Your Phone Now Supports Phone Calls in Preview

Thanks to a new pre-release feature, you can now make and receive phone calls from the Windows 10 Your Phone app.

“The Calls feature is now ready and gradually rolling out to everyone,” Microsoft revealed in a post about a completely different topic for some reason. “You don’t have to split your attention between your phone and PC to answer those phone calls. With the Your Phone Calls feature, tap into your PC’s speakers, microphone, and larger screen for a richer calling experience. Effortlessly transfer calls between your devices for privacy or when you are on the go.”

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As you may recall, Microsoft first revealed this functionality at the Samsung Note 10 event in August, and it later revealed that it would be coming to other Android-based smartphones as well. In October, it did just that and expanded the availability of its Calls feature to those on the Windows 10 Insider Preview. What’s changed today is that it’s publicly available, albeit it still in preview form.

With the Your Phone Calls feature (in preview), you can do the following:

  • Answer incoming phone calls on your PC.
  • Start phone calls from your PC using the in-app dialer or contact list.
  • Decline incoming phone calls on your PC with custom/pre-defined text.
  • Send incoming phone calls directly to your phone’s voicemail.
  • Access your recent call history on your PC.
  • Select a phone number from the recent calls list to call or text that number.
  • Transfer calls between your devices (from PC to phone or from phone to PC) seamlessly.
  • Select a phone number in a (supported) web browser to start a call. (It’s not clear what browsers are supported.)

The Calls (in preview) feature in Your Phone requires Windows 10 version 1903 or newer, Bluetooth capabilities in your PC, and Android 7.0 or higher on your phone.

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  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    17 December, 2019 - 8:54 am

    <p>I would like to see this get connected some how to Outlook 2016 call feature. Then it could be a sales man tool.</p>

  • christian.hvid

    17 December, 2019 - 9:22 am

    <p>"<em>Your Phone Now Supports Phone Calls</em>" – a headline worthy of The Onion. :)</p><p><br></p><p>Seriously though, Your Phone is probably the most useful of all the apps bundled with Windows 10. Just typing text messages on a real keyboard is like heaven on Earth after all those years of fumbling with numeric buttons and then miniature glass panels.</p>

  • 1speed

    17 December, 2019 - 11:00 am

    <p>Its still a little buggy but its getting there over time. The Your Phone app is the equivalent to using short cut keys in Windows. A huge time saver and people who don't use it have no idea what they are missing.</p>

  • adachan

    17 December, 2019 - 11:15 am

    <p>I meet all the listed requirements, but do not have the feature. All the previous features in Your Phone work great tho. Is there something else that I need to do?</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      17 December, 2019 - 11:34 am

      Probably just wait a few days. This one could be rolling out over time as well.

    • evox81

      Premium Member
      17 December, 2019 - 11:47 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#499083">In reply to adachan:</a></em></blockquote><p>One possibility: Check for updates in the Windows Store.. make sure the Your Phone app is up to date. Otherwise, it may just be a case of waiting patiently for whatever mechanism rolls features out to who and when. </p>

  • kshsystems

    Premium Member
    17 December, 2019 - 11:40 am

    <p>I am looking forward to trying these newer features.</p><p><br></p><p>So far, I have not seen them on either a Samsung Note 9 and a Google Pixel 4 XL.</p>

  • walterwood44

    17 December, 2019 - 11:54 am

    <p>It would be even nicer if we could sync our Android Contacts to Windows so we could use it to make calls. </p>

    • csalese

      17 December, 2019 - 12:06 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#499102">In reply to walterwood44:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sync them to your Gmail account and sync that to Windows. I do the same with macOS, and have all of my work and personal contacts in one neat tidy package.</p>

      • IanYates82

        Premium Member
        18 December, 2019 - 4:54 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#499105">In reply to csalese:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yep, contact sync using device-to-device comms is a long dead thing. Use a cloud service to sync your contacts</p>

  • steam960

    17 December, 2019 - 12:03 pm

    <p>I am wondering if this could evolve into bypassing the dumb Android and directly accessing the LTE capability of my laptop or future Windows 10X device?</p>

  • zeratul456

    17 December, 2019 - 12:38 pm

    <p>Bluetooth support is required huh? That's disappointing.</p>

  • MityK

    Premium Member
    17 December, 2019 - 2:22 pm

    <p>For some reason make and receive phone calls feature were removed from "Your Phone" app on my PC last night (after update). This is realty strange. </p><p>I addition to it Your Phone app don't show all my current test/SMS or sometime show test/SMS that were archived long time ago.</p><p>Also I can't delete test/SMS fro the app.</p><p>25 most resent photos is also a very strange restriction.</p><p>Your Phone has good potential but it's unreliable in current form.</p>

  • behindmyscreen

    19 December, 2019 - 4:42 pm

    <p>Come on Apple….let Microsoft work with iOS too</p>

  • flipside

    Premium Member
    13 January, 2020 - 3:28 pm

    <p>Still no sign of it here</p>

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