What is YourPhone.exe in Windows 10? How to remove this? Is it a Virus?

If you go through the apps list, there is an app, namely “YourPhone.exe,” this is a Windows application designed by Microsoft to let the user connect their phone with Windows computer. By using this app, you can receive all the notification, messages, phone calls right to the computer.

YourPhone.exe keeps running in the background so that this app can fetch all the notifications, messages, and phone calls in real-time from the connected device. Since this app needs to fetch all the data from the device instantly, that’s why it is necessary to keep running in the background.

Open the Task Manager, and you will get YourPhone.exe is running in the background process; if you want to end the task, then right-click and then select End task.

How to disable YourPhone.exe

If no device is connected with Windows via YourPhone app, this app still keeps running in the background. To prevent this app from starting automatically, you should disable the background running permissions.

Here’s how to do this?

Click this button to open the Apps & Features directly from the Browser:

  1. Press the “Windows+I” shortcut key to open the Windows 10’s settings.
  2. Navigate to Apps > Apps & Features.
  3. Under the Apps & Features, scroll the installed apps list and find Your Phone app. Also, either you can search the app by name or sort the list.
  4. Select the app, and then click the Advanced options.
YourPhone.exe Windows 10
  1. Under the app permissions, disable the Background app permission using a toggle button.
YourPhone.exe Windows 10

Once you’ve disabled the background permission, this will not let the YourPhone app to start automatically when you sign in to Windows 10.

Related article: What is CompatTelRunner.exe in Windows 10? How to Disable it?

How to Remove or Uninstall YourPhone App

There is no option available to uninstall the “YourPhone.exe” app like other apps. But, we can remove this app by running a simple command in the PowerShell window. Here’s how to do this?

  1. Click the start menu button and search “PowerShell”.
  2. Right-click the PowerShell in the search result and select Run as administrator.
  3. Copy the following command and run in PowerShell window.
Command: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Wait for this command to be executed and finish. Don’t worry, if you might want to install this app again in the future, this app is available on Microsoft Store.

Is YourPhone.exe Virus?

If you doubt in your mind that YourPhone.exe is a virus, you should understand, it is not a virus. This is a pre-installed app in Windows 10, and a part of the Windows apps family. This is a convenient app; you can pair your phone with this and receive all the information directly on the PC.

I hope this guide gives you a better understanding about “YourPhone app”.

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