Your Phone App
News | 08/06/2018

Lets connect an Android with Windows 10 now !

About: Your Phone App on Windows 10 allows easy transfer of photos from Android phones with 7.0+ versions to Windows 10 PC. It also enables iOS users surfing on Microsoft Edge browser for iOS devices, to send the webpage they surf on phone instantly ...  Read More  

| News | Lets connect an Android with Windows 10 now !


Tired of the trying ways to access files of your android phones on a Windows PC? Bored of the cumbersome task of emailing photos from your Android phone to access it on your Windows PC! Microsoft has a got a good news for you.

Your Phone App

Microsoft has recently announced Your Phone app that will enable users to synchronize their Android devices and Iphones with Windows 10.

This new feature is available for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring that is running the latest preview build.

What is Windows Insider?

Windows Insider is an open source software development program by Microsoft that allows users possessing valid Windows 10 license to access the pre-release builds of the Operating system. This testing program was initially accessible only to developers and enterprise testers to test the new developer features. This pre- release versions aim at identifying bugs present in the new builds and mitigating them to improve Windows 10 OS before releasing it publicly.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Updates are delivered in different ‘Rings’ or logical categories.

The order of the ring is:

Order of Rings

Builds after getting approved by the Microsoft Ring are sent to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. It receives new builds and hence chances of finding bugs and issues in this ring are higher. After identifying and removing the bugs in this ring, the build is finally made available to public and can be downloaded from Windows Update settings in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 PCs with Build 17723 or newer have accessibility to this new feature of Your Phone app that will enable seamless access to pictures available on your android phones. Provision to send texts will be available in future updates.

How to check for the OS Build Version on Windows10?

  1. Go to Start , type ‘About Your PC’, and hit Enter.About your PC
  2. Look under PC for OS Build Version.OS Build

What is new in Build 17730?

The following new features are not quite live yet. Build 17728 and above will support these new features on the server side.

  1. Drag and drop the photos from your Android Phone to your PC.
  2. Copy, ink or edit that photo on your PC.
  3. Allow instant access to your most recent photos on android to your desktop

Build 17723+ is highly recommended for the best experience. Your Phone app is compatible to Android 7.0+ versions.

Note: To use this feature you need to install Microsoft Apps for Android.

How is Your Phone app useful for iPhone users?

Your Phone app allows iPhone users to send the web page they surf on phone instantly to their PC and pick up where you left off to continue. This allows them to enjoy the benefits of a bigger screen by enabling them to read, watch and browse on PC.

Microsoft edge for Apple

Note: Web pages opened in Microsoft Edge for iOS browser only can be continued to read on Windows 10 PCs.

How to Setup and use the Your Phone App?

  1. Launch Your Phone app from the Start Menu. Once launched, it will prompt users to link either an Android or iOS mobile device.
  2. Click on “Link a Phone” Button. Enter the mobile number in the text box on the page displayed on screen. Then Click on the Send Button.
  3. A text is sent on the mobile from Microsoft. It contains a link to a Microsoft hosted page.
  4. After you click on this link, depending on your phone, you will be redirected to a link to download Microsoft Edge for iOS or Microsoft apps for Android.

Once the respective app is installed, login to the same Microsoft account that is used on windows 10 PCs also. The two devices will be linked. Now you can perform activities on your phone and have them synchronized to your Windows 10 PC.



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