Microsoft Extends Windows 10 1809 Support In Light Of COVID-19 Complications

Joanna Estrada
April 15, 2020

The new feature, which should roll out to users worldwide after beta testing, will let Samsung smartphone owners drag-and-drop photos and files from their handset directly onto their Windows 10 PC. It's worth noting that the required version 1.5 of the Link To Windows app is not compatible with some older handsets, so you might need to upgrade to new hardware to ensure that you can leverage this functionality. Now, Samsung and Microsoft have expanded this partnership, making it possible for users to drag and drop files to share them between their phones and PCs and vice-versa. The caveat here being that it's now accessible only to Windows Insiders, as per the official support page. There is now no size restriction on files sent over AirDrop, with some Apple users reportedly using the system to send video files over 10GB without issue.

Gone are the days when wirelessly transferring files between a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone was a pain in the neck. The only restriction is that file size can not exceed 512MB. So this might not be the best way to transfer HD movies or other large files.

Make sure your smartphone and PC are connected to the same wireless network, then follow these instructions to pair your devices.

Long-press again, then drag the files to your desired location on your PC.

To use the new feature, you'll first need to connect your supported Galaxy device to a Windows 10 PC and head to the phone screen on the Your Phone app on the PC. The same thing works for when you want to transfer files from your PC to your phone, except you can simply select files from your PC and drag them onto the Your Phone app to start the transfer. The files dragged from PC to the Galaxy smartphone is store in Download folder.

For now, the feature is only live for Windows 10 Insiders, but its presence in the newest test build means it should be coming to general users soon. The cursor will change to notify "Copy" when you can drop them. We hope this feature finds its way to all users with upcoming updates.

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