Did you know that Windows has a function called “Smartphone Tethering”? In fact, this functionality has been upgraded since 2022, and it is now possible to make calls, send and receive SMS and LINE messages from synchronized Android smartphones. So this time, let’s introduce how to make a call using an Android smartphone that is already paired with a Windows PC.
Windows PC and Android smartphone can be synchronized!
Windows 10 has a function called Smartphone Sync that allows you to view photos stored on your smartphone and send and receive SMS messages by syncing your Android smartphone with your PC.
Subsequently, the name was changed from “Smartphone Collaboration Link” to “Smartphone Collaboration” and gradually developed, and in 2022, it became possible to make calls using an Android smartphone synchronously from a PC, send and receive SMS and LINE.
For example, if you are working remotely with a computer at home, you tend to ignore SMS and LINE messages on your smartphone, but if you use this smartphone tethering function, SMS and LINE notifications will be displayed while you are working on your PC . It is convenient to be able to reply on your computer as is.
Also, if you pair your PC with your Android smartphone via bluetooth and connect a wired headset to your PC, you can make a call from your PC to your smartphone.
Therefore, I immediately tried to sync Windows 11 PC (Microsoft “Surface Laptop GO”) and Android smartphone (OPPO Reno5 A), so let’s present the procedure with pictures.
Let’s pair “Link to Windows” and “Smartphone link”!
First, in order to use the “Smartphone Linkage” function on a Windows 11 PC, the “Link to Windows” app is required on the Android smartphone side. After installing it on your smartphone, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Then, after launching the “Smartphone Linkage” app on Windows 11, let’s proceed with the sync work according to the screen. On the way, if a QR card is displayed while the pairing is working, you can read it with your smartphone.
If you cannot successfully pair with the QR Code, you can also select “Pair Manually” and authenticate with the “PIN Code”.
In addition, in the image of this setup action a “smartphone collaboration link” is shown, but this is because the app has been updated and the name changed after author setup is finished.
Basically, “Smartphone Link” and “Smartphone Link” are the same, but please note that the procedure may have changed a bit with this update.
● Link to Windows (Android) →over here
■ “Link to Windows” and “Smartphone link” pairing procedure
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