Microsoft has launched an update for the (Your Phone) application that allows Windows 10 users to run Android applications such as: TikTok and Snapchat along with Windows applications on personal computers. In addition, the user can wirelessly connect his Android phone to a Windows 10 computer to transfer files and conduct Calls and send messages on the computer easily.
How can you run Android applications on Windows 10 computer easily?
The new update allows you to install your favorite Android phone applications in the taskbar at the bottom or the Start menu on Windows 10 computer to access them quickly and easily, and when you launch an application, it works exactly as it does on your mobile phone and opens as a separate window outside the (Your Phone) application.
Hence, whether you want to respond quickly to a conversation, or chat with someone in a messaging app, you can do so quickly and effectively using a computer screen, keyboard, mouse, pen, and touch screen along with other Windows 10 computer applications, without the need to install versions Desktop applications from your computer.
This is useful for people who want to access applications on their phones, such as: Instagram, WhatsApp, or TikTok while they are using their personal or office computers and do not want to be busy and pausing from time to time to check their phones.
How to set up and use Android applications on Windows 10 computer:
To use Android applications on Windows 10 computer, you will need the following:
- A laptop or desktop computer running Windows 10 May 2019 or later.
- A Samsung Galaxy phone is running Android OS version 9 or later, and you can check the list of supported Galaxy phones through this Link.
- Connecting an Android phone and Windows 10 computer to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Update the (Your Phone) application on your computer to version No. (1.20071.88) or any later version.
How can you use Android applications on your Windows 10 computer?
You can use a mouse, trackpad, keyboard, or stylus to open apps, write, scroll, and interact, however Wake up Microsoft indicated that some games and applications that support touch may not respond when using a mouse or keyboard, so you will need to use a Windows 10 computer that supports the touch feature to interact with it.
How to install Android applications on Windows 10 computer?
You can install Android applications in the Windows Start menu or the taskbar, or add them to your favorites in the Your Phone application, by following the following steps:
- Open the (Your Phone) application on the Windows 10 computer.
- Click on the (Applications) option.
- Right-click on the app icon that you want to install or add to favorites.
Will the applications on your phone be permanently installed on the computer?
No, the applications that you open on your computer will run from the Android phone, and the phone must be turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network for the applications to work, as the (Your Phone) application connects the applications to your computer and runs them exactly as you do on the phone.
Can you access Android applications without connecting the phone to a computer?
No, you need to connect your Android phone to your computer via the (Your Phone) app in order to use the apps.
Can you open multiple apps at the same time?
No, you can only open one Android application at a time, as the (Your Phone) application mirrors the screen of the Android phone and the application opened in it in the computer, and if you open a new application, the application you have already opened will be replaced by the new application. Microsoft has stated that it is sixIntroducing the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously later this year.