If you want to pin or unpin Your Phone apps to Start Menu or Taskbar, this guide will help you go through the process. You can pin any of your mobile apps to the Start menu and Taskbar in Windows 11 and use them when your phone is connected to your PC.
The Your Phone app in Windows 11 is one of the handiest apps for those who want to receive calls, notifications, etc., from their mobiles to their computers. If you want to find the latest SMS or notifications from Messenger or any other app, you can simply use the Your Phone app to get them on your PC. The best thing is that you can find the app for Android as well as iOS.
However, if you are using a Samsung mobile, you may find it more useful because of the latest integrations. For your information, you can find and use any of the installed apps on your computer. If you already do that frequently, pinning your favorite apps to the Start Menu or Taskbar will help you open them quickly. Instead of opening the Your Phone app on your computer, you can just click on the pinned apps to open them on your screen. For obvious reasons, your phone must be connected to your computer via the same Wi-Fi network.
Note: Before going forward, you should follow this guide to connect your mobile to your computer via Your Phone. However, if you have already done that, there is no need to repeat these steps.
How to pin or unpin Your Phone apps to Start and Taskbar in Windows 11
To pin or unpin Your Phone apps to Start and Taskbar in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Search for your phone in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Switch to the Apps section.
- Right-click on an app you want to pin.
- Select Pin to Start to pin the app to Start Menu.
- Select Pin to taskbar to pin the app to the Taskbar.
- Click the Yes button.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
To get started, you need to open the Your Phone app on your computer. To do that, you can search for your phone in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result.
Once it is opened on your screen, switch to the Apps section visible on the left-hand side.
Here you can find all the apps you have on your mobile. Right-click on the desired app you want to pin. Here you can see two options – Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar.
If you want to pin the app to the Start Menu, select the former option. However, if you want to pin the app to the Taskbar, click on the latter option, Pin to taskbar.
Either way, you need to confirm the addition by clicking on the Yes button.
Once done, you can find the app at the respective location.
What does it mean to pin Your Phone to the Taskbar?
If you are talking about pinning the Your Phone app to the Taskbar, it implies that you can open the Your Phone on your computer from the Taskbar. However, if you are talking about the Your Phone apps that you can see after connecting a mobile, it denotes that you can find and open those mobile apps from the Taskbar. If you want to do the second thing, you can follow the aforementioned guide.
How do I pin a shortcut to the Start menu?
To pin an app shortcut to the Start Menu in Windows 11, you can follow this detailed guide. For that, you can find any app from the All apps list, right-click on it and select the Pin to taskbar option. On the other hand, you can right-click on any app on the Desktop or anywhere else and find the same option in the context menu.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
Read: Make Your Phone app Sync over mobile data in Windows 11/10.