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Connect your Galaxy phone to your Windows 10 PC

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Who has time to switch back and forth between two devices all the time? With your Windows 10 PC, you won't have to because you can connect your Galaxy phone and computer. Use your favorite Microsoft apps on your phone, sync files between both devices, combine your calendars, and so much more.

Note: Your phone needs a SIM card to connect it to a Windows 10 computer. Available screens and settings may vary by software version and model.

Connect your phone and PC

All you need to do is download the Microsoft Launcher app and follow some simple steps to make your phone and PC work together as one.

Click the Start icon, and then click the Settings icon. Click Phone, and then click Add a phone. Enter your phone number, and then click Send. On your phone, open the text message, and open the link. Install Microsoft Launcher, and then open it. Tap Get started, and follow the on-screen instructions. Sign into the same Microsoft account that is registered on the PC. Finally, tap Let's go.

Now your phone and PC are connected! You'll have access to some Windows 10 apps and features, such as Microsoft Office, Sticky Notes, and even Cortana. You can even instantly sync files, photos, and messages.

Add your phone through Windows Settings

Note: The Microsoft Launcher app may ask you to change your UI. If you agree, your phone's interface will look slightly different. You can access your phone's regular apps by swiping up and tapping the white icon with the six dots.

Your Phone Companion app

Your Windows 10 and your Galaxy phone can achieve even a more seamless experience with the Your Phone Companion app. It is like virtually having your phone on your PC. It doesn't matter which device you use first to start the setup process.

On your PC, open the Microsoft Store, and download and install the Your Phone app. Launch the app, tap Android (or iPhone for Apple users), and then tap Continue. Sign into your Microsoft Account.

On your phone, download, install, and launch theYour Phone Companion app. Tap Sign in with Microsoft, enter your Microsoft account credentials, and then tap Next. Tap Continue and allow the different permissions. Tap Continue, review battery usage optimization, and select your preferred option. Tap Allow to finish the connection, and then tap Done.

Connection with the Your Companion app complete

Once you are connected, you can conveniently view and control the photos, messages, and notifications from your connected phone.

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