How to Install and Use Intel Unison App on Windows, Android and iOS
Indeed, we live in a world where technology and gadgets are an integral part of our daily lives. Smartphones, laptops, wearables and smart home IoT devices have revolutionized the way we work, communicate and live. It’s important to connect everything, but at the same time, it’s not easy. When it comes to an ecosystem, Apple is king, and brands need to work closely together to deliver the same kind of experience when we talk about Windows and Android devices.
What is Intel Unison?
Intel Unison is Intel’s answer to Microsoft’s Phone Link (formerly Your Phone), which is integrated and shipped with modern versions such as Windows 10 and Windows 11. It is a unified platform developed by Intel which brings together hardware, software, and AI capabilities to provide users with a seamless, secure, and convenient computing experience.
Like Apple, Intel and Microsoft are also trying to create their own ecosystem of connected and always in sync devices. With the introduction of Unison, Intel is trying to bridge the gap between a Windows device and a modern smartphone by enabling features such as file transfer, notification management, and making and receiving calls on PCs or laptop computers.
Intel Unison app vs Phone Link app
It should be noted that while the standard features such as file transfer, phone calls via Bluetooth, SMS and app notifications are available in both apps, we should also expect some of the more advanced features. advanced and attractive features such as screen mirroring, app continuity, cross-device web browsing, and the ability to use mobile apps on the desktop are not limited to the Phone Link app, but are exclusive to devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, OnePlus, and Microsoft themselves.
The full list of devices supported by the Phone Link App Experience feature can be found here: Supported Devices for Phone Link App Experiences.
Intel Unison Key Features:
The Intel Unison app provides important features that allow users to connect their Windows PC/Laptop to their Android phone or iPhone and access phone content on the go, such as:
Notifications: Users can receive, interact with, and respond to notifications from their Windows devices. Text Messaging: Users can read and reply to text messages directly from their Windows PC. Media Preview: Users can wirelessly preview, sync and transfer photos from their phone to their Windows PC without connecting cables or card readers. File Transfer: Users no longer need to rely on third-party apps to send and receive files to and from their Windows devices. The app allows users to drag and drop files between their phone and computer. Phone calls: Users can make and receive calls from their Windows PC or laptop via Bluetooth.
The Intel Unison app experience is intended for and belongs to the Intel Evo platform and device family. In a nutshell, Intel Evo is an Intel certification program where a device powered by an Intel chip must meet certain aspects, such as performance and usability, set by Intel.
Certification is only awarded to laptops that meet or exceed certain requirements for battery life, charging time, performance, and other specifications.
According to the official Microsoft Store listing, at least Windows 11 version 22621.0 (22H2) or higher is required.
Intel Unison App: Windows System Requirements: 13th Gen Intel Evo Certified Device Operating System: Device running Windows 11 (22H2) version 22621.0 or higher Architecture: x64 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
In our testing, we found that the app works fine on non-Evo certified devices with an 8th Gen or higher Intel chip, and even works on machines with AMD Ryzen processors. This is because the application is still in development and the system requirements have not yet been finalized.
For Android phones and tablets: The device must be running Android version 9 or higher. For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch: Requires iOS 15.0 or later. Requires iPadOS 15.0 or higher.
In addition to the above requirements, both devices must be on the same WiFi network.
How to Install the Intel Unison App
To get started, we first need to access the Microsoft Store app on a device running Windows 11 and type Intel Unison in the search box at the top. Because the app is rolling out gradually, the app may not appear in Microsoft Store search results in your country or region. To avoid this, click on the link below. It will redirect you to the official store page from where you can download the app. First link Second link
The steps for Android and iOS are simple and do not require any additional prerequisites.
Simply go to Google Play Store (for Android) or Apple App Store (for iOS), type Intel Unison in the search box and press the “Install” button.
To make things easier and reduce extra steps, here are the direct store links that will redirect you to the official store list.
Intel Unison App Setup:
The configuration of the application is very simple and does not require any registration. Once the app is installed, run the installed app either from the start menu or from Windows search. Once the app is launched, you will be greeted by a splash screen that will give you an overview of the app and its features.
Both devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth must be enabled before performing the following steps.
1. You must go through all the required conditions and give all the required permissions.
2. Open the smartphone app, accept the terms and conditions, grant the required permissions, and you’re good to go. You will also be asked to share your diagnostic data, which is completely optional and depends on your decision.
3. At this step, the desktop app will prompt you to scan a QR code which will show on your screen through the smartphone app to pair/connect the two devices.
4. After scanning the QR code, you will be prompted to confirm the pairing code displayed on both devices to ensure the correct device is paired and registered in the app.
5. After successful pairing, press the “Start” button on your smartphone.
6. Depending on the operating system and version of Android/iOS, some additional permissions may be required.
7. You will see the successful pairing prompt indicating that the setup is complete and you are ready to use the app and its features.
Configuring Unison app notifications:
1. To configure notifications, click the Notifications button in the left navigation pane.
2. A pop-up window will appear with Open Phone Settings button at the bottom. By clicking on it, the notification settings page will automatically open on your phone and you will need to allow it to access phone notifications.
3. Now you can access app notifications in real time without interrupting your work and without looking at your smartphone.
Setting up phone calls:
1. To set up phone calls, click the Calls button in the left navigation pane.
2. In the pop-up window, click the Show me how button.
3. You will be prompted to pair your phone via Bluetooth to make or receive calls.
4. Pair your device with the companion app and you’re ready to go.
The above steps for setting up the app are the same for Android and iOS, so setting up and using the app should be easy.
Intel Unison is the next big approach to creating an ecosystem and bridging the gap between a smartphone and a Windows computer. Windows and Android operating systems have evolved considerably in recent years. Modern problems require modern solutions, and Intel Unison is one such approach to creating an ecosystem for the masses. If you enjoyed our article on Intel Unison app overview, setup, and features, please share this article with your friends and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
FAQs on using the Intel Unison app
Yes, it is possible to use Intel Unison to display notifications from your phone on your laptop. Unison is a technology that enables four main categories of PC phone activity: calls, texts, notifications, and transferring photos and files. This means that notifications from your phone will be displayed on your PC, including messages from various messaging apps, as long as there is an active Bluetooth connection.
If you are having issues with the Intel Unison application, there are steps you can take to resolve the issue. Here is what you need to do:
1. Restart the device: The first step is to restart your device to see if that fixes the problem.
2. Update Windows 11 OS: Make sure your Windows OS is up-to-date with all the latest updates installed.
3. Update your Bluetooth driver: If the problem is related to Bluetooth connectivity, make sure your Bluetooth driver is up to date.
4. Repair or reset the Intel Unison app in Windows 11: Scroll down under “Advanced Options” and click the Repair button under the “Reset” heading. If the Intel Unison application is still not working, click the Reset button, which will completely reset the application to its default state. Restart the system and check if the problem still persists.
5. Run the Bluetooth Troubleshooter: If the problem persists, try running the Windows 11 Bluetooth Troubleshooter. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Find and fix other issues > Bluetooth. Follow the onscreen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
6. Uninstall and reinstall the Intel Unison app: If all the above methods still don’t work, you need to uninstall and reinstall the Intel Unison app.
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