A little over a month ago, Microsoft updated its “Your Phone” application to allow mirroring of the mobile screen on the computer monitor. In short, now, in addition to seeing the photos, reading and sending messages, you can control your smartphone from the computer screen as if you used AnyDesk. This function used the Bluetooth connection, but at the time of its launch, it was only available for a few selected phones.
Four, to be exact. The terminals that were compatible were the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 +, S9 and S9 +, but now that list is getting fat after having added seven new devices, including the new Galaxy S10 and the last two insignia of OnePlus.
A function still in the testing phase
The updated list is as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 +
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 +
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 +
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 6T
It should be noted that the app “Your Phone” only works on those computers with Windows 10 and the build 1803. However, the mirroring function is only available in the latest Windows 10 Insider version, specifically in the 1903 build, that is, not all users will be able to access it. Likewise, it is required that the device have Android 7.0 and that the computer has support for Bluetooth LE (Low Energy).
All compatible devices so far have Android 9 Pie
View the list, that the minimum version of Android is Android 7.0 is not a problem since all devices that are compatible by now have Android 9 Pie. From Microsoft confirm that they will continue “expanding the list of devices, both PCs and phones, over time.” To verify that your computer is compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy, you just have to follow the following steps (remember that you must be in the 1903 build):
Right click on the Windows start button and select “Device Manager.”
Expand the “Bluetooth” section and select the radio driver or Bluetooth adapter you are using.
Double click on “Properties” and look for the “Details” tab.
Find the option “Bluetooth radio supports Low Energy Peripheral Role” and check if it says “True“. If so, then it is compatible.
On the other hand, Vishu Nath, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, has posted on his Twitter account that they are also working on a function so that “Your Phone” shows the notifications received on the mobile on the computer. The function has just begun to unfold, but we do not know when it will reach all the computers and devices.