How to Pin Apps from your Phone to the Start menu on Windows 11

Pin Android apps to the start menu background

This article provides a detailed guide on utilizing the Phone Link feature of Windows 11 to pin Android apps onto the Start menu from a mobile device, enabling users to access their phone’s apps and data on their PCs. The feature also permits customization of notifications display, audio source selection, and more. The article also outlines the steps to perform this task as well as how to remove the app from the Start menu.

This article explains how to pin apps from your mobile device using the Phone Link feature to the Start menu 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 suggestionsopen Phone Link notification banners in the mobile app or Phone Linkenable or disable Phone Link to show text messages, enable or disable Phone Link to make calls from your mobile device, and more.

When you enable Phone Link to display apps and websites from your mobile device, you can pin those apps to the Start menu on your desktop.

Pinning Android apps from your mobile device to the Start menu using the Phone Link feature on Windows 11 can be very useful for accessing your phone’s apps and data from your PC.

By pinning your frequently used apps to the Start menu on your desktop, you can quickly access them without having to search for them every time. Additionally, you can customize how notifications are displayed and choose to hear audio from the PC or phone, among other options.

Pin your Android app to the Start menu using the Phone Link

As mentioned above, users can pin their apps on their mobile devices to the Start menu in Windows 11. This is only possible if they allow Phone Link to display apps and websites from their mobile devices.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Phone Link app.

Then, select the Apps tab to list all the apps on your mobile device. Next, right-click the app you want to pin on the Start menu, then select ‘Add to Start‘ on the context menu.

Phone Link add to start command

Next, click Start -> All apps, right-click the app’s icon on the list, and select ‘Pin to Start‘.

Pin Android apps to the start menu using Phone Link

The app should now appear on the Start menu. You can launch it without first going to the Phone Link app.

Pin Android apps to the start menu display

If you want to remove the app, right-click its icon and select ‘Unpin from Start.’

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to pin an Android app from your mobile phone to the Start menu. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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I love computers; maybe way too much. What I learned I try to share at geekrewind.com.

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