Microsoft has rolled out an update to Your Phone app in Windows 10, enabling it to sync phone notifications from phone to PC besides recent photos and text messages. And now you can see and dismiss smartphone app notifications from the desktop. Let’s go to see Windows 10’s phone notifications sync feature.
Overview of Your Phone App
In 2018, Microsoft’s Your Phone app was unveiled. With this app, you get instant access to your phone’s photos, texts and more on your computer.
The aim of this app is to bridge the gap between your Windows 10 PC and a smartphone. When you are working with Windows 10, pulling out the phone to interact with the content is an unnecessary distraction.
Today, Microsoft is working on multiple improvements for Your Phone app in Windows 10. This app that comes pre-installed with Windows 10 October 2018 Update is getting better in the latest update.
Your Phone Notifications Sync Feature
The app is designed to let you complete tasks across devices. In addition to syncing photos and text SMS from Android phone to PC, Your Phone app can now sync app notifications to a Windows 10 PC and display them on the desktop.
Vishnu Nath, director of program management at Microsoft Mobile eXperiences firstly announced the feature on Twitter. According to Microsoft, not everyone can use this new feature since this company offers this update to Insiders first.
After testing the new implementations with Windows Insiders, the app with Windows 10’s phone notifications sync feature will be rolled out to the general public in stages.
See the following screenshot! You can find there is a new Notifications section in Your Phone app that shows the app notifications from your Android device.
These notifications include messages and alerts from apps, for example, OneDrive, Twitter, Google, Facebook, and others.
If you are dealing with some things on a desktop, but don’t want to miss phone notifications, Windows 10’s phone notifications sync could be a useful feature. Thanks to the new solution, you will not need to access your device to respond to new notifications.
Furthermore, you can also turn notification off on the PC and this app will automatically dismiss it from the connected phone. At present, you can see all the income phone notifications and update data in real-time with this app. But if too many notifications appear, you are able to customize the type of notifications you want to see.
To use this feature, you must ensure the Android device is running Android 7.0 or later with at least 1GB of RAM.
Phone Screen Mirroring Feature Is Updated
In addition to notification sync feature, Microsoft also updates the Phone Screen feature.
Earlier this year, Microsoft added the Phone Screen feature that allows you to mirror Android devices’screens on a Windows 10 PC with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview 18356 (19H1) during March.
Now, Microsoft begins to test Phone screen mirroring Windows 10 19H1. This new feature is available in some preview buildings currently.
When this feature was first introduced, it only worked with Windows 10 computers that came with Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, S9/S9+ and Surface Go.
Now, this feature is updated to include more devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9 devices as well as OnePlus 6/6t.
If you use any of the above device and a PC with compatible Bluetooth hardware, it is allowed to mirror your phone screen to Windows 10 PC.