01-16-2020 07:48 PM
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  1. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Ok so I tried the Dell offering from the Microsoft Store on my Inspiron but it said it wasn't compatible. I got the drivers via the Dell Update app so I found that weird. Anyhoo, I figured since I could make an Acer Liquid Jade Primo think it's a Lumia 950 for the purpose of getting the latest and greatest, I was sure I could make any Windows 10 PC think it's anything it wants. I already had the dependencies installed for appx installation so I found the Store app in appx form (yay internet!). Sure enough, it worked and the app works perfectly AND it's much more feature-filled than Your Phone. Calls, texts, notifications, screen mirroring and file transfers are there.

    Then I got a Forrest Gump inspiration when he was running coast-to-coast and thought if I made it this far and could get it to work on an older, non-supported Dell then surely I could get it to work on my SP3. And don't call me Shirley (old movie humor). Damn straight I did! Installed the Dell Mobile Connect app and a dialogue box popped up with a link to download the drivers. It was a hunch since I wouldn't know exactly which drivers to D/L from Dell. Now both my machines have Apple-like "Continuity" with my Android phones. Dell announced the file and mirroring feature is coming for iOS this spring but calls and text have worked since Day One. I'll have to put a SIM in my iPhone XR to verify but what's the use right?
    That's awesome! I'm glad you got it all set up using Dell. It proves my belief that Your Phone is kind of half baked. Kudos also for the Airplane! reference as well.
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    01-08-2020 07:08 AM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That's awesome! I'm glad you got it all set up using Dell. It proves my belief that Your Phone is kind of half baked. Kudos also for the Airplane! reference as well.
    *UPDATE* The Dell method works as I described earlier but it is one buggy mess when it comes to connections. Your Phone is not nearly as feature-filled but it is rock stable. I left the SP3 on the latest production build and put the Dell machine on the slow ring. Your Phone has the calling feature working as it should but I have to be far enough away from my car stereo for it to not give off a "there's an app conflicting with making calls" error. I guess the folks at Kenwood put some strong BT radios in their head units. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with the Microsoft version.
    01-14-2020 03:30 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    *UPDATE* The Dell method works as I described earlier but it is one buggy mess when it comes to connections. Your Phone is not nearly as feature-filled but it is rock stable. I left the SP3 on the latest production build and put the Dell machine on the slow ring. Your Phone has the calling feature working as it should but I have to be far enough away from my car stereo for it to not give off a "there's an app conflicting with making calls" error. I guess the folks at Kenwood put some strong BT radios in their head units. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with the Microsoft version.
    Your Phone still keeps getting updates from MS. And yes, it connects just fine to my work PC, but I never use it. All this effort and the app, to me, isn't really all that useful.
    01-16-2020 07:48 PM
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