How to Bring the Windows 10 Experience to iOS and Android

A PC app syncs your smartphone with Windows 10

What to Know

  • Your Phone app: Use to install/sync Microsoft apps like Photos, OneDrive, Outlook, and Skype.
  • OneDrive: Used to access Windows 10 files in cloud storage, and can upload files to access in Windows 10.

This article explains how to recreate the Windows 10 experience on iOS and Android devices, and should apply regardless of who made your phone (Google, Apple, Samsung, etc).

Windows 10 Phone Companion App

The Your Phone App for Windows 10 on iOS and Android

The Your Phone app for Windows 10 (formerly known as Phone Companion) allows you to sync your Microsoft account with your smartphone. It installs the following apps on your iPhone or Android phone:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Photos
  • OneDrive
  • Outlook
  • Skype

To sync the Windows Your Phone app with your mobile device, you must first download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. After installing the mobile app, it will walk you through the necessary steps.

It's possible to stream music from your OneDrive to any device with the assistance of the Groove app for Windows 10.

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS and Android

Microsoft's OneDrive app automatically stores your Windows 10 documents, photos, and other files to the cloud, making them accessible on all your devices. On top of that, any notes you make with OneNote will appear on your phone, and any changes you make to a document on your phone will be automatically synced across all your devices. Pictures you take with your phone can also be uploaded to your OneDrive so that you can view them on your computer.

Every OneDrive account comes with 5G of free storage space, but if you subscribe to Microsoft 365, you get 1TB of storage for up to five users.

There is a OneDrive app for Mac if you want to connect your Mac computer to your Microsoft OneDrive.

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