5 Reasons to Check out the New Version of the Lenovo Companion App

Lenovo Companion App

The new version of the Lenovo Companion app is here! Come see why it is the go-to destination for everything related to your Lenovo PC or tablet.

We know your system’s best features should be easy to access and understand. With Companion, they are. Manage your system health, configure software updates, access Lenovo Support forums and knowledge base, find customized accessories and check the status of your warranty.

This app is filled with exclusive Lenovo-written articles to help you learn about your new PC. You'll also find quick-reference “how to” articles on everything from extending battery life to setting up Bluetooth. And, in select countries, you can even stay up-to-date on the latest technology news. Download Lenovo Companion now.

So, here are five reasons why Lenovo Companion will become your new go-to app:

Top 5 Reasons

1.     Lenovo Support + Lenovo Companion

The new version of Companion combines both Lenovo Support and Lenovo Companion apps together. Think of it as the best of both apps in one.  In the My System section, you’ll find your User GuideLenovo Support Knowledge Base and Discussion Forums

Note: You no longer need to keep the previous version of the Lenovo Support app on your system. Here’s how to delete it:

  • Go to the Start Screen
  • Scroll to the right to find the Lenovo Apps section
  • Right click or select the Lenovo Support app
  • Click or tap Uninstall

2.  Convenience at your Fingertips

Not quite sure how much time you have left on your system warranty? Don’t worry, in Companion we make it easy for you to see exactly how many days are remaining. And, when it’s time to extend or upgrade your warranty, you’ll be able to do that directly from the app too. 

We understand convenience is paramount and that you don’t have a lot of extra time. Be easy on yourself and find the perfect accessories to complement your specific device here in Companion.

3.  Monitor System Health and Updates

Keeping your system up-to-date is essential. In the My System section of Companion, on select systems, you'll be able to configure how you to handle critical updates from Lenovo for your specific device. You’ll also be able to turn on (or off) automatic updates for Windows and the Windows Store

And, on select systems, you can even monitor your System Health including battery, storage, hard drive and memory information.

4. Read Exclusive Content from Lenovo

Not quite sure how to use some of the new features on your Lenovo PC or tablet? We provide you with the tips to help you get up and running quickly with both your device and Windows 8.1. Check out the Getting Started category to find guides on how to set up your home wireless network to share content between devices, make a back-up Windows 8.1 USB recovery drive and migrate data from your old PC to your new one. 

Look to Companion to be the place to become familiar with the apps preloaded on your device including the Lenovo Innovation apps and those from our partners (like Adobe, Amazon and Microsoft Office). And read our Shortcuts and Tips for answers to general tech questions. What are the best ways to conserve your battery power? How to pair Bluetooth devices? Or how to remove personal data from your old PC? We provide you with the answers.

5.  Stay in the Know with Innovative Tech News

In select countries, there’s an extra section in Companion on the far right where you can read the latest technology news. We publish content from a variety of trusted sources, partners and Lenovo Insider bloggers on a range of categories from New TechnologyPC Security to Windows

Don’t worry if you don’t have this feature in your version of the app, we’re hoping to roll-it out to more countries in future releases.

New Languages Supported

In this new version, we added in support for four new languages: Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish. We translate content into 16 languages in total: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Only Available on Windows 8.1

It’s important to note that the new version is only available on Windows 8.1. So, if you haven’t upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1, now is the time to do it.

If you’re already running Windows 8, click here to go to the Windows Store and upgrade. If you’re running a previous version of Windows, learn more about Windows 8.1 here.

How to Get It

Lenovo Companion is preloaded on all Lenovo Windows 8 and 8.1 systems. You can find Companion in the Lenovo Apps section on the Windows Start Screen. Below are ways to get the latest version. Note: the links below will only work if you’re running Windows 8 or 8.1.

Update Your Existing Version

First, you will need to upgrade to Windows 8.1. After you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, you should automatically be updated, but you may have to manually install the new version. 

Automatic Update: If you have selected to receive automatic updates from the Windows Store, you’ll automatically be upgraded to the newest version the next time you open Companion. You don’t have to do anything else.

Manually Update: If you have selected to manually install updates from the Windows Store, you will be prompted to update Companion with all of your Windows Store apps. Check for your app updates here.

Download the New Version

If all else fails, or you just can’t find it, you can download Companion again from the Windows Store

Or, just follow these steps:

  1. Upgrade to Windows 8.1
  2. Uninstall the old version of Companion by right clicking on the app in the Windows Start Screen
  3. Open the Windows Store from the Windows Start Screen
  4. Swipe in or move your mouse over the right edge of your screen
  5. In the search box in the upper right corner, type Lenovo Companion
  6. Tap or click on the app to install it again

Let Us Know What You Think

We worked hard on this new version of the app, but we’re not satisfied yet. We love hearing from our users and definitely pay attention to what you tell us. So, please let us know what you think of this new version and offer suggestions

For our users reading Companion in English, you have the ability to provide feedback to us here​Other Companion users will be able to vote on your idea and you can vote on other users' ideas too. We will be rolling this functionality out to other languages in future releases of Companion, so stay tuned!

To rate and write a review of Companion in the Windows Store:

  1. Open Companion
  2. Swipe or roll your mouse over the right edge of your screen to open the Charms bar
  3. Tap or click on Settings
  4. Tap or click on Rate and Review

Explore, Optimize and DO More with Companion.