As its popularity continues to increase, Microsoft today is announcing a new step forward for the Windows 10 Your Phone app. The company is apparently planning to “elevate” the Phone Screen experience in Your Phone by removing it’s dependency on Bluetooth connections and bringing the “Link to Windows” functionality to more Android devices.
However, it is important to note that this news doesn’t mean that your Android phone will stop working with Your Phone. Instead, it appears as though Microsoft is referring to the features of Your Phone which require Bluetooth, which include Phone screen.
According to Microsoft, the “Link to Windows” ability previously exclusive to the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Fold, S10, S10+, and S10e will come to Samsung Galaxy A30s, A50s, and A90 smartphones soon. The company will then continue to add “Link to Windows” to additional Android devices in the coming months. In the case of all these previously mentioned Samsung phones, the feature will come via a software update.
Accordingly, and as we mentioned above, this means Microsoft will soon be removing the Bluetooth connectivity option in Your Phone. So, if you don’t have a phone that supports “Link to Windows,” the Phone screen ability will disappear from within the Your Phone app.
It is being recommended for those previously enjoying — and don’t have a phone that supports Link To Windows — it to unpair devices. This can be done by going to the Bluetooth settings on both your PC and your Android phone so that you don’t have a connection that is no longer in use.
Updated to clear up confusion that this doesn’t mean that older Android phones will stop working with Your Phone.Further reading: 20H1, build 19013, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows Insider, Your Phone