iPhone works smoothly with files Mac-sHotos appear from one to the other, as well as calls and messages. But what if you are on the other side of fence and Using Windows and Android Instead?
Over the past two years, Microsoft has been working hard to bring this kind of integration to Android smartphones. That work appears to have paid off, as evidenced by the new Phone Link app.
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With the Phone Link app, you can pair any Android smartphone with a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Once paired wirelessly (using a new QR code-based workflow), your PC will be able to get Android notifications on your device your computer. And just like on your Mac, you’ll be able to send messages and access your photo library.
How to set up the Phone Link app on your Android device and PC
Before you can use phone linkThere is little preparation required. On your Android smartphone, install the Windows app link. On Windows, the Phone Link app is pre-installed, but may not be updated, so Open Microsoft Store, search for Phone Link app, and install any app Available updates.
Then Open the Phone Link app on your computer. tap on “startbutton. Open the Windows app link on your Android smartphone and tap on “Connect your phone and computer” button.
aIn your PC, the app will ask you if you have an Android app installed or not. tap on “Pair it with a QR codebutton. This will bring up the QR code on your computer. On your Android smartphone, the app will ask you if the QR code is ready. PressCompleteAnd scan the QR code you see on your Windows PC.
Give what is requested Permissions Wait for the process to finish. On your computer, you will see an introduction to everything you can do with the application. tap on “start” button The Phone Link app will be Ready to use. From the top, you can switch between the Messages, Photos, Apps, and Calls tabs. Notifications will be visible on the left side.
There is one last step required, which is “s setting up the notification relay. From the Phone Link app, click on the Notifications section in the left sidebar. Here you will be asked for permission to sync notifications. Click the “Open Settings on the Phone” button. This will launchDevice and app notifications“In settings. Search for”Link to Windowsand enable the toggle next to it. Tap on “AllowFrom the box that pops up, you’re ready.
nNotifications will automatically flow to your Windows PC, yYou will be able to watchReplySend messages, receive calls, and copy photos, all from the Phone Link app.