How to enable or disable Phone Link to show text messages from your phone in Windows 11

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This concise guide is about managing the “Allow Phone Link to show text messages from my mobile device” option in the Phone Link app on Windows 11. Activating this option allows text messages from a user’s mobile device to be shown in the notification banners on the PC by default, while deactivating does the opposite.…

This article explains how to enable or disable “Allow Phone Link to show text message from my mobile device” in Windows 11.

The Phone Link app is a feature on Windows that allows you to link your phone and PC using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and access your phone’s apps and data from your PC. It lets you browse, play, order, chat, and more using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard while your phone stays in your pocket or desk.

With your phone connected to your PC, you can choose how to display notificationschoose to hear audio from the PC or phoneturn allow the phone link app to sync over mobile without Wi-Fi on or offunlink your phone from Windowsenable or disable auto startup for the phone link appsend and receive text messages from the appadd or remove Phone Link on the widgets boardturn dark mode on or offopen your phone screen in the appturn show notifications for all my apps on or offshow notifications in the Phone Link feature feedenable or disable using Phone Link with Windows suggestions, open Phone Link notification banners in the mobile app or Phone Link, and more.

When you use Phone Link, your text messages from your mobile device are shown in the notification banners by default. You can turn it on or off as you wish.

When disabled, it will also turn off sending and receiving MMS attachments, notification banners, and taskbar badges for messages.

Enabling or disabling the “Allow Phone Link to show text message from my mobile device” option in the Phone Link app on Windows 11 determines whether or not your text messages from your mobile device are shown in the notification banners by default.

If the option is turned on, you can see your text messages in the notification banners and reply directly from your PC. If it is turned off, you will not see your text messages in the notification banners, and you will have to check your phone for any new messages.

Turn “Allow Phone Link to show text message from my mobile device” on or off

As mentioned above, users can turn off showing text messages from their mobile devices using the Phone Link app in Windows.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Phone Link app.

Then, choose to add your phone. If phones are connected to the Phone Link app, click the Settings button (gear) at the top right corner and select Features on the menu.

Phone Link Features settings

On the right of the Features settings page, under Notifications, select the “Allow Phone Link to show text message from my mobile device” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Phone Link allow text messages from my mobile device

That should do it.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the “Allow Phone Link to show text message from my mobile device” settings in the Phone Link app. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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