The Samsung Notes app offers tough competition to the numerous note-taking apps on Android. However, it misses one of the key features – cross-platform compatibility. You can argue about Cloud Sync, but it’s limited to Samsung phones and tablets only. You cannot access notes on other Android phones or iPhones. But if you are a Windows 10 user, luck is on your side as you can access Samsung Notes from PC. Let’s see how to view Samsung Notes on a Windows 10 computer.
Having the ability to view notes on PC helps a lot. You don’t need to email the note to yourself or share it via a messaging app like WhatsApp whenever you need to. This feature is available in Google’s Keep Notes, which is a great competitor to Samsung Notes. Unfortunately, Samsung complicates it a bit.
Do not worry. We are here to help. Lets start.
How to Access Samsung Notes on Computer
You can view your Samsung Notes on a Windows PC using the official Samsung Notes app. All you have to do is install the Samsung Notes app and sign in with your Samsung account.
However, there is a limitation to this. Most likely, if you’re using a non-Samsung laptop, you’ll get the ‘This app is not compatible with your device’ error when trying to install it from the Microsoft Store. So what are other Windows users from HP, Dell, Lenovo etc doing?
We found a simple trick on Samsung Community to bypass Samsung Notes incompatibility error on PC. All you have to do is add the Samsung Notes app to your cart and buy it (at no cost). The app then becomes available for download.
Here are the detailed steps.
Step-by-Step Instructions to View Samsung Notes on Computer
Stage 1: Open the Samsung Notes page on the Microsoft Store website using any browser from the link given below. Sign in to the same Microsoft account registered to the Microsoft Store app on your computer.
Step 2: Instead of Install, you will see the Get button. Don’t click this. Look next to it and you’ll find the three-dot icon. Click that and select Add to Cart.
Note: The Samsung Notes app is free. So you won’t have to pay for anything.
Some users reported that the Add to cart button did not appear for them. If you are facing the same issue, don’t worry. It will be enough to get help from your phone’s web browser.
So open Microsoft Store from your phone’s browser. Search for the Samsung Notes app. Click the Get button for Samsung Notes.
You will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account. Use the same account you use on your Windows PC. If you’re lucky, Microsoft Store will even ask if you want to install it on your computer. If Samsung Notes is installed on PC, skip to step 7 below. But if that doesn’t happen, after tapping the Get button, skip to step 5 and follow the instructions.
Stage 3: You will reach the Samsung Cart page. Click Checkout.
Step 4: Then, on the review page. Click on order.
Step 5: Now open the Microsoft Store app on your computer and search for Samsung Notes. Click on it.
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Step 6: If you see the Install button, click on it to install the application.
If the Install button is greyed out, click the three-dot icon next to Install and select Install on my devices. Select your computer and install the application.
Quick fix: Learn how to fix Get or Install button not working in Microsoft Store.
If that doesn’t work either, click the three-dot icon at the top of the Microsoft Store app. Select My Library from the menu.
You will find Samsung Notes listed there. Click the Install button next to it to install it on your computer. Learn how to fix slow download speed for Microsoft Store.
Step 7: Once installed, open the Samsung Notes app on your computer.
Step 8: Click on Samsung Notes settings in the app.
Step 9: Click on Samsung Cloud and sign in with the same Samsung account registered to the Samsung Notes app on your mobile phone.
Wait for a while after successful login and your notes will appear in the Samsung Notes app on your PC. You can create, edit and delete your notes from your computer. In case the notes do not appear, check the troubleshooting tips mentioned below.
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Fix: Samsung Notes Won’t Sync to PC
Here are a few ways to fix this.
Restart the computer
If you are unable to install the Samsung Notes app as shown above, or if the notes are not appearing in the app after installing, restart your computer to fix any issues.
Check Samsung Account
The same Samsung accounts must be used on the computer and on your Samsung mobile phone. Notes will not be synced if you are using a different Samsung account on PC.
Re-enable Samsung Cloud on PC and Mobile
You should try disabling and enabling Samsung Cloud in the Samsung Notes PC app. For this, open the PC application and click on the Samsung Notes settings at the bottom.
On the next screen, disable the toggle located under Samsung Cloud. Close the app and enable the toggle again.
In the Samsung Notes mobile app, tap the three-bar icon at the top and hit the settings icon.
Disable and enable the toggle next to Samsung Cloud.
If nothing works, you should try uninstalling the Samsung Notes application from your computer. Then reinstall as shown above.
It’s strange that Samsung has limited the ability to view notes only to Samsung computers. Many users love what Samsung Notes has to offer, but no cross-platform support disappoints them. We hope Samsung will remove the limitation on Samsung Notes app on PC and also offer support for Android phones from other brands and iPhone. If you want to switch for now, learn how to move your Samsung Notes to Google Keep.
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