How to make calls with your smartphone from your Windows PC

Using the Windows 10 app Your Program you can use your Android smartphone to make a call: here's how

Before long, it will be possible to use a Windows 10 PC to make calls via your smartphone. Microsoft, in fact, is working together with Samsung to develop a new app specifically for the Galaxy Note 10. In the future, the same app could also arrive on all other Android smartphones.

After all, already today the (beta) version v1.19082.1006.0 of the Windows 10 app Your Phone allows you to make calls on some smartphones, such as the Realme 3 Pro, according to some users on Twitter. According to Microsoft, it's not long before the feature is extended to all Android phones: at the latest, by the end of 2019, the stable version of "Your Phone" should arrive that will allow it to be done on all smartphones. However, Microsoft has a big challenge in front of it: it won't be easy to match all 800 million Windows 10 computers with all 2.5 billion Android smartphones around the world.

Samsung first

It is precisely because of these difficulties in making the infinite number of possible hardware combinations between Windows PCs and Android smartphones interact correctly that Microsoft has wisely decided to work side by side with Samsung, which is the world's leading manufacturer of green robot smartphones. Back in August, a specific partnership was announced to integrate the Your Phone app into the Korean giant's cell phones, starting with the Note 10. At the moment, Microsoft's Your Phone app allows access to Android smartphones from almost any manufacturer, to see photos and videos stored in the internal memory, and to read messages and notifications via a PC running Windows 10. Basically, said in one word, with Your Phone you can "mirror" your smartphone on your PC. Calls, however, are still missing even though Microsoft had announced the release of this feature for the first half of this year.

How to make calls on Windows 10 with Android smartphones

In reality, though, those who have the need or even the desire to use a Windows PC to make phone calls through an Android smartphone connected to the computer can already do so. But using third-party apps, not developed by Microsoft, such as AirDroid. Then there are a number of other apps that replicate almost all of the functionality of Your Phone, except calls. These include AirMove, PushBullet, Xender, Vysor, Join, Apower Manager, MoboPlay and many others.