Your Phone

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Your Phone
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Developer(s)Microsoft
Operating systemWindows 10
PredecessorPhone Companion
WebsiteYour Phone

Your Phone is an app developed by Microsoft for Windows 10 for connecting Android or iOS devices to Windows 10 devices. It enables a Windows PC to access the 2000 most recent photos on a connected phone, send SMS messages, and make phone calls.[1] As part of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809), it replaces the legacy Phone Companion app. Your Phone can also be used to mirror the screen of an Android device; however this feature is currently in beta and only available on select Samsung devices with the Link to Windows service.[2] The app also has a cross-device copy and paste feature allowing users to send copied text and images to and from the Android and Windows device using the same copy and paste shortcuts on each device, the feature currently works with the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, and the Z Flip.[3]

History[edit]

On May 26, 2015, Microsoft announced the legacy Phone Companion app for connecting PCs to Windows Phone, Android, and iOS smartphones.

At its Build 2018 event on May 7, 2018, Microsoft presented the Your Phone app, which allowed users to use their PCs to see recent photos on their phones, and to send SMS messages.[4]

At Samsung's Galaxy Note10 launch event, Microsoft previewed the additional Your Phone feature of receiving phone calls directly on a PC via Bluetooth. The feature was made available for all Android phones on February 20, 2020.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windows 10's new Your Phone app lets you access phone texts & photos | On MSFT". On MSFT. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "Microsoft begins testing phone screen mirroring with the Your Phone app". Windows Central. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  3. ^ "Galaxy Z Flip and S20 to get cross-platform copy and paste via Microsoft's Your Phone". Android Police. 2020-02-18. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  4. ^ "New 'Your Phone' feature in Windows 10 further links your smartphone and PC". Windows Central. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  5. ^ "Windows 10 Your Phone call support is now available for everyone". www.windowslatest.com. Retrieved 2020-02-08.

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