Your Phone app now allows deleting photos from the phone, more

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Microsoft has updated the Your Phone app with a couple of new features. Now the app allows you to directly delete photos stored on your linked smartphone. There's also a minor change in the UI that now allows pinning the app to the taskbar with one click.

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.

Recent versions of Your Phone app show a notification toast for a message received on your paired Android phone.

Your Phone was first introduced during Build 2018. The app is intended to allow users to sync their smartphones running Android or iOS 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.

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.

Some of the features of the Your Phone app are hidden for the user, but you can unblock them.

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

Delete Photos from Smartphone with the Your Photo app in Windows 10

With the latest update issued to Insiders, as spotted by ALumia, you can delete photos stored in the linked smartphone's memory.  Once you press the Delete button in the image viewer, you will be prompted to delete it from the phone. If you confirm the operation, the image will be erased from your smartphone.

Another change is the "Pin app to taskbar" shortcut that has been added to the left sidebar of Your Phone.

The change should soon reach the consumer version of the app.

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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.

One thought on “Your Phone app now allows deleting photos from the phone, more”

  1. Another Windows app that requires you to sign in. I wonder what’s next — sign in with an account to run the disk checker?

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