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Turn On or Off Badge on Your Phone app Taskbar Icon for New Messages from Android Phone in Windows 10

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

You will can only delete messages on your Android phone. The deletions show on the phone and in the Your Phone app on the PC. It’s not possible to delete messages directly on the PC.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”

If the Your Phone app detects that you’re already using Cortana to see text messages on your PC, it’ll give you the option to see them in the Your Phone app instead. Open the Your Phone app on your computer to go through the setup process. In Windows 10, the Cortana setting is called Get phone notifications on this PC.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, new messaging features below have been added.

  • Send and receive MMS messages – You can now send and receive images and GIFs, including Giphy, right from the Your Phone app.
  • Unread message indicator (badge)
    • Nav pane – A visual indicator on the Messages node, indicating you have unread messages
    • PC Taskbar – A visual indicator on the Your Phone app icon on your PC taskbar, indicating you have unread messages
    • Unread conversations – Visual indicator within threads that have unread messages
  • Contact images – Your Phone app will now sync contact thumbnails for all your contacts that contain profile images, so you can easily identify who you’re messaging with.
  • In-line reply – You can quickly reply to text messages from toast notifications without having to open the Your Phone app.
  • Emoji picker – Smileys, people, food, and more. You can easily add emojis to your text messages right from within the app.

If you have the Your Phone app open or pinned to taskbar, you will see a badge show on the Your Phone taskbar icon whenever you get new unread messages on your Android phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing a badge on the Your Phone app taskbar icon in Windows 10 when you have new unread Android phone messages.

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How to Turn On or Off Your Phone app Notification Banners in Windows 10 for Android Phone Messages

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

You will can only delete messages on your Android phone. The deletions show on the phone and in the Your Phone app on the PC. It’s not possible to delete messages directly on the PC.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”

If the Your Phone app detects that you’re already using Cortana to see text messages on your PC, it’ll give you the option to see them in the Your Phone app instead. Open the Your Phone app on your computer to go through the setup process. In Windows 10, the Cortana setting is called Get phone notifications on this PC.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, new messaging features below have been added.

  • Send and receive MMS messages – You can now send and receive images and GIFs, including Giphy, right from the Your Phone app.
  • Unread message indicator (badge)
    • Nav pane – A visual indicator on the Messages node, indicating you have unread messages
    • PC Taskbar – A visual indicator on the Your Phone app icon on your PC taskbar, indicating you have unread messages
    • Unread conversations – Visual indicator within threads that have unread messages
  • Contact images – Your Phone app will now sync contact thumbnails for all your contacts that contain profile images, so you can easily identify who you’re messaging with.
  • In-line reply – You can quickly reply to text messages from toast notifications without having to open the Your Phone app.
  • Emoji picker – Smileys, people, food, and more. You can easily add emojis to your text messages right from within the app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Your Phone app showing notification banners in Windows 10 for your Android phone messages.

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How to Turn On or Off Send and Receive MMS attachments in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

You will can only delete messages on your Android phone. The deletions show on the phone and in the Your Phone app on the PC. It’s not possible to delete messages directly on the PC.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”

If the Your Phone app detects that you’re already using Cortana to see text messages on your PC, it’ll give you the option to see them in the Your Phone app instead. Open the Your Phone app on your computer to go through the setup process. In Windows 10, the Cortana setting is called Get phone notifications on this PC.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, new messaging features below have been added.

  • Send and receive MMS messages – You can now send and receive images and GIFs, including Giphy, right from the Your Phone app.
  • Unread message indicator (badge)
    • Nav pane – A visual indicator on the Messages node, indicating you have unread messages
    • PC Taskbar – A visual indicator on the Your Phone app icon on your PC taskbar, indicating you have unread messages
    • Unread conversations – Visual indicator within threads that have unread messages
  • Contact images – Your Phone app will now sync contact thumbnails for all your contacts that contain profile images, so you can easily identify who you’re messaging with.
  • In-line reply – You can quickly reply to text messages from toast notifications without having to open the Your Phone app.
  • Emoji picker – Smileys, people, food, and more. You can easily add emojis to your text messages right from within the app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allowing the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC to send and receive MMS attachments in messages from your Android phone.

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How to Pick Apps from Android Phone to Notify in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

Starting with Windows 10 build 18885 on April 26, 2019, Microsoft added a new preview feature to the Your Phone app in Windows 10 to see your Android phone’s notifications on your PC.

Stop reaching for your phone to check your notifications. Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone’s notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other.

When you turn on display notifications in the Your Phone app from your Android phone, you can turn on or off getting notifications for app from your Android Phone in the Your Phone app. This allows you to pick which apps notify you.

This tutorial will show you how to pick which apps you get notifications from your Android phone in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Your Phone app Notification Banners in Windows 10 for Android Phone Notifications

Starting with Windows 10 build 18885 on April 26, 2019, Microsoft added a new preview feature to the Your Phone app in Windows 10 to see your Android phone’s notifications on your PC.

Stop reaching for your phone to check your notifications. Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone’s notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other.

With this preview, you can:

  • See incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • View all of your phone notifications in one place
  • Customize which notifications you want to receive
  • Clear notifications individually or all at once

When you turn on display notifications in the Your Phone app from your Android phone, the Your Phone app will also show a notification banner in Windows 10 for this notification from your Android phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Your Phone app showing notification banners in Windows 10 for your Android phone notifications.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync over mobile data with Windows 10 PC from Your Phone Companion app on Android phone

You can connect your phone and computer to get texts, photos, and more on your PC. Link the Your Phone app on your PC with Your Phone Companion to get started.

With Your Phone Companion, you can easily sync your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC for instant access to everything you love on your phone, right on your PC. Text messages can be found with ease, and you can finally stop emailing yourself photos.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, you can now sync your photos, messages, and notifications over mobile data without having to connect your Android phone to the Wi-Fi network.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off sync over mobile data in the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone with the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview 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.

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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How to Turn On or Off Show Notifications from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18885 on April 26, 2019, Microsoft added a new preview feature to the Your Phone app in Windows 10 to see your Android phone’s notifications on your PC.

Stop reaching for your phone to check your notifications. Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone’s notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other.

With this preview, you can:

  • See incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • View all of your phone notifications in one place
  • Customize which notifications you want to receive
  • Clear notifications individually or all at once

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing notifications from your Android phone in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Project Android Phone to Screen on Windows 10 PC

The Projecting to this PC feature uses the Connect app to allow you to wirelessly project your Windows Phone, another PC, or Android devices to the screen of this PC, and use its keyboard, mouse, and other devices too.

Some Windows and Android devices can project to your PC when you say it’s ok.

This tutorial will show you how to connect and project an Android phone to the screen of your wireless Windows 10 PC.

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How to Send Webpage in Microsoft Edge from Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Microsoft Edge app on your Android phone to send an individual webpage from your phone to your PC, immediately or to read later.

This tutorial will show you how to send an individual webpage open in Microsoft Edge from your Android phone to open immediately or later on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to See, Copy, Share, and Edit Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on your PC to see photos from your Android phone.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

The Your Phone app only gets photos that are in the Camera Roll or Screenshots folders on your Android phone. If you moved or saved your photos to a different folder on your Android phone, they will not appear in the Your Phone app.

The Your Phone app gets your recent photos from your Android phone over Wi-Fi, but it does not store your photos online.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your Android phone.

As you take more photos on your Android phone, temporary copies of the older photos are removed from your PC. So if you think you’ll need an older photo later, be sure to copy it from the Your Phone app before it gets replaced by any new photos.

The Your Phone app gets a copy of your recent photos from your Android phone and stores the copy as a temporary file on your PC. If you delete the temporary file on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone. If you use the Your Phone app to edit the copy of the photo on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone.

See also: Your Phone app help | Microsoft Support

This tutorial will show you how to see, copy, share, and edit photos from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to View and Reply to Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”

This tutorial will show you how to view and reply to text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Send Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”

This tutorial will show you how to send text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Get Android Phone Notifications from Cortana on Windows 10 PC

Cortana is your digital cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services to help you get things done.

When you sign in to Cortana with your Microsoft account, you can get Android or Windows 10 Mobile phone notifications on a Windows 10 PC.

When this feature is enabled on both your Android phone and PC, Cortana will tell you on your PC when you miss a phone call, text message, or app notification from your phone. You’ll also be able to respond to text messages from the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to setup your Android phone to send phone call, text message, and app notifications from Cortana to your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Show Photos from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to see photos from your Android phone.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

The Your Phone app gets your recent photos from your Android phone over Wi-Fi, but it does not store your photos online.

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your Android phone.

As you take more photos on your Android phone, temporary copies of the older photos are removed from your PC. So if you think you’ll need an older photo later, be sure to copy it from the Your Phone app before it gets replaced by any new photos.

The Your Phone app gets a copy of your recent photos from your Android phone and stores the copy as a temporary file on your PC. If you delete the temporary file on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone. If you use the Your Phone app to edit the copy of the photo on your PC, it does not affect the original photo on your phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing photos from your Android phone in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Unlink iPhone or Android Phone from Windows 10 PC

Linking your iPhone or Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC. Start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.

You can text and see recent photos from your phone, right on your PC. Or if you’re on your phone, send webpages straight to your PC.

You can get more apps on your phone to make it work even better with your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to unlink your iPhone or Android phone from your Windows 10 PC and Microsoft account.

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How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

Linking your iPhone or Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC. Start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.

You can text and see recent photos from your phone, right on your PC. Or if you’re on your phone, send webpages straight to your PC.

You can get more apps on your phone to make it work even better with your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC with your Microsoft account.

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