Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows APK

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Last updated: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 7:15:26 UTC

Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.20091.127.0-beta (400253)
Apk Size38.46 MB
App DeveloperMicrosoft Corporation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up

Download Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows 1.20091.127.0-beta APK

App Description

Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows is microsoft,appmanager,productivity,core, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.52 by 46 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Microsoft Corporation website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.20091.127.0-beta Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 245814+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

You love your phone. So does your PC. Get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right on your PC. To get started, Install the Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows app on your Android phone and link it with the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

Reply to your text messages with ease, access your favorite mobile apps*, and receive and manage your phone’s notifications on your PC. Make and receive calls** on your PC and transfer them between your devices effortlessly. Make emailing yourself photos a thing of the past as you share your favorite images between your phone and PC. And, when you need to add a recent image to your email, paper, or presentation, just drag and drop it from the Your Phone app to your PC. You can also wirelessly drag and drop files from your phone to your PC and vice versa with supported Samsung phones***. 

Your Phone Companion features:
• Make and receive calls from your PC
• Manage your Android phone's notifications on your PC 
• Access your favorite mobile apps* on your PC. Enjoy your PC’s bigger screen, keyboard, mouse, and touch screen.
• Read and reply to your text messages from your PC
• Drag files between your PC and phone***
• Instantly access the photos on your phone from your PC

Integrated with select Samsung mobile devices for an even better experience 
• Select Samsung models have Link to Windows integrated and it does not need to be downloaded from the Play Store. See list of supported devices: 
• Find Link to Windows in Settings , under Advanced features > Link to Windows . You can also see it in the Quick Access tray (drag down from the top of your screen to access it). 
• This integration enables unique features such as Phone Screen and Drag & Drop. 

Discover new Microsoft apps
• Find apps for your phone and PC that help you seamlessly work across devices.
• Discover new Microsoft apps that help you be more productive, focus in school, keep up with world events, and more.
Your Phone features are available for Android phones running Android 7.0 or greater. You have to link your Android Phone to your PC through the Your Phone app. 

*Requires a Windows 10 PC running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and is available only on select Android phones. Android phone must be turned on and connected to the same WiFi network as your PC. Here’s a list of phones that are currently supported:

**Requires a Windows 10 PC running the Windows 10 May Update and with a Bluetooth radio. 

***Requires a Windows 10 PC running the October 2018 Update. You must also be using a phone that supports phone screen. Check out the full list of supported devices here: 

By installing this app, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Tell us what features you'd like to see next by selecting "Send feedback" in settings in the Your Phone app or the Your Phone Companion app. 

App ChangeLog

  • Connects to Your Phone app on your PC to access photos and texts.

App Screens

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Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read call log
Allows the app to read your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

send SMS messages
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, ST:Washington, L:Redmond, O:Microsoft Corporation, CN:Microsoft Corporation Third Party Marketplace Root
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Christian Nylund-avatar

    Christian Nylund


    Very useful and handy when you're on your computer and wish to keep up with your texts, missed calls and various notifications. You can manage everything from texts, calls, photos and even mirror the screen which means you can remotely control your phone from your Windows device. Only downside right now is the need to re-confirm the sync after every phone reboot.

  2. Nochobrine Gardner-avatar

    Nochobrine Gardner


    Works decently well, but does need fixing. Trying to send a website to my phone doesn't work at all, sending a site to the computer will always put it in Internet Explorer even if the default browser is set to something else, and sending texts from computer to phone takes more than 10 minutes. Other than those issues, does what it is meant to do pretty well.

  3. Patricia Wynn Norman-avatar

    Patricia Wynn Norman


    The app is a fine idea, if only one can figure out how to set it up! I've been added for one whole hour now and I still can't get my PC to talk to my Android. I have wasted so much time on this. And I also need to set up a second smartphone. I'm giving up for now. You need to fix your instructions so they are clear and include links to specific problems that may arrive and how to solve them. Images might be a good idea to, not video! And here is an idea. How bout having a drop down list of the possible problems a person can encounter that can be clicked on to go to the solution to that problem.

  4. Max Orozco-avatar

    Max Orozco


    It's really nice when it works which is pretty rarely. At first it worked very well. Then it started disconnecting if I clicked refresh messages on my desktop. Now Google play say the app is installed but it's not on my phone and I can't connect to my computer at all. I'm glad this app exists but it needs a lot of work still.

  5. Dixie Martinez-avatar

    Dixie Martinez


    I wanted to rate the concept a 4plus but it's just not possible possible so I'll rate it in total . At first I couldn't understand why I was finding it hard to follow the process to a tee but you still have parts that are not accessible or just not working towards it's ability yet. How frustrating that you put an app out to make my work easier yet you really are testing products that aren't ready for a market to view and use ... Got it , cuz I don't .

  6. Mads Andersen-avatar

    Mads Andersen


    PC Stuck at 90% tried resetting via advanced app feature in Windows, reset Android app unlinked phone from Windows. Really wanted this to work - I love the feature where you're able to make and receive calls via PC. Tried Dell mobile connect, which worked until it suddenly stopped working, also it had to be side loaded. Please fix this, it's a really nice way to melt phone and PC together... If it worked!

  7. Shabbir Ahmad-avatar

    Shabbir Ahmad


    This app is really nice idea to help people keep using text messaging in cellphones. There are some problems. Most common is syncing problem. sometime messages do not appear in the app. I updated the app my android phone and in my windows 10 desktop but it still not showing all the messages. some time message appears in notifications but not in messages tab. the other time message appears in messages tab but not in Notifications. sometime both do not show the message.

  8. Corey W. Smith-avatar

    Corey W. Smith


    I love this app when it works, which is about 60-70% of the time. It often has problems connecting to my phone for reasons I cannot determine, but seems to have particular difficulty in the 5Ghz range. Update 03/25/2020: They have continued to improve this app and it is now 85-90% reliable. Setting it to sync using mobile data will boost it to 95%+, but I don't always leave this on to reduce data/battery consumption. Good work, team!

  9. Strelizia Wynter-avatar

    Strelizia Wynter


    No matter the device, it won't pair. I have tried using this app to pair a Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and a ZTE to my computer. These were all on Android 8 or 9. Every time, it fails on the last step where the computer sends a notification to the phone, because it never sends. On attempting to report the problem to Microsoft via the desktop app, I am always met with an endless loading screen.

  10. Lauren Wright-avatar

    Lauren Wright


    I have had nothing but issues with this app. I can never get it to work on my phone or on my computer. It also does not send and receive text messages between my phone and computer. Hoping someone resolves these issues because it is the only app available for syncing your phone and computer with the computer I have.

  11. Russell Daly-avatar

    Russell Daly


    Great Idea. Doesn't work. Like others, I'm Stuck on setup at 90% with my Android phone (Which my microsoft account recognizes separately) . I've been through every troubleshooting tip MS has plus some others I found on my own. Don't waste your afternoon trying to set this up like I did until they fix this.

  12. Nahom Girma-avatar

    Nahom Girma


    This app didn't work for me at first due to "compatibility" issues. And now I hit install accidentally, knowing it's not going to work I waited for it to finish and now it has installed successfully and works fine, thank you Microsoft for including us for the low end phone users too. My phone is Tecno spark 2

  13. Faisal Kazi-avatar

    Faisal Kazi


    I'd like to access all of the gallery photos and videos from this application, not only screenshots and camera photos. Also I'd like to see a folder type of system in the photos section along with a files section above or below the calling section. These few things will make this system a major feature competing with the apple ecosystem

  14. Jerry Silver-avatar

    Jerry Silver


    UPDATE (March 2020): I tried this app last year when it was first released. Gave up after a few days of highly unreliable use - see my review below. Tried again with the latest release. Messaging, notifications, and photos worked ok for a couple of days, although I couldn't get calling to work. But then PC couldn't connect to phone and no amount of troubleshooting (uninstall, reinstall, reset, etc.) could get it to work. Fortunately, I still had Pushbullet which works great and continues to work flawlessly. App is now uninstalled and I won't be trying again. Previous review: May 2019 I really wanted this app to work, but it just kept disappointing me. The key feature - sending SMS texts from your computer - only worked some of the time. At least half the time a text failed to send, and the only way to recover is to copy/paste the text and resend - there's no retry option. I usually had to manually refresh to see received texts, and even then the refresh wouldn't always show me the latest texts. There is no support for emojis or sending images, and it also needs the ability to share the clipboard across devices (promised but still not delivered) and it needs an iOS app in addition to Android. Microsoft has published an extensive set of troubleshooting tips - I tried them but nothing helped. And you have to wonder why they would even need to do that - the app should just work! But thankfully, in the search for alternatives I discovered PushBullet. It reliably (so far) offers everything the Microsoft app promises and much more.

  15. Alban Zekthi-avatar

    Alban Zekthi


    This is an incredible app... when it works. The pairing process was a nightmare because the final permission notification wasn't showing up until I tried a dozen times. Now that the pairing is complete, it works very well, but sometimes the computer just doesn't feel like refreshing for notifications. I have no idea what's causing that behavior. But when it does work? Very, very helpful and useful, and it's replaced my long use of Pushbullet. Just work on that stability, Microsoft!

  16. Krystalis Oaksword-avatar

    Krystalis Oaksword


    Got a Samsung Galaxy A70. Says it is compatible. Can tell you right away that it is not. I've got "Your Phone App" on my Windows 10. Both devices have my Microsoft Account configured. One says "Check your PC" and the PC tries to connect to the phone but nothing work. Nice troubleshooting saying "Make sure that your PC and Phone are connected to the internet" (Wow seriously? I'm that dumb? I reinstalled the app on both and unlink everything multiple times but no luck. Checked my permission on my phone, on my PC, everything. So yeah, doesn't work. And even if I manage to get it work, probably won't work correctly anyway seeing the reviews so why do I bother anyway. I don't recommend. Bad product.

  17. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    New Galaxy Note 10, still not working. Now it shows my phone screen on the computer, but messages, notifications and images screens are empty, except for the usual useless error messages about not being able to connect. The concept is great, but this app been an epic time waster for me. And leaving feedback on the Feedback Hub is seems to be equally useless as I never see any response from Microsoft.

  18. Eduard G.L-avatar

    Eduard G.L


    The app does all of what it promises! It is really good, I'm giving it a 4 stars because it has a problem: I had my phone(S10+) and PC connected using this service. I had a lot of documents, apps, and images in my phone that I didn't want anymore so I decided to reset it and backup what I needed. When I tried to connect my phone and pc again it wouldn't work. For they to connect again the only I could do was reset my pc good thing is it now works perfectly but it shouldn't be this way.

  19. Brett Clark-avatar

    Brett Clark


    Quit working after a couple of months. Followed every troubleshooting instruction. Nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled several times. Nothing. I do not recommend. Garbage app and waste of time. Looking for other options now *Update* Downloaded Airmore app. Installed within 60 sec and up and running in seconds perfectly. See ya "Your Phone Companion" will not miss you!!

  20. Panth Mantheon-avatar

    Panth Mantheon


    Decent, not excellent, when it works. Utterly useless when it doesn't. Whether or not this app will sync is a bit of a coin toss. Particularly frustrating when it syncs parts of a conversation, leading to confusing replies. When it does work, it's useful but not great. The notifications for example are not clickable. In its present state I will not be keeping it. It feels like something that would be in late alpha/early beta stages. I wonder why Microsoft would allow something like this.

  21. Cristopher williams-crichlow-avatar

    Cristopher williams-crichlow


    I couldn't change my selected email on my pc from an old school email I had once used, even after removing the account i was prompted to sign back into the same one. The trouble shooting did not help me at all, and for some, reason it will continue to say that my phone has been linked, even when not properly linked. I would remove it to try and add it again, only to see that my device was never properly removed in the first place, as not even that function seems to work. Please fix this!!!!!!!

  22. Tasha Wilkins-avatar

    Tasha Wilkins


    Only worked a few times, but I realized that it was only putting the same photos up...even one's that I had deleted. NO NEW photos link up. Other than that, the app no longer works properly. Update: it still doesn't work and won't open.

  23. Ii Udzi-avatar

    Ii Udzi


    Crapware. It never worked, showing the devices are linked but keeps refreshing and refreshing and refreshing and refreshing. Notifications don't work at all, messages and pictures showing "Nothing to see here" Although my phone name is displayed in the upper left corner. Microsoft after screwing Windows Phone is not doing any better in Android. Half baked apps but ads everywhere to bloat with other MS useless apps.

  24. Jerrad Zonna-avatar

    Jerrad Zonna


    Stopped connecting to PC after awhile couldn't re link to PC after that. Edit: tried the steps provided they don't work. I had to remove the app on desktop and phone to reconnect. I notice when it's handling phone calls it tends to disconnect and have trouble reconnecting. My advice to others if you have trouble with it connecting, go into programs and reset the app on pc to remove your phone and setup again. Maybe don't use BT calls seems to happen most frequently after a call.

  25. Tushar Singh-avatar

    Tushar Singh


    No .. not properly. All I wanted was that I receive phone calls on my windows pc without touching my phone, yea it's working ,but on my pc it's showing only number instead of contact name ... this makes this app almost useless as I still will have to touch/look at my phone to see contact name .

  26. David Cook-avatar

    David Cook


    Great when it worked, a time consuming frustration now that it doesn't. It suddenly stopped communicating with my PC and following all troubleshooting steps and online advice has not restored function. I note the response, but it was not helpful. There is no "Quick Settings" on my phone. 3/6/2020 I note the reply from Microsoft. The suggestions do not work. After trying everything multiple times I'm still staring at "We can't connect to your phone" on the Your Phone App on my PC.

  27. B Dinnyes-avatar

    B Dinnyes


    The app is installed on the phone but it doesn't show up anywhere. You cannot sync or interact with it. The PC is sending you to the phone to fix some permissions, the app is sending you to the PC to open the app again while you have given away all the rights of your first born. Another yellow error message just to give you a brain aneurism. It's still no go. Thanks a lot developers.

  28. Ravi Prakash Mishra-avatar

    Ravi Prakash Mishra


    Can't connect with corporate PC I want to connect to my corporate laptop. I added microsoft account to my pc, but still it doesn't work. In your phone application on PC, I just see my phone's name in linked phones. It always stuck at "We're checking one more thing on your PC before we ask....", Or, "From Your Phone app on your PC, select Send Notification.....". and see no such option on PC to send notification.

  29. Sam-avatar



    Utter dog of an app. Got this working briefly. Since then I've been unable to connect via Bluetooth - no PIN appears on the computer but the phone requires one. Typical nonexistent support from Microsoft. Genius idea calling the app "Your Phone" - makes googling for help from the community (aka Microsoft Substitute Customer Support) impossible. Even the links in their app description have broken and are useless. All round a thoroughly typical, miserable Microsoft customer experience.

  30. Nicholas Johnson-avatar

    Nicholas Johnson


    I used the app until a mid-February update. Now the app shows up as being installed on my phone but I cannot open the app. I've cleared cache and data and uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Nothing is allowing me to see the app with other apps on homescreen. I can only see the app in settings. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy s10+.

  31. Mikayla Jeane Garvey-avatar

    Mikayla Jeane Garvey


    Wonderful asset to my personal productivity toolbox! No more hassle finding useful online resources that get lost in the many bookmarks folders across browsers, or pain of having to track down my phone physically to make calls to places, people, etc. that are found online, via email, or otherwise. Well done app with everyday, functional use.

  32. Grisha Chernov-avatar

    Grisha Chernov


    Worked a few days, was amazing. Now will not update and or pictures. Update (in response to the message from Microsoft on March 16/20): I appreciate you following up on my review, but your response was not helpful and contained no useful information. I contacted the support using “Send Feedback” option ang got no response. The support page for Troubleshooting Messages has only 3 sentences and nothing relevant to my issue. I tried resetting the App, unlinking PC and Phone, contacting Support… – nothing helped. My final verdict: You Phone Companion is crippled beyond usability and Microsoft provides no solution to fix it.

  33. Diganta Diku-avatar

    Diganta Diku


    one thing I have to say that this synchronisation of data between pc and samsung mobile devices will not work(I think) as it requires high speed data while I'm a student who is a resident of remote villages in India where 4g speed lies below 1mbps. If you provide a solution of sharing files and all stuff via wifi to the pc like your wifi direct service(samsung smartphones shares files through this service) does, it will be very helpful for the users to send the data to the pc wirelessly.

  34. Neckiren 42-avatar

    Neckiren 42


    Broken app Updated my phone to android 10. And it broke. Does not let me open the app. When I uninstall it. It says update insted of install which is odd. "Re-Updating" does not fix. Update, had to open the app profile in the android app permissions, then hit open in app notifications to enter app. Still does not show up on list of apps in app drawer.

  35. Marion Wingfield-avatar

    Marion Wingfield


    Like other people on here, this app worked one time a few weeks ago but not it won't pair with my S10+. I get error message #18. I even tried to contact the developer using the email address provided and it came back undelivered. Microsoft is certainly the business giant it once was. And I can't uninstall the app from my PC and can't uninstall it from my phone. Thanks a lot Microsoft.

  36. Steve Cooper-avatar

    Steve Cooper


    Followed all directions from Microsoft on phone and PC. Could not connect. Used troubleshooting directions from Microsoft. Could not connect. Operator error certainly possible but the notice: Stuck on this page? Troubleshoot issues with Your Phone at the bottom of the We're almost done page leads me to believe I'm not the first and only person to experience problems with this new app.

  37. Oktay DEMİRİŞ-avatar

    Oktay DEMİRİŞ


    I really like this app but still I can't make phone calls on my Galaxy Note 9! I keep getting the message "You have apps installed that prevent you from making calls" Actually I don't have many apps installed, except for the ones that came with the phone. I tried everything that Microsoft suggests to solve this issue with no result. My phone will not connect to my PC with bluetooth even though Windows 10 shows my phone is already connected! I don't know who is responsible: Samsung or Microsoft?

  38. Phil Patrick-avatar

    Phil Patrick


    I like that Phone Companion lets you type messages on my Microsoft Surface. But it will not allow me to send this computer written message to more than one recipient in the To: line. Only way I've found to do this is bring up phone image on the screen and use the Add Recipients tapping on the 3 dots, top right to add additional recipients. Then type the message into the picture of the phone on my computer. Seems awfully complicated. You'd think that Microsoft could send out a update to solve this and make their product more productive.

  39. Thomas Kunik-avatar

    Thomas Kunik


    For Windows 10 should be prevalent. Not buried. Using win7 pro (secure). Never using windows 10. If uncle Sam can't secure it... So , please make an app that win 7 thru 10 can use. Like I said. Windows 10 app only should have been one of the First things you told us. Microsoft. Oh, by the way. Its bloatware in the S10 models. It will Not connect to my NEW laptop(also included as system/bloatware). What gives? No solutions in my mind. I would love to be able to backup files in real time. . ☹

  40. Dushyantha Herath-avatar

    Dushyantha Herath


    This app is a good example why you shoud ditch android and windows altogether and get into the apples ecosystem.... Simply this is the worst app ive ever used. Whenever the phone is disconnected from the pc you should go to the microsoft account page and remove the device then head to the pc apps setting page and then reset it and then back to the mobile app and then sign out and the start the damn process all over again😠😡😡😡 wow microsoft. Wow!?

  41. Jan Untersander-avatar

    Jan Untersander


    Would be awsome, if the switching between audio outputs would work, or even if would be possible to set one audio output. I often can't make it work that i hear the sound from voice calls through my pc audio output...sad because I would love to be able to use it regularly as a way to call from my phone

  42. Cyber Cypher-avatar

    Cyber Cypher


    Perfect App for my Samsung Note. I'm a supporter of Microsoft and was sad to hear there Mobile OS was not being continued. I was going to get a windows phone but this Note 10 is probably better than a Windows phone now, I'm sure it is with this App. If you use a Windows PC a lot and own an Android phone you are really missing out if you don't use this App with these two devices.

  43. Richard Myles-avatar

    Richard Myles


    *Update: Seems to be more stable after a couple of updates - performing better but still stops refreshing once in awhile. Needs ability to transfer files. Never syncs with PC/Refresh/Restart nothing makes any difference/Un/Reinstall permissions are correct....useless

  44. Miles Nadin-avatar

    Miles Nadin


    After spending half an hour to set it up - almost - figured hang on, syncing photos which already managed by OneDrive, SMS's and errr...notifications...? Funny, as it's a mobile phone, means I can keep it right next to the PC and deal with both at the same time? Miracles of modern technology! App therefore far more trouble than it's worth, uninstalling immediately

  45. David Heins-avatar

    David Heins


    Very nice App I love it. But there is one small issue. Sometimes it doesn't stays connected in order to synchronize so you have to start the app manually. But that's okay. Another thing which really bad is the missing support for other than standard calls. For example WhatsApp calls aren't supported. That's not good because in many regions the isn't a good cellular connection for VoLTE and the call quality of normal calls is really bad. I would love to see support for WhatsApp calls.

  46. Thomas H.-avatar

    Thomas H.


    Pretty damned weak. When it isn't sitting there like a lump telling me it can't connect to my phone, it double-sends every message like an annoying parrot. I checked online to see if there was a fix to either problem, only to find that other users have made the same complaints for months with no fixes in sight.

  47. Steve M-avatar

    Steve M


    I can't install this on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. The Play Store says that it's a system application, so I uninstalled it and updated it, but no icon is created, and it doesn't show up in the Application list under Companion, Link, Microsoft, Phone, or Your. Clicking the Open button on the Play Store page just shows another Play Store page with an Uninstall button, and I can't get to the page with the Open button again without uninstalling. This is a completely frustrating experience. 🙄

  48. Stephen Forbes-avatar

    Stephen Forbes


    Garbage. Setup was finicky, connection spotty at best despite a robust network. Wouldn't sync my messages, would load 25 photos but only blurred and not accessible. Gave up, uninstalled, remove device from MS account. Even if it did work...... not much value here. Also it's another app that when active leaves a notification in your tray constantly. The most annoying of app behaviours? Maybe.

  49. Uzo Okpala-avatar

    Uzo Okpala


    Inconsistent performance. I've had to uninstall and reinstall a few times on my phone & reset on the laptop as it refused to sync after sometime of usage. Tried various recommendations and suggestions but it also returns to the issue after - 1.Turning either device off and returning following day & noticed sync issues 2.Swapping blue tooth device connections and returning later to the pc and noticing issues with sync Calls still work but the logs, texts and notifications fail to refresh

  50. Lisa Rivera Ames-avatar

    Lisa Rivera Ames


    Just got this up and running so I'm liking how user friendly it is (so far) and I sincerely thank you for this....really! On this alone I give ya 5+++ stars and should things change on your end I will be glad to update my star rate. However if changes on my end present themselves (too old to roll with the flow...type stuff) Well then you still carry the full bright n shiny 5+++ rating. You have my word on that. Alrighty then....great job right?! You betcha! Just me, Lisa D. Rivera Ames Ttfn xo

  51. Matthew M-avatar

    Matthew M


    I left my phone in my locker at work. Battery around 80%. I come back a few hours later to find my phone is at 11%, and this app was the primary culprit. This app also consumed a TON of my data. Why? My computer wasn't even on at home! This app provides a valuable service but is not worth those pain points.

  52. Henry Chung-avatar

    Henry Chung


    This is an excellent app I am now using the app to write this. This app is very usefull to access the phone with my computer. I can easily use this app to interact with my laptop programs which in the past will not be easy to do. I can also access my phone w/o looking into the phone while I am working. Also this app allows me to use a physical keyboard w/o the need to link a keyboard to my phone. Excellent app.

  53. Horace Friend-avatar

    Horace Friend


    Great app to use for you to access your messages from your PC. Notifications are a bit annoying but you can control them. The Calls feature is a bot harder to configure but I'm not ready to use my PC for calls. Overall, a great app on Windows 10.

  54. Holly Luther-avatar

    Holly Luther


    The Two Simple Things I've Tried Out Were Sending Text Messages To My Computer, Pictures To My Printer, But This App Has Been SO Useless! What Made It Even Worse For Me? It Had My Name Automatically Saved - I Typed My Password In, But It Was Somehow Wrong - I Had A Buttload Of Fun Resetting It 🙄 - Once I Did, I'd Go To Log In, But For Whatever Reason... It Claimed It'd Never Heard Of Me. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  55. Tonya Ford Dale-avatar

    Tonya Ford Dale


    My phone app is stuck at "checking one more thing before asking for final permission". Another reviewer was told to update to latest version on PC. I can't figure it how to update. Tried to email developer using the email given here as the developer contact and the recipient email address was blocked!! Help!!

  56. Ri ZAW-avatar

    Ri ZAW


    Attempted to run program from my computer. Was able to connect found my mobile provider does not support RCS. Tried to make a phone call via my computer although phone says I am connected this program will not allow me to even make or receive calls. Will be uninstalling this junky app. (NOTE: I also did a software update for this app to no avail).

  57. Art Castelli-avatar

    Art Castelli


    No better than a virus. I don't want it. Uninstall, it comes back. It's my phone, I should have the option to eliminate apps I don't want. It installs with permissions to change your system settings. If I go to my apps, it's hidden. You have to find it in settings, apps. You can not disable it. The email contact is rejected as it doesn't exist.

  58. Absolut Quokka-avatar

    Absolut Quokka


    Neutral rating as I'm sure it's a good, useful app, and it will send web pages from my phone to my pc. But apparently it can't receive from my pc because my phone doesn't have Android 7+. *My phone is an Oppo, running ColorOS. But app only gives option for iPhone or Android.

  59. Greg Williams-avatar

    Greg Williams


    Deleting this app from phone and pc. After wasting an afternoon trying to get these devices to synch as advertised, I'm done. No help from "Help" feature. Key seems to be inability to recognize that both apps are on same account and wifi network. Check those 2 requirements about 100 times; but remains a useless app.

  60. Nataly El Haddad-avatar

    Nataly El Haddad


    I was hoping to use this app. But i cannot connect my phone to my laptop... it keeps asking to resend notification... i have tried a million ways to troubleshoot this issue and nothing is working... fix this issue and I can change my rating then... thanks

  61. Daniel Katz-avatar

    Daniel Katz


    "We can't connect to your phone" Worked originally, wouldn't work until just now, when I scrolled down reviews and saw that I had to interact with this from the Quick Settings menu from the phone, since the app doesn't open. . . WHY ON EARTH ISN'T THIS IN THE APP DESCRIPTION?!

  62. Dan Dollinger-avatar

    Dan Dollinger


    Not ready for prime time. Have a Galaxy Note 8 on Android 9. Using Google Messages and followed all instructions for permissions and background usage permissions. It has issues staying up to date with Messages even with both Your Phone apps open on both devices. Also has issues with sending multimedia texts like a GIF from the Windows 10 side. It fails to send after a minute. They really need to do some work on this

  63. Anthony DeMatteo-avatar

    Anthony DeMatteo


    A great app but now since my new firmware update and app update I am unable to now open the app and sync note 9 to my win 10 computer I am on Android 10 and I can see the app installed but cannot wipe. It and now unable to sync or see my photos or anything. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and same issue.

  64. Brendan Hole-avatar

    Brendan Hole


    Used to work well, now broken - can't properly reset data on the PC app (or reinstall) so unable to relink my phone... (Update) deleting my phone from my Microsoft account devices seemed to enable me to re-register successfully - would be helpful to have this guidance/ability via the your phone app itself.

  65. Cade Perkins-avatar

    Cade Perkins


    Very convenient to have all my information on my main system. There are no complicated, distracting or expensive features to distract from the basic communication functionality. (Very nice and surprising coming from Microsoft on a Google Android device.)

  66. Bob Parkinson-avatar

    Bob Parkinson


    Disaster. Connection works then it is unable download photos. Could be good if it worked reliably. Impossible to remove from PC. Annoying beyond words. Wasted too much time. I'm giving up.

  67. Mook Wilson-avatar

    Mook Wilson


    REVIEW EDITED: This was originally a 1-star review, full of my frustration at butting heads with this app over and over after an update. The suggestion was to "please update to our latest version," which I initially took to mean update the *app* -- this did not work and just got me even more frustrated. However, what actually worked was updating the =Windows App=, not the Android App. Once I did that through the Microsoft Store, all of the messages and photos from my phone instantly appeared on my PC. There was a slight hiccup where all of the texts only listed numbers and not names -- however, a quick reboot of both phone and PC seems to have corrected that. Now that it is back to working, I will take the time to say Yes, this app is fantastic. I keyboard type 110 wpm but thumb type more like 0.3 wph so being able to text while at my computer is a godsend. Being able to instantly download any pic from my phone directly to my hard drive is also a huge convenience. 5/5, wholeheartedly love the working app, if you give it a try and have any issues, all I got is: make sure *both* apps are up-to-date.

  68. Richard Landgren-avatar

    Richard Landgren


    It's a great app, very useful. If you already have a phone paired with your PC, it can be a pain if you upgrade your phone or reset it, but a quick Google search is all you need to do to fix it. Perhaps on the PC side they could add an option to remove a device. Thank you Microsoft for investing so heavily in Android. 🙏🏻

  69. Eric Gravel-avatar

    Eric Gravel


    Got all the way through set up until the last step where it is supposed to send a notification to your phone. Never happens despite multiple attempts. Trouble shooting offers no help to solve this. Multiple people with same problem in reviews.

  70. Mike Payette-avatar

    Mike Payette


    I can't seem to get this app to add my second phone. Also there are severe limits on what types of files you can transfer, basically other than pictures, there's not much worth moving. I find Microsoft software to be extremely frustrating to use.

  71. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    5 years later and still not working on a S10. Really great concept however phone & PC overlap each other trying to set each other up. It connects but could not receive or send a text. A user wants seemless setup, not to try and de-bug a newish S7 phone & PC.

  72. Jay Dacorey-avatar

    Jay Dacorey


    Oh my lord. This process is a total nightmare! All I expected is to enter my phone number and a code, but my god, it's overcomplicated... all I want is to call my friends via PC. Definitely won't recommend for people with little time on their hands. Maybe it'll work next time....

  73. David Bayles-avatar

    David Bayles


    Developer Email BLOCKED!!!! I am having some issues with the UI of this app. A spam text message that I deleted from my phone is stuck on the laptop despite a refresh. Tried to send an email to the developer but received the dreaded "message has been blocked". This app used to work well. Now it's worse.

  74. Pete Mazzaccaro-avatar

    Pete Mazzaccaro


    Ridiculously buggy when it "works." Then suddenly lost connection to my PC, though my PC gets notifications from the phone. I can't sync form the phone to the PC. It's infuriating.

  75. George Holmes-avatar

    George Holmes


    Note 5, Android 7 cant download all messages. Downloads all but latest messages and refresh does not refresh. Checked all connections and should be fine. Seems that many other people have similar problems.

  76. Collin Gage-avatar

    Collin Gage


    When sending messages via phone or computer, the sent messages are about 30% successful at showing up on the opposite device. If I send a message on my phone, high chance it doesn't appear on computer, and vice versa. All recieved messages generally show up though

  77. Robert-avatar



    App does a lot of good things. But unfortunately, due to Android restrictions, Phone Companion requires a constant Notification item to work. I really dislike constant notifications cluttering up my Notification shade. Not Microsoft's fault but I will be deleting app.

  78. Guy D-avatar

    Guy D


    Bluetooth keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. Because of this I cant use this app to answer phone calls. It would also be nice to see a more button in order to see more pictures on my phone.

  79. Jarett Funnell-avatar

    Jarett Funnell


    It doesn't work. Can't get computer and phone to sync. For this to be a valuable tool, it should just work. I shouldn't have to link, unlink, relink, send notification, resend notification with ultimately nothing happening.

  80. Kathy Mohr-avatar

    Kathy Mohr


    I have tried for 2 days and unable to connect my phone to this pc. I give up. I have read all the advice and nothing works. I don't rate many apps but this one is useless as far as I am concerned. I have a new laptop and thought this would be great. spent way to much time doing this

  81. Kurt H-avatar

    Kurt H


    Nice clean interface and works well. However, I also need to be able to send text messages from my Samsung Tablet. This feature is available in Pushbullet but unfortunately not the Microsoft Phone Companion.

  82. Trevor Brooks-avatar

    Trevor Brooks


    A productivity must have! I can completely put my phone away when in front of my Surface or desktop device and stay focused. See everything I need from my phone, take and make calls and respond to texts with full size keyboard speed.

  83. Wolf44-avatar



    App will not uninstall so i can reinstall and does not show up in the phone. Over all horrible app. I know this already it wont connect or open on my computer sorry i should have add this at first. Anyway when it tries to connect it set in a loading loop until it eventually time out.

  84. Robert Graves-avatar

    Robert Graves


    Here's the downside. It's so easy to use on your PC, you won't pick up you phone to check texts anymore. Also, it's way too easy to type really long texts. Worse, you can copy paste easily. (tongue-in-cheek) Great app!!!!!

  85. barras_matthew-avatar



    Rubbish.only works intermittently on my phone anyway. When it works it's great but when it doesn't there is no way to check what the issue is. Phone and pc just sit there, clueless. Very frustrating

  86. Kerem Kambur-avatar

    Kerem Kambur


    S9+ => After switching to Android 10; sync stopped working. It was working on Android 9 without any problems. Update: to all people facing same problem for Samsung devices: search for setting Link to Windows on your phone and follow the steps there.

  87. Chelsea_Elizabeth Cesar-avatar

    Chelsea_Elizabeth Cesar


    It's hard to connect your phone to your computer because it keeps loading and then it doesn't load so that's why I don't really feel strong connection to your phone companion app.

  88. Milo Silverman-avatar

    Milo Silverman


    This app, for the most part, works as intended and is very useful. Being able to respond to texts from my desk is a lifesaver. However, the connection between my devices tends to fall off more often than I'd like.

  89. Nemanja Borovac-avatar

    Nemanja Borovac


    The biggest issue now is that I can't turn off (bulk or singular) any work app notifications. Second, I borrowed my laptop and now all my notifications are visible to my family (needs a suspend option).

  90. Richard Page-avatar

    Richard Page


    This app works better than advertised, and far better than I expected. Install it and play with it, in a short time you'll consider your phone and computer the same tool. I'm very impressed. Great work development team.

  91. Lori Gildow-avatar

    Lori Gildow


    Connecting to PC has been problematic. All settings are correct on both devices The issue still exists. I removed app from phone. Terminated, repaired and reset. Uninstall is not available as it is not an active radio button

  92. Tomjr78-avatar



    I think this app works great on my Samsung S9 plus.! my only issue is that the call feature is just a Bluetooth headset basically not really making calls or any better connected than that yeah I don't need that that's kind of silly. Other than that great app, thank you!

  93. tony brito-avatar

    tony brito


    This trash doesn't synchronize it just stay at 60% on my computer and in my cellphone says " select send notification, this will send the final permissions to your phone " but the aplication on Windows remain charging at 60% infinitely. Erasing it, it does not work.

  94. Patricia Harris-avatar

    Patricia Harris


    Doesn't work, resending the notification didn't work, icon is nowhere to be seen on my phone, video showing me how to do it is useless, and the FAQs are useless because none of them are the issues I'm having.

  95. Pinar Gosterisli-avatar

    Pinar Gosterisli


    No, too intrusive and doesn't work to boot. I am not linking my amazing phone to your services again. RANT ALERT! BTW I had 2 tablets just going bad because suddenly account credentials wouldn't work and lock my devices. You are around so many years now, please work out these simple, stupid mess ups; oh BTW those tablets are still sitting somewhere as a paper weight! I am not an apple person so even a chromebook is better and more reliable!

  96. Brett Govero-avatar

    Brett Govero


    this is absolutely amazing and so helpful because whenever I am on my PC I don't want to be looking at notifications on my stupid smart phone all the time haha. You can call and text and message on Facebook messenger with your PC with this app!!

  97. Strill X-avatar

    Strill X


    Calls feature doesnt work. I go through the setup and it pairs successfully, but the PC app keeps complaining that I need to pair again. Normally I'd reinstall the apps, but that's not an option for the pc app. Garbage.

  98. Sam Bedon-avatar

    Sam Bedon


    Sometimes the connection is weak even when both devices are very close to each other. It's hard to connect from another device if a previous one has been connected. Hard to manage the set up at first

  99. Sello Puso-avatar

    Sello Puso


    It works but there are missing features which developers should look into. Otherwise I'm satisfied with the app. Would have given it 5 star if I could use it simultaneously on all my devices.

  100. Kathleen Carlson-avatar

    Kathleen Carlson


    OK when it works. The constant issues with connection and recognition between devices make the app useless most of the time. It also won't allow viewing or downloading videos , only photos which is disappointing.