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Link your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls, and more—all right on your Windows PC with Microsoft Phone Link.* 1
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Answer calls using the headset already synced to your PC. With the Phone Link app, you’ll have more options when working between your phone and PC.1 2
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Pick up where you left off
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Get started with Link to Windows and the Microsoft Phone Link app
Learn how to connect Link to Windows on your Samsung device and the new Phone Link on your PC so you can stay productive wherever you are.*
Phone Link app
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Frequently asked questions
Microsoft Phone Link replaces the Your Phone Companion app and allows you to filter your notifications, receive calls, and use your mobile apps on your PC. With updated design for Windows11, Phone Link is reaching customers around the world.
The Phone Link experience starts on your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 and the Phone Link app. From your PC, you can connect to select Android and Samsung devices with these two apps:
- Link to Windows (LTW) app for most Android devices.
- Link to Windows (LTW) app preinstalled on selected Samsung phones.
- You’ll see these names combined as Phone Link – Link to Windows in the Google Play Store and in the Galaxy Store. In the Microsoft Store, you’ll see Phone Link. This link between your device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your Android device, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your Android device’s notifications right on your PC.
- Phone Link requires the following to work:
- A PC running Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later. If you're currently running the April 2018 Update, you will need to install the Phone Link app from the Microsoft Store. Any Windows version after the April 2018 Update will have the app preinstalled.
- An Android device running Android 7.0 (Nougat) or above.
You'll find Phone Link preinstalled if you have the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later. When you open the app you'll be guided through a few extra steps you'll need to take to finish setting things up.
Make sure to have both your PC and Android device nearby, turned on, and connected to the same Wi-Fi.
If you start from your PC:
- In the search box on the taskbar, type your phone, and then select Phone Link app from the results.
- Select Android.
- You’ll be asked to sign into your Microsoft account (You'll need to be signed into the same Microsoft account on both your Android device and PC in order to link your devices.)
- Once you're signed in, you'll be prompted to install or open the companion app on your Android device. To do this, open a web browser on your Android device and then enter the link that's displayed on your PC (aka.ms/yourpc).
- Sign into the companion app with the same Microsoft account that you're signed in to on your PC. The app will then open to a screen that displays a QR code for you to scan—we'll come back to that.
- Once you've signed in, go back to your PC and select the I have the Link to Windows app installed on my phone check box. Then select the Pair with QR code button.
Note: If you'd like to pair your device without using a QR code, select the Pair manually button on your PC instead. On your Android device, you'll be prompted to enter the code displayed on your PC.
- A QR code will appear on your PC screen. On your Android device, the companion app should be open to a screen with a camera on it. Use this screen to scan the QR code that's displayed on your PC.
- Once your devices are linked, your Android device will prompt you for several device permissions. These permissions help you access content from your phone on your PC.
If you start from your Android device:
- Open a browser on your Android device, type aka.ms/yourpc in the browser, and then download the Link to Windows app. For select Samsung devices.
- you'll be prompted to open Link to Windows instead, which is preinstalled on your Android device.
- Sign into the companion app with the same Microsoft account you're signed into on your PC (you need to be signed in with your Microsoft account on your PC in order to link your devices even though you're starting from your phone).
- After signing in, you'll be prompted to scan a QR code that's displayed on your PC. To get to it, on your PC, open a browser to aka.ms/linkphone
- Use the companion app's camera to scan the QR code that's displayed on your PC with your Android device to link your devices.
- You'll be asked for a series of device permissions to allow you to access content from your phone and on your PC.
- If you encounter issues installing the app,troubleshoot them here.
- * Users must link their Android device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Microsoft Phone Link on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them. You can launch up to 5 multiple Android applications simultaneously on any PC running Windows 10 May 2019 update or higher and an Android device running Android 9.0 or higher with Link to Windows pre-installed. Calls require a minimum PC software version of Windows 10 May 2019 update or higher. Requires minimum Windows 10 PC supporting Bluetooth radio. Not supported on devices that have Notification Access disabled by work or other policy.
- 1 The Microsoft Phone Link app requires Android 7.0+. Your phone and PC both need a Wi-Fi connection, or you can give permission for the app to use your mobile data. Users must link their phone to their PC. All devices must be signed into the same Microsoft account. Apps experience only available on supported Samsung Galaxy. See supported devices here.
- 2 Files may be made available for offline use. Otherwise, internet access required. Fees may apply. Microsoft 365 subscription required and sold separately.
- 3 Requires optimal 5G connection. 5G services are only supported in 5G network enabled locations. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment.
- 4 US Military Standard compliant (MIL-STD-810G).
- 5 Color availability may vary depending on country.
What is Microsoft Phone Link and do I need it? ›
This link between your Android device and PC gives you instant access to everything you love. Read and reply to text messages with ease, view recent photos from your Android device, use your favorite mobile apps, make and receive calls, and manage your Android device's notifications right on your PC.How do I sync my Samsung phone to my computer? ›
Navigate to and open Settings, then tap Connected devices, and then tap Link to Windows. Tap the switch next to Link to Windows and follow any on-screen instructions if prompted.How do you transfer files from phone to PC using Link to Windows? ›
Open the Phone Link app on Windows and connect your Android phone via the QR code. Allow the necessary permissions to the Link to Windows Android app. Once you've paired your phone to your PC using the app, transferring images is as easy as dragging and dropping the files from your phone to your PC or vice versa.Is Phone Link the same as Link to Windows? ›
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.How do I sync my iPhone to my computer? ›
Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Click the device icon in the top left-hand corner of the iTunes window. Find out what to do if you can't see the icon. From the list under Settings on the left-hand side of the iTunes window, click the type of content you want to sync or remove.What is Phone Link app used for? ›
With the Phone Link app, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more — all while using your PC's larger screen and keyboard.How do you use Phone Link? ›
Go to the Microsoft Store, search for Phone Link and download it. After launching Phone Link on your PC, you'll be asked to specify your mobile OS. Select “Android” and click “Continue.” You'll be presented with a QR code to scan on your phone.Why won't my Samsung phone sync to my computer? ›
Check the USB connections and cables.
Make sure the USB cable is fully plugged in to your computer and your device. Try using a different USB cable. Not all USB cables can transfer data. Try a different USB port on your computer, if possible.
Manually sync your Google Account
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap About phone Google Account. Account sync. If you have more than one account on your phone, tap the one you want to sync.
- Tap More. Sync now.
Use a Different USB Port and USB Cable (Windows/Mac)
Luckily, most computers have multiple USB ports. Try another port on your machine to see if your phone connects. You should also connect using a different USB cable and see if that makes your computer recognize your device.
How do I transfer files from my Phone Link to my computer? ›
- Unlock your phone.
- With a USB cable, connect your phone to your computer.
- On your phone, tap the "Charging this device via USB" notification.
- Under "Use USB for," select File Transfer.
- A file transfer window will open on your computer.
Open the Phone Link app on your PC, go to Settings > Features > Cross-device copy and paste, and make sure the toggle is On for Allow this app to access and transfer content I copy and paste between my phone and PC.What does linking my Android to Windows do? ›
Link to Windows (also known as Microsoft Your Phone) allows you to see your notifications, send and receive text messages, make calls and view your recent photos right from your desktop.Is it worth linking phone to PC? ›
While it's fine to pick up your phone and send a message or browse the web, phones have a relatively small screen when compared to a PC monitor. It stands to reason, then, that linking your phone and PC together could be a huge boon to productivity, as well as make communication and multitasking easier.Is it good to link Android phone to PC? ›
It's not a safe to link your phone to your pc because if you link it to your PC and it's not that strong or secure to safe keep personal safe then someone can easily hack into your account and find out all of your personal information.Can I link my iPhone to my Windows computer? ›
Using a USB cable or adapter, you can directly connect iPhone and a Mac or Windows PC. Make sure you have one of the following: Mac with a USB port and OS X 10.9 or later. PC with a USB port and Windows 7 or later.Why is my iPhone not syncing with my computer? ›
Sometimes your iPhone may be causing the problem in the synchronization process. To resolve it you can restart your iPhone. You must disconnect your gadget from the computer then hit the power off button and switch it on again to overcome the iTunes sync obstacles.How do I get my computer to recognize my phone? ›
- Connect your phone to the computer as File Transfer/ MTP. ...
- Restart your phone and the computer. ...
- Check the USB cable. ...
- Turn on USB Debugging on your phone. ...
- Update the driver for your Android phone. ...
- Try another computer. ...
- Visit the official support centre.
Go to account.microsoft.com/devices, sign in, and select Register device to continue. Enter your device's serial number to register it to your account.Can I link my iPhone to my Microsoft computer? ›
How to Enable iPhone and iPad Wi-Fi Syncing. If you haven't go iTunes on your computer already, go to the Microsoft Store to download and install the latest version of iTunes for Windows. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using a compatible USB charging cable (see above). Launch the iTunes app on your PC ...
How do I connect my phone to my computer wirelessly? ›
- Make sure bluetooth is turned on for both your Android device and your computer. ...
- Tap this device to pair with it. ...
- Once connected, on your PC right-click the bluetooth icon on the right side of the taskbar, then select either Send a File or Receive a File.