Link to Windows

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About this app

You love your phone. So does your PC. Get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right from your PC. To get started, install the Link to Windows app on your Android phone and connect it with the Phone Link on your Windows PC.

Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to text messages, make and receive calls*, view your notifications, and more.

Make emailing yourself photos a thing of the past as you share your favorite images between your phone and PC. Copy, edit, and even drag and drop photos without ever touching your phone.

Phone Link features:
• Make and receive calls from your PC*
• Manage your Android phone's notifications on your PC
• Access your favorite mobile apps** on your PC
• Read and reply to text messages from your PC
• Drag files between your PC and phone**
• Copy and paste content between your PC and phone**
• Instantly access the photos on your phone from your PC
• Use your PC's bigger screen, keyboard, mouse, and touch screen to interact with your phone from your PC.

Integrated with select** Microsoft Duo, Samsung, and HONOR phones for an even better experience:
The Link to Windows app comes integrated so no additional apps need to be downloaded from the Play Store.
Link to Windows is easy to find in the Quick Access tray (swipe down from the top of your screen to access it).
Exclusive features like cross-device copy and paste, Phone screen, file drag-and-drop, and Apps.

Let us know what features you'd like to see next by selecting “Send feedback” in the Phone Link settings.

*Calls requires a Windows 10 PC with Bluetooth capability.

**Drag and drop, Phone screen and Apps all require a compatible Microsoft Duo, Samsung or HONOR device (full list and breakdown of capabilities: The multiple apps experience requires a Windows 10 PC running the May 2020 Update or later and has at least 8GB of RAM, and your Android device must be running Android 11.0.

The Link to Windows accessibility service is for those using a screen reading tool on the PC. When the service is enabled, it lets you control all your phone’s apps from your PC using Android keyboard navigation while receiving spoken feedback from your PC speakers. No personal or sensitive data is collected via Accessibility Service.

By installing this app, you agree to the Microsoft Terms of Use and Privacy Statement
Updated on
Nov 29, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

777K reviews
Skud Missal
November 15, 2023
Drag and drop feature doesn't work at all. When browsing my photo gallery, all of my photo albums are all meshed into one and I have to shuffle through 1000 photos and sometimes still can't find the one in looking for. It makes all of my photo organization worthless. Its faster and easier to save to a USB drive or SD card. Live screen window did not rotate with the phone making landscape images difficult or unpleasant to view.
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Daniel K Pettit Jr
September 29, 2023
The app works great, with one major issue. Once you set up a link between PC and phone it is automatic and always on. There is no manual mode. You can only manually disconnect after it is connected and sending data. It is always on and ready to connect even when you have "run in background" turned off. This is clearly a design choice from Microsoft and the only reason I can think of is to scrape customer data.
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Travis Houston
September 26, 2023
Everything just quit working. I'm an inspector and use this app to transfer pictures from my phone to my computer for my reports (when it works) The option to select and move more than one photo at a time has never been there, neither has the option to do ANYTHING with videos been there, and now nothing works at all. Won't load any photos, apps or messages from my phone. Just pay someone else to develop the dang thing for you if you can't figure it out. And quit asking me for reviews.
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