Windows 11 and Windows 10 are some of the most feature-rich operating systems out there. On the other hand, Android is a very popular platform for mobile. People have been using Android because of the tons of free apps and games it offers.
Let’s say you have an Android mobile and a Windows computer. Now, most internet users get tons of notifications related to WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. If you have set everything on mobile, you might get distracted due to these notifications while using your computer. To solve this problem, you can head now set up, enable and get Android notifications on your Windows computer.
This tutorial will show you how to synchronize all Android mobile notifications with your Windows 11 or Windows 11 machine so that you can check them right from the computer without needing to check your smartphone.
Android Notifications on Windows 11
To receive Android notifications on Windows 11, you need to use the Your Phone app on Windows 11 and Your Phone Companion app on Android mobile. The Your Phone app is already installed on your computer. However, you need to download the Your Phone Companion app on Android mobile from the Google Play Store, play.google.com.
After the download is complete, you need to open the Your Phone app on your Windows 11 computer and click on the Get started button.
Tick the checkbox and click on the Pair with QR code button.
Once the QR code is visible on your screen, open the Your Phone Companion app on your Android mobile and tap on the Link your phone and PC button.
When it asks if the QR code is ready on your computer, click the Continue button. Then, use the camera to scan the QR code visible on your computer screen.
Next, you need to allow the app to access a few things on your mobile. You need to allow the app to access storage, calls, etc., one after one. Once done, you need to allow the app to run in the background. Following that, open the Your Phone Companion app on your mobile and allow it to access your notifications.
If you cannot find the setting, open the notifications section on the Your Phone app and click the Open Settings button.
After that, you will start getting your Android notifications on Windows 11 computer.
Android Notifications on Windows 10
To get Android notifications on Windows 10 computer, you can use the official Cortana app, which is now available for Android as well. If you are in the US, you can directly download it from the Google Play Store. However, if you are not from the US, you can use any VPN app (Tunnel Bear is suggested for Android) to download the official Cortana app from the Google Play Store. If you do not like to use VPN app on your mobile, you can download the APK file from a reliable source. Before trying out this tutorial, make sure you have Android 4.0.3 or later version.
You need to also make sure that you have a Microsoft Account on your Windows 10 computer. Otherwise, it won’t work properly.
Once you have taken care of these things, open Cortana on your Android mobile.
Tap on Microsoft Account and sign into the same Microsoft account, which you are using on your Windows 10 computer. After setting up Cortana for Android, tap on the Settings button that looks like three horizontal lines. Here you will get Sync notifications option.
On the next screen, you can allow or block a particular type of notification that you want to synchronize. For example, if you want to get missed call alert on Windows 10 PC, just make sure that the Missed call notifications option is turned on. In this way, you can enable SMS notification, app notifications, and low battery alert as well.
If you want to get more like email notification or any other app notification, turn on the App notifications sync option. After tapping on the toggle button, you will be redirected to the Notification access screen where you have to allow Cortana to access your notifications. Following that, you can choose the apps that you want to get a notification for. As a result, you will get notifications like this,
All the notifications will be synchronized with your Microsoft account. That means, if you are using your Microsoft account on more than one computer, you will receive all those notifications on all those computers at once.
How do I get mobile notifications on my PC?
To get mobile notifications on your PC, you need to use the Your Phone app on your computer and the Your Phone Companion app on your Android mobile. The former is an in-built app that you can find on Windows 11/10. However, you need to download the Your Phone Companion app on your mobile from the Google Play Store. Once done, you can pair both devices via a QR code to start receiving notifications.
How do I get text notifications on my computer?
To get text notifications on your computer, you must use the Your Phone app, which is an in-built application available in Windows 11 and Windows 10 PCs. On your Android mobile, you need to download the Your Phone Companion app. Following that, you can pair both devices and allow the app to access your notifications. Then, it will start sending notifications from your Android mobile to your Windows 11/10 computer.