How to Link your Android Phones to Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to link their Android phones (Samsung) to Windows 11 with Link to Windows to seamlessly transfer content between their phones and your Windows 11 devices. Currently, Link to Windows is available on the Surface Duo and select Samsung devices.

In order to link your Android mobile device, You’ll need both your Windows 11 PC and your Android (compatible devices) to be nearby, turned on, and connected to Wi-Fi. The Your Phone app which is required is already installed on your Windows 11 PC.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

Although Windows 11 comes with many new features, the Link to Windows feature isn’t new. In fact, it was introduced in Windows 10.

To get started with linking your Android mobile device to Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to connect Android devices to Windows 11

Again, as we mentioned above, only select Android devices are able to link to Windows 11. If you have a Samsung phone, it’s more likely to be compatible.

To link your phone to Windows 11, follow the steps below:

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices, select Your Phone on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Your Phone settings pane, click on Open Your Phone button as highlighted below.

When the next screen opens, click the link Get started under “Use your Android phone from your PC

Next, click on the Sign in button to sign into Microsoft account. You will need a Microsoft account to link your Android phones to Windows 11.

Next, click on the button “Pair with QR code” as highlighted below. Before that, go to the link below on your phone to get the Android app.

On the phone, go to the link above. Then open the Your Phone Companion app on your phone. Or, for select Microsoft and Samsung devices, open Link to Windows from the Quick Settings menu.

Scan this QR code shown in the image similar to the one below.

Then follow the instruction on the phone to complete the setup. Once the setup on the phone is complete, you PC should be linked.

Once your phone is linked, you should be able to send text, transfer content and more between Windows 11 and your Android device.

That should do it!


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