Microsoft is rolling out an update for Your Phone App in the Microsoft store where all the Windows 10 PC users can run more than one Android app at once. Every Windows 10 user can run multiple Android apps on a PC via the Your Phone App. To use this feature, you need to have a supported Samsung device.
Now You can Run Multiple Apps Simultaneously on Windows 10
The function was announced last year in November 2020, and it was available for Windows Insiders. However, now, the company has decided to roll out the feature for all the Windows 10 users.
Your Phone app lets the user to stream apps from your phone to PC. Even, you can launch an Android app via Your Phone app on the PC and can pin them to a taskbar and Start menu.
As Windows 10 is getting support for using multiple apps at the same time, the system of operation remains the same. On your PC screen, you can display more than one window. Earlier, also we have told, that these functions only work on a few of the recent Samsung smartphones.
Requirements & Recommendations for Multi-App Feature
Most of the users are unhappy with this feature, as it supports only Samsung devices. Here are requirements and recommendations to use the Multi-app feature on your device.
- You need Windows 10 May 2020 update or later.
- Update windows to the latest version. (Check the update of Windows on your PC. Go to Settings>> Updates & Security>> Check for the Update.)
- Your Phone app on PC must have 1.20102.132.0 or higher
- The feature is available on few Samsung Devices only.
- Your PC and Android device should have the same Wifi
List of Supported Samsung Devices to Multi-App feature
These are the supported Samsung devices that have linked to Windows integration:
- Surface Duo
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Moreover, to run multiple apps, Android 11.0 is required on the Samsung phone and it should Link to Windows app version 1.20102.133.0.
As per the reports, it is said that the feature might not come to another device anytime soon, but it might come later. Microsoft said it’s searching for new ways to bring Your Phone app features to other devices apart from Samsung.
This post was written by Farhan Shaikh and was first posted to TechViral
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