The Your Phone App keeps getting better and better, with each added feature delivering an exciting experience to Windows PC users who love to access their smartphone content on their computers seamlessly. The latest update for the app lets users access their latest 2000 Android photos on their PCs.
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Evolution of the Your Phone app
Traditionally, Microsoft pays attention to the product issues that Windows Insiders raise from time to time, and it uses the feedback to deliver enhancements via regular updates. These insiders (along with other users) kept complaining about the small number of smartphone photos (25) that Your Phone lets them access on PCs.
Now users can sync their Android phones to their computers and view, edit, copy, or save 2000 photos. Microsoft announced the update just a few days after it emerged that the company might soon enable file transfer between Android phones and PCs via the Your Phone app.
The application has been evolving gradually, and it has lately acquired a couple of powerful features, including letting users make and receive calls by smartphone-computer integration.
It appears that most Your Phone users are requesting additional functions or capabilities based on what’s currently possible with Apple’s equivalent of the app.
For example, macOS Catalina users can sync all photos (not just the most recent) between their Mac PCs and iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) with the Finder tool. They can also organize their photos in folders and sync them to their macOS computers.
While most Android smartphone users appreciate what Microsoft has done with Your Phone so far, some expect more to come. They’ve been requesting the ability to sync music and videos too, which is currently possible between Windows 10 PCs and iOS devices.
Your Phone will keep getting better as Microsoft continues to fine-tune it to perfection. In the meantime, the ability to sync 2000 Android photos to a PC is quite an improvement on the app.