Using Link to Windows

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020

Link to Windows is an application that interworks with your compatible Samsung phone and PC through your Microsoft account. You can instantly access to data saved in your device, such as photos and messages, on your computer by using the same Microsoft account on your computer as your device.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy phones. If you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung Subsidiary. This service is only available on the Galaxy Note20, Note20 Ultra, Z Flip, A51, A71, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, A90 5G, S10e, S10/10+, S10 5G, Note10/10+ , Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Fold and Windows 10 version 1803 or higher.

Want to copy text from your Galaxy phone and paste directly to your PC and vice versa? Check out our guide Using Cross-device Copy and Paste for step by step instructions.

Setting up Link to Windows
1 Head into your Settings > Advanced Features
Select Advanced Features
2 Select Link to Windows
Select Link to Windows
3 If you have already signed into your Outlook/Microsoft Account tap on Continue. If you haven't proceed with the on-screen instructions to sucessfully sign into your account.
Tap on Continue
4 Allow the popup permissions
Allowing Permissions
5 You will then need to continue setting up your PC.
Proceed to link PC
6 On your PC, click on windows start icon and launch Your Phone
Launch Your Phone

If you do not have Your Phone already downloaded to your PC, you can easily install it from the Microsoft Store.

7 Click on Android the select Continue
Select Android then click on Continue
8 Proceed to sign into your Microsoft/ Outlook Account
Sign into your Microsoft/ Outlook account

Please Note: Ensure you have signed into the same account that has been signed into your Galaxy Phone.

9 Read through the popup message then click on Next
Click Next
10 On your Galaxy phone tap on Allow to link to your PC
Allow Connection
11 Once you have successfully linked your PC and Galaxy Phone, you will be able to use Link to Windows
Viewing Link to Windows home page
Notifications

Please Note: You will require an internet connection in order to view notifications on your PC.

1 Click on Notifications
Click on Notifications > Get Started
2 You will then be able to view any new notifications from your PC
Click on Notifications > Open Settings for me
Messages

Please Note: You will require an internet connection to see message notifications of your phone & reply to phone messages (including MMS) on your PC.

1 Click on Messages
Click on Messages > Get Started
2 Click an existing message conversation or click on windows start icon to create a new message
Click on New Message
3 Type in your response and when you are ready to send off your text message click on windows start icon
Search for a contact to message then tap on Send message
Photos

Please Note: When transferring photos from your compatible Galaxy phone to PC, you will only be able to check up to 2000 recent photos and screenshots  in Gallery on your PC, you will also require an internet connection on both devices.

1 Click on Photos and allow your screenshots and photos to load on your PC.
Select Photos
2 Once loaded your photos have loaded, you will be able to double click the photos to enlarge or drag and drop them to your desktop.
Viewing Photos & Screenshots from Gallery
Phone Screen

Please Note: In order to use this setting, your PC and compatible Galaxy device will be required to use the same Wi-Fi network.

1 Click Apps
Click on Phone screen then select Get Started
2 Select windows start icon Open phone screen icon Open phone screen
Tap on Start now
3 You will need to Allow permissions on your connected phone
Viewing phone on PC
4 Once loaded, you will be able to control your device from your PC.
Viewing phone on PC
Apps
1 Click Apps
Click on Calls
2 Double click the application you would like to launch. The application will then load on your PC screen & you will be able to control the app using your PC.
Allow Bluetooth connection on mobile device

Pinning Apps to Taskbar

1 Right click the application you would like to pin to your Taskbar
Allow Bluetooth connection on PC
2 Click on Pin to Taskbar
search for a cpntact to call then tap on green call icon
3 If you would like to launch the app, simply double click the app icon located in your Taskbar
To end call tap on red hang up button
4 The Your Phone app will launch alongside of the pinned app from yoru taskbar
Samsung Notes being launched from Taskbar

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