How to Set Up Android Notifications on Your PC is quite the catch you know. If you happen to own a windows computer or laptop and an Android device, that includes a tablet or smartphone, you can choose to connect to two so Android notifications appear right on your PC.
The feature is expected to come from Microsoft, which released an app with the name “Your Phone Companion” that makes it a lot easier to link your Android and Windows devices. The app is totally free for everyone that wishes to download it right from the Google Play Store and their Microsoft Store.
If you do not have a reason why you want to see your phone or tablet notifications right on your PC? The link makes it a lot easier to keep track of the alerts that are showing up right on your mobile device without having to manually retrieve the phone or tablet and scroll right through the push notifications. Beyond that, “Your Phone” has more features to offer than just sharing notifications, also making it possible to read and respond to text messages, view images, open and make use of apps (depending on the Android Device), and more right inside your windows.
How to Set up Android Notifications on your PC
Getting an Android Notification right on your PC has to do with installing the “Your Phone” app right on both your PC and your Mobile Device. You would be required to head to Google Play Store, to download the app to your smartphone. However, some modes come with this feature that has already been installed right under the name “Link to windows,” which includes the Surface Duo and selected Samsung Galaxy Handsets.
You can determine easily if your device has the feature preinstalled right on it by opening its web browser and navigating to www.aka.ms/yourphone. The browser would display a prompt that would require you to want to “open in another app.” Tap “OK” to confirm. If you are taken to a “link to Windows” Menu right inside your device’s setting app, that means it is preinstalled. If your device does not have a “link to windows,” you’ll be redirected to download the “Your Phone” app.
The “your Phone” App would be required to appear on your PC and either ask you to sign right into your Microsoft account or, if you are logged in already, to verify which account you want to make use of for the link. Depending on the options that you see, you’ll either need to enter your Microsoft login details or click on your Microsoft Account from the presented list. Once you do this, the “your Phone” app on PC will refresh and display a very long PIN; this step means that you are ready to pair the computer and the Android device.
How to link An Android Device with a PC
Follow the steps stated below to link your Android Device and your PC.
- First, “Your Phone” inside your Android device. In the prompt that appears, you will see a text field that states “Input the code shown on PC.” Enter the PIN presented on your PC.
- Wait for the app to pair with the two devices
- When it refreshed, you would see a new screen that states, “Check your computer,” as well as a button that states, “Done.” Tap that button and then close the app.
- Check “Your Phone” right on your PC. You should be shown a prompt that entails “you’re all set!” and a button that states “Continue.” Click the button to launch the “your Phone” App.
The two devices are now paired. You can access your phone’s text messages, photos and videos, app, and more by clicking on the “hamburger” icon (the three stacked lines) in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
How to Receive Android Notifications on Your PC
Seeing as your PC and your Device are linked, you would be able to view notifications straight from your smartphone or your Tablet directly on your computer… but only after you have adjusted your notification settings. In other to do this, you would be required to click on the hamburger icon in “Your Phone” on PC, then click on the “Notifications” right on the left-side pane that launches.
Instead of seeing your phone’s notifications, you would see a message advising “Your Phone” that states need permission to sync notifications, as well as a button that states “Open settings right on your Phone.” Click that button to pull up the “Notification Access” Menu on your Android.
First, turn on your Android device and then sign in if necessary, making use of the Password, PIN, or fingerprint. Once sign-in, you would be offered the “Notification access” menu; scroll down the list of apps until you find “Your Phone,” then tap the toggle switch to the right of it to enable notification syncing. You would be presented with a message pop-up – it warns that by turning on the feature, you are allowing “your phone” on the PC to get your app notification and more. Tap “Allow.”
Once the permission has been enabled, the two devices are not just linked, but the Android notifications will now appear right on your PC. You can minimize the “Your Phone” App, as any new notifications will automatically pop upright on the bottom right corner of windows.