How to Make and Receive Phone Calls in Windows 11

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This post describes making and receiving phone calls in Windows 11 using the Microsoft Phone Link app.

Windows allows users to use the Phone Link app to link their phones and seamlessly communicate and transfer data.

The Phone Link app lets you instantly access your Android or iPhone apps from your PC. Then, using a Wi-Fi connection, browse, play, order, chat, and more — all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard.

You can make and receive phone calls in Windows using the Phone Link app. It is required to have Bluetooth turned on, paired, and connected for both your PC and linked phone.

Your PC must have a microphone and speakers/headphones to talk and hear on the phone.

Making and receiving phone calls in Windows 11

As described above, you can make and receive calls using the Phone Link app in Windows 11. However, before you can do that, you must first link your phone to your Windows PC and enable Bluetooth or connect to the same Wi-Fi to which your PC is connected.

How to link Android phone to Windows 11

Making a phone call

To make a call on your PC:

First, open the Phone Link app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu -> All apps -> and selecting Phone Link.

Alternatively, click the Phone Link background app icon on the Taskbar (Taskbar overflow) to open.

Select the Call button on the menu when the Phone Link app opens.

In the Search your contacts box, search for a contact name or number. Alternatively, you can directly enter a phone number on the dial pad.

Select the Dial icon to start your call.

If you don’t have Bluetooth available on your device (or if it’s been turned off), you won’t be able to make or receive calls on your PC.

Also, when you start a call on your PC and transfer it to your Android device, you can only mute it from your phone (but not from your PC).

Receiving a phone call

When your phone is connected to Windows 11 via the Phone Link app, you should get notifications when calls come in from the notification center.

When you select the notification, it will open the Microsoft Phone Link app, where you can accept or decline a call.

If a call is in progress on your Android device, you can’t mute that call from your PC.

That should do it!



This post showed you how to make and receive calls from your phone to Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to share.

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