While I have set up my car to have almost everything I need, there are still a few times when I need to pick up my phone. One of them is when I receive a notification about something.
I really hate picking up my phone to see what notifications I have and to be distracted from working at the computer. Why can’t we receive phone notifications on our computers to keep our eyes on the computer screens?
Fortunately, there are several ways to work around this problem. Several applications are available that allow you to transfer notifications from your Android device to your computer. They mostly spy on your device, and when a notification arrives, it quickly displays on your computer so you know what it is about.
Here, we’ll go over three methods to help you complete the task on your devices. Also be sure to read our previous article on connecting your Android device to your Windows 10 PC.
Use Pushbullet to access Android notifications on computer
Pushbullet was one of the first apps to allow users to deliver notifications to their computers. The app has really helped a lot of people to get distracted by allowing them to see notifications from their phone on their Windows or Mac machines in real time.
To set it up, you need to install the app on your Android device and then install the extension in your desktop browser.
Go to the Google Play Store, download and install the Pushbullet app on your device. Launch the app and log in using your preferred method.
The app will ask you to grant it access to your notifications. Tap on “Enable”, find Pushbullet on the next screen and turn the switch next to it to the “ON” position.
Give the app any other permissions it needs to work properly. When you’re done, click on Mirroring at the bottom of the main interface of the app. Here you will find the notification mirroring option.
On the next screen, enable the Notification Mirroring option. You can also turn on the Only when connected to a Wi-Fi option if you want your notifications to appear only on a Wi-Fi network.
After installing the extension, click Send Test Notification in the app on your device to test the function. If everything is configured correctly, you should receive a notification in your browser.
From now on, Pushbullet will send all notifications you receive on your Android device to the browser. You no longer need to pick up your phone to find out what’s going on.
If all the notifications sound too much for you, you can customize which apps you want to receive notifications on your computer in the Android app on your device. This is really handy if you only want to view notifications from a select few apps installed on your phone.
Show Android notifications on PC with AirDroid
AirDroid is actually a complete smartphone management tool allowing you to access almost all types of your device’s files on your computer. It has a feature called desktop notifications that allows you to view phone notifications on your computer.
It works more or less the same as Pushbullet, but is a good alternative if you’re not a big fan of the previous app.
Install the AirDroid app on your Android device. Then launch the app, click Me at the bottom, select Security & Remote Features, and click Desktop Notification.
On the next screen, you will find a large green button that says Permissions Enabled. Click on it.
Now you need to give the app access to your notifications. To do this, turn on the switch next to AirDroid
Return to the app and you will find yourself in a new menu. Turn on the option labeled Notification Mirror Service at the top. Then turn on other options to customize how you receive notifications.
Go back to the main interface of the app, click on AirDroid Web, and write down the IP address you see on the next screen.
Enter the IP address in the browser on your computer. Accept the requests on your device and your computer will connect to your device via AirDroid
Now you will receive all notifications from your phone to your computer. You can send a test notification from the notification menu in the app on your phone.
You will want to use AirDroid instead of Pushbullet, as the former does not require installing anything in the browser. Plus, the former allows you to do a lot more than just mirror your notifications, so this should also be considered when deciding which app to choose.
Access Android notifications on a computer with AirMore
Make sure your smartphone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Download and install the AirMore app on your device. Launch the application, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “Get IP Address”
Access the IP address that is displayed on the phone screen in a computer browser.
In the app, tap More at the bottom, tap the gear icon at the top, tap Mirror Notifications and turn on notifications for this app.
Your computer is ready to receive notifications from your Android device.