive calls from your PC.
It’s important to note that some features may not be available on all phones. For example, the ability to make and receive calls from your PC is only available on select Samsung phones. However, Microsoft is constantly working to expand the features available on the Your Phone app.
Pairing your Android phone with your Windows PC using the Your Phone feature is a great way to stay connected on the go. With access to your phone’s messages, notifications, photos, and even the ability to make and receive calls from your PC, you can stay connected no matter where you are.