What is Yourphone.exe and how to stop Yourphone.exe

What is Yourphone.exe?

Your Phone Companion - Google Play Store
Your Phone Companion – Google Play Store
Your Phone - Microsoft Store
Your Phone – Microsoft Store

With the Your Phone application you can synchronize your iOS or Android phone with your Windows 10 device.

The application is installed as standard after a certain version build. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find out which one.

The application therefore automatically starts up and takes up resources.

If you search in Start for Yourphone.exe you can open the application.

Before you can pair your phone you also need an application on your phone. The images link to the stores.


So should I remove Yourphone.exe?

Do you have an iOS or Android device?
No? then you can remove Yourphone.exe.

Do you want to synchronize your phone with your Windows 10 device?
No? Then you can delete Yourphone.exe.

Did you say yes twice?
Then you don’t need to remove the application.

If you go to Start in Windows 10 and search on Yourphone.exe you can follow the steps in the application.


Well, then let’s remove Yourphone.exe.

it is not that difficult, but you have to follow the steps carefully. Under the steps I explain what PowerShell exactly is.

Go to Start and look for PowerShell.

Open the application and copy / paste the following command in PowerShell.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Press Enter.

With this command the application is completely removed for everyone.


Eh, PowerShell? What is PowerShell?

From Microsoft:

PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. PowerShell helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.

PowerShell commands let you manage computers from the command line. PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. PowerShell includes a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language.


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Bas

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infra, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

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