Windows 10: Surfshark Blocks Your Phone Companion - Can't Whitelist?

Discus and support Surfshark Blocks Your Phone Companion - Can't Whitelist? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I've installed Surfshark VPN on my PC and phone. Naturally, this breaks the connection between my phone and PC using the Your Phone / Your Phone... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Chuck Steenburgh, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Surfshark Blocks Your Phone Companion - Can't Whitelist?


    I've installed Surfshark VPN on my PC and phone. Naturally, this breaks the connection between my phone and PC using the Your Phone / Your Phone Companion apps.

    Surfshark tech support says to whitelist the Your Phone Companion app. However, Your Phone Companion does not show up in the list of applications, either from within Surfshark or in the main Android applications list. And yes, it is installed, before anyone asks. It was working fine before installing Surfshark.

    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    Chuck Steenburgh, Mar 16, 2020
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  2. Jenia90 Win User

    AdBlocker blocking the Your Phone Companion app endpoints on android phone

    Hi,

    I have a rooted android phone with Energized Protection adblocker installed, which, apparently, is blocking the Your Phone Companion app endpoints and thus I can't access my messages/photos/notifications from my PC.

    Is there a list of URLs I can add to my whitelist in order for Your Phone app to work properly?

    P.S. If I clear my hosts file, Your Phone app works as expected, so it is indeed an issue with whitelisting specific URLs used by the app.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jenia
     
    Jenia90, Mar 16, 2020
    #2
  3. Mala_S Win User
    AdBlocker blocking the Your Phone Companion app endpoints on android phone

    Hello Jenia,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    As you are aware that the Energized Protection ad blocker is blocking Your Phone Companion app, it’s recommended for you to uninstall the particular application to use ‘Your Phone app’. Also, we can’t whitelist the URL to keep Your Phone App
    unblocked, as it’s a system application. However, kindly check with the steps listed below and see if it works.

    Method 1: Check for the URLs blocked.

    I would suggest you to check for the URLs blocked on the hosts file to see if the websites are added correctly. For more information, you may refer an article on
    How to reset the Hosts file back to the default.


    Method 2: Microsoft does not recommend any Third Party’s Software or Hardware, however you can use your favorite search engine
    and install an application which do not block the application that is running on your machine.

    Disclaimer: Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third Party Software or Link can be solved. Using Third Party Software or Link is at your own risk.

    Additional Information: You may refer to the
    Troubleshooting steps mentioned in the following article regarding

    Your Phone app.


    Regards,

    Mala S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Mar 16, 2020
    #3
  4. Surfshark Blocks Your Phone Companion - Can't Whitelist?

    Has anyone been able to get phone companion to work

    Hi,

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the Phone companion app and check if you are facing the issue

    To uninstall the phone companion app please follow the steps below:


    • Type phone companion in the
      search
      box.

    • Right click on
      phone companion
      and click on uninstall.

    Once it is uninstalled, you can reinstall it from windows store.

    You can refer the article below:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/microsoft-phone-companion/9wzdncrfj3pm

    Please get back to us with updated status. We will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Amrita Bhattacharjee, Mar 16, 2020
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