Phone Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start on Windows 11 PC

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You can tap into the power of Phone Link app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC.

With Phone Link apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive.

Android apps you pin to Start will get installed to the PC and listed in Start menu > All apps, but will still require your linked Android phone to be turned on.

When you unpin an Android app from the Start menu, it will not automatically uninstall the app from your PC.

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This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the Start menu on your Windows 11 PC using the Phone Link app.


  • Option One: "Pin to Start" Android apps on Phone from Phone Link app on PC
  • Option Two: "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start Menu

Option One

"Pin to Start" Android apps on Phone from Phone Link app on PC

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

2 Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Right click on the app (ex: "Phone") from your linked Android phone, and click/tap on Pin to Start. (see screenshot below)


4 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)


5 When finished pinning apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like.

Option Two

"Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start Menu

1 Open the Start menu :win: on your Windows 11 PC. (see screenshot below)

2 Under the Pinned section on Start, right click or press and hold on the Android app (ex: "Phone) you want to unpin.

3 Click/tap on Unpin from Start.


That's it,
Shawn Brink



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