Note: We’ve changed the name of the Your Phone app to Microsoft Phone Link. In addition, the Your Phone Companion app for Android is now called Link to Windows. For more information, see Introducing Microsoft Phone Link and Link to Windows.

With Link to Windows on your Android device and the Phone Link app on your PC, your opportunities are limitless. Seamlessly transfer content between your devices, use your mobile apps right on your PC, and more. 

Currently, Link to Windows is available on Surface Duo devices and select Samsung devices (in select markets).

Here are a few examples of devices with Link to Windows available:

  • Surface Duo

  • Samsung Galaxy Note9 series

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 series

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 series

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 series

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 series

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 series

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

  • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

Find the full list of available devices here.

Setting up Link to Windows on your Surface Duo or Samsung device

You'll need both your Windows 10 PC and your eligible Android device to be nearby, turned on, and connected to Wi-Fi. The Phone Link app is already installed on your PC if you have the Windows 10 May 2019 Update or later.

On your PC:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type phone link and then select the Phone Link app from the results.

  2. Select Get started.

  3. You’ll be asked to sign into your Microsoft account. Make sure to use the same account name as the one  you used to sign in on your Samsung device.

  4. Follow the instructions to finish linking your devices.

On your Surface Duo or Samsung device:

  1. Swipe downwards from the top of your screen to reveal your Android Notification (for Surface Duo) or Quick Access panel (for Samsung devices).

  2. Tap Link to Windows.  

  3. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you're using on your PC.

  4. When prompted, tap to grant the necessary permissions.

The name of your Windows PC will appear below Link to Windows when your devices are successfully connected.

If you encounter any issues while setting up Link to Windows, our troubleshooting tips may help. 

Tip: The Phone Link app and all its features will continue to work as long as your device is turned on and connected to the internet — even when your device is folded or closed. 

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