You can now link or connect your Android phone to Windows 11 to see and control it. Here are the exact steps to connect an Android phone to Windows 11.
In older Windows versions, you have to use third-party apps to connect Android phones to Windows. With Windows 11, you no longer have to rely on those apps. You can do it using the first-party app and built-in Windows 11 functionality.
Using the new Your Phone app, you can connect your Android phone to Windows 11 with just a few clicks. Once connected, you can sync notifications, access messages, see photos on your phone, make phone calls, and more. You can even access and mirror Android apps, pin Android apps to the taskbar, etc., on supported devices like Samsung Galaxy.
This quick and easy guide lets me show you how to link or connect an Android phone to Windows 11 using the Your Phone app.
Connect Android Phone to Windows 11
There are two significant steps to link Android Phone to Windows 11. First, you have to install the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone and then use the Your Phone app in Windows 11 to link both devices. It is pretty easy to do. Let me show you.
First, install the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone. To do that, go to the app page in Play Store and tap on the Install button. This action will download and install the Your Phone app on your computer. Once you have the app installed, follow the next step.
Open the Settings app with the “Start key + I” keyboard shortcut. Here, choose “Bluetooth & devices” on the sidebar and click on the “Open Your Phone” button on the right page.
This action will open the Your Phone app. If you removed it, you have to install it again from the store. Use this link — https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9NMPJ99VJBWV. After installing, open the Your Phone app.
Click the “Get Started” button in the main window of Your Phone app.
Now, select the “I have the Your Phone Companion app” checkbox and click the “Pair with QR code” button. As soon as you do that, you should see a QR code on your screen.
Now, open the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone. You can do that from the Play Store or the app drawer.
After opening the app, tap on the “Link your phone and PC” button on-screen.
This screen asks if you can see a QR code on your computer screen. Since we can already see it, tap on the “Continue” button to move on.
As soon as you do that, the camera will open. Point it to the screen, and it will scan and read the QR code. If prompted for camera permission, give it.
After scanning the QR code, you should see the “Pairing with PC” message on your phone screen.
Once connected, Your Phone Companion app requires some permissions. Tap on the “Continue” button and give all the required permissions. If you don’t provide these permissions, some features might not work as expected. For example, if you don’t provide SMS permission, Your Phone cannot sync your messages.
After that, Your Phone Companion app might ask you to let it run in the background. To do that, you might have to give additional permission. Tap on the “Continue” button and tap on the “Allow” button. Now, find the “Your Phone Companion” app in the list, tap on it, and then turn on the “Allow background activity” option.
Finally, tap on the “Done” button.
From now on, the Your Phone Companion app will always run in the background and sync all the notifications, photos, messages, and more with your PC.
At this point, you should have Your Phone app running and connected to your Android phone. Follow the wizard on your computer and click on the “Continue” button.
You should see all your messages, photos, and more in Your Phone app.
That is all. It is that simple to connect an Android phone to Windows 11.
I hope this simple and easy Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.
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