Windows 10 Your Phone app now syncs your battery level and wallpaper

Your Phone Companion Android
Your Phone Companion Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Your Phone app now syncs the battery level and wallpaper from your phone.
  • You'll now see a battery indicator in the upper-right of the Windows 10 app.
  • Wallpaper sync means that the virtual phone displayed in the Windows 10 app will match your phone's actual wallpaper.

Microsoft has been gradually building out the features of its Your Phone app over the past several months, most notably with tight integration between it and Samsung's Galaxy Note 10. The latest updates to the app, however, are on the minor side, but available to everyone.

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The Your Phone app now has the ability to show not only your phone's remaining battery, but also the wallpaper you have set. Rolling out to everyone now, the updated app will show a battery icon in the top-right portion of the app, along with the actual wallpaper you're using on the virtual phone icon. This isn't limited to Samsung devices either; it will work with any phone connected to your PC via Your Phone and Your Phone Companion.

These two new features complement Your Phone's ability to sync notifications, pictures, and send text messages from your Android phone to your PC. Soon, the app is expected to add the ability to make calls from your PC as well. We recently went hands-on with an early version of this calling feature, and it worked pretty well.

Battery and wallpaper syncing is rolling out now for all Your Phone users on Windows 10.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Small steps but good steps.
  • I saw a screenshot recently where the phone avatar in the app wasn't just the usual gradient colour and I was wondering how that was achieved. Now I know. The wallpaper sync is something that some will complain is useless but it's the sort of thing that just makes the app feel more immersive. The battery meter will be genuinely useful for some people, I'm sure. My phone sits on a wireless charging stand at my home and work desks so not such a big deal in may case. I know plenty of people who aren't all that diligent when it comes to charging their phone though, so any reminders they can get would be a good thing.
  • So this app is pretty good. However when I go into Windows Explorer and find my Samsung phone the icon is not a phone and there is no way to update it. When I just want to jump on my phone SD Card from explorer to transfer files for example. The icon looks like a music player or something
  • how come development speed on this has increased exponentially? updates used to be super sluggish and now they are actually introducing features at a pace that's approaching what the guys over at xda manage to achieve in their spare time.
  • Just give us back our windows phone.
  • Definitely not happening.
  • Here the App in my phone and my pc are updated, but I don't have this feature. Samsung Note 9 + Surface PRO 6
  • I checked for updates, but haven't found any. Still waiting.
  • I have the wallpaper from my Nokia 6.1 showing but not the battery level
  • I have the wallpaper but not the battery level