How to Connect and Sync an Android Phone to a Windows 11 PC using Phone Link?

You can view/send text messages, browse photos, and make and receive calls from your Windows 11 device using the “Your Phone” app, presently known as “Phone Link.” Using this built-in application of Windows 11, you can connect your Android phone wirelessly.

However, not all Android phones are harmonious with this new feature. As of now, Surface Duo and selected Samsung smartphones can configure to your Windows 11 device.

Your PC and Android phone should have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled for this function to work appropriately. Additionally, an active internet connection is necessary on both devices to sync the messages, photos, call history, etc.

Furthermore, to make and receive calls, both devices should be paired using Bluetooth and operated in an ideal range.

How to Connect and Sync an Android Phone to a Windows 11 PC using the “Phone Link” App?

To connect and sync your Android phone to Windows 11, follow these steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, download and install the Link to Windows app on your Android phone from Google Play Store.

Step 2. Then, open the Settings app on your Windows 11 PC.

Step 3. Next, select Bluetooth & devices on the left side of the Settings window.

Step 4. Now, on the opposite of “Bluetooth & devices,” click on the Open Phone Link button beside the “Phone Link” option.

Step 5. Then, the “Phone Link” app will open. Click on the Get Started button.

Step 6. If prompted, click on the “Sign in” button to your Microsoft account. However, if you have already signed into your computer with a Microsoft account, you will not be prompted to sign in.

Step 7. Next, check the box, “I have the Link to Windows app ready,” and click on the Pair with QR code button.

Step 8. Once you have done it, a QR code will appear on the Phone Link app.

Step 9. Now, pick your phone, the “Link to Windows” app, and tap the Link your phone and PC button.

Step 10. Next, tap Continue.

Step 11. When prompted, allow permissions on your phone and face camera towards the QR code on your PC.

Step 12. Again, tap Continue.

Step 13. Now, allow permissions on your phone.

Step 14. Tap Continue.

Step 15. Now head over to your PC and click the Continue button on the Phone Link app.

Step 16. After that, click the Get started button.

Step 17. Next, check or uncheck the “Pin app to taskbar” option according to your needs and click the Get started button again.

Step 18. That’s it. Now your phone and PC are linked and getting started to sync. The Phone Link app will now guide you through setting up some features.

If you wish to learn more, click on the tile “Send text messages,” “Make a call,” or “View my photos.” If not, click the Skip button to escape the guide.

Step 19. You need to grant more permissions on your phone to work on syncing features. To do that, click the Open settings on the phone button.

Step 20. Now, check your phone. A notification will appear, prompting you to open the notification settings. Tap YOUR TEXT.

Step 21. The “Notification access” settings will open. Find “Link to Windows” in the list and allow.

That’s it! You will now see your notifications appear in the “Notifications” sidebar on the Phone Link app. When a notification appears, you can remove it from your Android device by clicking the “X” icon. On the left side top corner, you can see the battery level.

This BlueTooth pairing between your android phone and windows 11 PC is required to receive and make calls from your PC. However, viewing photos does not need to change any settings. But, to delete pictures, you require permission on your phone again.

That is how “Phone Link” and “Link to Windows” apps work.

That’s it!

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