Tips on How to Receive Android Notifications on Your PC
Your mobile phone just beeped announcing a new SMS, but you are occupied doing work on your computer. Do you stop what you’re doing and look at your phone to check the notification?
If you are an Android user, you can do away with the trouble if you make all your phone notifications visible on your PC. This feature is available on units operating on Android 4.1 or newer. Your Android alerts will show up in Windows, Chrome OS, Mac OS X or Linux via Chrome’s alert center.
Getting your phone notification on your computer saves you a lot of time and energy, especially if you’re busy with PC work. One of the most popular apps to provide this service is PushBullet. This is an app that connects devices and platforms to make communication easier and faster. Tech experts and shops that sell cell phone units and other gadgets highly recommend PushBullet to all Android users.
- To get PushBullet for your own devices, simply:
- Look for the PushBullet app for Android on Google Play.
- Install the app on your phone.
- Launch the app.
- Sign in using your Google account. Any Google account will do as long as you use the same account on your phone and computer.
- Do as instructed to allow Android alert sharing and enable the notification mirroring service on the Settings display. This provides PushBullet the use to your OS notifications. Only the apps you enable access here can use your Android alerts.
- Go to the Chrome Web Store on your PC.
- Download and install the PushBullet extension.
- Look for the PushBullet symbol on your Chrome’s toolbar and click on it.
- Sign in using the same Google account you used on your Android unit.
Once you’ve successfully installed PushBullet on your phone and PC, notifications will now appear on your computer each time you receive them on your Android phone. The app will hide the alerts immediately after, but they will still be available in Chrome’s alert center. You just need to click the app symbol in the system tray to check them out. If you’re a Mac user, you can find the alert center in the upper-right corner of your monitor.
To avoid alerting nuisance, PushBullet provides a feature where you can easily disable mirroring for a particular app if you need not view its notifications. The “Dismiss” feature on the device button will write off the alert on both your computer and your phone. Dismiss an alert on your PC and you won’t be bothered with it on your Android device anymore. Dismiss a notification on your phone and it will disappear on your computer.
PushBullet isn’t exclusively for message alerts. It is a two-way program also created for transmitting messages, files, and other data between your computer and your Android phone. Click the app symbol on the toolbar of your browser to send files back and forth. This is just the thing to promptly send data or links to your Android device before you walk away from your computer and check your phone.