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Surface Duo will support all 'Your Phone' app features on Windows 10

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Your Phone Android Apps Windows (Image credit: Microsoft)

Your Phone Surface Duo

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What you need to know

  • Surface Duo features "Link To Windows" Your Phone integration.
  • It'll have all the Your Phone features, including Your Screen.

Good news for Microsoft fans who are considering the Surface Duo; Microsoft's own Your Phone app will be fully supported with all features, including the exclusive Samsung ones such as the Phone Screen feature. Surface Duo ships with "Link To Windows," the same version of Your Phone that also ships on Samsung's phones.

Microsoft is touting enhanced productivity with Your Phone and the Surface Duo, with the new "Apps" feature coming in November that will support running multiple Android apps from your Surface Duo on your PC at once. You'll also be able to connect to your Surface Duo while the device is closed, saving battery in the process.

Users can link Surface Duo to their PC by going to the Link To Windows area in the Surface Duo's settings app, just like on a Samsung phone. The process is more streamlined and should be more reliable compared to phones that manually download and install the Your Phone app from the Google Play Store.

Surface Duo launches September 10 for $1399, and will be available in the United States on AT&T or unlocked through the Microsoft Store and Best Buy.

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Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

8 Comments
  • It would have been super weird for Microsoft to not have the expanded 'link to windows' feature set. But oddly, unsurprisingly, I wouldn't have been all to shocked if it didn't because Microsoft. (Microsoft is so Microsoft that sentence made sense to those in the know lol)
  • Very glad to read this. I assumed Microsoft would offer every feature on their own hardware but ... stranger things have happened!
  • I would have expected nothing less than full support with MS's Your Phone and MS's 'Phone'. But then, my Surface Pro hasn't gotten the May 2020 update either, so there's that.
  • Will there be a duo Insider program for its android developments?
  • As long as Your Phone supports normal, generic Android features on Windows 10, the Duo's existence is moot in my life.
  • any update to this? I dont see the apps available on the your phone app.
  • hey what happened?? the apps feature never came.
  • Yes, I second this "what happened" response. My sisters galaxy phone does it but Microsofts hardware does not???? not happy.