Set up Link to Windows with your Galaxy phone and Windows 10 PC

The My Phone app opened on a computer and Note20

Who has time to switch back and forth between two devices constantly? With your Windows 10 PC, you won't have to because you can connect your Galaxy phone and computer for seamless multitasking. Easily mirror your phone's screen, view notifications, transfer files and media, and respond to messages and calls. You can also use your favorite Microsoft apps on your phone, sync files between both devices, and combine your calendars.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by software version and model.

Before you start

To make linking your phone and PC as easy as possible, make sure your PC is up-to-date and has a Microsoft account added.

Update Windows

  1. On your PC, select Start, and then select Settings.

  2. Select Update & Security.

  3. Select Check for updates.

  4. Allow all the updates to download and install.

Add a Microsoft account

  1. On your PC, select Start, and then select Settings.

  2. Select Accounts, and then select Your info.

  3. If your Microsoft account is not signed in, select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead, and then follow the prompts to complete the setup.

Sign in with a Microsoft account instead highlighted on a PC

Link to Windows

If you’re working from home and constantly need to switch between your phone and PC, why not link them together to easily sync documents, pictures, and much more? Your content will appear directly on your PC so you can view and send messages, or read texts on your phone and reply to them later on your computer. Additionally, you can manage notifications from apps and widgets without touching your phone.

  1. If you have a newer Galaxy phone, it will have the Link to Windows feature built right in, which lets you connect your phone to your computer. You can also download it from the Play Store if it's not integrated into your phone. Remember to make sure you have a Microsoft account added to your PC.

  2. On your PC, navigate to www.aka.ms/linkphone to open the Your Phone companion app. Select Open Your Phone on your PC. Select the checkbox and a QR code will be displayed.

  3. Once that’s set up, open the Quick settings panel on your phone by swiping down from the top of the screen, and then tap Link to Windows.

  4. Scan the QR code to log into the same Microsoft account that’s on your computer. If your Microsoft account is already logged in to your phone for a service like OneDrive or Xbox, you may not need to scan the QR code.

  5. Tap CONTINUE and allow the different permissions.

    Link your phone and PC screen on a Galaxy phone
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions on both devices to finish connecting your phone and PC.

  7. You are now ready to use the Your Phone app on your PC to answer calls and messages, sync your photos, and screen mirror your phone.

  8. Once you're all set up, typically your phone and PC will need to be on the same network for the Your Phone app to work, but you can allow your phone to connect with mobile data. Just open Settings, tap Advanced features, tap Link to Windows, and then turn on Use Mobile data.

    If you have any difficulty setting up Link to Windows, or you need to unlink a device, follow the Microsoft support article.

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