The whole world is struggling with a pandemic situation, and the majority of the working class people have chosen to ‘Work from Home.’ In such a case, it gets difficult to handle multiple devices at the same time. Usually, people use their PCs for professional work and their smartphones for their personal use. In this article, we have covered everything about yourphone.exe and how it works in Windows 10.
However, the ‘Work from Home’ concept has forced the people to adopt multitasking through a single device. If you wish to make use of all the features provided by your smartphone on your PC, you can make use of ‘Your Phone‘ application, which is pre-installed for all the Windows 10 users.
What is ‘Your Phone’?
Your Phone is an application developed by Microsoft Corporation itself to enable its users to connect their smartphones to their Windows 10 PC.
Your Phone features include:
1. You can make and receive calls from your PC.
2. All your notifications can be managed.
3. You can use all your favorite mobile applications on your PC.
4. You can also read and reply to text messages from your PC.
5. To share files, all you need to do is drag and drop them.
Apart from these features, Your Phone has several other features that will help you in using your smartphone through your PC.
How to fix ‘Your Phone’ application on your PC?
You might face some error while using this application in your Windows PC. Before panicking, try repairing the form. Follow the steps listed below to do so!
Step 1- Click on Start and search for ‘Your Phone‘ application in it.
Step 2- Once found, right-click on it and select ‘App Settings‘ from the drop-down box.
Step 3- On the window that appears on your screen, click on ‘Repair.’
If the issue is not resolved, click on the ‘Reset‘ option, which you will find just below the ‘Repair‘ option.
What is YourPhone.exe Process?
All the users who are making use of Your Phone application will find YouPhone.exe running in the background of their Windows PC.
However, this process may appear in the background even when you are not using it.
You might feel the need to end this process as it consumes your RAM, which causes your Windows PC to slow down.
How to Disable Your Phone from running in the background?
Step 1- Open the search box on your Windows 10 PC. You can do it by using the ‘Windows key + S‘ shortcut.
Step 2- Type ‘Background apps‘ in the search box and hit Enter.
Step 3- Click on ‘Background apps‘ to open its Settings.
Step 4- You will notice several applications on this dialog box. Search for ‘Your Phone‘ app. You will see that the toggle next to it is on.
Step 5- Click on the toggle of the ‘Your Phone‘ app to turn it off.
Step 6- Now, close this dialog box and restart your PC.
You can check if ‘Your Phone‘ has been disabled on your PC. Launch the Task Manager on your PC and search for YourPhone.exe. If you do not find it in the list, you have succeeded.
If you still find it, try uninstalling and reinstalling ‘Your Phone‘ on your PC. You might also need to do it if you are facing any difficulty in using ‘Your Phone‘ application on your PC, even after repairing and resetting it.
How to Uninstall Your Phone from Windows 10?
You cannot directly uninstall ‘Your Phone‘ from your PC, as it is a built-in application for Windows 10 users. However, you can make use of the PowerShell app to do the job!
Step 1- Run Powershell on your Windows PC as an administrator.
Step 2- Type ‘Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage‘ in it and hit Enter.
‘Your Phone‘ application will be automatically uninstalled from your PC. You can verify it by searching it in the search bar.
Now that you have uninstalled ‘Your Phone‘ application from your PC let us understand how to reinstall it.
How To Reinstall ‘Your Phone’
Step 1- Launch Microsoft Store in your Windows PC.
Step 2- Using the search bar, search for ‘Your Phone‘ application.
Step 3- Once found, click on ‘Get‘ to initiate the downloading process.
Once downloaded, this application will be automatically installed on your PC. You can either click on ‘Open‘ from the Microsoft Store or search for it in the Start menu.
Some Frequently Asked Questions include:
Q1. Is the YourPhone.exe a virus?
No, the process YourPhone.exe, which you find running in the background of your Windows 10 PC, is not a virus. It is the process of ‘Your Phone‘ application, which enables the users to connect their smartphones to their Windows PC.
Q2. Is YourPhone.exe safe?
YourPhone.exe is a safe process. It is a process that runs in the background of Windows 10 users to provide the services provided by the ‘Your Phone‘ application.
Q3. How to view or delete an old phone on Your Phone?
To delete your phone from the app, go to ‘https://account.microsoft.com/devices‘ this link. There, you can view the devices connected and remove an old phone.
This is all you need to know about the ‘Your Phone‘ application and YourPhone.exe running in the background of your Windows 10 PC. We have also explained the methods which you can use to get rid of it.
If you have any queries regarding YourPhone.exe on Windows 10 PC or if we have missed out on any such useful information about it, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.
This post was written by Aditya Kashyap and was first posted to iTech Hacks
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