Get Started With Your Windows 10 Companion App

Author Natallia Slimani 9.8.2015. | 00:06

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If you your PC is already sporting Windows 10, you can now have your smartphone enjoy the same benefits. The Windows 10 Phone Companion app is now available for all platforms (not only Windows phones), so Android and IOS users can now also partake in the Windows experience.

What is the Windows 10 Phone Companion app and why you many want it?

Simply put, it’s a shortcut way for you to download Microsoft apps, such as Skype, One Drive, Office Mobile, Outlook, One Note and Cortana (to be available later this year). Phone Companion will help you identify and then get started with these popular Microsoft applications.

The setup is simple and you will need to get started is a Microsoft account, which could be the one you use for Outlook, for example.

The app will then make a few suggestions to improve your mobile life the Microsoft way.

It will first recommend you to install One Drive (if you don’t have it already). From then on, you can automatically upload your photos to One Drive. You can do that with multiple devices, and all your photos will be stored in one place.Taking a page out of Google Photos, One Drive also assigns topical tags to your photos, to make the search process easier.

When connected to a PC, the Companion app on Android phones will let you transfer files between devices, as well as provide you with battery status updates. It’s not exactly the same for IOS models. You will get the same file exchange capabilities, but not as much extra info will be provided.

The Windows 10 Phone Companion app may not have lots of functionality itself, but it does a good job of being a gateway to Microsoft applications and features. It is definitely a useful tool for Windows phone owners or  any Windows fans, who would like to see more Microsoft specifics in their smartphone lives.

Author Natallia Slimani 9.8.2015. | 00:06
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