Things You Should Know About Yourphone.exe!

If you’re sitting at a Windows PC and reading this article, then various system processes have helped you to get here. If you visit the Windows 10 settings app, you will see a prominent Phone App icon. This option helps you to pair up your phone with Windows 10, and receive notifications right on to the desktop. Now if you are wondering if “yourphone.exe” running in the Task Manager is a virus, then you need not worry about it.

What is yourphone.exe? 

The yourphone.exe in windows 10 app is a relatively new Windows feature that allows you to sync your Windows laptop/computer with an Android smartphone or tablet running Android 7 or later. It also allows you to read your device notifications without actually looking at your android device directly.

However, If you are an iPhone or iPad user, you can still use the yourphone.exe, but you will be limited to browser link sharing, with no other features currently available. Ultimately you are required to install Microsoft Edge on your iPhone or iPad to connect with yourphone.exe in windows.

Now coming to the main question should you stop yourphone.exe? There is no need to get rid of this process. But, If you are looking to get rid of it, you can. You can yourself stop the yourphone.exe process in Windows Task Manager or if want you can prevent it from running in the background in Windows Settings. Windows PowerShell is yet another way by which you can remove it entirely.

Is YourPhone.exe Process a Virus?

As mentioned above, yourphone.exe in windows 10 is a program developed by Microsoft. So YourPhone.exe is not malware or virus but a legit process. However, it is some malware or virus can still disguise itself to YourPhone.exe process by using the same name and format.

Although it’s not a very common issue, we recommend you to install an anti-virus program such as Avast to protect your computer/ laptop and perform a virus scan on regular intervals.

How to install the Your Phone app?

As we explained before, the yourphone.exe is preinstalled in Windows 10. If it is not available or installed on your computer, you can go to Microsoft Store to download and install.

To re-install and download the app, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, Open the Microsoft Store on your computer
  • Then Search for the Your Phone app
  • Now Click on ‘Get’ to install the app
  • Once the yourphone.exe app installed, the Your Phone app will be available from your Start menu. You may also run the app directly from the Microsoft Store app by clicking on Open

How to disable the yourphone.exe in windows 10? 

The only problem with this app is that it keeps running in the background and uses up a substantial amount of the system’s memory. So, if you don’t require the app, the best option is to disable it by following the below methods. 

  • Disabling yourphone.exe in windows

Ending the yourphone.exe process on your computer will only stop the app from working until you reboot it. If you want to only stop it from automatically loading in the background when you restart your PC, you will be required to disable it with the help of your Windows Settings menu.

Right-click on the Start menu to open Windows Settings, and then press the Settings option.

Press on Privacy > Background apps in the Window Settings menu. From here, a list of apps that are capable of running in the background will be listed on your screen. Now, Locate the yourphone.exe app by scrolling through the list available on the right. Once you have found the same click the slider next to it to the Off position to disable it.

Once you have disabled the Your phone app, it will no longer be able to run in the background. Another time when you reboot your system, the app won’t appear in the Windows Task Manager process list until you open the app by yourself.

If you never open and use the app, the app will never appear unless you yourself open it. This will leave yourphone.exe disabled but ready to use.

  • Uninstall Using Windows PowerShell

Your Phone is an inbuilt Universal Windows Platform App available on Windows 10. Therefore, you cannot just uninstall the app from Add/Remove Programs or Add or Remove Programs. In the App Settings, the uninstall button is not clickable and greyed out.

Follow these steps to uninstall the Your Phone app from your computer:

  • Firstly, Right-click on the Start and then select the Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the menu.
  • Then, It will open the PowerShell window in an elevated mode. Now Copy and paste the below command and click on Enter: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Once the command execution has been completed, the yourphone.exe process will be entirely removed from your system. You will now no more see the Your phone app on your computer.

If you feel that you require the app, simply head to Microsoft Store and download and install it again.

How to repair your phone app?

In case the application in your smartphone isn’t working properly, firstly you should try to repair the application.

To repair the application on your phone, do the following steps:

  • Tap Start, and search for Your device
  • Press Right-click and press Settings/app setting
  • Open App Settings in Your smartphone
  • From the Settings option, scroll down and press Repair
  • your phone will repair reset the application
  • If a Repair still does not fix your problem, then Reset it in the same App Settings window. If Reset doesn’t solve this problem either, then just uninstall the application and reinstall the application from the Microsoft Store once again.

After reading this article, we believe that you have an insight into what your is yourphone.exe and how to disable or remove it on your Windows computer. We recommend you to try to disable the yourphone.exe app so that you can enable it again if you need it to transfer files or manage your android phone on the computer.


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