Samsung Galaxy phones and Link to Windows

Link to Windows on Samsung Laptop and Galaxy Phone

Your Galaxy phone and Windows PC can work together when you use Link to Windows. This feature allows you to seamlessly connect your phone and PC so you can transfer your phone’s photos and videos, manage your notifications, answer incoming calls, and send messages. You can also mirror your phone’s screen and use your PC to navigate your apps and settings.

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

Set up Link to Windows

Setting up Link to Windows allows you to connect your phone and Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. You’ll be able to use your computer to sync, view, and edit your phone’s contents, such as your documents and photos. Newer Galaxy phones will include the Link to Windows feature, but it’s also available on the Play Store. Before using Link to Windows, make sure your PC has been updated and you’ve added your Microsoft account.

Sign in with a Microsoft account instead highlighted on a PC

Make calls and send messages with Link to Windows

When your phone and PC are connected with Link to Windows, you can make calls and send messages right from your computer. If your phone happens to be across the room, you can also receive messages if you need to quickly reply to a text. You can keep track of your call and message history from your PC as well.

A list of calls in the Your phone app on a PC

Manage your phone notifications with Link to Windows

Your phone’s notifications and alerts can be viewed on your PC when using Link to Windows, so you’ll never miss an important reminder or message. Just sync your phone’s notifications to see them on your PC or customize which apps will send notifications. You can turn off some alerts, keep them all on, or refresh your alerts to check the most recent ones.

Your Phone app displaying Galaxy phone notifications on a PC

Share and transfer files with Link to Windows

If you have tons of images and videos on your phone, you can transfer those files to your PC with Link to Windows. Your recent files will automatically sync from the Gallery app so you can see them on your computer’s screen. You can also copy, share, and save your images and videos if you need to send them in an email or move them to a folder on your desktop.

A list of USB connection options for a Galaxy phone on a PC

Screen mirror your phone with Link to Windows

Link to Windows allows you to mirror your phone’s screento your PC. You can change your phone’s settings, move files, and open your apps on your computer if you need to give your phone a charging break. Even though your phone’s screen will be off, you can still keep track of things like your phone’s battery life when the screen is mirrored.

Galaxy phone screen displayed on a PC with Your Phone
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