No app gets left behind! A case can be made that the best new feature in Windows 11 is the streamlining of all the included applications in the OS.
This is a change that had been long overdue in the operating platform. And the fresh start afforded by Windows 11 finally allowed Microsoft to focus on improving this key area.
As part of the new arrival, Microsoft is launching new inbox app experiences for Windows 11. The firm has already confirmed that it is working on refreshing these built-in applications, and we have seen the new Snipping Tool, Photos app, Paint, and the Clock app with Spotify integration in action.
The Your Phone app is the latest to get in line.
According to teasers shared during the annual Surface event last week that witnessed the debut of the Surface Duo 2 phone, the redesign of the Your Phone app helps you focus on what is happening on your Android phone without having to constantly pick up your device.
The notification center has been moved to the left pane.
And it is also possible to completely mute notifications from any app installed on your phone if you are not used to receiving notifications on your PC. This can be done by clicking on the mute button to turn off the notifications for that app, and Your Phone will automatically ignore all notifications for that app.
The navigation bar for the Your Phone app is now located at the top of the app window, allowing users to access the messages, photos, apps, and call pages.
And while some of the user interface changes in the Your Phone app mirror the overall look of the Windows 11 operating system, the above screenshot suggests that Microsoft is going beyond.
The company seems to be planning to use WinUI 2.6 controls for the Your Phone app buttons like “Open phone screen” and the search box.
Overall, a very well thought out redesign, for what is one of the more important application that is part of the modern Windows platform.