How To Connect Your Smartphone To Your PC

Connect or link your phone to your Windows PC for all kinds of benefits: see notifications and texts, send and receive messages, share files, and more. Your Phone app lets you easily connect your phone to your Windows PC, allowing you to transfer photos and files. You can also use the Your Phone app to run and view apps on both devices, as well as notifications from your phone.

Starting with Windows 11, Your Phone has been rebranded to Phone Link and comes with a new interface and some additional features. Once you connect your Android device to Windows 11, you’ll be able to access your apps, photos, messages, and make calls on your computer from your phone.

Learn how to connect your Android phone with Windows 11 using Phone Link. Android users: Before beginning, install the Link to Windows app on your Android phone. It’s an easy way to connect your Windows 10 PC to your Android phone, making it easier to transfer photos, videos, files and more.

You can now link to Windows using the dedicated Link to Windows button in your new A51. Simply press the button, and hold Wi-Fi Settings at the same time to connect automatically.

How to Connect Your Android Phone with Windows 11

The Link to Windows app allows you to connect your Windows 11 PC directly to your device and share files, apps and more, so you can get the most out of both devices.

To connect your Android Phone to Windows 11:

  1. Open the Start menu and type phone link.
  2. Select the best match result at the top.
  3. The Phone Link app will launch on your desktop.
  4. Next, swipe down on your phone’s screen and tap the Link to Windows button or open the Link to Windows app.
  5. On your PC, click the Get Started button in the Phone Link window
  6. Next, you’ll be prompted to get the Link to Windows app (if you don’t already have it). Since we do, click the I have the Link to Windows app already option.
  7. Now, it will prompt you to pair the devices with a QR code. It also gives you the option to pair manually, which generates a 9-digit code you enter when the phone asks for it. For this article, we’re using the 9-digit code.
  8. You’ll need to sign in with your Microsoft account during the process. If you have multiple accounts, make sure to log in with the one you want to use with your phone. If you don’t connect using the same account, your phone isn’t going to pair.
  9. Next, enter the 9-digit code from your PC into the Link to Windows app on your phone.
  10. After connecting Windows 11 and your phone, you need to set up app permissions.
  11. You’re ready to go after going through the App Permissions section—tap Yes a few times to do this.
  12. Click Done on your phone to complete the process.


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