This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing your recently used Android apps using the Phone Link icon on the taskbar corner for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your iPhone or Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 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 easily access three of your most recently used apps from your Android phone using the Phone Link icon in your Windows taskbar navigation area. You will also find your recently used apps at the top of your Apps page inside the Phone Link app.
EXAMPLE: Thee most recently used apps from your Android phone on Phone Link flyout on taskbar corner icon
The Phone Link icon on the taskbar corner is YourPhoneServer.exe in Settings>Personalization>Taskbar>Other system tray icons.
Open the Phone Link app on your Windows 10/11 PC.
Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Features in the middle Settings pane.
Under Apps in the right Features pane, turn On (default) or Off Show recently used apps in the Windows notification area for what you want.
If you turned off Allow the Phone Link app to display apps from my phone, the Show recently used apps in the Windows notification area setting will be grayed out.