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How to Link Up Your Android Smartphone With Windows 10?

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Did you know that you can link up your Android smartphone with Windows 10 to create an amazing experience between the two devices? Once set up, you can browse the web, use apps, send emails, and do other tasks on your smartphone, then seamlessly switch to your PC and carry on those tasks where you left off. Let’s get started on how you can get started using these recent features on Windows 10.

Adding Your Phone To Windows 10

Let’s highlight how you can get your phone connected to your Windows 10 PC. Start by following the steps listed below.

  • Press the Windows Key or click the Windows Start menu button.
  • Next, search for Settings or click on the gear icon and open the Settings app.
  • Click the Phone option within the Settings app.
  • After that, click the Add a phone option.
  • You will be prompted to enter your phone number.
  • Once you’ve entered your phone number, you’ll receive a text message on your device.
  • Open the text message and click the link to be taken to the Microsoft Launcher app.
  • Install the app and then open it.
  • Once the app is installed on your Android smartphone, tap Get Started.
  • Go through the customization options.
  • Finally, sign into the Microsoft account you also use on your PC.
  • You should now see your phone appear on your PC in the Your Phone area in the settings menu.
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  • Once the app is installed on your Android smartphone, tap Get Started.
  • Go through the customization options.
  • Finally, sign into the Microsoft account you also use on your PC.
  • You should now see your phone appear on your PC in the Your Phone area in the settings menu.

Once your Android smartphone has been linked to your Windows 10 PC, there are a number of things you can do. We’ve taken a look at some of these features below.

How to Get Android Notifications on Windows 10?

The easiest way to get most basic smartphone notifications on your Windows 10 PC is to install the Microsoft Cortana app from the Google Play Store. Follow the steps to install Cortana and setup notifications.

  • Open the Google Play Store app on your phone.
  • Search for Cortana.
  • Install Microsoft Cortana.
  • Once installed, open Cortana
  • Tap the three-menu button in the top right, then tap Settings.
  • Once in the settings menu, tap Cross-Device.
  • Next, tap to turn on notifications for missed call, incoming messages, low battery.
  • You can also tap App Notification Sync to get app notifications from all of your apps.
  • You must then give Cortana notification access.

After that, tap the back button and then choose which apps you’d like to sync your notifications for.
All of your chosen app notifications will now be synced to your PC.
If you want to easily use apps between your Android phone and your Windows PC, one of the best things you can do is use the Microsoft Apps application from the Google Play Store.

If you download Microsoft Apps, you’ll see a list of apps that are cross-compatible with your Windows 10 PC and Android smartphone. Apps include Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, OneDrive, and other Microsoft based apps.

If you follow the walk through, then you are on your way to a great Windows/Android experience like never before. Feel free to tell us how this new Windows 10 feature is working out for you. Good Luck!

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