Recently, Microsoft released a new update named as the Fall Creators Update. From now on, it allows users to link their Android and iOS devices to their Windows 10 PCs. This will enable you to use many new features, one of which is called ‘Continue on PC.’
With ‘Continue on PC’ enabled, you can just push web sites to your PC from your Android and iOS devices to read and work on them later, making it an uninterrupted experience to browse the internet.
And the good thing is that you don’t have to connect the devices using a USB cable or even keep them on the same network for the new features to work!
The aforementioned feature is, for now, available to the beta testers. But do not worry as the update will start rolling out for the normal users soon! If you have an insider version of Windows, you can enable this slick feature by following these steps.
Connecting iOS and Android devices to Windows 10
Before continuing, make sure that you have a working phone number as it will be required in this process. We will be using an Android device in this article, but you can do the same with iOS as the steps are similar.
Step 1: Download the Cortana app on your Android or iOS device and login to your Microsoft account.
Step 2: Now, on your PC go to settings in Windows 10.
Step 3: Click on “Phone”.
Step 4: Now, to connect your device, click on “Add a phone.”
Make sure your device is connected to the internet as it is required to set this up.
Step 5: In the next screen, you have to enter your phone number which is associated with the Android or iOS device you want to connect.
Step 6: Click on “Send” to receive an SMS with the link to the app in your phone.
Step 7: Now install the app – “Microsoft Apps” from the link in the SMS you received. This is important to use the “Continue on PC” feature.
Step 8: Open Cortana on your phone and you’ll see an option “Continue your tasks on PC” select “Try it now” to proceed.
Now, you’ll see the ‘Continue on PC’ button in Cortana on your Android or iOS device. You can use this option to send any web page to your PC to continue reading later.
Note: You only have to link your device through SMS only once. If you want to reinstall Microsoft Apps, you can easily do it through Play Store or the Apple App Store without any SMS verification.
If you want to stop the feature, you can unlink the PC from Cortana on Android or iOS. This will stop all the devices from pushing links to your PC.
This is how you can link your Android or iOS device to Windows 10 to use the ‘Continue on PC’ feature. If you have any query, please leave a comment below.