Phone Link app problems with Samsung laptop


vett93

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I have been using Windows 11's Phone Link app successfully with several computers (Dell, ASUS, Corsair, Intel NUC, etc.), until I recently purchased a Samsung Book3 Pro laptop. My mobile phone is a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. I suspect that Samsung's proprietary eco-system software is interfering with Windows' Phone Link app. I have contacted both Microsoft support and Samsung support. But none of them could help me.

The symptom is as follows. The two apps (laptop's Phone Link app and phone's Link to Windows app) are connected. But when I get messages on the phone, these messages don't show up on laptop's Phone Link app. I have to press the sync icon on the Phone Link app to retrieve messages. When I send messages from Phone Link app, they do go out but these messages don't show up on Phone Link app until I click the sync icon.

If you have suggestions, please do share. Thank you.
 
Windows Build/Version
22631.3007

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
I have reset the Phone Link app several times but none of them solved the problems. Magically, there was an update on Android App store for Link to Windows. I updated the app and it works.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
I use my Samsung S21 with Phone Link. I agree that Phone Link can be flaky at times. For me the hardest thing is getting everything synced the first time. After that it seems to work OK most of the time.

One gotcha with PhoneLink is with photos. I have found that if you drag and drop photos they are compressed and thus smaller than the the originals on the phone. To download the files without compressing them I use the Windows app called MyPhoneExplorer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
:-)
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
Well, just when I thought the problem was fixed. It started to acting up again today. Anyone has suggestions?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Corsair Vengeance i7400
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900K
    Motherboard
    MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR5
    Memory
    64GB DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    4090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ PD3200U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 1000W 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    water cooled CPU and air cooled GPU
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down and 40 Mbps up
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
    CPU
    Intel i9-13900H
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia 4090 mobile
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD

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