Although the set of features will be slightly different depending on the phone you have, you’ll be able to receive and send text messages, check notifications, and things like drag and drop pictures onto your desktop without unlocking your phone. Ahead of its release, Microsoft has made available an early preview of the Your Phone app for Android 7.0+, but currently the set of features is limited to access your recent images only. In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to get started with Your Phone app on Windows 10.

How to get started with Windows 10’s Your Phone app

To get started with the Your Phone app, you must be running the latest Redstone 5 or 19H1 preview of Windows 10, and then follow these steps: Once you’ve completed the steps, then Your Phone app will connect to your mobile device and populate the most recent pictures. Your Phone app preview Link phone option Link you phone number with You Phone app Microsoft Apps for Android Your Phone set up on Windows 10 Allow Your Phone access to Android phone While using the app, you can browse the most recent photos you have taken with your phone camera. You can double-click to open the image with the Photos app. You can right-click to copy the image to the clipboard, and you can drag and drop files to the desktop. You can also open the Settings page, but it only includes one option to allow the app to access your phone. This first preview is only available for Android devices, but later, the app is expected to be available on iPhone as well. Update August 14, 2018: The Your Phone app is now available for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.