Setting up and using photos in the Your Phone app

Applies to: Windows 10

Setting up photos

Make emailing photos to yourself a thing of the past. While setting up the app, you'll be prompted to enable access to your phone's photos, but if you choose not to at that point, you can always turn it on in the Your Phone app settings. 

To do this, open the Your Phone app, go to Settings, and under Photos, turn on the toggle for Allow this app to show photos from my phone


What can I do with photos?

The Your Phone app offers several ways to interact with your photos.

Selecting a photo will open it using the Windows Photos app. Here you’ll be able to view your photo or edit it as you like. If you save your changes, they'll be saved as a new file and your original photo will remain unchanged on your phone.

Long-press on a photo (or right-click if using a mouse) to Copy, Share or Save as.

You can copy your photo and paste it into an Office document, an email, your Desktop, but it's not possible to copy a photo into a text message.

To share a photo, select and hold (or right-click) the photo, and select Share.