Microsoft's Windows 10 'Your Phone' App Brings Wireless Access And Sync Of Smartphone Files On Your PC

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17728 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. With this build, Microsoft says that it will soon bring the first set productivity features to the Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device.

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With that app, file access between your phone and your PC will be much easier than it is now. Microsoft says that you will be able to snap a pic on your Android device and then see it on your PC. With the Your Phone app installed, the most recent photos taken on Android sync to the PC automatically.

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Once the photos are there they can be dragged and dropped into presentations and annotated with Windows Ink. In the coming weeks, Microsoft says that some users will notice a desktop pin that takes them directly to the Your Phone app for faster access to content from your phone. To use Your Phone, Microsoft says that testers will receive an app (supports Android 7.0 and up) from Microsoft that they must download and then follow the setup prompts.

iPhone users do get some functionality on Your Phone with Microsoft noting that the app will help link your phone to the PC. You can surf the web on your phone and send the webpage to your computer for instance. That allows you to pick up where you left off on your PC using a bigger screen. Apparently, the iPhone won't support the sharing of photos. This build also packs in updates to narrator and some general changes and fixes for PC users, though there are still some known issues with the build Microsoft is ironing out.