Are you still hesitating to install Windows 11 on your PC? You can finally decide, thanks to this news recently announced by Microsoft. At least if you own an iPhone.
Since the Redmond company no longer offers an operating system for smartphones, it now tries to offer the best possible integration between Windows PCs and Android or iOS smartphones.
And recently, the company announced a new feature for Windows 11 that allows 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 is starting to roll 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, make sure you have the latest version of the Windows 11 Photos program. You’ll also need to install the iCloud for Windows program from the Microsoft Store. After that, just sign in, sync the photos, and the iCloud Photos content will automatically appear in the Microsoft app.
Of course, if it doesn’t work right away, you’ll just have to wait, as Microsoft has talked about a gradual 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 good sync between your iPhone and your computer, it’s best 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 sync 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, we recently discovered that Microsoft is developing a new feature in this app, which will probably be reserved for models from the Korean giant. This will facilitate 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 feature 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) 14 November 2022
Another feature, also under development, would allow sharing browsing history with the default browser on Samsung smartphones.