If your computer runs Windows 10 and you also have an Android phone, you should probably be using Microsoftâ€™s Your Phone app. You can do a lot with it, including making and receiving phone calls on your PC. Letâ€™s do it!
What Youâ€™ll Need
The Your Phone app is preinstalled on Windows 10 PCs. When connected to an Android device, it can mirror your notifications, sync photos, and send text messages. You can also use the app to place and receive calls from your phone through your PC.
To make phone calls using the Your Phone app, your devices must meet the following requirements:
- Your computer must be running Windows 10 with the May 2019 Update or later, and have Bluetooth enabled.
- Your Android device must be running Android 7.0 or above.
Before attempting to use the phone call feature, youâ€™ll have toÂ follow the initial setup process for Your Phone on your PC and Android device.
How to Make Android Phone Calls From Windows
During the initial setup process of theÂ Your Phone Companion app on your Android device, there are a few permissions you have to grant for the phone call feature.
First, tap â€œAllowâ€� to grant the app permission to make and manage phone calls.
You also have to grant it access to your contacts so you can access them on your PC.
Itâ€™s also important that you allow the Android app to run in the background. This ensures a stable connection between your phone and PC.
After the setup process is complete on your Android device, you can move to the Windows app to finish setting up the phone call feature.
First, navigate to the â€œCallsâ€� tab, and then click â€œGet Started.â€�
A pop-up containing a Bluetooth PIN will appear on your PC.
A pop-up containing the same PIN should also appear on your Android device. Make sure the codes match, and then click â€œYesâ€� on your PC and tap â€œPairâ€� on your Android device.
Itâ€™s possible to use the feature immediately, but youâ€™ll only be able to dial numbers. To show your call log, you have to grant permission on your phone; click â€œSend Permissionâ€� to proceed.
A notification will appear on your Android device; tap â€œOpenâ€� to launch the permission dialog.
Tap â€œAllowâ€� in the permission pop-up. If you donâ€™t see a pop-up, you can manually grant permission. To do so, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > See All Apps > Your Phone Companion > Permissions, and then select â€œAllowâ€� under â€œCall Logs Access for This App.â€�
Your recent calls will now show up in the Your Phone app on Windows 10. To make a call from your PC, you can select a recent call and click the phone icon, search for contacts, or use the dial pad.
When you receive a phone call, a notification will appear on your PC, and you can click â€œAcceptâ€� or â€œDecline.â€�
Thatâ€™s all there is to it! You can now make and receive phone calls from your PCâ€”no video call or third-party service required.
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