Your Phone app receives a few new features

A small Your Phone app update has become available to a number of Windows Insiders. Now it allows managing the Startup option from the settings. Also, there is a new pages that highlights the changes in the current app release.


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 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.

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, but you can unblock them. Check out  Force enable Your Phone app's secret hidden features in Windows 10.

The updated app, released to Insiders, has got the following new features.

The Startup app options

Earlier, Microsoft added a new startup option right to the welcome screen of the Your Phone app.

Your Phone Startup Option On Welcome Screen

Now, the same feature can be changed from settings.

Your Phone Change Startup Feature

What's new page

Finally, there is a new What's new page that highlights what has changed in the current version of the Your Phone app. It appears to be experimental, as it accessible via a tiny icon in the window titlebar, and doesn't look convenient or even good. But the page is indeed a useful feature for all app users.

Your Phone Whats New Page

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the ability to remove photos directly from the linked smartphone is now becoming available to everyone.

Your Phone App Delete Photos 2

Thanks to ALumia: #1, #2.

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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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