What is Yourphone.exe on Windows 10? A Detailed Guide

Lindsay Hayes

Yourphone.exe is a built-in program that syncs photos, text messages, notifications, program files, and other important data from Yourphone to your Windows PC. Although it is a built-in application that is completely safe, many users think it's malware.

I have used the application for a while, but I ended up disabling it - it was always running in the background. I've compiled everything I learned in the guide below.


What Is YourPhone.exe On Windows 10?

YourPhone.Exe is a Microsoft app that syncs your iOS or Android device to your computer. Once paired, you can share files, photos, messages, and all the latest notifications to your Windows PC in real-time.

But that's not all - it even syncs your clipboard across your Windows and Android device which is super handy at times.

For it to work, your iOS/Android phone and PC need to have the same Microsoft account logged in.

Just remember that YourPhone.exe always runs in the background. This might not be what you want to hear if you're worried about your battery draining.

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Is YourPhone.exe Process a Virus?

YourPhone.exe is an official Microsoft app. Some users think it is a virus or malware when they stumble on it. However, this is not the case - it is a legitimate process.

However, keep in mind that malware can disguise itself as the YourPhone.exe application. If you have Windows Defender active and updated, however, you should be fine.

How to Manually Stop YourPhone.exe from Running in the Background?

You might not like the fact that Yourphone.exe is always running in the background. I know I didn't.

You can easily disable the application.

Here's what you do:

Instead of simply disabling YourPhone, you can go ahead and completely uninstall it. Just know that if you ever want to re-install it again, you will have to set it up from the top.

Here's what you do:

Once you're done with this, Yourphone app will be uninstalled from your computer. The phone process will no longer result in any cross-device experiences.


Answered below are some popular questions.

Where is YourPhone exe located?

This is a question that many users ask. The application is not hard to find.

Why can't I uninstall Yourphone Phone app?

Most users try to uninstall Yourphone like a regular PC app, then wonder why it doesn't delete. The only way to get rid of the phone application is by using Powershell. I've run through how to do this in the section above.

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Final Thoughts

The pre-installed application syncs phone files from your iOS or Android smartphone to your Windows PC. Although useful, it is a background app, so your battery will be drained. Also, many users think it's a virus but this is not the case.

I have taken a closer look at the application, along with some additional information, like how to disable the system process and delete it.

To disable it, you will have to go to the Privacy window, head to the Background apps option, then toggle YourName.exe off. To delete it, you will have to launch the Windows Powershell, then search for the following pathway: Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.YourPhone -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage and press enter.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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