Linking a Windows PC to an Android smartphone has been an ongoing dispute for many years. The two operating systems that are used by the majority of users in the world were developed by different companies, for different ecosystems.
After a few tries, Microsoft seems to have found the right recipe with the app “your phone” On Windows 10 and Android. This has acquired functionality over time: synchronization of SMS, photos and even applications. Some smartphones, whose manufacturers are Microsoft partners, also take advantage of benefits like those offered by Samsung.
But “your phone” Built for Windows 10 The Redmond company embarks on a new adventure in 2021 with Windows 11: That is why from now on we will talk about it “phone link”.
Brand new design
Not only the name changes. Microsoft is taking the opportunity to revise its app’s interface by displaying more notifications received on the smartphone on the left side, as well as some quick settings like ringtone level or Bluetooth connectivity. The system of tabs will then allow you to switch between sharing files or syncing messages with your smartphone.
From the images shared by Microsoft, the interface looks more modern and above all more practical to use.
Partnership with Honor
Not only that, the Redmond house takes the opportunity to formalize the partnership with Honor, whose smartphones will become part of the list of premium models that will benefit from additional sync options. Smartphones launched in China are currently affected: Honor Magic 3, Magic 4 and the new Magic V.
The new app is now available on Windows 11 Microsoft Store via software update. On Android, you’ll need to Install the “Link to Windows” app Which Samsung and Surface Duo users already know.