The Your Phone app – freely available from Microsoft for Windows 10 users to access their devices without leaving their PC has gained another role in recent days. In addition to managing notifications and replying to messages, it can now access photos from your device much faster through a photo preview system.
Previously, users had to open other applications to view or download image content. Now, the app naturally provides the preview of them, as you can see in the image below (courtesy of MSPoweruser site).
The Your Phone app is available for all computers running Windows 10 operating system above version 17134.0 or even using Xbox One. You can download it here. If you want to enjoy it, TecMundo has also made a complete tutorial teaching you how to use the app to view your Android notifications directly on your PC.
A few months ago, an update went into testing for some users with a number of new features – including a host of accessibility, browsing, photo sync, messaging, and notification features via mobile connectivity.
Windows 10 lets you answer Android calls from PC in beta
Microsoft has been widening Windows 10’s connection to mobile devices; and is now starting to release an update that lets you answer your Android phone on your PC; using your computer’s speakers, microphone, and screen to answer, decline, or make calls. New comes with the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18999 (20H1) update, available to those who are part of the Windows Insiders testing program.
This functionality had already been announced during the Samsung Unpacked event in August, and other features are expected to arrive soon when distribution is broader, such as sending direct messages to voicemail, accessing recent mobile phone history via PC. and transferring calls from a smartphone to the machine and vice versa.
To use the new feature, you must have at least Android 7.0 and a Windows 10 PC with build 19H1; or later, and keep Bluetooth enabled – Windows 10 must also have build 18362.356. You need to re-pair your computer and phone to make calls. Remembering that you can do this through Settings> Your Phone.
The feature will be released in Windows Insiders in the coming days, versions 19H2 or later. There is no broader distribution forecast yet, as functionality must go through a trial period before it reaches end users.