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LG app syncs your phone to Windows 10 PCs without Microsoft's help
- LG has released a Virtoo app that syncs its phones with Windows 10 PCs.
- You can handle calls, texts, and even Android apps on your computer.
- Not every model supports syncing. however.
LG isn’t waiting for Microsoft to update Your Phone to support its handsets. Softpedia reports that LG has quietly released a Virtoo app (Android, Windows) that can sync its phone lineup with Windows 10 PCs.
As you’d expect, the sync app brings calls, contacts, and text messages to your Windows PC’s screen. You can even mirror your screen to run Android apps directly from your computer. These aren’t radical features, but they simply weren’t available for LG phone users before — this fills much of the gap.
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Whether or not your phone will sync can vary. The app supports at least basic functionality for any Android phone using 7.0 Nougat or higher, and iPhones using iOS 11 or higher. However, LG told Android Authority this initial version only works with its 2021 Gram laptops. You can’t simply install it on your custom-built PC, at least not yet.
If it does run for you, however, it could be an important app. With many people still working from home during the pandemic, you might sit in front of your PC much more often than your phone — the Windows sync utility can help you keep tabs on your mobile life without having to reach for your handset.