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


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

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.

When you add an Android app to Start, it 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 to open the app.

You can "Pin to taskbar" Android apps added to Start from the Phone Link app.

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Contents

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




Option One

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


1 Add to Start the Android app you want from the Phone Link app. (see screenshot below)


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2 Open the Start menu :win: on your Windows 11 PC, and click/tap on the All apps button at the top. (see screenshot below)

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2 Right click or press and hold on the Android app (ex: "Phone") in the All apps list you want to pin to taskbar. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on More, and click/tap on Pin from taskbar.

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Option Two

"Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Taskbar


1 Go to the taskbar on your Windows 11 PC.

2 Right click or press and hold on the icon of a pinned Android app (ex: "Phone") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from taskbar. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

"Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu :win: on your Windows 11 PC, and click/tap on the All apps button at the top. (see screenshot below)

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2 Right click or press and hold on the Android app (ex: "Phone") in the All apps list you want to unpin. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on More.

4 Click/tap on Unpin from taskbar.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I have always been disappointed that this feature is limited to select Samsung phones (or Surface Duo devices). MS sort of indicated that this feature would be exteqnded to a widwr range of phones but nothing ever materialised.

Worse still, Samsung do not even apply it to its entry level phones even if a new model.

In the end, this is a commercial stitch up.
 

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Never thought about pinning apps until I saw this tutorial. Nice one (y)

Edit: I just pinned an app from my Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and it worked. You will need to give permission from the phone before the app opens; This obviously means the phone needs to be connected, on, and unlocked.
 

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I tried using my Realme XT smartphone but the Phone Link app was not able to generate QR Code for my device. I also have to download Link to Windows app on my phone. :rolleyes:
 

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