How Windows 10 Will Sync With All Your Devices

Microsoft brings OneDrive to iOS and Android

In 2018, Microsoft launched the Universal Windows Platform so that Windows apps would look and run identically on any device, whether a desktop PC or a smartphone. The Universal Windows Platform and the OneDrive app make it possible to sync Windows 10 with your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Your Phone App for Android

The Microsoft Your Phone app for Windows 10 (formerly Your Phone Companion) helps you connect and set up your Android phone to your Windows PC. Your Phone installs Microsoft apps that keep your phone and your PC in sync, including:

  • OneDrive
  • Microsoft Office
  • Outlook
  • Skype
  • Microsoft Photos

With the Your Phone app, you can access Windows 10 apps from your phone, and you can read text messages and make calls on your computer.

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS and Android

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service. Your OneDrive is tied to your Microsoft account, and it automatically saves your photos, music, and other files remotely so that you can access them on any device.

For example, once you set up the Your Phone app and OneDrive on your Android phone or set up OneDrive on your iPhone, changes you make to a Microsoft Word document instantly take effect across all platforms. Therefore, you don't have to worry about manually transferring files or accidentally saving over your work. Photos you take with your phone also appear on your Windows 10 PC.

OneDrive is available for Amazon Fire tablets, and it's possible to set up OneDrive on a Mac.

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