The Your Phone can now show recent Android apps on Desktop

Microsoft has issued a Your Phone app update to Windows Insiders in all channels. A new feature in the Your Phone app will display the three most recently used apps from your smartphone in a flyout above the Windows taskbar. Traditionally, it works with a limited number of Android smartphones.

To give it a try, you must have an up-to-date version of the Your Phone app, and the supported smartphone [from Samsung].

Your Phone Shows Recent Apps

To use recent apps, you will need:

  • Your Phone app version 1.21092.145.0 or higher. Older versions will not show recent apps even if you have a supported device.
  • A supported Android device. Recent Apps requires a deeper level of integration with the Android device and the team worked directly with Samsung to light this up. It is available on select Samsung devices that have Link to Windows, with OneUI 3.1.1 or higher and Link to Windows Service 2.3 or higher, such as:
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
    • Samsung Galaxy S series
    • Samsung Galaxy Note series
  • Your Android device and PC need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for apps to launch on your PC.

You will the latest Your Phone app version on the Microsoft Store. The update is part of the Windows 11 build 22557 release. Besides the mentioned change, this build includes plenty of various improvements and new features. Check out the full list here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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