Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 is finally available for Insiders

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Your Phone app for PC
Image Courtesy: Microsoft

The smartphones these days are extremely capable devices and
people can’t take their hands off it. Even when they are doing
something on their PC, they go back to their smartphones when
they get notifications.

Microsoft showed off the Your Phone app back in Build 2018 and
promised that the app would become available for all users once
it’s ready. Today, the app is rolling out to users in the fast
ring but the app is still missing the key features such as SMS
integration.

Your Phone was originally intended to seamlessly integrate your
smartphone with your PC so that you can easily transfer Photos,
files, send and receive text messages and also display
notifications you get on your smartphone directly from your PC.
The app is now rolling out to insiders in phases and at this
point, the app only supports the photo transfer feature.

Your Phone app
Image Courtesy: Richard Hay

It’s worth noting that the app doesn’t work with iOS. But iOS
integration will be coming soon. Of course, not all features
for Android will be supported on iOS because of the limited API
and access.

The Head of Program Management at Microsoft, Vishnu Nath, today
announced that the first beta version of Your Phone app is
available to download for Fast Ring Insiders.

Your Phone app allows easy synchronization between your PC and
smartphone

The app has a download size of only 11MB and can be downloaded
from the Microsoft Store if you are a Fast Ring insider with
Build 17728 running on your PC. Setting up the app is quite
easy and here’s how to do it:

  • Just open the App on your PC and press “Get Started”.
  • A notification will pop up on your Android phone showing
    “Allow this phone to connect to Your Phone app on your PC”.
  • Once allowed, the photos from your phone will automatically
    display in the Your Phone app on your PC. Of course, your phone
    and PC should be logged in with the same Microsoft Account.

Transferring photos from phone to your PC has always been a
painful task but you can’t back away from it. With Your Phone
app, you can finally say goodbye to third-party cloud storage
services, USB cables and emails, of course.

Microsoft Apps with Your Phone

Microsoft is working on other features such as the ability to
send and receive text messages and it will be released soon.



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