Setting up notifications in the Your Phone app

Applies to: Your Phone appWindows 10

With the Your Phone app you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC. If you're setting up notifications for the first time, here's how:

On your PC:

  1. Open the Your Phone app and select Notifications.
  2. Select Get started
  3. After being prompted to allow Android permissions, select Open settings for me. This will open a list of apps on your Android device.

On your Android device:

  1. Find Your Phone Companion in the list and select it.
  2. Select Allow on the pop-up that appears on your device.

You can also always turn notifications on or off in the Your Phone app settings. Go to Settings > Notifications to customize your notification settings. 

If you encounter issues while setting up notifications, these troubleshooting tips may help. 

Setting up audio controls within Your Phone for your Android device

The Your Phone app allows you to listen to and interact with your favorite audio player apps directly inside the Your Phone menu pane. 

Here is what you need to get set up: 

On your Android device: 

  1. For any audio app on your device you’d like to control from Your Phone app, make sure the individual app’s notifications are turned on.  To do this, go to Settings Notifications > Select the audio app and turn Show notifications toggle On

In the Your Phone app: 

  1. Go to Settings.

  1. Under Personalization, turn the toggle On for Show audio currently playing from my phone


  2. Once this toggle is on, you can start playing any of your favorite audio app from your Android device, and you will see the audio player show up in the Your Phone menu area. 

  3. From this player, you can select “Previous”, “Play/Pause”, and “Next” track. 

  1. If you would like to listen to audio from a different source, you can start playing that from your Android device and it will automatically switch in the Your Phone player. Use the dropdown to switch between two or more sources of audio as much as you’d like directly from the app.