If you have a Windows Phone, your data will be synced automatically with your Windows 10 PC. But if you own an Android phone, you can now sync it with with the computer thanks to Microsoft’s Phone Companion app. However, you will have to set up your device need a Windows Live account before starting the sync process.

Here are 7 steps that you can follow to sync data from your Android phone to the Windows 10 PC. Let’s check out now!

Step 1: Connect your Android smartphone to your Windows 10 computer via a USB cable. The system will automatically detect the device and proceed to install the requisite USB drivers.

Step 2: Launch the Windows 10 Phone Companion app, which was announced by Microsoft back in May and is installed along with the new operating system by default. Then you select the device platform to Android and choose OneDrive.

Microsoft’s Phone Companion app is installed along with Windows 10 by default.

Step 3: Enter your Windows Live account login details and hit the sign-in button. Once logged in, a download link will be sent to your email. Click on this link to download the app for your Android device. Alternately, you can install the app directly from the Google Play Store.

Step 4: Install the app on your device and launch it. Then you enter login details of your Windows Live email account.

Step 5: Log into the account, follow the on-screen instructions and assign basic permissions for the app to run.

Step 6: Now that the Phone Companion app is set up, return to your computer and check the confirmation box that acknowledges successful connection between your phone and your PC.

Step 7: Confirm Camera Upload settings on your Android device and hit Done button to finish the process.

It’s done! Now you can transfer data between your Windows 10 computer and your Android smartphone.


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