If your computer is running Windows 10 and you also have an Android phone, then you should probably use Microsoft̵
What you need
The Your Phone app is pre-installed on Windows 10 PCs. When connected to an Android device, it can mirror your notifications, sync photos and send text messages. You can also use the app to make and receive calls from your phone through your PC.
To make calls using the Your Phone app, your devices must meet the following requirements:
- Your computer must be running Windows 10 with the May 2019 Update or later and Bluetooth must be turned on.
- Your Android device must have Android 7.0 or higher.
Before trying to use the phone call feature, you must follow the initial setup process for your phone on your PC and Android device.
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Make Android phone calls from Windows
During the initial installation process of the Your Phone Companion app on your Android device, there are some permissions you need to grant for the phone call feature.
First, tap on ‘Allow’ to allow the app to make and manage phone calls.
You also need to grant it access to your contacts so that you can access them on your PC.
It’s also important that you keep the Android app running in the background. This ensures a stable connection between your phone and PC.
After the installation process on your Android device is completed, you can go to the Windows app to finish setting up the phone call function.
First navigate to the ‘Calls’ tab and then click ‘Get started’.
A popup with a Bluetooth PIN will appear on your PC.
There should also be a popup with the same PIN on your Android device. Make sure the codes match then click “Yes” on your PC and tap “Pair” on your Android device.
It is possible to use the function immediately, but you can only call numbers. To view your call log, you must grant permission on your phone; click on “Send Permission” to continue.
A notification will appear on your Android device; tap “Open” to open the consent window.
Tap “Allow” in the consent popup. If you don’t see a popup, you can manually grant permission. To do this, go to Settings> Apps & notifications> View all apps> Your phone assistant> Permissions, then select “Allow” under “Access call logs for this app”.
Your recent calls will now appear in the Your Phone app on Windows 10. To make a call from your PC, you can select a recent call and click the phone icon, search for contacts, or use the dial pad.
When you receive a call, a notification will appear on your PC and you can click ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’.
That’s all there is to it! You can now make and receive calls from your PC without a video call or third-party service.