The Microsoft Your Phone app for Windows 10 and Windows 11-powered PCs lets you manage notifications, text messages, make phone calls, and even use Android apps on your PC. Which phones work best with it, and how do you use it? We break it down.
Microsoft has today announced that its Your Phone app will soon be getting a new apps feature that will let Samsung phone users run their Android apps in app windows on Windows 10. This is a step further from the Phone Screen feature, which would let you control your phone using your PC.
An update rolled out recently that brings several new features to Your Phone users that have Galaxy S20 devices. You can now copy and paste across devices, send and receive RCS messages, and mirror your phone screen onto your PC.
With the latest preview build of Windows 10, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Z Flip users will have more exclusive Your Phone features, such as cross-platform copy and paste, RCS messaging support, and an option to black out your screen to save battery.
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Microsoft and Samsung partnered up to bring RCS messaging support to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Right now, the feature is limited to select Galaxy phones and requires you to use the Samsung Messages app as your default SMS app.
While Your Phone's calling feature supposedly hit general availability last month, many users didn't see the feature right away. Now, the rollout seems to have hit more people as quite a few have noticed the new feature on their devices.
The Your Phone app for Insiders now allows you to use your PC's pen as an input device. The app supports pressure sensitivity to make your notes and drawings more precise. With this addition, Your Phone now supports keyboard, mouse, touch, and pen for input.
Insiders with Dual SIM phones can now use the Your Phone app easily with both SIMs in their devices. This is the second new feature of late, as inline replies in the notification area of the app came last week.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features integration with Your Phone, which is a consierably better experience compared to manually installing the Your Phone service onto a non-Samsung device. The improvements Microsoft has made to Your Phone with the Galaxy Note 10 really needs to come to other smartphones, and soon.
If you've noticed that Microsoft's Your Phone service isn't quite working as expected today, you're not alone. Microsoft has acknowledged and issue with the service, noting that users are receiving connection errors, and is working on a fix.