Microsoft has announced that the recently released Continue on PC feature — part of the latest Windows 10 preview build has now been made available for iPhone users as well.
Originally released for Android exclusively when Microsoft had released build 16251 to Fast ring insiders, Continue on PC is a feature which allows users of rival mobile operating systems to share their browsing session to the PC.
Android and iPhone users can browse the web on their smartphones and then send the session to the PC, after which Windows 10 will pick up from where they left off. As of now, the feature only works with Windows 10 build 16251, but it is slated to go live for everyone in September when Microsoft pushes the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Setting up Continue on PC is simple. All you have to do is visit Settings > Phone to link your device with the desktop computer. Provide your phone number and Microsoft sends you a SMS with a link to the App Store to download and install an application called Microsoft Apps.
The app is responsible for the whole feature and it is currently in its early days, so it is possible to report any bugs that you may encounter so as to have them fixed in the coming updates.
Once you install the app, simply press the share button in your iPhone browser and pick the option that reads “Continue on PC.” The first time you tap it, you’ll be prompted to log in with a Microsoft account, and it’s mandatory to use the same account as on the PC.
There are two options provided for each browsing session, namely Continue now and Continue later, with the latter putting the session in the Action Center, letting you resume it at a later time with just a click.
The feature is also available on Android phones. Interestingly, this feature is not available on Windows 10 smartphones....