Windows update lets you answer Android calls on a PC

You can now answer, decline and make calls on your Android phone from your PC.

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Windows Calls Android

Hello, Windows? It's Android calling.


Microsoft has released a Windows 10 update that comes with the ability to answer calls to your Android phone on your PC. The Calls feature in Windows uses your computer's speakers, microphone and screen so you can answer incoming calls, make calls and decline calls. The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18999 (20H1) was launched as an early release Tuesday to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

Calls, first announced during Samsung Unpacked in August, can also send incoming calls to your phone's voicemail, access your recent call history through your PC and transfer calls between phone and PC.

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Android 7.0 or higher is needed for the feature to work, plus a Windows 10 PC with a  Bluetooth radio and a 19H1 build or newer. It also needs at minimum Windows 10 build 18362.356.

One known issue with the app is that you need to unpair and re-pair your phone and PC.

The feature will be rolled out to Windows Insiders in the coming days on 19H2 builds or newer. 

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