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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 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 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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