On Windows 10, Your Phone is an app that allows you to connect to your mobile device wirelessly to access your pictures, notifications, and text messages.
The built-in app is available beginning with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), and while it's an interesting approach (but not unique) to integrate your phone with your computer, it's still a work in progress with missing features and functionalities, and currently, it only allows you to link your Android device.
If you don't have a use for Your Phone, you're experiencing problems, or you're an iPhone user, it's possible to uninstall the app.
In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to uninstall the Your Phone app. In addition, we'll outline the steps to get it back in case you change your mind.
- How to uninstall the Your Phone app using PowerShell
- How to install the Your Phone app using Microsoft Store
How to uninstall the Your Phone app using PowerShell
If you want to get rid of the app, or you're having problems, and the reset option doesn't work, you can uninstall it using PowerShell with these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for Windows PowerShell, right-click the top result and select Run as Administrator.
- Type the following command to uninstall the app and press Enter:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
Once you complete these steps, the Your Phone experience will be removed from your computer.
How to install the Your Phone app using Microsoft Store
In the future, if you want the app back, you can reinstall Your Phone using the Microsoft Store with these steps:
- Open Start.
- Search for Microsoft Store, and click the top result to open the experience.
- Use the search box in the top right, search for Your Phone, and click the top result.
- Click the Install button.
After completing these steps, the Your Phone app, will be available again in your installation of Windows 10.
If you need assistance setting up the app again, you can use our guide that walks you through the steps to get started with this experience. Also, if you come across any problems or you have questions about the app, make sure to check out this other guide with troubleshooting steps and information you need to know about Your Phone.
More Windows 10 resources
For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common questions about Windows 10, visit the following resources:
- Windows 10 on Windows Central – All you need to know
- Windows 10 help, tips, and tricks
- Windows 10 forums on Windows Central
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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.