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How to Pin and Unpin Notifications in Your Phone app in Windows 10

Linking your Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC.

If you turned on to display notifications from your Android phone in the Your Phone app, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your Windows 10 PC.

The Your Phone app has a new pinning feature integrated with the notifications feed. With notifications pinning, you can easily pin to save important notifications that will stick to the top of your feed so they are readily accessible and distinguished from the rest of your notifications.

Since the notification will now stick to the top of your feed, you no longer have to worry about losing the notification and can easily access the thread and use all your favorite functionality, like in-line reply. When you no longer need that notification thread, you can simply unpin it.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin Android phone notifications to the top in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC.

With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive.

Apps replaced the Phone screen option in the left pane of the Your Phone app, but Phone screen is still available. Phone screen will mirror your Android phone screen the same way it did before, but it will be on a separate window from the Your Phone app. Apps provides an easier way to interact with all of the apps installed on your Android device by launching them directly.

The Phone screen feature only works when your Android device and Windows 10 PC can communicate with each other. They will both need to be turned on, linked, and connected to the same network (for example, your home Wi-Fi).

This tutorial will show you how to open your Android phone screen in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Cross-device Copy and Paste in Windows 10 Your Phone app

Linking your Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC.

Cross-device copy and paste is supported on Android devices that are running One UI version 2.1.

Cross-device copy and paste allows the Your Phone app to to access and transfer content you copy and paste using the same shortcuts you normally use on your Android phone and Windows 10 PC. Use Cross-device Copy and Paste to easily copy text from your compatible Galaxy phone to your connected PC.

It is only possible to copy text and images between your devices currently. Images above 1MB in size will be resized. You can copy content and paste it into a Secure Folder, but you can’t copy and paste content from a Secure Folder onto your PC. Copying something from a Secure Folder will still replace any content you have on your PC clipboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Cross-device copy and paste for the Your Phone app in Windows 10.

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

Starting with the Your Phone app 1.20071.95.0 version, you can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices to instantly access your phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. There is no need to install, sign-in or set up your apps on your PC, saving you time and hassle. You can conveniently pin your favorite mobile apps to your Taskbar or Start menu on your PC for quick and easy access. When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app enabling you to multitask. So, whether you need to quickly reply to a conversation, respond to your social posts, or order food, you can do it fast using your PC’s large screen, keyboard, mouse, pen and touch screen alongside your other PC apps!

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

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Change How to Open Notifications from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

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

If you turned on to display notifications from your Android phone in the Your Phone app, you can select to have these notifications open in either the Notifications or Phone screen section by default in the Your Phone app.

This tutorial will show you how to change open notifications from your Android phone in the Notifications or Phone screen section by default in the Your Phone app in Windows 10.

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

Starting with Windows 10 build 18885 on April 26, 2019, Microsoft added a new 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.

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 notifications.

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How to Turn On or Off Your Phone App Badging for Unread Messages and Notifications in Windows 10

Linking your iPhone or Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC.

If you set to show messages and notifications from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC, you can turn on or off to show badges for unread messages and notifications from your phone in the Your Phone app and on the Your Phone taskbar icon in Windows 10.

If you turn on app badging for the Your Phone app, you can select to clear badges when you view unread items, when the app is open, or when you view that category of items.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show badges for unread messages and notifications from your phone on the Your Phone app and taskbar icon in Windows 10.

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How to Drag and Drop Files between Android Phone and Windows 10 PC in Your Phone app

Linking your iPhone or Android phone to your PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC.

You can use the phone screen feature in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC to drag and drop files to copy to and from your supported Android phone with the Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows app installed.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Phone screen feature in the Your Phone app to drag and drop files to copy between your Android phone and Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Show Audio Playing on Andriod Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

When you link your phone and Windows 10 PC, you can control your music and audio apps from within the Your Phone app. Now you can access and control the audio apps playing from your phone directly within the app, without needing to split your attention between devices or breaking your workflow. Your audio tracks will remain in sync between your phone and PC, and you can switch between multiple sources using the dropdown in the player.

Key features

  • See and interact with the audio apps playing from your smartphone.
  • Audio title track details are displayed and remain in sync with what’s playing on your phone.
  • Control your tracks from your PC, including play, pause, previous/next.
  • Switch between multiple sources using the dropdown in the audio player.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show audio currently playing from your Android phone in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Link to Windows for Your Phone app on Android Phone

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.

You can turn on or off Link to Windows on your Android phone to start and stop on demand allowing the phone to connect and be accessed by Windows 10 devices you linked your phone to.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Link to Windows feature to Windows 10 devices in the Your Phone Companion app on an Android phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync Phone Wallpaper with Your Phone App Background on Windows 10 PC

After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can sync your phone’s wallpaper with the Your Phone app background on your Windows 10 PC.

When you turn on the Make app background the same as my phone’s wallpaper setting in the Your Phone app in Windows 10, your phone’s wallpaper will sync to the Your Phone app’s background in the left pane with acrylic transparency effects.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off syncing your phone’s wallpaper with the Your Phone app background for your account on a Windows 10 PC.

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How to Set App and Game Limits for Microsoft Family Child on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android

A family group helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. It’s free, and it’s one of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account. With the settings on family.microsoft.com, you can get reports on a child’s activity, set screen time limits, check on a child’s location, limit which websites and games they can access, and require your approval to purchase from the Microsoft Store.

Once you set up your family group, you can add or remove child and adult members.

If your child is spending too much time on certain apps, you can set limits on the apps to help them achieve a healthy balance. App limits are available on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, along with Android devices with Microsoft Launcher installed. Once you set a limit on an app, that limit will work across all of their devices. (For example, if you give them three hours on YouTube, they can spend a total of three hours on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android.)

This tutorial will show you how to turn on an manage app and game limits for a child member in your Microsoft Family group on their Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices.

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How to Turn On and Setup or Turn Off Calls in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC for Android Phone

Microsoft has made an early preview of a new Calls feature available for the Your Phone app version 1.19092.399.0 in Windows 10 for Windows Insiders.

No need to dig for your Android phone to answer your personal or work calls. You can now stay connected by simply answering (or not) your phone calls on your PC. Tap into your PC’s speakers, microphone, and large screen for a richer calling experience.

With the Calls feature you can:

  • Answer incoming phone calls on your PC.
  • Initiate phone calls from your PC using in-app dialer or contact list.
  • Decline incoming phone calls on your PC with custom text or send directly to your phone’s voicemail.
  • Access your recent call history on your PC. Clicking on a specific call will auto populate the number within the dialer screen.
  • Seamlessly transfer calls between your PC and phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on and set up or turn off the Calls feature to make and receive calls from an Android phone in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC.

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How to Check Android Phone Battery Level 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, get notifications, mirror phone screen, and more from your Android phone on your PC.

Starting in Your Phone app version 1.19082.1006.0 and higher, you can also check the battery level of your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC to see the percentage of remaining battery life.

This tutorial will show you how to check the percentage of remaining battery life of your Android phone in the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

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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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