How to link your Android mobile to Windows to see notifications, messages, calls and photos on your PC

When you’re sitting in front of your computer working and you have your mobile on the table, it’s not very comfortable to have to unlock the mobile screen every time a notification comes in to see what’s going on. acts. Everything is more comfortable if we can use our mobile from the computerand if we have Windows 10 or Windows 11, we can do it from the Microsoft official app.

In recent years microsoft has continuously improved the integration of our Android devices into their operating systems the Windows to create the best marriage between the two operating systems and your application Link to Windows Is mobile connection gets it. Then we will see how to link our android mobile with windows To see them notifications, messages, calls and photos on our computer.

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How to configure ‘Link to Windows’

Link Android to Windows

To link our Android to Windows we must install the Link to Windows application on our mobile device and make sure that we have installed or updated the Mobile Connection program which usually comes from the factory on many computers with Windows 10 and Windows 11.

During the linking process, we need to open both apps. On our mobile we must click on ‘Pair phone and computer and click ‘Continue’ to read the QR code’. To view the QR code on our PC, we must go through the home screen, log in with our Microsoft account if it is not automatically detected, then in the section ‘Pair devices’ activate the option ‘ The application connect to Windows’ is ready and click on ‘Synchronize with QR code’ to see this code on the screen of our PC. We read it with our mobile and after accepting various permissions the mobile will be connected to the PC**.

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At this time we can send and receive SMS on our PC from the ‘Messages’ tab and view and download all photos from the gallery of our mobile from the ‘Photos’ tab.

enable notifications

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The next step will be enable notifications. To do this from our PC click on the option ‘Open phone settings’. We will receive a notification on our mobile to correctly configure the application. We need to enable for ‘Link to Windows’ permission “Device and app notifications” so that notifications can be handled by Windows.

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At this point we can already see and manage the notifications of our Android mobile in Windows. We will be able to respond directly to SMS and WhatsApp messages and delete the notifications, which will also disappear from the mobile.

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Activate calls

For make and receive calls from a PC you have to go to the ‘Calls’ tab and click on ‘Begin’ for Pair the mobile via Bluetooth. A notification on the mobile will allow us to activate the visibility of the device so that it can be found by our PC.

Other features of ‘Link to Windows’

From Windows we can see the level of Wi-Fi, Network and battery of our mobile, in addition to being able to activate the ‘Do not disturb’ mode, activate or deactivate Bluetooth or the sounds.

But that’s not all, on some Microsoft Duo, Samsung and HONOR devices, you can also open Android apps on Windows and use its file drag and drop feature to copy files from mobile to PC.

Link to Windows

Link to Windows

  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Download it at: google play
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
  • Category: Productivity

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