Phone Link Samsung Android Phone to Windows 11 PC

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The Your Phone app on your Windows PC let's you get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right from your PC. Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, and more - all right on your PC.

The Your Phone experience starts on your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 and the Your Phone app. From your PC you can connect to select Android and Samsung devices with these two apps:
You’ll see these names combined as Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows in the Google Play Store and in the Galaxy Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see Your Phone. This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your Android device, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your Android device’s notifications right on your PC.

The Your Phone app requires the following to work:
  • A PC running Windows 11 or Windows 10 May 2019 Update or later.
  • Signed in to Windows PC with a Microsoft account.
  • An Android device running Android 7.0 (Nougat) or above.
  • Your phone and PC both need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
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This tutorial will show you how to link a Samsung Android phone to your Windows 11 PC with your Microsoft account.


EXAMPLE: Samsung Android phone connected to Windows PC

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Here's How:



The steps below are for how to connect a Windows 11 PC to a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Android phone starting from the Windows 11 PC.

The Windows 11 PC is signed in with a Microsoft account. The Link to Windows app on the phone is not signed in with a Microsoft account.

The process of linking the PC to the phone will have the Link to Windows app on the phone signed in to the same Microsoft account from the PC when finished.


1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 11 PC.

2 Click/tap on Settings (gear icon) in the left pane of the Your Phone app, click/tap on My Devices in the middle "Settings" pane, and click/tap on Link new device in the right "My Devices" pane. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

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4 Check I have the Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows app ready, and click/tap on Pair with QR code. (see screenshot below)

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5 You will now see a QR code you will use in the steps below to pair your Windows 10 PC with your Samsung Android phone. (see screenshots below)

Leave these open. You will need them to scan the QR code by your phone in the steps below.


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6 Perform the following steps to open the Link to Windows app on your Samsung Android phone:
  1. Turn on your Samsung Android phone.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the phone to open Quick Settings.
  3. Tap on Link to Windows in the Quick Settings menu.

If Link to Windows is turned on in the Quick Settings menu, then you may need to press and hold on Link to Windows instead of just tapping on it to open the app.


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7 On the Samsung Android phone, tap on Link your phone and PC. (see screenshot below)

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8 On the Samsung Android phone, tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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9 Scan the QR code on your Windows 11 PC from step 5 with your Samsung Android phone. (see screenshots below)

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10 If prompted to approve any permissions, approve them on your phone. (see screenshot below)

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11 If successfully paired (linked), tap on Done on the phone, and click/tap on Let's go on the Windows 11 PC. (see screenshot below)

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12 You will now see the PC (ex: "BrinkW11") connected to the phone's "Link to Windows" app, and the phone (ex: "Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G") linked to Windows 11 PC's "Your Phone" app.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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hopefully the app is more consistent in working than not. Each time (3) I've set it up under Windows 10 after a few months the app mysteriously stops functioning and requires a full re-connect. Stops functioning as in grabbing recent texts, or photos taken by the phone. Or simply stops working completely.

The issue seems to be from the fact that I put my PC to sleep all the time when not in use. After doing that awhile, the phone app starts acting up with reconnect your phone messages.
 

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I love the App. It was buggy at first, but now I use it daily on my system. Very good tool when you work fro, home 😊
 

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yes, I'm using it too since the day first installed W11 :)
 

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I love the App. It was buggy at first, but now I use it daily on my system. Very good tool when you work fro, home 😊

Agree... its great when it works. Extremely annoying when it doesn't. Which in my experience is half the time.

That said, I do plan on giving it another try since I too find it to be of great use (when working). Thus again, my hope for better consistency.

BTW, this is with a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Ultra, so the phone is definitely compatible with the app.
 

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This is so cool, I can even watch the news from my IPTV Smarters Pro app on my PC thru the phone.. :)

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I installed this today with my Samsung Galaxy 21 Ultra and it is perfect. I love being able to control nearly everything from the PC whilst the phone is beside my bed so I don't have to constantly get up when a SMS or notification pops up. Wooo Hooo wish I knew about this sooner.
 

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