Your Windows 11 Phone app to get a new user interface
If you use the Your Phone app on your Windows 11 device to connect your Android smartphone, you’ll get a whole new user interface soon with a future update. We got a preview of the new UI at the Microsoft Surface event where they announced their new dual-screen smartphone, the Surface Duo 2. Based on the screenshot shared, there won’t be any still new features, just a new user interface to improve the experience when you access your connected smartphone on your computer.
According to the XDA developers, the new Your Phone app UI was revealed at the Microsoft event, although we only get a preview of what it will look like and not a lot of details. With the current Your Phone app, you can see the different sections in the side menu. This includes notifications, messages, calls, and apps, the latter of which are only available on certain Samsung devices and the Surface Duo. You will only be able to see one at a time by tapping on each section.
With the new user interface coming for Windows 11 devices, things will change. The left side of the Your phone app will display a stream of notifications so it’s easier to access and act on them as you browse the entire app. You can respond to it directly or perform other actions that you can already do now. The sections have now been moved to the top of the application window. You will still be able to access apps on supported devices, make calls, send text messages, and more. You can also mirror your phone screen to your supported computer.
Based on what was shown during the event, these are the changes we will get once the update is deployed. There’s no indication of any major new features, but we might get a few minor ones. There’s no announcement if they’ll bring the apps and screen projection outside of the currently supported Samsung phones and the Surface Duo, so for now we’re assuming those features will still be exclusive.
We don’t know yet when the updated UI will be available for Windows 11 users, so we’ll have to stick with the current UI. It’s not so bad although there is always room for improvement of course.