Microsoft is releasing an update to Your Phone app in the Microsoft Store for each and every Windows 10 user who is waiting to try out this fantastic feature on their PC – multiple Android apps running on a PC through Your Phone app.
This feature was available to Windows Insiders since November 2020 and now Microsoft has decided to roll out the feature for all Windows 10 users with, of course, a supported Samsung device.
- Your Phone app on your PC version 1.20102.132.0 or higher – from Microsoft Store
- Your Phone companion app – Link to Windows on your Samsung device version 1.20102.133.0 or higher – from Google Play store
- Link to Windows Service version 2.1.05.7 or newer – Make sure you get it from Galaxy store using this link here on your mobile device
- If you are using an Android Work Profile, please copy this link into a browser under your personal (non-work) profile.
For more information on updating your apps see https://aka.ms/FAQYourPhone
Multi-apps feature requirements and recommendations:
- Multi-app experience requires Windows 10 May 2020 Update or later. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of Windows 10. To check and update our version of Windows, on your PC go to Settings > Updates & Security > Check for update.
- Only available on select Samsung devices (see list below)
- Your Android device and PC need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
What Android devices are supported?
This feature is currently available on the following Samsung devices running Android 10 that have Link to Windows integration:
· Samsung Galaxy Note20 5 G
· Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
· Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
· Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
· Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
And on the following Samsung devices with Link to Windows integration and enrolled in the Samsung OneUI 3.0 Beta program, running Android 11:
· Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
· Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
· Samsung S20 Ultra 5G
How do I interact with apps?
You can use your PC’s mouse, trackpad, keyboard, pen or touch-enabled screen to open, type, scroll, and interact with apps. A few tips for using your mouse and keyboard:
- Single click will behave the same as any single touch/tap interaction
- Right click anywhere on your phone screen to navigate to the previous page
- Click and hold will behave the same as a tap/hold interaction
- Click and hold and drag to select content
- Mouse scroll to move between pages vertically or horizontally
Some games and apps might not work with a mouse or keyboard. You’ll need to use a touch-enabled PC to interact with them.
If you’re encountering issues using Apps, our troubleshooting tips may help.
How do I know I’m using the multiple apps experience?
The requirements for using multiple apps are:
- A PC running the Windows 10 May 2020 Update or later. For best performance, we recommend having at least 8GB of RAM.
- An Android device running Android 11.0.
- On your Android device, you need Link to Windows version 2.1.05.6 or higher, or Your Phone Companion version 1.20104.15.0 or higher.
- Your Phone versions 1.20104.20.0 or higher.
How do I pin Android apps into Windows?
You can pin your Android apps to the Windows Start menu, taskbar, or add it to Your Phone app favorites.
To pin an app on your PC:
- Open the Your Phone app
- Go to Apps
- Right click on the app icon you want to pin or add to your favorites
How do I remove pinned Android apps from my Windows taskbar or Start menu?
- If you’ve pinned an app to your taskbar, just right-click the app icon and select Unpin from taskbar.
- If you’ve added an app to your Windows start menu, you’ll need to uninstall the app from your apps list. Go to Windows Settings > Apps & features, search for your app in the list. Select it, then select Uninstall.
Are the apps from my Android device now installed on my PC?
No, apps you open will be running from your Android device. The Your Phone app is mirroring apps from your Android device to your PC, meaning you’ll see the same thing on your PC that’s being displayed on your Android device.
Can I access Android apps without linking my device?
No, you need to connect your Android device to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. Learn more about how to set up Apps here.