Microsoft has introduced two exciting new features to enhance the versatility of the Your Phone app in Windows 10. First, users can now enjoy a battery indicator displaying their device’s remaining charge. This is a convenient way to stay aware of your device’s battery life without checking it separately.
The ability to make and answer calls directly from your computer using the Your Phone app is even more intriguing. This feature provides a numerical keyboard and access to your contact book, allowing you to search and call contacts seamlessly. During a call, you can transfer it back to your phone if needed, enabling you to move around while continuing the conversation. Additionally, a small floating window appears during chats, allowing you to multitask by using other Windows 10 features or browsing the web, similar to the experience with applications like Skype.
By connecting your device to your PC via Bluetooth, your computer essentially functions as a headset. You can conveniently answer or end calls, adjust the volume, or even block unwanted calls directly from your computer, eliminating the need to reach your smartphone.
The battery indicator is a handy addition that displays a small indicator on the screen when using the Your Phone app. Hovering your mouse over it lets you quickly view the percentage of battery life remaining on your device. This is particularly useful for those who lose track of their phone’s battery while utilizing its features through their PC.
The Your Phone app aims to provide a comprehensive solution for managing various aspects of your smartphone from your Windows 10 computer. In addition, to call functionality, users can manage notifications, send and reply to text messages, and work with images stored on their devices. This free app is compatible with Android smartphones.
While these new features are currently available to users of the Insider program, who receive early updates for testing and experimentation, the general availability for all users has not been announced yet. However, considering that the features are fully functional, they are expected to be released to the public soon.