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    Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Why would i pair/ sync my phone with my computer, the 2 have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
    Other than E mail and i am okay with having that in 2 places, and its sure as hell not something i need synced up.
    But maybe people that work on a computer, so they can take their work with them home on the phone,,,,, wait that's also no good working all the time, not least not getting paid for that.

    SO,,,,,,, Pass.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Why would i pair/ sync my phone with my computer, the 2 have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
    Other than E mail and i am okay with having that in 2 places, and its sure as hell not something i need synced up.
    But maybe people that work on a computer, so they can take their work with them home on the phone,,,,, wait that's also no good working all the time, not least not getting paid for that.

    SO,,,,,,, Pass.
    This is really useful for Home workers like me... being able to take calls hands-free is useful when collaborating with others, as is viewing & responding to SMS messages via the full-sized keyboard. The recent photos functionality is also quite handy... so all in all, I've been quite impressed with the "Your Phone" app and Microsoft's symbiotic tie-up with Android in recent times.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Don't see a need in this aspect personally and as much as I like the idea for text messaging because it seems that the app routes stuff through their server backend (servers went down a while back and my phones stopped working) I won't be linking it up for that either.... there is absolutely no need for this when in most cases it will be connecting over the same wifi network.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Here is an amateur video of the Call feature being used:


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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    gets a big thumbs down from me too

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    It's something I could make use of, especially since my phone tends to sit in a pocket which is hard to reach when sat down. I'd also have to take off my headset and likely pause my game, assuming I even heard the phone or felt it vibrate. By contrast, we already have Skype calls on desktop and WhatsApp for texting, so putting that and whatever else into a desktop app makes sense. Even better if the phone rings in my headphones instead, as it won't wake the kiddie up.

    Plus, as Kilti said, hands free is useful. I can no longer shoulder-cradle a phone due to various injuries, so another plus there.

    If they can get everything working well, I'd certainly look into it.
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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    I could see me using it when I'm on a customer site and don't want use the phone headset. But we using LTSC so it isn't going to be for a long time...

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Why would i pair/ sync my phone with my computer, the 2 have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
    I don't know whether this app in particular is worth it, but to answer your question - for partial backup purposes. Plus it's possible you may find it quicker and easier to send a long text by typing it up on your PC keyboard than phone's virtual keyboard.

    MyPhoneExplorer has been very handy for a number of years in my opinion.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    I will say I use the whatsapp desktop app while working all the time so this will just further that and be quite helpful, with that I am self employed so can install what I want.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I don't know whether this app in particular is worth it, but to answer your question - for partial backup purposes. Plus it's possible you may find it quicker and easier to send a long text by typing it up on your PC keyboard than phone's virtual keyboard.

    MyPhoneExplorer has been very handy for a number of years in my opinion.
    This did not work for me ?
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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    This did not work for me ?
    The site, or application itself?

    If the former, it loads for me. If the latter, in what way did it not work?

    The official download can be found at https://www.fosshub.com/MyPhoneExplorer.html and you would need to install the Android app of the same name to complement it (which can be found on the Google Play Store, but there's also a link to download the apk on the developer's regular download page at https://www.fjsoft.at/en/downloads.php).
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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

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    The site, or application itself?

    If the former, it loads for me. If the latter, in what way did it not work?

    The official download can be found at https://www.fosshub.com/MyPhoneExplorer.html and you would need to install the Android app of the same name to complement it (which can be found on the Google Play Store, but there's also a link to download the apk on the developer's regular download page at https://www.fjsoft.at/en/downloads.php).
    The application looks nice but did not connect to my Android 8.1 Xaomi via wifi.
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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    I’ve been able to do this for a while using iOS/OSX (as well as syncing contacts etc)

    It can be quite useful if the phone isn’t to hand and you are working on a laptop or desktop.
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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I’ve been able to do this for a while using iOS/OSX (as well as syncing contacts etc)

    It can be quite useful if the phone isn’t to hand and you are working on a laptop or desktop.
    Linux users have been able to do it too, at least with Android devices through KDE Connect.

    And yes, it works with non KDE desktop environments too.

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    Re: Your Phone app adds Calls feature in Windows 10 18999

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    The application looks nice but did not connect to my Android 8.1 Xaomi via wifi.
    In that case, I'm not sure what to suggest on how to resolve it. I haven't got a phone with higher than 7.1 at the moment. It may be worth posting in the forum at https://www.fjsoft.at/forum/ (there's a section specifically for English posts) - although there may be answers to the same issue already posted there.

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