How to get Android notifications on Windows?

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Do you hate rushing towards your phone in between your working hours? Especially when you are working from home, it is so irritating when you always need to pick up your phone for checking new notifications. How wonderful it would be if you could just get every important notification right on your PC. Well, it is possible to get Android notifications on Windows. How? read the full article to know more.

There are different apps that you can install on your phone or PC and can link your Android phone and PC. You can get your Android notification on your Windows 10 by installing Cortana on your PC.

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What is Cortana?

Cortana is a virtual assistant developed by Microsoft. It works like other digital assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. People can use Cortana on a variety of Microsoft devices, including Windows 10 computers, Xbox One game consoles, and even Windows smartphones.

Cortana is an amazing tool that helps users with various day-to-day tasks and helps in increasing productivity. Tasks such as setting reminders, scheduling appointments, sending messages, and making searches have become a lot easier with Cortana. Users can also use Cortana with other Microsoft apps or services including Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

How does Cortana work? Well, Cortana uses natural language processing and machine learning to understand and the same to respond users’ requests. It can also personalize its responses based on user preferences and behavior.

Initially, Microsoft developed Cortana as a consumer-focused digital assistant, but Microsoft has shifted its focus to enterprise customers in recent years. Cortana can now work with Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools and can help users with tasks such as managing their calendars, sending emails, and accessing information from other applications.

Get Android notifications on Windows

To get your Android phone’s notification on Windows 10 follow these simple steps below:

Step 1

Firstly, you need to download the Cortana app on your Android. You can download the Cortana app from the Play Store.

After setting up Cortana when you are done with the installation, you will be prompted to sign in using your Microsoft account. Don’t forget to connect the same account that is currently linked to your computer.

The stunning Cortana app welcome screen can be seen once you’ve finished creating and setting up your account.

Step 2

On the UI, locate the account icon in the upper right corner, and tap on it. Then, pick ‘Settings’ from the given choices.

Now turn on the Sync Notifications option from the following menu. By turning this on,  Microsoft enables you to view the device’s notifications on your Windows PC.

Step 3

Cortana will request your permission to access Missed Calls, Contacts, and even SMS on the following screen. You can approve each request, and you’ll be taken to the Sync Notifications page.

You may choose from a number of choices on the page, including App Notification Sync, Low Battery Alerts, and Missed Call Notifications. Also, you can customize each of them according to you and can receive their notifications on your Windows computer.

Step 4

To sync App Notifications, you must take an additional step. That is, you must enable this function if you want a notification on your Windows PC when a WhatsApp or Messenger message arrives. Click the toggle button to turn this function on.

You must provide Cortana Notification Access, as stated. You’ll be sent to the Notification Access page in a moment. By switching Cortana on, Digital Assistance will now have access to the apps in your device notifications.

When you return to the Cortana UI, you can choose which app notifications should be synced with one another. Simply choose the required apps, and Cortana will add them to the list.

In this way, you can get Android notifications on Windows. After doing this setup, you will be able to receive notifications on your PC from the apps on your android. Also, your notifications will be synced to all the devices that have your same Microsft account logged in.

What is Pushullet?

Pushbullte is another way to get Android notifications on Windows. It is basically an app that allows its users to send messages, links, and other sorts of content. It was developed in the year 2013 by Ryan Oldenburg and Danilo Campos.

Pushbullet is also helpful when you want to get your’s phone’s notification on your PC. So, using Pushbullet is also a great choice. To get your notification synced follow the steps given below:

  1. Firstly, install the Pushbullet app on your Android from the Google Play Store.
  2. Create a free account with Pushbullet by signing up with your email address or your Google or Facebook account.
  3. Install the Pushbullet extension for your web browser on your Windows PC. Click here to download its Chrome extension.
  4. Sign in to the Pushbullet extension using the same account you created in Step 2.
  5. In the Pushbullet app on your Android device, go to Settings and select Notification Mirroring.
  6. Turn on the Notification Mirroring toggle switch.
  7. In the Notification Access screen, turn on the Pushbullet toggle switch.
  8. Now, when you receive a notification on your Android device, it will also appear as a pop-up on your Windows PC.

You can customize which apps send notifications to your PC by going to the Pushbullet app on your Android device, selecting Notification Mirroring, and then selecting which apps you want to enable or disable.

Moreover, Pushbullet also offers additional features such as sending files, links, and notes between devices, as well as sending SMS messages from your PC. You can make use of the additional features of this app that will keep you updated while working.

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