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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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Link Samsung Android Phone to 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 link a Samsung Android phone to your Windows 11 PC with your Microsoft account.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive On This Day Notifications in Android

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

The OneDrive On This Day feature reminds you of photos and videos stored to your OneDrive from years past to relive old memories.

When you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, photos and videos stored to your OneDrive folder on your Android phone will sync to your online OneDrive > Photos > On this day by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive “On this day” memories are available notifications in Android.

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How to Change Default Device to Connect with Your Phone app in Windows 10

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 allows you to get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right from your PC.

You can link multiple Android and iPhone devices to connect with the Your Phone app, and you can switch between these linked devices in the Your Phone app settings page.

This tutorial will show you how to choose your primary Android or iPhone device to connect by default with the Your Phone app in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Show Contacts List from Android phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC

Linking your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC lets you switch seamlessly between your phone and PC. Start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.

Microsoft is starting to roll out a new Contacts (in preview) feature to the Your Phone app that allows you to display and manage the contact list from your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC. You can select a contact to text, call, or view important info about them.

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

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How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites 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 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.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Android phone apps as favorites in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC.

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How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 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.

This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app.

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