Your Phone Companion-Link to Windows: Azerty PC Keyboard switches to Qwerty, no matter what you do.

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It is impossible to define the keyboard of my PC as being an Azerty. Whatever you changes you make to the Samsung Keyboard definitions. And so what I type appears as …

" I bought q Sq;sung S10 qnd tested the Zindozs Link? "

Problem appears to be a known bug, but never solved
This bug  makes the "Link to Windows" rather useless, in French -speaking environments.
I guess the problem is linked to the Samsung  keyboard driver "Samsung_MDX_virtual_keyboard" which is loaded when linked to the PC.

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I have the same problem.

Devices  used to test:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Android 10 latest version

Samsung Galaxy S8, Android 9.

Windows 10 laptop.


My laptop keyboard is set a local keyboard layout (Belgium AZERTY in my case). My Android device's keyboard settings (both for physical and on-screen keyboards) are ALL set to this local layout as well. However, when typing on my laptop's localized keyboard, in the Phone Screen function, a QWERTY layout is used on the Android device. (Note: in Your Phone's Messages function, the correct keyboard layout is used). No changes in settings could correct this erroneous behavior. 

The problem is solved with the latest update of the Link to Windows App in Samsung Store.

Thank you
Thank you for the update. It is indeed solved.



Indeed solved for the Samsung keyboard but not for the Microsoft Swifkey keyboard. :( 


My env : 

  • Samsung Galaxy A50, Android 10 2020-09-28
  • W10 Familly 1903 - build 18362.1082
  • Phone Companion-Link to Windows :

Je confirme que le correctif ne fonctionne que pour le clavier Samsung.



I am using Swiftkey, and I can confirm that it does work correctly with that keyboard as well.


(Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, latest versions of Android and Windows OS and all apps installed)


Pour le galaxy s20+, il suffit de modifier le setting du clavier physique :

setting 1 swiftkey.jpgSetting 2 swiftkey.jpg


Bonne journée.

@mdon7dh unfortunately it just happened again recentely
When using "your phone" app on Windows, I"m again stuck with US (qwerty) layout

@gpion I found an easy fix, go to your property/app/samsung keyboard and locate the three dot at the upper right of the screen then un-install update. 

2 yrs later and still not working. Tried Microsoft Swift Keyboard, Samsung, Physical, etc. Set everything to AZERTY everywhere, and yet .... always bloody QWERTY when I type. 'a' becomes 'q' , etc. Sorry Microsoft guys or Samsung guys, but there are other non-QWERTY parts of the world where people want to use your software.
Lucky you are that fix has worked for you.
From several month I didn't faced that issue and today it's back again
I confirm this is still a problem in 2022-12-14.
I still have this problem in January 2023. I am using a Samsung S10+ with the Google keyboard. AZERTY is displayed on the windows of my app, and the keyboard of my PC (Windows 11) is also in AZERTY, so why it's typing in QWERTY...



If your Azerty PC keyboard is switching to Qwerty despite your attempts to change the settings, there may be a few possible reasons for this issue:

  1. Keyboard driver: Make sure that your keyboard driver is up-to-date and compatible with your operating system.

  2. Language settings: Make sure that your language settings are correctly configured for your keyboard.

  3. Windows settings: Make sure that your Windows settings are correctly configured for your keyboard.

  4. Keyboard layout: Make sure that your keyboard layout is set to Azerty in the Windows settings.

  5. "Your Phone Companion-Link to Windows" application: Make sure that the application is not conflicting with your keyboard settings.

  6. Check if there is any updates or patches available for the app and install them.

  7. Try disabling the app temporarily and check if that resolves the issue hifi onlineshop.

  8. Uninstall and reinstall the app.

If you have tried all of these suggestions and the problem persists, it may be worth contacting the manufacturer of your keyboard or the customer support of "Your Phone Companion-Link to Windows" for further assistance.