How to Turn On or Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC


After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.

Your Phone is an app that runs on your PC. It is preinstalled in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Version 1809) and it's available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you've received or sent within the last 30 days.

The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).

The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as "push messages," "chat features," "advanced messaging," or "RCS messages."

If the Your Phone app detects that you're already using Cortana to see text messages on your PC, it'll give you the option to see them in the Your Phone app instead. Open the Your Phone app on your computer to go through the setup process. In Windows 10, the Cortana setting is called Get phone notifications on this PC.

See also: Your Phone app help | Microsoft Support

For troubleshooting info, see Why are some of my text messages missing?

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing text messages from your Android phone in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On Show Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app


EXAMPLE: Text Messages from Android phone in Your Phone app on PC
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Turn Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10
Turn On or Off Show Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app Settings

1. Open the Your Phone app.

2. Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon. (see screenshot below)

3. Under Messages, turn on (default) or off Allow this app to show text messages from my phone for what you want.

4. You can now close the Your Phone app if you like.

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Turn Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn Off Show Text Messages from Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10
Turn On Show Text Messages from Android Phone in Your Phone app

1. Open the Your Phone app.

2. Click/tap on the Messages icon. (see screenshot below)

3. Click/tap on the See texts button.

4. When finished, you can close the Your Phone app if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn