Published: Sun, October 13, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Windows update lets you answer Android calls on a PC

Windows update lets you answer Android calls on a PC

The Windows 10 PC needs to have Bluetooth support; 19H1 build or newer, at least Windows 10 build 18362.356.

In simple words, it is now possible to upgrade to the most stable version of Windows 10, Win 10 1903. Simply choose to accept or deny a call from a prompt that will appear on your Windows 10 device.

Don't have a Samsung phone? All that's required is an Android phone that's running at least Android 7 Nougat and, of course, the Your Phone, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store free of charge. Right now, the feature is open to the Windows Insider community, but it should be available to everyone else soon. "Tap into your PC's speakers, microphone, and large screen for a richer calling experience", said Microsoft on its website.

You can now answer incoming calls from your PC with the new Your Phone companion app. You can even transfer the call back and forth between the phone and the computer.

The Calls feature comes bundled with the Windows 10 20H1 build 18999 that was released on Tuesday. You relied on the Your Phone app to see if the incoming text or notification is worth getting your phone out for.

Microsoft has been through a saga with its Windows 10 updates, with problems ranging from files being inadvertently deleted to wiping user data being reported.

It was also around 1703 that those pesky quality issues began to surface in earnest as Microsoft called a halt to users manually updating their systems while it ironed out nasties found after the thing had been released.

The Redmond-based tech giant has recently released a Windows 10 update equipped with the ability to answer calls to Android phones on PC. Ultimately, this highlights the company's interest to work with multiple digital assistants under varying companies.

There are many more changes, all which can be found here in this blog post.

The November 2019 update aka Version 1909 is likely to be the one that ships to non-Insiders. According to Microsoft, they are now working with partners to update their software with a fix, and fortunately, most games have already rolled out updates to prevent PC gamers from experiencing this issue.

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