Still hesitating to install Windows 11 on your PC? You may decide, finally, thanks to this novelty recently announced by Microsoft. At least, if you own an iPhone.
Since the Redmond company no longer offers an operating system for smartphones, it is now trying to offer the best possible integration between Windows PCs and Android or iOS smartphones.
And recently, the firm announced a new feature for Windows 11 that will allow you to have your photos stored in iCloud directly on your computer’s Photos application.
“iCloud Photos is now integrated directly into the Photos app on Windows 11 and begins rolling out today via a Microsoft Store update to the Photos app. We expect it to be available to all Windows 11 customers by the end of the month”says Microsoft.
To take advantage of this new feature, you must ensure that you have the latest version of the Windows 11 Photos application. You must also install the iCloud for Windows application from the Microsoft Store. Then, all you have to do is log in, sync the photos, then the iCloud Photos content will automatically appear in the Microsoft app.
Obviously, if it doesn’t work right away, you just have to wait, since Microsoft has talked about a phased rollout.
In any case, this kind of feature can save you time when you need to use a photo taken by your iPhone on your computer.
New features for Android
Obviously, if you need a good synchronization between your iPhone and your computer, the best is to use an iPhone with a Mac, or an Android device with a Chromebook.
However, for users of certain Samsung models, it should be noted that Windows already offers a lot of synchronization features, via its Phone Link application. As a reminder, this app is available for all Android models.
But Microsoft has a special relationship with Samsung, which means that certain Phone Link features are reserved for Samsung Galaxy models. Moreover, recently, we discovered that Microsoft is developing a new feature of this app which will probably be reserved for models from the Korean giant. This will facilitate the sharing of internet connection between smartphone and PC.
On the other hand, according to a recent article by our colleagues from Windows Latest, Microsoft is developing a new function to broadcast the audio stream from an Android smartphone on Windows.
You can soon share your Android phone’s audio with Windows 11 https://t.co/CYjCenvEu7 pic.twitter.com/E8dxe9d8E7
— Windows Latest (@WindowsLatest) November 14, 2022
Another function, also under development, would allow sharing of browsing history with the default browser of Samsung smartphones.