What is YourPhone.exe process in Windows 10? Do I remove it?

If you go to the Windows 10 Settings app, there is a prominent Phone App icon. This option lets you connect your phone with Windows 10, and receive notifications right on the desktop. Now if you see “YourPhone.exe” in the Task Manager and are wondering if it is a virus, then don’t worry about it.

What is YourPhone.exe process

YourPhone.exe in task manager

Since the program, YourPhone.exe needs to keep sending any notification on the phone to desktop the process is kept running at all times. Using this for Microsoft apps, you can continue where you left on the phone. So as you keep linking apps, the better the experience – provided you are using the same Microsoft account both on the phone, and the computer.

The process keeps running in the background and sometimes shows up on in the task manager. That said if the program worries you, and you do not want it, there are ways to get rid of it.

Disable YourPhone.exe from running in the background

Your Phone App Background

The best way to get disable YourPhone.exe is to stop it from running in the background.

  1. Open the Settings App > Go to Privacy > Background Apps
  2. Find Your Phone app in the list, click on it and then select Advanced options
  3. Then toggle off the option for Background apps.

Remove Your Phone app from Windows 10

Right click on the Start button at the corner and select Windows PowerShell (Administrator)

Type the following command and hit Enter:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

The command will altogether remove Your Phone App from Windows.

YourPhone.exe is not any malware, but a critical program which comes preinstalled in Windows. But if you want to be doubly sure, scan your full system with a good antivirus software.

Want to know about these processes, files or file types?

Rundll32.exe | Windows.edb files |csrss.exe | Thumbs.db files | NFO and DIZ files | Index.dat file | Swapfile.sys, Hiberfil.sys & Pagefile.sys | Nvxdsync.exe | Svchost.exe | RuntimeBroker.exe | TrustedInstaller.exe | DLL or OCX files | StorDiag.exe | MOM.exe | Host Process for Windows Tasks | ApplicationFrameHost.exe | ShellExperienceHost.exe | winlogon.exe | atieclxx.exe | Conhost.exe | JUCheck.exe | vssvc.exe | wab.exe | utcsvc.exe | ctfmon.exe | LSASS.exe | csrss.exe.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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