Windows Phone – AutoPlay

When you first connect a Windows Phone an Explorer window will open to the phones folders and files. You’ll also be prompted to install Phone App for Desktop.

After installing Phone App for Desktop management of options moves from AutoPlay to the Phone App and you’ll likely default to copying images to a folder named after your phone.

If you’d like to change these settings

  1. Connect Phone
  2. Phone App launches > click Settings
  3. Select your options > click OK


  1. To launch AutoPlay: click  Start > Control Panel > AutoPlay
    1. Windows Phone Options are limited & managed by Phone App
    2. Option to Open Device Stage (Phone App)
    3. Option to “Take No Action”


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