The Microsoft Your Phone app is a useful utility that allows you to connect your smartphone to the Windows 10 device that you use regularly. By doing this, you avoid repeatedly picking up your Android device to check messages, alerts or even to make or receive calls.
Thanks to constant updates and improvements, the Your Phone application has become a complete application. And while you may have a complaint that some important features are limited to major Samsung devices, the app will soon allow you to control phone settings in real time.
According to ALumia, the next launch of the Your Phone app will bring a new feature called “Indicator Management” that the company has been working on and testing for some time. Once the feature is implemented for everyone, users will see a set of four new buttons that will allow users to switch settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio player and Do Not Disturb remotely.
Until now, all users were able to see information such as cellular connectivity, WiFi connectivity status, etc., in addition to receiving message alerts from their phones, accessing images and making or receiving calls. Any type of change in the settings of the phones using the Your Phone app from now on is not possible, however, this may change soon.
The new update is part of update v1.21012.195.0 + and, as it is being phased in, you may not see this in the Your Phone app right away.
In related news, LG introduced its own version of the Your Phone app to connect and control LG phones using Windows 10 devices. Although this app is still in its beta phase and we were unable to get it to work last time, it is a renamed Dell Mobile Connect application and is expected to work just like that.
That said, the Your Phone app comes natively installed on all Windows 10 devices and is constantly adding new features. It also allows users to launch and use the Android apps on their phone directly from the Windows 10 environment; however, as mentioned above, this feature is limited to some Samsung devices. The day this feature is available on phones from other companies, the Your Phone app will become an irreplaceable app.