It seems that android knows if it is running on a phone or a tablet. For example in settings on a phone it will have a selection "About phone" and on a tablet it will have a selection "About tablet". That's just cosmetic and I don't care about that, but it tells me that somehow Android knows if it is a phone or not. The difference that I actually care about happens with google messages. On a phone, if you start google messages and then click on the hamburger (3 lines) you see an option for "Device pairing" (which then gives you a button allowing you to scan a QR code. However on a tablet you don't get the "Device pairing" option. In its place you get an option "Pair with phone". This is a problem because this is my phone, so I don't want to pair it with my phone since that would be pairing with itself. Is there a way to tell the Android operating system (version 13 in my case) that it is actually a phone so that it will give me the device pairing option which then allows me to scan the QR code from my computer, thus pairing it to my computer? I was hoping there was such a setting under "Settings", "System" ... but I don't see anything that looks like what I need.