For a while, Microsoft has been working on clever ways to link your smartphone with your Windows 10 PC. Especially after ending support for Windows Phone, it is focussing on all devices. Now, the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build is offering new cross-platform integration feature that allows linked phones to send web pages to your PC. We can expect more features pretty soon. Can’t wait to link your smartphone with your PC? Read more to find How Windows 10 To Let You Link Your Android To Your PC
The latest Windows 10 insider build has started the process of linking your Android to your PC. It lets you send a web page from your phone to your PC. As of now, you can only link your PC with an Android smartphone. The iPhone version is expected soon. Here’s how it works:
- Users with the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 for PC get a new addition to the setting panel called ‘Phone.’
- Click on the ‘Phone’ icon to get started and follow the instructions.
- Once the two devices are linked, you will be able to send a web page to your computer through your browser’s share option.
Open the web page on your smartphone and choose the share option in your browser.
- Choose the ‘Continue on PC’ option.
- Next, sign into the same Microsoft account that you’re using on your PC.
- Choose from ‘Continue now’ or ‘Continue later’.
- ‘Continue Now’ immediately opens the web page on your PC. You can now browse the web page your friend messaged you on the big screen.
- ‘Continue later’ option add an entry in the Action Center, which can be accessed at a later time.
The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 also brings several additional fixes and improvements. Here are few notable ones:
- Narrator Scan Mode is now on by default for just the Edge app.
- Fixed an issue resulting in IMAP email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL potentially not syncing in the Mail app in the last two builds.
- Fixed the issue causing Windows Defender Security Center to be unable to configure and list items for Controlled folder access, Threat History and Exclusions due to a crash in the UI.
- Fixed a bug resulting in poor text rendering on some machines when Magnifier was running with bitmap smoothing enabled.
- Fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center icon appeared unexpectedly stretched out when using a wide sized tile pinned to Start.
- Fixed an issue where certain inbox apps might unexpectedly show a progress bar on their Start tiles for a short time after upgrading.
- Fixed an issue resulting in explorer.exe using an unexpectedly high amount of CPU in recent flights when certain apps such as Microsoft Edge were running.
- Fixed an issue where Groove Music’s mini view player would reset its position to default if you used File Explorer to open and start playing a new mp3 in Groove Music.
- Fixed an issue where the mouse response might appear erratic on certain devices when playing games with Raw Input disabled. If you are a gamer and had noticed this issue, we’d appreciate you trying this in today’s build and letting us know if it’s improved.
- Fixed an issue where the insertion point mouse cursor appeared white for some Insiders, making it invisible against the white background of many text boxes.
Microsoft seems to have gotten over the Windows Phone demise. The PC giant is on its way to link all the Android devices in the world to its PCs. We hope this is just the start and soon we can see seamless integration between multiple devices.