Phone How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC

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You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC.

With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive.

Apps from your Android phone are not installed on your PC.

Apps you pin and/or open on your PC will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience.


See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support

This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the Start menu on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app.


Contents

  • Option One: "Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app
  • Option Two: "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu





OPTION ONE

"Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app


1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC.

2 Do step 3 (pin to Start) or step 4 (unpin from Start) below for what you would like to do.


3 To "Pin to Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC

A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below)​
B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to pin, and click/tap on Pin to Start.​
Your_Phone_Pin_to_Start_Android_apps-1.png
C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 5. (see screenshot below)​
Your_Phone_Pin_to_Start_Android_apps-2.png

4 To "Unpin from Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC

A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below)​
B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from Start, and go to step 5.​
Your_Phone_Unpin_from_Start_Android_apps-1.png

5 When finished pinning and unpinning Android apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like.





OPTION TWO

"Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu


1 Open the Start menu on your Windows 10 PC.

2 Right click or press and hold on a pinned Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, and click/tap on Unpin from Start. (see screenshot below)

Your_Phone_Unpin_from_Start_Android_apps-2.jpg



That's it,
Shawn


 

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