Screen mirror Galaxy phone and use Android apps with Link to Windows

Galaxy Note20 screening being mirrored on a Windows 10 laptop

Even if you're a multitasking expert, navigating both your phone and computer at the same time can be really tricky. You can streamline the process by screen mirroring your Galaxy phone's screen to your Windows 10 PC. That way, you can control both devices from the same place!

Note: The available features and menu options may vary by software version, region, and device model.

Display your phone screen on your computer

Note: On some devices the Apps section will be named Phone Screen.

If your phone needs to charge for a while, access it on your PC using screen mirroring. Just make sure the Link to Windows feature is set up, and your phone and PC are connected to the same network or via mobile data.

Open the Your Phone app on the connected PC, and then select the Apps tab, and then select Open phone screen. You may need to tap Start Now on your phone to give Your Phone permission to stream the screen. From here, you will be able to view everything on your phone. You can navigate through apps, change settings, and drag and drop files from your PC to your phone. Your phone’s battery status will be displayed at the top of the screen, too.

When screen mirroring, your phone’s screen will be blank, but you can swipe the screen or press the side key to use it normally.

Galaxy phone screen displayed on a PC with Your Phone

Android apps in Windows 10

The Link to Windows feature allows full interaction with Android apps, and there are some additional options available as well once you’re connected to a PC.

In the Your Phone app on your PC, select Apps and then select the app you'd like to have opened on your PC. You may need to tap Start Now on your phone to give Your Phone permission to stream the screen.

You can also directly access apps from your phone from convenient shortcuts on your Start menu or task bar. Right click the app you'd like to quickly access. Select Pin to Start menu or Pin to taskbar to create an easy to find shortcut to the app. Select Add to favorites to keep it at the top of the list in the Your phone app.

Pin to taskbar highlighted on a PC

For added convenience, you can also use the Windows Narrator app while you’re screen mirroring. Search for Narrator in the search bar and then select the app to launch it. The Narrator will read the contents of your screen for you if you’re busy with something else.

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