Windows 10 Mobile

How to Turn On or Off Get Windows 10 Mobile 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 Windows 10 Mobile phone and PC, Cortana will tell you on your PC when you when your battery is low and when you miss a phone call, text message, or app notification.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off your Windows 10 Mobile phone to send phone call, text message, and app notifications from Cortana to your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Automatically Lock Windows 10 PC with your Phone

When you lock a computer, it protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to sign out or shut down.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15031 (8th Feb. 2017), Microsoft officially introduced the Dynamic lock feature that allows Windows 10 to detect when you’re away and automatically lock the device.

If you forget to lock your PC or tablet when you step away, Windows Hello can use a phone that is paired with your device to automatically lock it shortly after you’re out of Bluetooth range. Take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock a minute or so after you are out of Bluetooth range. (Note that Bluetooth range varies by devices.)

This tutorial will show you how to automatically lock your Windows 10 PC with your phone using Dynamic lock.

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How to Hide or Show Sender Pictures in Outlook Mail on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

By default, the Outlook Mail app on your Windows 10 Mobile phone will show the sender pictures in the message list to help make it easier to see who the email messages are from.

Microsoft has quietly added a setting to turn on or off to show sender pictures in the message list in a new update of the Outlook Mail app (version 17.8013.42368.0).

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show sender pictures in the message list of the Outlook Mail app on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Airplane Mode on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Airplane mode is a feature that turns off all cellular, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and NFC sharing wireless communication at once on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

While in Airplane mode, you can still turn on Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and NFC sharing separately.

This tutorial will show you how to quickly turn on or off Airplane mode for all wireless communication on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Unpair a Bluetooth Device on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth–enabled devices located nearby each other.

Bluetooth lets you use all sorts of wireless devices with your phone—Bluetooth headsets, headphones, a hands‑free system in your car, speakers, fitness trackers—just to name a few. You can pair your Bluetooth device with your phone.

If one Bluetooth–enabled (turned on) device is in discovery mode and discovers another Bluetooth–enabled device nearby, it can query for its services and choose to establish a Bluetooth link, or a ‘pairing relationship’, with the other Bluetooth–enabled device. Establishing a Bluetooth link with another Bluetooth–enabled device is also known as pairing.

Wireless devices with Bluetooth radios must be paired with each other before they can communicate.

Once the two devices have been paired, they will automatically connect to each other when they are within range and have Bluetooth turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a paired Bluetooth device on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Pair Windows 10 Mobile Phone with Windows 10 PC using Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth–enabled devices located nearby each other.

If one Bluetooth–enabled (turned on) device is in discovery mode and discovers another Bluetooth–enabled device nearby, it can query for its services and choose to establish a Bluetooth link, or a ‘pairing relationship’, with the other Bluetooth–enabled device. Establishing a Bluetooth link with another Bluetooth–enabled device is also known as pairing.

Wireless devices with Bluetooth radios must be paired with each other before they can communicate.

Once the two devices have been paired, they will automatically connect to each other when they are within range and have Bluetooth turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to pair your Windows 10 Mobile phone with your Windows 10 PC using Bluetooth.

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How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Wireless Communication in Windows 10 Mobile

Bluetooth lets you use all sorts of wireless devices with your phone—Bluetooth headsets, headphones, a hands‑free system in your car, speakers, fitness trackers—just to name a few. You can pair your Bluetooth device with your phone.

If you don’t use Bluetooth, then turning off Bluetooth wireless communication will help improve the battery life of your phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Bluetooth wireless communication on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Glance Screen on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

The Glance screen feature in Windows 10 Mobile lets you see your clock and lock screen info at a glance after your screen has turned off.

When you turn on the Glance screen, you can change the options below to how you want for the Glance screen:

  • Choose how many minutes to show the Glance screen when your screen is turned off.
  • Choose to always show Glance screen when charging your phone.
  • If you’ve set a background photo as your lock screen, you can show your lock screen background picture on the Glance screen.
  • Choose to use Night mode to dim the Glance screen during a set time range, and show text color as red, green, or blue during the time range.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Glance screen on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Pause Updates on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Windows Update keeps your Windows 10 Mobile phone updated by downloading and installing the latest updates released by Microsoft.

Starting with Windows 10 Mobile build 15007, you can temporarily pause updates from being installed for up to 35 days. Some updates, like Windows Defender definition updates, will continue to be installed.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to pause updates in Windows Update for up to 35 days on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Reset an App on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Starting with Windows 10 Mobile build 15007, you can now reset a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10 Mobile back to its original state if the app gets into a bad state.

This is useful if an app gets into a bad state and you want to delete its data and start over.

This tutorial will show you how to reset a UWP app back to its original state on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Connect to Device Portal for Windows 10 Mobile Phone

The Windows Device Portal lets you configure and manage your device remotely over a network or USB connection. It also provides advanced diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot and view the real time performance of your Windows device.

The Device Portal is a web server on your device that you can connect to from a web browser on your PC. If your device has a web browser, you can also connect locally with the browser on your device.

Both Windows 10 Mobile phone and PC devices must be connected to the same subnet of the network by a wired or wireless connection, or they must be connected by USB.

You can choose from 3 ways to connect to Device Portal: USB, local host, and over the local network (including VPN and tethering).

Windows Device Portal is available on each device family, but features and setup vary based on the device’s requirements.

This tutorial will show you how to connect to Device Portal to configure and manage your Windows 10 Mobile phone remotely over a local network or USB connection.

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How to Turn On or Off Device Portal for Mobile on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

The Windows Device Portal lets you configure and manage your device remotely over a network or USB connection. It also provides advanced diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot and view the real time performance of your Windows device.

The Device Portal is a web server on your device that you can connect to from a web browser on your PC. If your device has a web browser, you can also connect locally with the browser on your device.

Windows Device Portal is available on each device family, but features and setup vary based on the device’s requirements.

Starting in Windows 10 version 1511, additional developer features are available for the mobile device family. These features are available only when developer mode is turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Device Portal for mobile on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync Apps Between Devices on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 introduced a new privacy option in Settings to let apps on your other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device.

This new option improves the synchronization between apps installed on your different devices to help improve the user experience.

This option will need to be turned on for each device that you want to sync apps between.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off ‘Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device’ on Windows 10 Mobile phone.

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How to Enable or Disable SMS Sync with Skype Preview in Windows 10 PC and Mobile

Starting with Windows 10 Insider build 14926, you can now send and receive SMS text messages from the updated Skype Preview app on your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile phone.

The SMS relay feature is part of this update, and allows users to send and receive SMS and MMS messages directly from a Windows 10 PC when Skype on your Windows 10 Mobile is set as the default messaging app. No need to reach for your phone, you can view new messages as they arrive and respond to messages from your computer. Send and receive texts, group messages, and photos all in one app with a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable SMS sync in the Skype Preview app for your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile phone to send SMS.

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Turn On or Off Messaging Everywhere in Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile

Starting with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Build 14327, you can now try out the preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature in Windows 10 that allows you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Messaging everywhere to send and receive text messages from your Windows 10 Mobile phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s.

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How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast on Windows 10 Mobile Phone

Miracast is a wireless technology your Windows 10 Mobile phone can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what you’re doing on your phone, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.

This tutorial will show you how to project your Windows 10 Mobile phone screen to a wireless TV, projector, or streaming media player with Miracast.

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