How to get Android notifications on your computer

 

Have you ever wished that you could keep an eye on what’s going on with your smartphone without having to take your eyes off your computer? Well, you’re in luck. Android is fortunately so varied that one of the many things you can do on the platform is receive your phone’s notifications on your desktop PC screen. No need to continually hunt around for your phone in your bag or pocket, and no more depleting your battery from repeatedly checking your phone. So how do you do it? We’ll show you how!

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Your can endow your Android phone with the power to send your notifications directly to your computer screen through several totally free apps. There are several options available and all of them work very easily. Desktop Notifications is just one of them, but it’s our favorite so we’ve chosen it. You can, of course, look for other ones too. To use Desktop Notifications, you just need to do 3 things: download the application on your smartphone, get the extension for one of the two most popular browsers and make sure you have a Google account.

Desktop Notifications Install on Google Play

Step 1. Once you’ve downloaded the extension, launch it and link it to your Google account.

desktopnotif Just link it with your Google account and Bob’s your uncle. © ANDROIDPIT

Step 2. On your smartphone, download and launch the app and connect it to your Google account as well.

Step 3. Do a test run to make sure the account was successfully connected. 

desktopnotif5 The Desktop Notifications app allows you to do a test to make sure it’s all working. © ANDROIDPIT

Next, you can try out different configurations. For example, you can decide to get notifications pushed through to your PC only when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. You can also control sound and vibrate settings.

desktopnotif6 Desktop Notifications allows you to configure certain settings. © ANDROIDPIT

You can, of course, select which apps you want to receive notifications for on your PC. In the options (menu with the three lines on the top left), you can access the Apps category. Once you receive a notification on your phone from an app, the app will automatically be added to this list. You can then click on the app to select what level of notification you wish to receive for this app.

androidpit desktop notification screenshot Choose how much you want to be notified about an app / © ANDROIDPIT

Have you tried this app? Or do you use another? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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