When it comes to operating systems, Windows and Android are the main names in the game, for PC and smartphones, respectively, with Windows commanding over 73 percent, and Android accounting for 72 percent of the market share.
Although Windows and Android are two very different operating systems, Windows Your Phone Companion amalgamates the two operating systems with great finesse. So if you are looking to integrate workflows between your Android and Windows machines, the phone companion app is the best option available in the market.
In terms of requirements, you need a device running Android 7 or higher and Windows 10, April 2018 version or higher
Although this app is available on both Android and iOS, it doesn’t offer a great experience on iOS as Apple does not let Windows integrate with its operating system very well.
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How to setup Your Phone Companion on Android?
Setting up the app on Android is as easy as it gets. All you need is Your Phone Companion app and a Microsoft account, and you will be set up in a matter of seconds.
Click here to download the Your Phone Companion app.
Once you have downloaded the app, you can follow the steps given below to configure the app on your Android device
- Open your phone companion app.
- Login in to your Microsoft account.
- Click on Continue to grant permissions to the app.
- Select the permissions you want to give to app.
- Click on Continue to let the app run in the background.
- Click on Allow.
- Click on My PC is ready.
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How to setup your phone companion on Windows?
After setting up the app on your Android device, you need to set it up on your Windows system.
Step 1: Open the Your Phone app on your system by searching for it after clicking on the Start button
Step 2: Click on Android and then click on Continue
Step 3: Login to your Microsoft account
Step 4: Open the Your Phone companion app on your Android device to connect it to your Windows machine
After opening the app on your phone, your Windows system will be linked to your Android device and once it is done you will be able to access notifications, make calls, send messages and open apps installed on your Android device using your Windows PC.
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