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Windows 10 Your Phone app can now display your phone contacts

How to Turn On or Off Show Contacts in Your Phone app in Windows 10

With the latest update, the built-in Your Phone app in Windows 10 is able to fetch your address book from the linked smartphone. Finally, it will allow you to display and manage the contact list from your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC.

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Also, you can call or text your contacts right from the app. This post will show you how to make the Your Phone app show your contacts from your Android phone in for your account in Windows 10.

What's Windows 10 Your Phone app

Windows 10 comes with a special app, Your Phone, that allows pairing your Android or iOS smartphone with your desktop computer and browse your phone data on the PC.

Your Phone was first introduced during Build 2018. The app allows users to sync their Android and iOS smartphones with Windows 10. The app allows syncing Messages, Photos, and Notifications with a device running Windows 10, e.g. to view and edit photos stored on your smartphone directly on the computer.

Your Phone 1Your Phone 2

Since its first introduction, the app has received tons of new features and improvements. The app supports Dual SIM devices.  In addition to the battery level indicator, and inline replies, the app is able to render the background image of your smartphone. It also allows linking multiple phones with a single PC. Recent versions of Your Phone app show a notification toast for a message received on your paired Android phone.

Note: Some of the features of the Your Phone app are hidden for the user. You can unblock them, see

Force enable Your Phone app's secret hidden features in Windows 10.

To Turn On or Off Show Contacts in Your Phone app in Windows 10

  1. Open the Your Phone app.
  2. Click on the Settings icon at the bottom of the left pane.
  3. Click on the Features entry.
  4. Under Contacts on the right, turn on (enabled by default) or off (disable) the Allow this app to display and manage the contact list from my phone option for what you want.Your Phone Show Contacts
  5. You can now close the Your Phone app settings.

You are done.

Alternatively, you can make it display your contacts from the left sidebar.

Make Your Phone app show contacts from the sidebar

  1. Open the Your Phone app.
  2. Click on Contacts entry in the left pane.Your Phone Display Contacts In Windows 10
  3. Click on the Display contacts button in the right pane.Your Phone Display Contacts Button
  4. When finished, you can close the Your Phone app.

You are done.

The Your Phone app comes pre-installed with Windows 10. If the app is missing on your computer, you can get it from Microsoft Store.

That's it.

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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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