Microsoft Your Phone app for Android can forward photos, incoming notifications, and text messages to your Windows 10 PC. The latest feature update has added something more useful: the ability to make and receive calls on your PC without reaching for your phone. With the app you can even forward calls seamlessly between your PC and your phone if you need to be mobile.
Setup is not difficult, although there are a few requirements to consider before you dive into the following steps.
You need a PC (any type, desktop or laptop, x64 or ARM based) with Windows 10 version 1
Download the Your Phone app to your computer Phone and PC
In order for your Android phone and PC to be able to communicate with each other, the app must be installed on both devices.
- Download for your phone from the Google Play Store.
- Download Find the Your for your PC phone app from the Microsoft Store. (It may already be installed on your computer, so please browse your list of apps first.)
- Make sure you are signed in to your PC with a Microsoft account. (You can log in using the Account option in the Settings app.) Otherwise, you cannot continue with the setup.
- Once the app is installed on your phone, open it and sign in with your Microsoft account. Note that you must agree to give him permission to access your contacts, call log, media and text messages, and to run them continuously in the background.
Link your phone and your PC.
- After you & # 39; After you have logged in on both devices, you are ready to speak to each other. Make sure your phone and PC are on the same Wi-Fi network, and then launch the Your Phone app on your PC.
- If a dialog box appears asking you to choose between Android and iOS (iPhone users are currently limited to sending webpages between devices, it means that they are not using the same account on mobile devices and PCs signed in (or forgot to sign in to one of these accounts).
- Once your phone and PC have connected, you will receive a permanent notification on your phone asking you to check first whether the connection of devices is possible, click on "Allow".
- At this point, your phone should be displayed in the "Your phone" app on the PC. A dialer icon labeled "Calls" will appear on At the end of the list under the name and picture of your phone. You can make calls here.
- First, however, you must manually control your phone via Bluetooth with your P C. The Your Phone app has an optimized method to get dialer access, but it didn't work in my tests. However, manually pairing the devices worked on multiple phones each time.
- To connect to your phone (if you are new to Bluetooth), enable pairing mode on your Android phone by pulling down the notification shade on your home screen. Then long press the Bluetooth icon to open the settings. From there, turn on Bluetooth when it's off and tap "Pair new device" or a similar option that lists your phone.
- Now do the same on your PC. Tap the Windows key and type "Bluetooth" to enter the settings for "Bluetooth and other devices". When you are there, tap "Add Bluetooth or another device" and in the box that opens, tap "Bluetooth".
- Your phone and PC should now show the same PIN. If so, tap Connect at both sources to authenticate the connection. (If you don't, try again or check Microsoft's troubleshooting page.)
- Finally, open the dialer area in the Your Phone app on your PC and follow the instructions. Another notification will be sent to your phone that needs approval. You will receive another notification when you request access to the call log. If you approve both (and no, you don't have to do this again), your last calls should appear on the dialer screen. This is a good sign that it is working.
- Finally! They are all set up so that you can make and receive calls with the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Just make sure your headset or your PC speakers are configured to work with calls and you should be ready.  Vox Media maintains partner partnerships. These have no impact on the editorial content, although Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased through affiliate links. You can find further information in our Ethics Policy .