Your Phone app receives new Settings page with categories of options

Microsoft is working to refresh the Settings page of the built-in Your Phone app. It loos quite different from what we have in the current version of the 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.

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.

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.

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

The New Settings page

The new Settings page of the Your Phone, currently limited to a small select group of users, features a new look of the siderbar  that reminds of the Start menu. There is a light-gray line that hosts the icons of app features, that remain always visible. The settings are now arranged into categories.

Your Phone New Settings

For a comparison, here's how the older version of the app's settings looks like. It is just a single page.

Your Phone Options

Source: ALumia

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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One thought on “Your Phone app receives new Settings page with categories of options”

  1. “The app is intended to.. ” get your phone number for marketing purposes!

    You can’t link a device without a phone number, ya know, like your 8 or 10 inch tablet that this would actually have been useful on.

    Hasn’t any M$ employees seen Avatar?

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