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    Default Win10 - Your phone companion

    I set up the above, it says my phone is linked to my PC, but I couldn't access any of the phones photos, text, etc.

    Don't know what's wrong! Just couldn't get it to sync.

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    You have to open settings on your phone, open Apps, then open App permissions, find and open Your Phone Companion and give it permission to share what you want otherwise sync cannot happen.

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    Is you phone android or iphone ?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llReviews=true
    Judging by all the negative reviews of the Android Phone Companion app , perhaps its one of those things that just doesnt allways work properly ?

    Does the phone app have all the needed permissions enabled ?
    Any security apps installed on the phone ?
    Have you tried a reset of the phone (a bit of a last resort , I wouldn't )

    some suggestions here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/...your-phone-app

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    Mine is Android and it works as it should without problem once I set the required permissions.

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    I have done everything right, but it just won't sync.

    Can forget about it!

    Thanks, folks.

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Judging by all the negative reviews of the Android Phone Companion app , perhaps its one of those things that just doesnt allways work properly ?
    App?

    Don't know about Windows, but I plug my phone into the (LInux) PC and up pops an icon, I click it and there is the entire contents of my phone, I can access anything.
    Easy to move a photo....
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    App?

    Don't know about Windows, but I plug my phone into the (LInux) PC and up pops an icon, I click it and there is the entire contents of my phone, I can access anything.
    Easy to move a photo....
    Thats the same with Win. Just plug the phone into USB port (more or less)

    MS's app also
    " allows you to see up to 2,000 of your most recent photos, view notifications, send and receive text messages, and make calls right from your desktop."

    Because we need to make ph calls from our PC's

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    I've always skipped that option on setup. Never saw the point. Texting from the Pc might be easy I guess, but who cares.
    There was / is ? a samsung app that was supposed to do the same thing between laptop / tablet / phone a few years ago (or maybe it was just android) that I played with but I could never get it to work and there ended any interest I had in such things. If the phone is right there I'll use the phone.
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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    The OP was I believe talking about the Win 10 "Your Phone App" not connecting his phone with a USB connection which is a quite different system. Lets not confuse the issue.

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    Default Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    thought I'd try it on my phone, Android,. The Your Phone was already installed, followed the instructions, lets say at the beginning the Computer wouldn't find the phone until the Bluetooth was enabled on the Ph. even though on the same network, all permissioned turned on, After finally finding it, similar thing, after a LOT of mucking about, way more than anyone should have to do, Finally found the Ph, could even use the computer to make /receive calls from the Ph, BUT the sync -- kept on erroring couldn't find the Ph, once it did, started to sync ( or so it said) then just as quick lost the connection again.

    So yeah looks like its unstable, I would say more to do with the ph. than the PC as that syncs with other devices fine.
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