One key benefit of being locked into an Apple ecosystem is how well the iPhone and Mac work together. Messages and calls can sync between them so you don’t have to look properly at your phone to receive calls, messages and messages. It’s a great way to keep yourself from getting distracted by other apps on your phone.
Microsoft does not have a mobile OS that integrates with Windows 10 as iOS and macOS integrate with each other. That said, it makes an effort to give Windows 10 users a way to manage and use their phone from their desktop.
What is the YourPhone.exe process in Windows 10?
Windows 10 introduced an app called Your Phone awhile back. This app is used to connect a phone to a Windows 10 desktop. The connection works through a companion app installed on the phone, and allows you to sync messages, messages and calls to the desktop.
Leave your phone app
Your Your Phone app works with both iPhones and Android phones however, since the Android OS is much more open than iOS, Android phones work better with your Your Phone app.
Disable YourPhone EXE
YourPhone EXE runs in the background and if you open Task Manager, you will see that it is running in a suspended state. This app runs even if you haven’t connected a phone to your Windows 10 desktop. To prevent it from running in the background, follow these steps.
- Open the Options app (Keyboard shortcut Win + I).
- Go to Privacy group of situations.
- Select the Background apps tab.
- Scroll through the list of apps and turn turn off your Your Phone app.
- Restart the system.
- You will have your phone it no longer runs in the background.
Insert your phone
If you want to get rid of the Your Phone app completely, you can install it from Windows 10. You need admin rights to remove the app.
- Open PowerShell with administrative rights.
- Run this command to remove your phone:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
- Restart the system for good measure.
Note: You can install your phone from Microsoft Store.
Your phone is not a malicious app and you are not hungry for extra resources. Getting it running on your system can be scary as desktop OS doesn’t have much to do with a phone and your phone isn’t very popular either so many Windows 10 users don’t know about.
All that said, it is harmless and you do not need to remove it from your system unless it gives you trouble.
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