How to Link Android Smartphone with Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can link your Android smartphone. After linking Android with Windows 10 you will be able to receive notifications, send web page links to PC, continue your work on PC where you left off, etc. Simply put, you can work on your Android smartphone and then switch to Windows 10 PC seamlessly and continue your work there. Let me show you how to link Android smartphone with Windows 10.

Add Android Smartphone to Windows 10

It is rather easy to connect Android smartphone to Windows 10.

1. Open the Settings app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I. If you want to, click on the Notifications icon appearing on the right-side of the Taskbar and then click on the “Settings” button.

2. In the Settings panel, click on the “Phone.”

3. When the Phone page opens, it just looks empty. As I said, Microsoft is working on adding the features to this page. Anyway, click on the “Add a Phone” button on the right panel.

Link android to windows 10 - click add a phone

4. You will be prompted to enter your phone number. So, enter your phone number and click on the “Send” button.

Link android to windows 10 - enter phone

5. You will receive an SMS with a link. Click on it. You will be redirected Microsoft Launcher app in the Google Play Store. Just install Microsoft launcher from play store. I’ve been using the launcher and it is really good. After all, with a 4.6 rating and over ten million downloads, you can’t go wrong.

Link android to windows 10 - sms link

6. After installing, open the app and login with the same Microsoft account you are using on your Windows 10 PC.

Link android to windows 10 - sign in with ms account

7. As soon as you log in with Microsoft account on your Android smartphone you will see your phone on the Phone page.

Link android to windows 10 - android added to windows

It is that simple to link Android with Windows 10. If you want to receive notifications from Android to Windows 10, you need to install Microsoft Cortana or Cortana for Android.

Unlink Android from Windows 10

In future, if you want to remove Android from Windows 10, you have to unlink it. Follow the below steps to unlink Android smartphone from Windows 10.

1. Open the Settings app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I and go to “Phone.”

2. Here, click on the “Manage all devices linked to your Microsoft account” link.

Link android to windows 10 - click manage link

3. You will be taken to the Microsoft account page. Click on the “Unlink this phone” link under your device icon.

Link android to windows 10 - click unlink link

4. In the pop-up window, select the checkbox “Unlink this mobile phone” and click on the “Remove” button.

Link android to windows 10 - select unlink checkbox

That is it. As soon as you click on the “Remove” button, Microsoft will remove the device from your Microsoft account. You will no longer see your phone in the Settings page.

Hope that helps. Comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above method link Android to Windows 10.

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