Microsoft's 'Your Phone' desktop-to-smartphone mirroring feature is now available to everyone

Polycount

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Microsoft unveiled quite a few exciting new Windows 10 features at its Build Developer conference in May, but the one that got the most attention was arguably the "Your Phone" tool.

For the unaware, Your Phone is an app that lets users create a TeamViewer-like link between their Windows 10-powered desktop or laptop PC and their smartphone. This link lets you view your smartphone's photos, browse through its notifications, and even send or read text messages directly from your PC.

The feature was designed with productivity in mind, eliminating the need for users to constantly check their phone for messages or other important information.

Your Phone was initially only available to Windows Insiders, but it's now launched for everybody - as long as they're running the most recent version of Windows 10.

The catch is, the app is a bit limited at the moment. As noted by The Verge, the Your Phone app will only work for photo viewing and transfers. The rest of the tool's promised features will arrive sometime in the future.

Additionally, it should be noted that Your Phone will only work with Android devices; iPhone support is expected to come at a later date.

If you don't mind this more stripped-down version of the app, you can download and try it yourself by visiting its dedicated Microsoft Store page.

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JamesSWD

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"...now available to everyone" - Except Windows 10 phone users. I hate that MS and articles tout such things as for anyone & everyone, yet never make clear that MS's own phone customers are outcasts and aren't included until you've spent time reading the article or product info to discover it.
 

Branoli

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Well apparently it ISN'T available to everyone. I just tried to put the app on my Android phone and it tells me I have to be a Windows Insider, all I know is I clicked on the link that was sent to my phone. I went ahead a signed in like it said and that part worked. Then when I tried to open the app on my laptop it said I had to have the latest Windows 10 update, which as far as I know it is up to date since Microsoft updates my laptop whether I want it to or not. At this point I am at a loss. Of course it doesn't help that I'm not really tech savvy, more of a novice at it.
 
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