Although I have set up my car so that basically everything I need is available in the car, there are still a few times when I need to grab my phone. One of them is when I get a notification about something.
I really don’t like picking up my phone to see notifications and being distracted from working at the computer. Why can’t we get notifications from our phone on our computer so we don’t have to look away from our computer screen?
Fortunately, there are several ways to solve the problem. There are some programs that allow you to transfer notifications from your Android device to your computer. Basically, they monitor your device and when a notification comes in, it’s quickly displayed on your computer so you know what it’s about.
Here, we’ll cover three methods to help you get the job done on your devices. Also, be sure to read our previous article on connecting an Android device to a Windows 10 PC.
Use Pushbullet to access Android notifications on your computer
Pushbullet was one of the first programs that allowed users to push notifications to a computer. The app has really helped many people stay away from distraction by allowing them to view phone notifications on their Windows or Mac computers in real-time.
To set it up, you need to install the app on your Android device and then install the extension on your computer’s browser.
Go to the Google Play Store and download and install the Pushbullet app on your device. Launch the app and sign in using your preferred method.
The app will ask you to give it access to notifications. touch Turn onfind Pushbullet on the next screen and turn the switch next to it to on ENABLED position.
Give the app other permissions it needs to work properly. When you’re done, tap Mirror image at the bottom of the main application interface. Here you will find the option to mirror notifications.
On the next screen, enable the option labeled Notification mirroring. You can include Only when connected to Wi-Fi and if you only want your notifications to appear when you’re on WiFi.
Open a new tab in your browser and install the Pushbullet extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Opera.
After installing the extension, tap Send a test notification in the app on your device to test the feature. You should get a notification in your browser if everything is set up correctly.
Pushbullet will now send all notifications you receive on your Android device to your browser. No more searching for your phone to find out what’s going on.
If all notifications sounds like too much for you, you can configure which apps you want to receive notifications on your computer in the Android app on your device. This is very handy when you only want to view notifications from a select few apps that are on your phone.
Mirror Android notifications on PC with AirDroid
AirDroid is actually a full-fledged smartphone management tool that allows you to access almost all types of files on your device on your computer. It has a function called desktop notifications which allow you to view your phone’s 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 program, click I below select Security and remote functionsand touch Desktop notifications.
You will see a large green button with the inscription Enabled permissions on the next screen. Click on it.
Now you will need to give the app access to notifications. Turn on the switch next to AirDroid do it.
Return to the app and you’ll be in a new menu. Enable the option that says Message Mirror service at the top Then enable other options to customize how you receive notifications.
Return to the main application interface, click AirDroid Weband write down the IP address you see on the next screen.
Enter the IP address in the browser on your computer. Accept the prompts on your device and your computer will be connected 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’ll want to use AirDroid instead of Pushbullet, as the former doesn’t require you to install anything on your browser. In addition, the former allows you to do much more than just mirror notifications, so this should also be taken into account when deciding which program to choose.
Access Android notifications on PC with AirMore
AirMore works almost the same as AirDroid, so here I will briefly show you how to run it on your devices.
Make sure your smartphone and computer are connected to the same WiFi network.
Download and install the AirMore app on your device. Launch the app, tap the three dots in the top-right corner, and select Get IP.
Access the IP address you see on your phone screen in a browser on your computer.
In the program, click more at the bottom tap the gear icon at the top tap Message Mirror serviceand turn on notifications for this app.
Your computer is configured to receive notifications from your Android device.