How to Enable or Disable suggestions for using Android phone with Windows on Windows 11

Phone Link suggestions on using Android with Windows

The article provides a guide on how to turn on or off the “Show me suggestions for using my Android phone with Windows” feature in Windows 11. This function, enabled by default, offers suggestions on using an Android phone with a Windows PC via the Phone Link app. The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions on how to adjust this feature in the Windows Settings app.

This article explains how to turn “Show me suggestions for using my Android phone with Windows” on or off 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 off, show notifications in the Phone Link feature feed, and more.

Windows will show you suggestions for using your Android phone with Windows by default. You can turn this feature on or off anytime.

The “Show me suggestions for using my Android phone with Windows” feature in Windows 11 allows Windows to suggest ways to use your Android phone with your PC. This feature is turned on by default, and Windows will show you these suggestions.

However, you may want to turn this feature off if you don’t want to see these suggestions or find them unnecessary. Alternatively, you can keep this feature turned on if you find the suggestions helpful and want to explore more ways to use your phone with your Windows PC.

How to turn “Show me suggestions for using my Android phone with Windows” on or off

As mentioned above, users can turn on suggestions showing how to use their Android phone with a Windows PC. You can turn off these suggestions if you don’t want to see them.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Bluetooth & devices button on the left.

Windows Bluetooth and internet in Settings

Select the Phone Link tile on the right to expand it.

Phone Link in the Settings app

On the Bluetooth & devices -> Phone Link settings page, select the tile “Show me suggestions for using my Android phone with Windows.” 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 show or hide suggestions on how to use Android with Windows

Turn Phone Link Suggestions On or Off in the Windows Registry

Enabling and disabling Phone Link suggestions can also be done in the Windows Registry Editor. The steps below show you how to do that.

First, open Windows Registry Editor.

Then, navigate to the registry key below.


Next, double-click the OptedIn (REG_DWORD) name on the Explorer key’s right pane to open it. Then, enter a value 1 to turn on Phone Link suggestions.

To disable Phone Link suggestions, type 0.

If you do not see the ‘OptedIn ‘item, right-click a blank area and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then, enter the name ‘OptedIn ‘.

Phone Link suggestions in Windows

You may have to restart your computer for the changes to apply.

That should do it!


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