What is Link to Windows and how do I use it with the Note10 Lite or S10 Lite?

Link to Windows, also known as Your Phone Companion, makes connecting and syncing data from your device to your PC painless. Once you've connected through a Microsoft account you'll have instant access to all of the most important things on your phone, on your PC. You can reply to your texts on a bigger screen, manage and receive notifications and transfer photos with ease.


To use Link to Windows, you will need a compatible PC and smartphone.

What is Link to Windows and how do I use it?

Set up Link to WindowsClick to Expand
1 Download the Your Phone companion - Link to Windows app on your smartphone and PC

Please note: the Link to Windows app is pre-installed on some Galaxy devices

2 Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open your quick settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen
3 Tap Link to Windows
Tap Link to Windows
4 Tap Sign in with Microsoft
Tap Sign in with Microsoft
5 Enter the email address connected to your Microsoft account, then tap Next
Tap Next
6 Enter the password for your Microsoft account, then tap Sign in
Tap Sign in
7 Tap Continue to review the app permissions needed for the app to function
Tap Continue
8 Tap Allow for each app permission
Tap Allow for each app permission
9 To complete the connection, you will need sign into your Microsoft account on your PC
10 Open the Your Phone app on your PC
Open the Your Phone app on your PC
12 Choose Android
Choose Android
13 Choose Link phone
Choose Link phone
14 Enter the phone number of the mobile device you want to connect
Enter you mobile number
15 Tap Allow on your mobile device
16 Your mobile device and PC are now connected
You are now connected
What devices can I use Link to Windows with?Click to Expand

Mobile device requirements:


Your device must be running Android 7.0 or later


PC requirements:


Your PC must be running Windows 10 with the Windows 10 May 2019 update


Please note: Link to Windows is only available on selected Android devices. Visit Microsoft's website for more information

What can I do with Link to Windows?Click to Expand

Share photos - Check up to 25 recent photos from your Gallery on your PC. You can also drag and drop photos from your phone to your PC, making transferring files a breeze.

Messages - See message notifications directly on your PC. You can also receive and reply to your messages, helping you

stay more productive.

Notifications - Check all of your app notifications on your PC screen, giving you the power to leave your phone alone while you work.

Screen mirroring - Play phone games on your PC screen using a keyboard and mouse for extra precision. You can enjoy all of the content from your apps through screen mirroring.

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This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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