After exiting the mobile market, Microsoft shifted its focus to better integrate its services with Android. By working with Samsung, Windows integration will be better if you own a Galaxy phone.
It is now possible to mirror some Samsung devices to a Windows 10 PC and interact with the mouse and keyboard. This means you do n’t have to look at your phone to see notifications, and you can manage everything from your computer and all other windows. Thanks to the computer’s keyboard, it makes everything clearly visible and makes it easier to type longer messages.
- Windows PC running Windows 10 October 2018 update or higher
- Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Fold, S10, S10 +, S10e, A30s, A50s or A90 running a UI 1.0 (Android 9) or higher
1. Open mobile app
Due to the partnership between Microsoft and Samsung, an application called “Your Phone” is now pre-installed on all Galaxy phones running One UI 1.0 (Android 9) or later. There are three ways to open applications, depending on the operating system version on your phone.
First, you can simply open the application from the application drawer. However, if you are using a UI 2 (Android 10) or later, your phone application is not in the application drawer. Instead, you can open it from Quick Settings or Settings.
To position it in Quick Settings (QS), swipe down twice from the top of the screen, then tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. Select “Button Order”, then long press and drag the “Link to Windows” tile at the top of the page (you may need to swipe left to scroll to the end of the menu) to the bottom page of your current QS tile array. Once added, select the tile to open the Phone app and begin the process of linking your phone to your computer.
To access the app in your phone ’s Settings main menu, select Advanced Features. You’ll see a toggle switch next to “Link to Windows” that selects to open the Phone application to begin the process of linking your phone to your computer.
2. Link your phone to your computer
After opening the “Your Phone” application, select “Sign in with Microsoft” at the bottom of the page and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to the same Microsoft account you used on your Windows PC. After entering your username and password, select Continue and then select Allow for the requested permissions. These permissions include “Contact”, “Phone”, “Storage” and “SMS”.
After providing the necessary permissions, it will ask you to set up the “Mobile” application on your PC. So let’s move on to the next step.
3. Set up your computer/PC
With the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, your system will already have the Your Phone app installed. You can find the application by searching the Start menu or using the search box in the taskbar and opening the application.
Opening the application will send a reminder to your phone. Click “Allow” on this prompt and your computer and phone are now connected. You should see a screen similar to the following screenshot.
4. Cast Your Galaxy Screen
Now, on the “Your Phone” app on your PC, you should see four or five options (depending on whether you use Insider Preview version of Windows 10)-photos, messages, notifications, phone screen, call (if (Use Insider Preview). To mirror the screen, select Phone Screen and then the Show Phone Screen button. Once loaded, your phone will appear on your computer inside the app.
To interact with your phone, use your mouse or touchpad. The left mouse button is registered as a touch screen. Gestures work, requiring you to left-click the mouse first, then perform the same gestures as on your phone. You can also use your PC’s keyboard to enter text.
In addition, if you have set up notifications to display in your phone, you can select notifications to automatically turn on screen mirroring to view alerts on your phone from your computer. For help setting up, check out the link below.