Windows lets you link your phone and PC

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, which lets you connect your Android smartphone – and soon your iPhone – to your PC.

“This build’s scenario is focused on cross-device web-browsing,” said Microsoft.

After installing the new Windows 10 build, go to Settings > Phone, and link your phone.

The link ensures your sessions from your phone are continued on the PC you’ve chosen.

After linking your phone, you will receive an SMS from Microsoft directing you to install a test application called “Microsoft Apps” for Android.

This completes the link and enables one of Windows’ first cross-device browsing scenarios.

“After you’ve linked your phone, just go to your phone and start browsing the web.”

When you are at a website you want to view on your PC, you invoke the native share experience and share the website to the “Continue on PC” option.

Once invoked, it will ask you to sign in with your Microsoft Account. It is important you use the same account you are using on your PC.

Next it will ask you if you want to “Continue now” or “Continue later”. If you choose “Continue now”, the website will open on the linked PC.

If you choose to “Continue later”, the website will show up under Action Center for you to access later.


Now read: Microsoft kills Windows 10 support for certain PCs

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