Last year, during Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company announced the “Link to Windows” feature for the Galaxy Note 10. The feature works in combination with the Microsoft’s Your Phone app and allows users to quickly connect their Galaxy Note 10 to a Windows PC. Towards the end of last year, Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 Insider Build with Link to Windows support for the Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy Fold.
Now, according to a recent report from Sammobile, the company is rolling out an update for the Link to Windows feature that will enable users to drag and drop files between a Windows 10 PC and their Samsung device.
Much like the previous Link to Windows features, the drag and drop file transfer feature functions through the Your Phone app and allows users to transfer any file type across the devices that are connected. While there is no restriction of document file type, Microsoft has shown that consumers will not have the ability to move over 100 files and the maximum size of every file was restricted to 512GB. Other than these two limitations, the feature will work on all Galaxy devices running Link to Windows v1.5 (or higher) and Windows 10 PCs running the latest Insider build of the platform. The feature doesn’t require a wired connection, however, both the connected devices will have to be on the same wireless network in order to connect.
You’ll first need to connect your Samsung Galaxy device to a Windows 10 PC and head to the phone screen on the Your Phone app on the PC in order to use this new feature. Once there, you can open the Gallery or My Files app, long press on the document/file until a checkmark appears onto it, pick extra files if you would like, and then long press again to enable the drag and drop operation. You may drag the files and drop them to any location on your PC. Do note that while documents are being moved, minimizing/moving Your Phone window cancels the procedure.
To move files to your Galaxy device from the PC, you’ll need to select the documents you want to move and drag them over to the Your Phone app window. Once the cursor changes to notify ‘Copy’, you can drop the files and they’ll be transferred to your phone. Documents transferred to your phone from the PC are saved inside the internal memory of the phone within the Downloads folder.
In case you face any issues while using the new feature, you can go over to Microsoft’s official announcement post and then follow the troubleshooting methods listed there.