If you want to use Samsung apps on Windows 11, this guide will show the process. Any app you have installed on your Samsung mobile phone can be used on a Windows 11 computer. FYI, you need to use the Your Phone app to do this.
Sometimes you may need to use Android apps on a Windows 11 computer. There are several methods available for Windows 11 users. For example, you can use the Windows Subsystem for Android to do this. However, if you have one of the latest Samsung mobile phones, you can cast your mobile phone screen to your computer. So you don’t need to install the app. All you need is to connect your phone to your computer via Your Phone Companion.
This method is for those who don’t want to install any android apps on their computers but want to use them to get a different experience. If you are one of them, you can certainly check out this guide to use installed apps on your Windows 11 PC.
Note: Your mobile phone must be connected to your computer through the Your Phone app. While not required, you can try using a Wi-Fi network instead of mobile data. If you don’t know, you can follow this guide to connect your mobile phone to your computer through your phone. After that, you can follow the next steps.
How to Install and Use Samsung Apps on Windows 11
To install and use Samsung apps on Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Open the Your Phone app on your computer.
- Switch to Programs chapter.
- Find the app you want to open.
- Press here.
- Click on the start now button on your mobile phone.
Let’s take a look at these steps in detail.
As mentioned earlier, you must connect your phone and computer through “Your Phone”. If you’ve already done this, first open the Your Phone app on your computer.
Then switch to Apps section that is visible on the left side.
Now you can see all the apps you have on your mobile. Whether it’s a banking app, a social media app, a pre-installed app, or something else, you can find it on your computer screen. Select the application you want to use on your computer and click on it.
At this point, you may find a pop-up window on your mobile phone that asks you for permission to start recording or streaming with Your Phone Companion. You need to click on start now button.
You will then be able to find the application on your computer screen.
This is how you can open any installed application on your computer. However, if you want to view the home screen of a mobile phone, you can click the button open phone screen in the Your Phone app.
For your information, if you receive Unlock from your PC message when you open the application on your computer, you need to unlock your phone to start using it.
On this note, be sure to mention that your phone must be unlocked while using apps on your computer. Otherwise, you will keep getting the same error message.
Can Windows 11 use Android apps?
Yes, there are basically two ways to use Android apps on Windows 11 – using the Your Phone app and the Windows Subsystem for Android. If you have a Samsung mobile phone, you can use the first method which is easier than the second option. However, if you need more flexibility, you can choose the second method mentioned here.
Is Samsung compatible with Windows 11?
Yes, Samsung mobile phones are fully compatible with Windows 11. If you want to transfer data from mobile phone to computer or vice versa, you can do it with your Samsung mobile phone. On the other hand, you can follow the above guide to use the installed Samsung app on Windows 11 PC.