Would you like to see the messages you received on your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC? Do you want to send SMS and MMS messages right from your Windows 10 PC?
If you’re a Windows 10 PC user, you’ll be happy to know that you can receive and send messages (SMS and MMS) right from your Windows 10 PC. The only thing is that this feature is only available on current Android phones. So iPhone users are unable to send and receive messages from Windows 10 PC at this time.
Before you know how to receive and send messages from your Windows 10 PC, you should know a few things. First, this feature is available for PCs running Windows 10 version 1803 or later. Second, your Android device must be running version 7.0 (Nougat) or later and must be connected to Wi-Fi.
Here’s how it works. The official Your Phone app in Windows 10 helps you receive and reply to text messages. It would help if you linked your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC (one-time exercise) to access your Android phone messages right from your Windows 10 PC without connecting your phone to your PC.
Your phone apps will display the messages you have received or sent within the last 30 days. It will show both SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). Other message types such as Multimedia Information Services (RCS) are not supported.
In this guide, we’ll see how to set up the Your Phone app in Windows 10 to receive and send text messages.
Receive and send text messages from Windows 10 PC
Step 1: On your Windows 10 PC, install the Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store (Store link). If you’re running Windows 10 1809 or later, you don’t need to install an app from the Store once it’s pre-installed.
Step 2: When you launch your Phone app, you’ll be asked to Sign in to your Microsoft account. Sign in to your Microsoft account.
Step 3: Next, you will see Link your phone and PC. Click the Link phone button.
Step 4: When you are asked to enter the mobile phone number, please enter the mobile number you are using on your Android device and then click the Send button to receive a text message on your phone with a link to download your Phone Companion app.
Generally, you will receive the message after a few seconds. But if you don’t receive the message even after a minute or two, click the Resend link.
Step 5: On your phone, open a text message, tap the link, download the Phone Companion app, then sign in to your Microsoft account (the same account you used to sign-in on Windows 10 PC) when available. Ask to do so to link your Android phone and Windows 10 PC.
Step 6: Finally, open the Your Phone app on your PC, then click Messages on the left side of the app to view text messages.
App’s To send a, click New Message.
TIP: If your Phone App doesn’t show messages, make sure it’s allowed to run in the background by navigating to Settings app> Privacy> Background apps.
As you can see in the picture above, you can also access your Android phone photos from your Windows 10 PC using Your Phone. Click Photos on the left side of the app to see all recently taken photos. Please note that it shows only the most recent and not all.