Windows 10 Redstone 5 will remove Phone Companion
Microsoft recently published a post listing all the features that have been removed in the Windows 10 April Update. At the same time, the company confirmed that it stopped developing a series of features which will most likely get removed in Redstone 5.
We are no longer actively developing these features and may remove them from a future update. Some features have been replaced with other features or functionality, while others are now available from different sources.
One of the features is Phone Companion. In the Windows 10 April Update, the Phone page ins available in the Settings app. Microsoft first introduced Phone companion with the Windows 10 Creators Update to help users sync their mobile phones with your computers.
Well, it seems that Microsoft now believes Phone Companion is not a feature worth investing in anymore and is preparing to remove it in the upcoming Windows 10 version. Reports about Phone Companion being retired first emerged a few months ago but this is the first time that Microsoft officially confirms the rumors.
There is already a dedicated phone sync section on the Settings page which renders Phone Companion pretty much useless. Microsoft’s decision to remove Phone Companion shouldn’t come as a surprise as the company hasn’t updated it ever since its launch. Many users already greeted the news, saying that the app was pointless anyway.
What do you think about Microsoft’s decision to remove Phone Companion? Are you going to miss the app?
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