Your Phone app to get Contacts, Sent from Phone, and more

Microsoft has updated the built-in Your Phone app with a number of new options. Starting in version 1.20091.79.0 that is available to select Insiders, the app features a working Contacts section, the new category 'Sent from Phone', and a few interface changes in settings, including the new My Devices section, and re-arranged options.


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

You must be familiar with this change as we have covered it earlier.

Another change is Contacts.


The new Contacts option in the Your Phone app is a replacement for the Windows 10 People app. It will allow you to browse the entire address book of your smartphone directly from Windows 10, and to send messages or make calls to selected recipients.

Your Phone App Contacts

Sent from phone

This new section of the Your Phone app allows the user to share links, images and notes directly from his smartphone to his Windows 10 PC.  All that is required is to pick an image, share it using the built-in Android feature, and then select "Your Phone companion app" as the sharing destination. It will appear on the "Sent from phone" page in the Your Phone app. This option is partially implemented as of now.

Your Phone App Sent From Phone

My Devices

One more new thing, My Devices, is a section in the app that lists all the linked devices to the current Windows 10 PC. It allows adding more devices to the Your Phone app, and select your primary smartphone.

Your Phone App My Devices

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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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