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Sometimes you might want to link your phone (running on Android or iOS) with your computer running on Windows 10 for various reasons. To do this, we shall look at some of the ways that you can achieve this. We shall start with linking your Android phone to your Windows 10 Operating system.
Linking Android and Windows 10
This connection can be achieved wirelessly or via a USB cable. Follow the procedure below to achieve this; Begin by launching the settings in your Windows PC and click on the phone option.
Ensure that both your computer and your Android phone have an active internet connection before navigating to Add phone.
A new window will pop-up prompting you for your country-code followed by your telephone number. Once you hit send, you’ll receive an SMS containing a link where you can download the Microsoft Apps.
Your phone should appear in Windows 10’s phone section once this linking is successful. From now on, you can comfortably transfer any news or articles you read online from your phone to your PC by tapping the ‘Continue on PC’ button.
This is a one-time procedure that can be repeated in the future should you have any challenges networking your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC.
Linking iOS to Windows 10
Due to compatibility concerns, you might have to install iTunes to your Windows 10 before attempting to connect your iPhone iOS. To get iTunes, launch any browser of your choice and enter the following link to your URL; www.apple.com/itunes, alternatively, you can click on the link to start it automatically.
Proceed to click on the download button and decide whether you want in or out of the Apple newsletter. Once your download has completed, launch the iTunes6464Setup.exe installer which is an executable file.
After successfully installing iTunes to your Windows 10, then you can synchronize your iPhone and your PC. However, at the initial launch of iTunes, the application will scan for media content across your hard drives after which you’ll be at liberty to transfer them to your phone.
Steps to Synchronizing your iPhone to iTunes
- You can achieve this wirelessly over your Wi-Fi connection or through the lightning cable. To begin with, however, you might be forced to attach your phone to your computer through the cable.
- Once this is done, you’ll be prompted whether you trust the connection. Go ahead as to verify this connection.
- Continue on the next step where you are prompted whether you want the computer to access your iPhone.
- Launch the newly installed iTunes.
- Link your phone with the computer by the use of a lightning cable.
- On the iTunes interface, select Device and navigate to your iPhone.
It is strongly advisable to begin by backing up your phone to the computer and activate the automatic back up for future updates. The automatic backup setting will provide you with a list of items that you are interested in for backing up.
You should, however, practice caution when backing up your music because all the music library from the computer will replace that in your phone, so consider starting by transferring the music in your phone to the computer first before doing the reverse.
For whatever reason you want to link your Android or iOS phone to your Windows PC, the merits outweigh the demerits. You might want full control of your phone using your computer for boosted productivity in the workplace, or you want to be hands-free on your computer.