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Microsoft changes its companion Android Your Phone app to Phone Link

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Microsoft is rebranding its Your Phone app to Phone Link and updating it with an overhaul of the Windows 11 design. Your Phone launched more than three years ago as a major way to link and connect an Android phone to Windows. avoid picking up your device to check calls or notifications. Phone link is of course a better description for the app, and it has now updated to match the design changes of Windows 11.

Phone Link now places the notification shade in front and the Notifications tab is now pinned to the left side panel. Microsoft has also moved the Messages, Photos, Apps, and Calls sections to a navigation bar at the top of Phone Link. The notifications section has also been cleaned up to make it easier to see the notifications that matter.

The new Phone Link interface on Windows 11.
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The updated Phone Link app features a Windows 11 color palette and design, with revamped controls, artwork and iconography. The Your Phone Companion app for Android will also be rebranded as Link to Windows and both apps will share the same icon.

In addition to the design changes, Microsoft is also making Phone Link available in China thanks to a partnership with Honor. Phone Link now supports the Honor Magic V, Magic 4 Series and Magic 3 Series devices. Otherwise, the best Phone Link features are still largely limited to Samsung handsets and Microsoft Surface Duo devices.

The latest Phone Link update is: available todayand with the next Windows 11 update, you can also enable Phone Link by scanning a QR code during installation.

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