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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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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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How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu 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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď helping you stay productive.

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

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Turn On or Off Optimize App Window Sizing 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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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.

You can turn on or off to automatically optimize an Android app or phone screen window sizing when opened from the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off optimize Android app window sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC.

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Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to 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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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.

You can turn on or off to hide your mobile Android phone’s screen while it is connected to your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app to open¬†apps¬†or¬†phone screen¬†on your phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide Android phone screen while connected to Windows 10 PC with Your Phone app.

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How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with 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.

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).

The Your Phone Companion accessibility service is for those using a screen reading or focus tracking tool on a Windows 10 PC.

When the Your Phone Companion accessibility service is enabled, it lets you control all your Android phone’s apps from your Windows 10 PC using Android keyboard navigation while receiving Narrator spoken feedback from your PC speakers or headphones. You can navigate through¬†phone screen on your PC by using your keyboard and mouse.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Your Phone Companion accessibility service on your Android phone with Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC.

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Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app in Windows 10

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.

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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď helping you stay productive.

Starting with Your Phone app version 1.20111.105.0, a new Multiple windows setting has been added that allows you to turn on or off to alert you before closing multiple windows when you close the Your Phone app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off asking you before closing multiple windows in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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Change how Your Phone app Notification Banners Displays in Windows 10

When the Action Center in Windows 10 gets a new notification, it will briefly show a notification banner above the taskbar notification area to let you know.

After you link your iPhone or Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view notifications forwarded from your Android phone or iPhone on your PC, and much more.

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 has a notifications feature that lets you control how much detail you want visible on notification banners sent from your phone to your PC. You can select to have these notification banners show with previews, show with sender only, or hide all content to be less distracted or for privacy reasons.

This tutorial will show you how to choose how to display Your Phone app notification banners on your Windows 10 PC.

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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 ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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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