Microsoft: Your Phone calling support expected for Surface Pro X in April

Galaxy Z Flip Surfaceprox
Galaxy Z Flip Surfaceprox (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

If you have a Surface Pro X (five of us do here at Windows Central) or any Windows 10 on ARM PC, you may have noticed that the calling support in Your Phone doesn't quite work. The feature for Windows 10 on ARM often results in phone calls coming through distorted rendering it effectively useless (all the other Your Phone perks work as expected).

The good news is if you have experienced this effect, even with the latest and greatest phones from Samsung, you're not alone. Your misery may also be ending soon.

We asked Vishnu Nath, Partner Director of PM at Microsoft Mobile and Cross-Device Experiences, about plans to fix this and the team is on it:

Microsoft is currently testing Your Phone with Surface Pro X, and they expect an April time-frame in fixing phone calls with Your Phone.

Windows 10 on ARM presumably has some different audio and Bluetooth drivers, which is Qualcomm based versus the typical Intel ones found in most PCs. It makes some sense that devices with less market penetration are a bit behind the curve for support.

Additionally, we have reported that Microsoft's Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone could be released as early as this summer instead of the late 2020. The Surface Duo and Surface Pro X would make a killer combo when you include Your Phone, so Microsoft would be wise to have it all lined up later this spring.

Your Phone Z Flip

Source: Windows CentralYour Phone running on the Surface Pro X with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Of course, dates slip, and April is a wide window. But if you want the ability to make calls through your Surface Pro X that will be happening sooner than later.

Microsoft's Your Phone app has been getting a lot of attention lately. Copy and paste recently arrived along with RCS messaging, and there is a new feature that blacks-out your phone's display when mirroring on PC to save battery life.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.