Microsoft’s new feature allows Samsung devices to run multiple apps simultaneously
The latest Microsoft Your Phone update will allow Samsung smartphone users to launch multiple Android applications simultaneously on their PCs. The feature is gradually rolling out to select Samsung devices as a preview. The Your Phone application was recently launched and allows users to run Android applications from their phones on their PCs. The feature is being rolled out to select Samsung devices that have Link to Windows integration. Upgrading with the new multi-app feature requires Windows 10 May 2020 Update or later.
To use the multiple applications function on the Your phone application on PC, users must have their phones and PC connected to the same Wi-Fi, such as Announced by Microsoft. The Your Phone app by Microsoft on your PC it must be version 1.20102.132.0 or higher. the Your Phone Companion App on connected Samsung devices it must be version 1.20102.133.0 or higher. Users are also required to have Link to Windows Service version 2.1.05.2 or newer.
The eligible Samsung devices that will support the feature if running Android 10 and have Link to Windows integration are Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G. It can also be used by Samsung devices that are enrolled in the Samsung OneUI 3.0 Beta program, running Android 11 and have Link to Windows integration including Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20 + 5G and Samsung S20 Ultra 5G. It is available on PC for Windows Insider community users who are on the Beta, Developer, or Release Preview channels.
Since it is an older version, Microsoft has noted that you may see a blank screen if some applications block the ability to cast to another screen. Some applications may also not respond to mouse or keyboard interactions, so users will need to use a touch-enabled PC. The applications that are installed in the work profile or sub profiles will not be displayed in the application list of Your phone and must be opened through the display function of the phone.