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    Accessing files from your Galaxy phone on your laptop could get easier

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    Last updated: June 10th, 2024 at 21:13 UTC+02:00

    Samsung has been working with Google and Microsoft to improve integration and productivity between Galaxy devices. Galaxy phones are usually the first to get access to new integration features with Microsoft's Windows OS. Thanks to deeper integration in Windows 11, accessing files from your Galaxy phone could soon get even easier.

    Files from Galaxy phones can be accessed more easily on Galaxy Book laptops via Windows 11

    To access files stored on your Galaxy phone and tablet, you may not need to open the Phone Link app anymore. As spotted by X user @PhantomOnEarth, the File Manager app in Windows 11 will soon be able to display your Android phone as a shortcut. Once you click your phone on the app's sidebar, you can see all the files stored on your Galaxy device.

    Microsoft Windows Phone Link File Manager Integration Windows 11

    You can wirelessly import relevant files from your Galaxy phone or tablet to your Galaxy (or any other branded) laptop or PC. To enable this feature, you must enable the setting from the Settings app on a computer running Windows 11. To make this happen, the Phone Link app and the Cross Device Experience Host app act as a bridge between Android and Windows.

    The story continues after our Galaxy Book 4 series hands-on video below.

    The Phone Link app on Windows 11 already allows users to access images and videos stored on Android phones and tablets. However, other files, like documents, can't be accessed right now without using screen mirroring and dragging and dropping files.

    The new File Manager integration for files stored on your Galaxy phone and tablet is under testing right now, and it could be released to some users soon via the Dev and Beta versions of Windows 11. Once the testing is done thoroughly, the feature could be released to all users with compatible devices and capabilities.

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