If you are sitting on your Windows 10 device using the Your Phone app and trying to send text messages and it isn’t working I know why. Turns out there is one more permissions step required on your phone to make everything work.
Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users on the April 2018 Update, aka Windows 10 Version 1803, to test the new Your Phone app. This app connects your smart phone to your Windows 10 desktop. Currently you can just manage images from your mobile device but eventually it will also include messaging and alerts.
Windows Insiders who are part of the Skip Ahead ring for the Windows 10 19H1 feature update can now try out the first functional release for the Your Phone app. Right now it is limited to connecting with Android devices and only having remote access to recent images on your phone. Plans for future updates to the app include messaging and notifications access and the addition of connectivity to iOS devices.
Welcome to a special episode of the Observed Tech PODCAST. Episode 156 is a review and my commentary about all the news Microsoft shared during their Windows 10 event yesterday in Redmond. It was great to see the progress they have made over the last several weeks with bringing the Windows 10 OS into a more cohesive look and feel and of course, they caught us off guard with the Surface Hub and HoloLens announcements. I was however, disappointed that we did not see a new build of the technical preview released to the Windows Insiders. Depending how you interpret the timing it is either due in the next week or next week. As I mention in the PODCAST – I think it will be before the end of this week. Looks like we will have to wait and see and maybe cross our fingers as well for a quick release of the next build. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.