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Official Microsoft phone app

Your Phone offers a reliable platform to connect your cellular device to your personal computer. The Windows app provides you with instant access to everything on your cellular device directly from your PC. This handy software helps you save time and energy typically spent switching from your cell phone and computer. 

Key features

You can quickly receive and make your calls from your computer. You’ll also be able to manage your cell phone’s notifications, access any app, reply to text messages using your keyboard, access your videos and photos, and move files to and from your PC. Essentially, you’ll be able to use your cell phone from a Windows PC, with no limits.

You can also make suggestions for new features to be added by clicking on the ‘Send Feedback’ option in the app's settings. 

System requirements

Notably, any calls made through the app require you to have a PC running Windows 10 or higher, which has Bluetooth capability. The same applies to the drag and drop feature, access to apps, and several other features. 

To make use of the multiple apps feature, you need to have a computer running at the very least the May 2020 update. You should also have a minimum of 8 GB of RAM. Your Android cell phone must be operating Android 11.0. 

Basic setup 

First, install the Your Phone app and launch it. It can be found using Cortana’s search feature. Then click on ‘Get Started,’ ‘Sign in with Microsoft’ (enter in your details), and ‘Link Phone’ (enter your phone number). Your cell phone will receive a message that gives you a link to download the Your Phone Companion app. Next, install and open the app, check ‘My PC is ready,’ and connect to your computer. 

Our take

Your Phone is a convenient and efficient app. We’re particularly fond of the drag and drop feature, which makes for quick file transfers. Additionally, it’s not every day you get to make a phone call from your computer. 

Should you download it?

Yes, if you’re looking to boost your productivity, you’ve got to download it.

Highs

  • Make phone calls from your computer
  • Quick file transfer
  • Reply to text messages from your PC
  • Run apps from your PC
  • Manage your cell phone’s notifications easily

Lows

  • Needs latest operating system

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