How to Search Messages in the Phone Link App on Windows 11?

Phone Link is one of the pre-installed apps on your Windows 11 laptop or PC. What it does is connect an Android smartphone and a Windows desktop. You can control quick settings, manage photos, and run Android apps, although the latter is now natively supported in Windows 11. Next, this article will show you how to search for messages in the Phone Link app on Windows 11.

Before you start, you need to link your Android device to your PC. Also, you’ll need the new and improved Phone Link app, which is now available as update 22H2 for Windows 11.

Open the Phone Link application on your PC and click Messages.


Now click Refresh.

Once refreshed, click on the search bar at the top.

Now enter the keyword you want to search for in the message. You can search for sender or message content.

Relevant results will be displayed under the search bar of Phone Link app. Click on the desired result to open the same result on your PC.
Phone Link app will open the selected message.

That’s all for the detailed steps to search for messages using the new Phone Link app on Windows 11.

Can I search all messages using the Phone Link app?

It depends on how many messages have been synced with your PC. If you’ve been using mobile data or have limited the number of messages synced to your PC, you can only search for those messages with this new feature.

If your entire library is synced to your PC, you can use the Phone Link app to search your entire message library.

Can my messages be categorized in the Phone Link app?

Yes, this is a new feature that was released recently. When the feature is released, the Messages section of the Phone Link app will separate your messages into two different categories: Recent and Hidden. Recent messages will appear in the “Recent” category, and hidden messages from your Android device will appear in the “Hidden” category.


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