Windows 11 users will be able to directly connect to their phone’s mobile hotspot by using the Windows Wi-Fi panel
Users will be able to connect directly to their Android phone from their computer by using a mobile hotspot after the tech giant Microsoft released a preview build of Windows 11 that will contain an update for “Phone Link.” This update will be included in the build as part of Microsoft’s effort to improve the quality of the user experience. Windows Central reportedly revealed that Microsoft is presently distributing a preview copy of Windows 11 that is exclusively available to Insiders on its Dev Channel. This information was obtained by Android Authority from Windows Central.
This preview release has been updated to resolve a few issues as well as make some enhancements. Furthermore, it would appear that the Microsoft Phone Link app will also receive an update when the new build is released. After this update is installed, users of Windows 11 will be able to establish a direct connection to the mobile hotspot provided by their phones. It was said that the way the new feature works is similar to how macOS can quickly connect to an iPhone hotspot.
However, the new Phone Link feature is presently only accessible on Samsung handsets that have an operating system version of One UI 4.1.1 or higher. The information suggests that Microsoft may make a decision at some point in the future to provide compatibility for new devices, such as the Surface Duo. In the meantime, Microsoft has just begun to roll out Android 12L to the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 devices. This is being done in order to develop tighter links between Windows 11 PCs and Duo devices.