Your smartphone is very important to you both for your work and personal matters. So is your laptop, because there is nothing that can replace a PC or laptop for normal tasks. What if the two important things effectively become one? There is a way. Windows 11 lets you connect your Android phone so that you can manage both the devices seamlessly. Launched initially for Samsung phones, the Phone Link app on Windows 11 lets you connect any Android phone and sync data between the two devices, allowing you to select and copy photos from your phone and add them to your phone. Can do things like paste on PC, or just play music. Your phone from your PC.
Phone Link is a useful tool and works very similar to the way the iPhone and Mac work. Apple’s ecosystem is so seamless that it speeds up work, especially when you have to deal with a lot of calls, texts and – dare I say – photos at work. With PhoneLink, Microsoft has tried to emulate that experience, and it’s great. While Samsung devices get all the features of the PhoneLink app, other Android phones have all the necessary features and they are good enough to get your job done. You can view and answer text messages, make and receive calls, access and reply to notifications, and browse your phone’s gallery.
Here’s how to use Android Phone on Windows 11 PC
Your Windows 11 PC comes preloaded with the Phone Link app, so you don’t have to download it from anywhere. Click on the Magnifier icon on the taskbar and search for the Phone Link app. open it. The app will guide you how to connect your phone to the app. It’s mostly the same process for all phones, but it’s easy to connect with the Samsung Phone app.
Essentially, the app displays a QR code, which by scanning will take you to the Phone Link app on the Google Play Store on your phone. You have to install the app. Give it all the necessary permissions to run. For example, it will ask you to allow camera access to be able to scan the QR code for the linking process. Once your phone is connected to the PC, the app will request you to grant various permissions. Since this app will let you access various apps, including highly sensitive apps like your Messages and Gallery, there are a multitude of permissions.
After setting up Phone Link on both your phone and PC, you will be able to access your messages, calls, gallery and notifications directly on your PC.
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