How to Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to a Windows Computer | Link to Windows

Wondering how to set up Link to Windows on your new Samsung Galaxy Note 20? If that’s so, then this post might be able to help you. Read on to learn how to connect your Galaxy Note 20 to your Windows computer with Link to Windows.

Samsung Galaxy Link to Windows

In an effort to bridge the gap between smartphones and computers, leading smartphone manufacturers worldwide have created a dedicated system that will let smartphone users get a desktop-like experience with seamless connectivity on their mobile devices.

If you own any of the recently released Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, you can utilize Link to Windows to connect the phone to your computer. By doing so, you can access and manage files, control apps, view photos and notifications, reply to messages, transfer contents, mirror your phone’s screen from your computer and more. 

If you haven’t tried this yet and need help getting started, then you can refer to this step by step walkthrough.

Easy steps to Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to your Windows PC with Link to Windows

Time Needed : 10 minutes

Before you begin, make sure that your computer is turned on and close to your phone. Also ensure that your phone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Once everything is set, you may proceed with these steps.

  1. On your Galaxy Note 20 Home screen, swipe up to launch the Apps viewer.

    The Apps viewer houses different app icons and shortcut controls.

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  2. Locate and then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will launch the main settings menu of your device.
    On this menu, you will see a list of all basic and advanced features  you can manage and utilize.


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  3. Tap Connections to continue.

    A new window opens with the phone's connectivity features you can turn on or off.

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  4. Scroll down to the Looking for something else section and then tap Link to Windows.

    The Microsoft screen will load up next.

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  5. Tap the command to Link your phone and PC.

    A pop-up window opens with some quick notes.

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  6. Read and review the pop-up message and then tap Continue.

    Another pop-up menu will appear.
    This time, you will be asked to grant permission to Your Phone Companion to take pictures and record videos.

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  7. Tap Allow to confirm.

    The Barcode scanner will then activate.



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  8. At this point, you will need to go to your computer and then navigate to www.aka.ms/linkphone on your browser. So open your preferred browser and then type the specified URL into the address bar to instigate site search.

    After typing the URL, you will be redirected to the Microsoft LinkPhone Sign in page.
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  9. Tap the Sign in with Microsoft button to proceed.

    The Sign in page for your Microsoft account will load up next.

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  10. Enter the email address, phone or Skype that's linked to your Microsoft account. 
    If you still haven't set up a Microsoft account, tap the option to Create One instead and then follow the rest of the onscreen commands to finish creating  your account.

    Assuming that you already have a registered Microsoft account, enter your account credential on the provided text field and then tap Next.

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  11. On the next screen, enter your password.

    This would be the password that you've assigned to your Microsoft account.
    After entering the Password, tap Sign In then tap Next on the next screen.
    Wait for the account verification process to finish.


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  12. If the login credentials you've entered are correct, you will successfully access the QR screen.
    Here, you will be prompted with a barcode for you to scan using your Galaxy Note 20 and then tap DONE.

    At this point, you will need to sign in on your phone and scan the QR code.
    When finished scanning the QR code on your phone, the Your Phone app will load up on your computer.

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  13. On this app, you will see the name of the phone that's linked and that's the Galaxy Note 20. Beneath the phone's name are the main menus or features of the Your Phone app.
    You will be using these commands to access and manage your Galaxy Note 20 straight from your Windows computer.

    All these items will serve as the main commands that you will use to access and manage your Galaxy Note 20 straight from your Windows computer.

    Just wait for the computer to carry out the finishing touches to get your devices connected.
    Once everything is set, you will be prompted with the Your Phone app's welcome screen.

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  14. Tap Get started to proceed.

    On the pop-up message, confirm if you'd like to pin the Your Phone app to the taskbar of your computer.

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  15. If you click Yes, a shortcut icon of the app will be pinned on the taskbar. Clicking on that icon will launch the app.
    If you don't want to, click No instead.

    The Phone app main screen opens next.

    At this point, you can start exploring each of the available features and commands. The interface of the Your Phone app is very simple and easy to use. That said, you shouldn’t be having any trouble utilizing its every feature.

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  16. There are also other commands and features you can use and explore at the moment. Screen mirroring is also supported. To give it a try, just click the link to Open phone screen then wait for your computer to connect to your phone.

    Make sure that your computer and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network to evade from getting an error.

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Tools
  • Android 10
  • Windows 10
Materials
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • PC/laptop

When the devices are linked, you will see the actual display of your Galaxy Note 20 mirrored on your computer’s screen. 

By then, you can start utilizing all of the content from your app or play your phone games on your computer’s screen using a keyboard and a mouse for extra precision.

Link to Windows Not Working?

Should you encounter any error when attempting to set up Link to Windows like unable to link your Note 20 to your Windows PC, verify and ensure that both your devices are turned on, unlocked, connected to the same Wi-Fi network and within range. 

Also ensure that your computer is running the latest OS version and that your Samsung smartphone has the latest version of Link to Windows.

  • To view this information on your Galaxy Note 20, just go to Settings-> Advanced features-> Link to Windows then tap the More option icon to view more items. Select the About Link to Windows option then tap the Update button.

If the Link to Windows app needs an update, you will be redirected to the Galaxy Store listing for the app. Just follow the rest of the onscreen commands to  start updating. 

Keeping the Your Phone app on your computer up to date is also recommended. If necessary, you can update the Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store, search Your Phone and then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to complete the update download and installation process.

Once all updates are installed successfully, restart your phone and then reopen the Your Phone app on your Windows computer.

Hope this helps!

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