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How to use Microsoft your phone app to share stuffs from your phone to Pc

How to use Microsoft your phone app to share stuffs from your phone to Pc
How to use Microsoft your phone app

Have  you ever email yourself a photo or screenshot to get it from your phone to your computer?

How to use Microsoft your phone app to share stuffs from your phone to Pc

Or upload pictures to a service like Google Photos or Dropbox and then download them onto your PC.

With Microsoft’s Your Phone app, you can easily link your Android phone to your Windows PC or laptop directly and simply drag and drop photos or screenshots. You can also send and recive text messages from your phone on your PC.

If your computer or laptop is  running Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) or later, and an Android phone running Android 7.0 Nougat or later, then you are qualified . Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: it has been rumored that iOS version of the microsoft your phone app will be out soon, but there’s no sign of it yet at the time of writing this guide.

You can download and install the Your Phone app for Windows 10 from Microsoft.

Microsoft Store Your Phone app
You can also find it by typing “Your Phone” in the search bar, or by clicking the Start button at the bottom left and scrolling down to launch Microsoft Store. When you find the Your Phone page, click on Get and follow the instructions to install the app.

When it’s done, you can launch the app and it will notify  you to install a counterpart on your Android phone. The easiest way to do this is to put your number in and the link to install the app will be sent via text message. Alternatively, you can visit the Google Play Store and type “Your Phone Companion” into the search bar. Install the app on your Android phone.

The two apps should sync up and you will be asked to grant various permissions on your Android phone to link the devices and give access to your photos, texts, calls, and contacts.

Once you have allowed  access, you will see your phone appear in the Windows Your Phone app on your computer. You can click to access recent Photos or Messages and there is a Settings page.

The Photos section includes the last 25 photos or screenshots you captured on your Android phone. You can click on them to share or edit, or you can simply drag and drop them to copy them onto your desktop or into folders.

The Messages section includes your last 15 conversations and it allows you to type and send new text messages using your desktop or laptop keyboard.

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As we just mentioned, photos and screenshots are limited to the last 25 captured. When you take a new one you can tap refresh to get the updated list.

Microsoft suggests that you leave the Your Phone app running constantly, so your phone and your computer are connected, but also acknowledges that this will impact on battery life. For us, the ability to transfer photos and screenshots without having to find and plug in a cable is the big attraction and there’s no need to leave the app running for that — you can just load it up when you’re transferring an image.


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