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A new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build can link PCs to more Samsung phones

The Galaxy Fold phones can now work with the Windows Your Phone app. (Source: Microsoft)
The Galaxy Fold phones can now work with the Windows Your Phone app. (Source: Microsoft)
The latest Insider's version of Windows 10 updates the Your Phone app so that it is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, as well as the Galaxy Fold. This allows a user to monitor battery levels, screen-mirror and sync data. However, Microsoft has stated that these new features will be available to certain regions only to start off with.

Microsoft has released a new Insider Preview Build for Windows 10, which includes some interesting new features such as a new form of PIN sign-in that applies to Safe Mode in this OS. However, the most important implication of this new version may be that Link to Windows is finally coming to more Samsung Galaxy flagships.

The two OEMs in question have been touting this feature as a potential valuable augmentation to both One UI and Windows 10. It enables native screen monitoring on PCs, to the extent that a user can view and control their Android apps on their desktop, manage notifications and check their remaining battery life. 

Link to Windows is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G and the Galaxy Fold under Build 18995. However, Microsoft has noted that users in a limited pool of markets will see it first. Otherwise, the new Windows 10 Insider's Preview includes the ability to set up a PIN in Windows Hello while booting into Safe Mode, removes a persistent "fix account" notification present in the previous build and improves the reliability of Snips.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10- 7 (Update: 2019-10- 7)