Connecting Your Android Phone to Windows 10

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[avatar user="Jamie Poindexter" size="thumbnail" align="left" link="attachment" /]byJamie Poindexter|Jun 23, 2020|Jamie's Tech Corner,Our blogDo you have a Android phone? Did you know you can connect it to Windows 10 and manage your notifications, send tests and even view the screen of the phone all from your computer?To get started head over to the Microsoft app store and install the “Your Phone” app.

While you are at it go ahead and install the same on the Android device

Once both of those are installed launch the Your Phone app on the Windows 10 PC. Sign in with a Microsoft account or create a free one if you don’t have one yet. Sign into the same account on the phone by launching the Your Phone app. Follow the instructions on the phone and you will be connected. On the PC app you will first have to wait for the refresh then you have the option to:-view active notifications and dismiss them-some notifications allow editing or interacting with (Google Hangouts for example)-view all of your text messages and reply to them, even create new ones-view your photos (also copy them to the Windows 10 PC)-view the screen of the phone-make and receive phone callsNote that you might be asked to allow permission on the phone for the “Phone Screen” and “Calls” option

A really neat feature that isn’t mentioned in the app is you can use copy/paste as well. So if you copy text from the phone it will sync to the PC and let you paste it.