Microsoft: ‘Your Phone’ Runs Android Apps on Windows 10 PC—Here’s How it Works and Download!

Microsoft has now allowed an entirely different experience for Android smartphone users to level up their display and phone applications to run on the Windows 10 PC platforms with the “Your Phone” software. The feature was initially a collaboration between Samsung and Microsoft, initially allowing only the release of 2020’s Samsung Galaxy Note 20.

Microsoft Your Phone

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The new Microsoft “Your Phone” application would be more than a smart viewer or screen mirroring feature for Windows 10 PCs and an Android smartphone as it would let users direct access downloaded apps. The popular software and consumer electronics company, Microsoft, has planned for the release of the software since the early 2020s.

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Microsoft: ‘Your Phone’ Application for Windows 10 PC

Microsoft Your Phone

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According to Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager, Analy Otero Diaz (@AnalyMsft), users can now “unleash” their Android apps on the Windows 10 PC platform with the #YourPhone app with selected Samsung smartphones. Currently, the process only works with smartphones from the South Korean tech giant, as it is the only supported UI as of now.

While this is an exclusive venture between Samsung and Microsoft, Windows 10 would soon feature different smartphone brands and models to work with the Your Phone application on future events. According to the rumors in the past year, the venture aims to have a native-run of Android APK applications on the Windows 10 platform.

Initially, an Android smartphone emulator is needed to run APK files for Windows OS, a process that mimics the Google operating system on the computer, but now, it would use a mirroring-like process for access. The process would almost be like Google’s Chromebook OS which can directly download and run Android apps from the Play Store.

Microsoft Your Phone: How to Download and Requirements

According to Microsoft, there are several requirements for users to initially secure before running the Your Phone application, and those are readily-updatable Windows 10 PC and a Samsung smartphone. These devices need to be up-to-date, with applications on both gadgets to ensure working the app.

  • Windows 10 May 2020 Update or later.
  • At least 8GB of RAM.
  • Android smartphone running Android 11.0.
  • Android phone: Link to Windows version or higher, or Your Phone Companion version 1.20104.15.0 or higher.
  • Windows PC: Your Phone versions 1.20104.20.0 or higher.

All the aforementioned applications for Samsung Android smartphones are readily available on the Google Play Store, Microsoft, and the Settings’ software update panel.

Using the Application:

  • Ensure both devices, PC and smartphone, are connected on the same wireless WiFi network, down to the network band (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
  • Add your computer via the smartphone app in Your Phone Companion’s Settings > Advanced Features > Link to Windows
  • Sign-in via the Microsoft Account
  • Scan all QR Codes

Supported Samsung Smartphones:

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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Written by Isaiah Alonzo

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