How to Turn On or Off Cross-device Copy and Paste with Phone Link app in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable cross-device copy and paste with Phone Link app in Windows 11. Windows allows users to use the Phone Link app to link an Android phone to Windows and seamlessly transfer content between their phones and Windows devices.

When you use Phone Link app in Windows 11 to connect your Android phone, you can copy and paste content, set up notification banners and more. 

Cross-device copy and paste is supported on Surface Duo and select Android devices that are running One UI version 2.1 or above. This feature is not available on all Android devices, and only works with select Samsung and Surface Duo devices.

Before using cross-device copy and paste for the first time, you’ll need to make sure the feature is turned on. You can turn it on by open the Phone Link app and going to Settings > Features > Cross-device copy and paste, and make sure the toggle is On for “Allow this app to access and transfer content I copy and paste between my phone and PC”.

How to enable or disable cross-device copy and paste with phone link app in Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can use the Phone Link app in Windows 11 to connect their Android devices and copy and paste content, set up notification banners and more.

Below is how to turn on or off cross device copy and paste with Phone Link app in Windows 11.

First, open the Phone Link app on your PC.

Next go to Settings > gear at the top right corner and select Features as highlighted below.

windows 11 phone link app features

On the Features settings pane, under Cross-device copy and paste, make sure the toggle is On or Off to allow or disable this app to access and transfer content I copy and paste between my phone and PC.

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That should do it!

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This post showed you how to turn on or off cross device copy and paste with Phone Link apps in Windows 11 and your android phones. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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