The one iPhone feature that users most brag about is Apple’s Ecosystem. Apple’s products mainly iPhone, iPad and Mac work seamlessly with each other due to an Ecosystem of Application. In this article, we will tell you how to Make Calls and Text Messages from Windows 10 Using Your Phone app.
Android users mainly face difficulties with this as they have to look into their phone every time when a notification comes while working. On the other hand, Apple users mainly respond to the notifications during the work using their MacBook and don’t need to look on their iPhone every time.
Google updates their messages app to work with the web just like WhatsApp but that’s not the solution. Messages are not the only thing which we need to respond to, there are calls as well as notifications.
The best solution as of now for this for Android Users is their Your Phone app introduced by Microsoft for Windows 10. With Microsoft Your Phone app you can make calls with your windows PC, Text messages and even see your Phone notifications as an alert on your Windows PC.
We will tell you, how you can set up your Your Phone app and how you can use it to enhance productivity. Furthermore, if you are using the Galaxy Note 20 series then you can also use your phone apps on your PC with Your Phone app.
So, Let’s Get Started.
Setting Up Your Phone App on Both windows and Android Phone:
Users having the Windows 10 October 2018 or above version will already have the Your Phone app install on their PC. If you are not using the October 2018 update of Windows 10, then you have to update your windows. To update the windows 10, follow the following steps.
- Open “Start Menu”.
- Go to “Settings”.
- In the Settings, you will find “Update & Security”.
- Click on “Update & Security” then click on “Check Updates”.
- If there is any update your PC will start downloading and installing it.
If you have the latest version or you update your window then Open the “Your Phone” app on the PC. You can also download the app from the Windows Store.
After you need to download the “Your Phone” app on your android phone. Your android phone must be on the Android 7.0 or latest, below that version it will work.
Open the “Your Phone” app on both window 10 PC and your android device and log in with the same Microsoft account. After login, the app on both the devices will ask you for some permission which you have to allow it. Once you give all the permissions and login to the app then you are good to go.
Now you have completed the initial step and cross sync your android device with your Windows 10 PC.
How to Use the App:
Control All Your Notifications:
Instead of looking at your phone every time notification comes, use the notification tab in the “Your Phone” app on the PC. Notification Tab can be used to control and manage all your incoming notifications on your PC. Once you open the tab, you have to allow some permission for the first time.
In the setting section of the app on your phone, you can control which app alerts you want to see on the PC. It’s up to you if you want to limit the notifications and receive only alerts from the important apps.
Continue your Conversation on the Text Message:
It is the best feature of this app which lets you text messages from your PC without even looking at the Phone. It works just like the Google Messages web or WhatsApp web, but in this, you will use the messaging app instead of the browser.
When you receive a message, the app on the windows will let you give a quick reply to the message. You can also send stickers, Gifs, photos and videos in the message.
See your Photos and Screenshots on your PC:
On the left side of the app on the PC there are few tabs. In the photos tab, you can see all your photos and screenshots which are saved on your phone. The app allows you to drag a photo on your PC or open it with another app on your PC.
It will limit the photos to 2000 which is more than enough. If any of your recent photos are not showing up then hit the refresh option.
Manage Phone Calls:
Just like the text messages, you can also control your phone calls on your PC. Select the phone tab on the left side of the app on your PC and allow the permission to get started. Once the permissions are allowed you are good to go but you need Bluetooth enabled on both the devices. Without Bluetooth, the phone calls don’t work, connect both the devices with the Bluetooth as well.
As you follow all the steps, any incoming call you receive you will be notified on your PC and you can also attend or reject the call as well. It is useful when you are working, so you don’t need to look at your device every time you receive a call.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.