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Windows 10 'Your Phone' screen mirroring works on any PC with the Galaxy Note 10

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Galaxy Note 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft's screen mirroring feature, part of the Your Phone app on Windows 10 has been frustratingly limited to a handful of PC's that support Bluetooth LE, and a small collection of Android phones. Right now, Microsoft and Samsung have been working together on a new mobile partnership that see's the Redmond giant work to integrate Microsoft software with Samsung hardware, starting with the Galaxy Note 10.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review at Android Central

Because of this, the Your Phone integration between the Galaxy Note 10 and Windows 10 PC's is much improved. I've been using Your Phone for just a couple of hours, and the connection between my Surface Studio and Galaxy Note 10+ has been better than it ever has been on other phones. Notification sync is instant, as is sending messages. In addition to this, the ability to use screen mirroring is functional without the need of Bluetooth.

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This means the Galaxy Note 10 can take advantage of the Your Phone screen mirroring feature on any Windows 10 PC running version 1903 and up. This has been confirmed by Analy Otero Diaz, a senior program manager lead at Microsoft who is working on these mobile experiences.

This is just one example of how Microsoft is treating the Galaxy Note 10. Microsoft and Samsung announced a new partnership at the Galaxy Note 10 launch event, which see's Microsoft treating the Note 10, and likely future Galaxy devices, as first class citizens in the Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft has also announced that the ability to make cellular calls through Your Phone on Windows 10 will be coming via the Galaxy Note 10 later this year as well.

What are your thoughts on this integration? Let us know in the comments.

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.

20 Comments
  • For this to work, do the Phone & PC need to be on the same local network?
  • I believe so. I tried it between my Surface Book 2 and Note 10+ on the same wireless and it worked. When trying from my LAN connected PC, it didn't work.
  • Ideally, but there is a setting to sync over data. I just never used or tried it cause I have a small data plan.
  • Will this functionality be added to my Samsung Galaxy S10?
  • Inhave the same question! But what would be more interesting, will the onedrive and gallery sync be added to the s10?
  • I've been using Samsung Side Sync for awhile and happy with it. Anyone used both, which do you find better?
  • I've both but stopped using side sync. dell mobile connect is the best outta the three
  • Can you take notes on the screen directly into OneNote without lag delays and same way as Samsumg notes?
  • but it's no Continuum. ;p
  • Because there's no W10 Mobile. Strangely my old 950xl seems to have more Continuum-able apps than ever before (had to fire it back up when my own domain emails ceased working on android outlook. It's still solid, but for the shonky battery)
  • But DeX would be amazing in Your Phone, or new Android's PC mode solution.
  • Nope, luckily not. DeX is way better than Continuum.
  • How do you get dex to work? I want to display my phone on my tv with mouse and keyboard
  • Cool. But can they increase the device support? Why the oneplus 6t but not yet the oneplus 7 pro?
  • I want Microsoft to do a partnership like this with huawei
  • Precisely why I had a problem with this partnership. It leaves people who aren't interested in Samsung phones, like myself, out in the cold with subpar functionality. Not interested in giving up my Oneplus 7 for a bloated Samsung device.
  • It would be much better, if Microsoft polish Your Phone app. Even after months from release, it sill feels like an unfinished school project. This is how they present their work? Even for Samsung flagship?
    The UI is really weird, huge thumbnails of photos, different effects for right click menu, jumping left menu when clicking on settings (because of Microsoft's wonderful idea to place the back button right into the app, which doesn't make sense now, when they removed sets.), they just removed Acryllic transparency (why?) ... Would also be nice to have an apps section, where it shows your apps on your phone installed. When you click on something, it fires up screen mirroring, right in that specific app, so it feels like a native app in Windows.
  • Except... Android. Never.
  • Now if Samsung would only back-track on their curved (edge) screen designs. And remove the Bixby button. And put back the head-phone jack. :)
  • Think it is only for the Note 10 or the other S10-level devices as well? I like the smallerness of the S10....