To get into the mobile market after the demise of Windows Phone, Microsoft has been working with Android. They partnered with Samsung to connect with Android. Using the Your Phone app that comes preinstalled on Windows 10, you can view notifications, photos, and much more right from your PC without having to touch your Android. Messaging, however, is limited on most of the devices, but that is not the case for Galaxy S20. You can send and receive any message from your PC. Here’s how to send messages from Galaxy S20 using PC.
Send Messages from Galaxy S20 using PC
This can be easily done if you have Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra. Just follow the following steps and you’ll be sending receiving messages on your PC in no time.
Step 1: Connect to PC
If your PC is running on Windows 10 that has October 2018 update installed, then you will have the Your Phone app preinstalled. If you can’t find it, you will have to update Windows or install it from Windows Store. Your Galaxy S20 / S20 + /S20 Ultra should have Your Phone companion app preinstalled.
Connect your Galaxy S20 / S20 + /S20 Ultra and your PC to the same network and then swipe down twice from the top to reveal the Quick Tiles. There, you will have to search for the icon with “a mobile in front of a laptop”. That is the Link to Windows icon. If you cannot find it, you may have to swipe the tiles left or right to get to the next page.
Tap on the Link to Windows tile to open the companion app. There you have to tap on the Link your phone and PC button. The app will ask you to sign in to your Microsoft account. This should be the same credentials that you have used to sign in to Microsoft on your Windows PC. You will be asked to allow permission; tap on Allow.
Now on your Windows PC, open the Your Phone app. once opened, the app will try to find and connect to your Galaxy S20 / S20 + /S20 Ultra. After it does, you will be prompted to connect your computer – Click on Allow. If everything goes well, you will see your Galaxy S20 / S20 + /S20 Ultra on Your Phone app; enabled and ready to use. You will see 5 options on Your Phone app – Notifications, Messages, Photos, Phone Screen and Calls.
Step 2: Text Messages
Among the 5 options, text messaging is one of them. You can send and receive SMS straight on your Windows PC. All you have to do is head to the Messages tab located at the left panel. Accessing it for the first time will send prompt asking permission to access messages. Just tap on Allow.
Click on New Message to create a new message. You can also view all your previous messages on Your Phone app; you can continue to send messages from where you left off. You can send emojis, GIFs, and photos (from your phone or your PC) too.