Your Phone app SMS feature

Microsoft recently launched the Your Phone app for Windows 10 devices that aims to bring your PC and phone closer. For this article, we’re going to concentrate on Windows 10 Your Phone app and Android device integration.

If you’re part of the Insider program, you can install Your Phone app on Windows 10. The app allows iOS and Android users to sync some content (including recent pictures and text messages) from their phones to their Windows 10 PC.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Your Phone app and its features, here’s how you can set up and use it on your Windows 10 PC.

How to sync data across Windows 10 PC and Android phone with Your Phone app

The Your Phone app will allow you to sync some content from your Android devices (including recent pictures and text messages) to the PC. Here’s how to set up it.

Join Release preview ring

  • Open Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Insider program and join the Release Preview Ring (just fixes and early app updates).

Your Phone app in Store

  • Restart your PC and download the app from here.

Your phone app in start menu

  • Open Start menu and lookup for Your Phone app under “Y”. Or you can also use Cortana to find the app.
  • Open the Your Phone app on your PC and click Get started.

Your Phone app in Windows 10

  • Select Link a phone option, put your phone number and Microsoft will text you the link to download an app on your Android phone.
  • The link in the text message will open Google Play Store on your Android device and you’ll be asked to install the “Microsoft Apps”.

Microsoft Apps with Your Phone

  • In Microsoft Apps on your Android device, click “Get started” and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Mayank Parmar

Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.