In October 2018, Microsoft announced featuring Phone Screen (screen mirroring) in Your Phone App at its Surface event in New York. Microsoft’s Your Phone App is one of the best Windows features for this year.
This app will let users pair their smartphone with their Windows 10 PC and synchronize phone’s notifications, calls, natively send messages, sync photos, mirror your phone on your PC, and more so that they see them right on their desktop.
This feature will allow users to avoid checking out their phones while working on the PC.
Microsoft has limited the number of phones that support mirroring during the test. And the support was available on Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9, and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus that were running on running Android version 7.0 Nougat or newer.
Over time, Microsoft has rolled out this feature to Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy A30s, Samsung Galaxy A50s, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and Samsung Galaxy Fold devices in selected markets.
The Windows 10 PC must support Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode for screen mirroring to work. Check out this post from Microsoft to find the supported devices, PCs. Also, go through the official support page for further information.
Early this month, Microsoft introduced calling support in the Your Phone app. Since some months, the feature was getting tested by Windows Insider members, and now it is available for the general public. This feature will let users receive and make calls on their PCs using the Your Phone app.
Compatible users can be able to check call history, dial a number to make a call, and quickly transfer calls between the PC and phone. It allows users to access your Android phone’s apps from your PC while using your keyboard, mouse, or touch screen.
The Your Phone icon in the app now shows your current static home screen wallpaper.
Microsoft also says that users will be able to use multi-touch gestures such as rotate, pinch to zoom, and swipe from the computer’s touchscreen while using the Phone screen. A Twitter post from Windows Insider highlights its enhanced features based on the feedback.