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Enable or Disable Subsystem Screen Reader for WSA Apps in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Apps used in the Windows Subsystem for Android™ require an additional screen reader. Most of your accessibility settings in Windows will apply to apps in the Subsystem, like text scaling, closed captions, dark theme, and color filters. The Subsystem Screen Reader works in apps that have accessibility support.

The Subsystem Screen Reader only supports keyboard input. When the Subsystem Screen Reader is on, touch input for mobile apps is automatically turned off.

These are the keyboard commands you can use with mobile apps on Windows. To use them, you’ll need to turn on the Subsystem Screen Reader.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Subsystem Screen Reader for WSA mobile apps for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Advanced Networking for WSA in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Advanced networking allows Android apps to connect to other devices on the same network as your Windows PC. When this setting is turned on, you can play content wirelessly. For example, you can play music on a speaker that’s connected to the same network or set up hardware (like a security camera) with a compatible Android app.

If you’re experiencing network issues in your mobile apps, turning this off might help. When advanced networking is turned off, it might prevent mobile apps from accessing other devices on your network. Changes will take effect when you restart the Subsystem.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off advanced networking for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for your account in Windows 11.

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Change GPU for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) Apps in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

If your PC has more than one graphics processing unit (GPU), you can select which GPU your mobile apps will use for WSA.

This tutorial will show you how to change which GPU is used for apps for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Always Run Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Background in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Subsystem resources setting lets you choose if you want the Windows Subsystem for Android to be open in the background and always ready to open mobile apps.

You can select to have WSA open in the background As needed or Continuous.

This tutorial will show you how to change WSA to be open in the background As needed or Continuous for your account in Windows 11.

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Choose which Android Apps to get Notifications from in Phone Link app

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

Once you’ve started receiving notifications, you can choose which apps you’d like to see notifications from.

This tutorial will show you how to choose which apps to get notifications from your Android phone in the Phone Link app for your account in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Display Android Phone Notifications in Phone Link app on Windows 11 PC

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off display Android phone notifications in the Phone Link app for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Turn On or Off Show Android Phone apps in Phone Link app in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 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 easily access three of your most recently used apps from your Android phone using the Phone Link icon in your Windows taskbar navigation area. You will also find your recently used apps at the top of your Apps page inside the Phone Link app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allow Phone Link app to display apps from your Android phone for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Phone Link Recent Apps on Taskbar Corner in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 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 easily access three of your most recently used apps from your Android phone using the Phone Link icon in your Windows taskbar navigation area. You will also find your recently used apps at the top of your Apps page inside the Phone Link app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing your recently used Android apps using the Phone Link icon on the taskbar corner for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Badge on Phone Link icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

You can turn on or off showing a badge on the Phone Link app’s icon on the taskbar as part of managing your notifications. These badges are lightweight notifications that are contextual. For example, the badge can show a number for how many unread messages or missed calls you have from your Android phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show badge on Phone Link icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Cross-device Copy and Paste in Phone Link app

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can copy and paste or drag and drop content between your Android device and your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

Cross-device copy and paste is supported on Surface Duo and Android devices that are running One UI version 2.1 or above. On your Android device, go to Settings > About > Software Information. A few examples of devices with this version are: Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices.

It is only possible to copy text and images between your devices currently. Images above 1MB in size will be resized.

File drag and drop supports the transfer of all file types except for folders and files backed up to the cloud. You can transfer up to 100 files at a time, of any type. No single file can be larger than 512MB in size.

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.

Every time you copy something on either device, what you copy will replace the clipboard content on both of your devices.

The apps you may be copying from and to may have different capabilities in how they read copied text, so you may occasionally lose your formatting.

While you can drag content between your phone and your PC, not all apps will accept content you want to transfer. If an app doesn’t accept your content, you can try using phone screen to transfer it instead. You can’t drag and drop files between your mobile apps from your PC.

Cross-device copy and paste requires the exchange of data between your PC and Android device. If you’ve allowed your devices to sync over mobile data, and you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network, then copy and paste will use data. If the Use mobile data setting is turned off, you’ll only be able to copy and paste when both your Android device or Surface Duo and PC are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Before using cross-device copy and paste, you will need to make sure the feature is turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to to turn on or off cross-device copy and paste in the Phone Link app for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Phone Link app Notification Banners in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing notifications from the Phone Link app for your Android phone for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Unlink Android Phone from Windows 11 PC

The Your Phone app on your Windows PC let’s you get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right from your PC. Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, and more – all right on your PC.

The Your Phone experience starts on your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 and the Your Phone app. From your PC you can connect to select Android and Samsung devices with these two apps:

You’ll see these names combined as Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows in the Google Play Store and in the Galaxy Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see Your Phone. This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your Android device, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your Android device’s notifications right on your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to unlink an Android phone from a Windows 11 PC.

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Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start on Windows 11 PC

You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and 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.

Android apps you pin to Start will get installed to the PC and listed in Start menu > All apps, but will still require your linked Android phone to be turned on.

When you unpin an Android app from the Start menu, it will not automatically uninstall the app from your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the Start menu on your Windows 11 PC using the Your Phone app.

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Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 11 PC

You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and 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.

Android apps you pin to the taskbar will get installed to the PC and listed in Start menu > All apps, but will still require your linked Android phone to be turned on.

When you unpin an Android app from the taskbar, it will not automatically uninstall the app from your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the taskbar on your Windows 11 PC using the Your Phone app.

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Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Windows Subsystem for Android is currently only available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. Your device also must meet specific Windows 11 requirements for WSA.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for your account in Windows 11.

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Install Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Windows Subsystem for Android is currently only available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. Your device also must meet specific Windows 11 requirements for WSA.

  • Apps available at Amazon Appstore.
  • You will need to have a U.S.-based Amazon account to use the Amazon Appstore.
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Supported processor (Intel® Core™ i3 8th Generation, AMD Ryzen™ 3000, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8c, or above).
  • You may need to enable virtualization for your PC’s BIOS/UEFI.

This tutorial will show you how to install Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) feature in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Link Android Phone with Your Phone app on Windows 11 PC

The Your Phone app on your Windows PC let’s you get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right from your PC. Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, and more – all right on your PC.

The Your Phone experience starts on your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 and the Your Phone app. From your PC you can connect to select Android and Samsung devices with these two apps:

You’ll see these names combined as Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows in the Google Play Store and in the Galaxy Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see Your Phone. This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your Android device, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your Android device’s notifications right on your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to link an Android phone with the Your Phone app for all users in Windows 11.

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