Windows 11 allows users to connect to Android phones via hotspot

San Francisco: Aiming to improve the user experience, tech giant Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 11 that will contain an update for “Phone Link” that will allow users to connect directly to their Android phone from their PC through a mobile hotspot.

According to Android Authority, Windows Central reported that Microsoft is currently pushing out a preview version of Windows 11 that is only available to Insiders on its Dev Channel.

Some issues and improvements are addressed in this preview release. Additionally, it looks like Microsoft’s Phone Link app will also be updated in the new version.

With this update, users will be able to directly connect Windows 11 to their phone’s mobile hotspot using the Windows Wi-Fi panel.

The new feature works similar to how macOS can easily connect to an iPhone hotspot, he added.

However, the new Phone Link feature is currently only available for Samsung phones running One UI 4.1.1 and above.

Microsoft may later decide to provide compatibility for additional devices, such as the Surface Duo, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Microsoft recently started rolling out Android 12L to the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 to build stronger connections between the Windows 11 PC and the Duo devices.

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