Microsoft to launch Your Phone app for Android and iOS that syncs with Windows 10

Microsoft to launch Your Phone app for Android and iOS that syncs with Windows 10
Microsoft recently confirmed that its next mobile app, Your Phone will allow smartphones to sync with Windows 10. The application will be available on Android and iOS devices soon, but they will offer different features.

For example, Android users will be able to see their photos captured with the phone on the PC without having to send them through email. Moreover, pictures on the phone can be added to presentations on the PC via drag and drop.

If you own a PC running Windows 10, you'll notice a pin on the desktop that will take you directly to the Your Phone app, which will allow you to access your Android phone's content. In addition, once you open the Your Phone app on the PC, you'll receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your Android smartphone.

The requirement for the Your Phone mobile app is Android 7.0 and above. However, if you're located in China, Your Phone service will not be enabled along with the rest of the world.

As far as iOS users go, Your Phone app will help them link their phone to their PCs. Basically, they will be able to surface the Internet on their iPhones and then send web pages to their computers to pick up where they left off, and that's pretty much it.

It is yet unclear how iOS users will be able to get the Your Phone app on their devices, but Microsoft will probably launch it in the App Store in the not so distant future.

source: Microsoft

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3 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why must iOS be so restrictive? What are they scared of? It's the only reason I cannot commit to Apple full time. Every other OS allows for changing defaults except Apple.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Because if you want an Apple product, you must live breathe and die Apple. It's that cult mentality.

3. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Apple imposes restrictions, because without them they would make less money. If Apple just did whatever one else does when everyone else does it, then their brand becomes less exclusive and the higher cost wouldn't be justified because, everyone else offers the same for less. You're just paying more to do the same stuff in a different way. It doesn't matter if that way is better or not. Like for example, it takes 2 buttons to shutdown the iPhone X, when it actually has a power button.

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