Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a task on your computer, you don’t want to be distracted by your phone. However, you still want to know when someone might call you.
That’s why you can use any of these three methods to get phone call notifications from your Android device to your computer.
Receive call notifications on PC with Cortana
If you are using an Android phone and a Windows 10 PC, you can receive phone notifications on your PC whenever you receive or miss calls. All you need to do is set up Cortana on your Android phone.
After installing the official Cortana app, you’ll need to sign in with the same Microsoft account you use on your PC. Then, just go to Cortana’s settings and enable notifications.
Go to Settings -> Sync notifications and enable the toggle next to Missed call notification and incoming call notification.
You can also enable the toggle switch next to Low battery notifications You can see when they’ve expired, and you can also get additional notifications for apps on your computer.
What’s really special about this latest feature is that you can choose which apps you can receive notifications from, so you won’t be bombarded with notifications from all of your apps.
On your computer, make sure notifications are turned on by going to Settings -> System -> Notifications & Actions.
Your phone should be listed as one of the sending devices from which you can receive notifications. You can adjust the settings for these notifications as you would for any other sender.
These settings include showing or hiding notification banners, privacy of notifications on the lock screen, showing notifications in the Action Center, and playing sound.
When you receive a call or miss a call, you should see an alert containing the contact’s name or number. Although you can’t answer the call from your computer, you can answer via text. This feature is especially useful if you’re in a meeting or if your phone is out of reach and you don’t want to travel to get it.
Get call notifications on PC with Pushbullet
Another option for getting call notifications on your laptop or desktop is to use a tool called Pushbullet. This service syncs notifications between multiple devices, including phone calls if you’re using Android.
To use Pushbullet, first install the app for Android on your phone.
Log in to the app with your Google or Facebook account. Go to the Mirroring section using the menu at the bottom of the app. From there, enable notification mirroring by moving the toggle switch to the on position.
Now you need to install Pushbullet on your computer to receive phone notifications. You can either install Pushbullet in your browser or install the Windows app.
- To use the desktop app, install the Windows app.
- To install on your browser, download the extension for Chrome or Firefox.
Once the app is installed on your computer, you need to log in to Pushbullet using the same account you used on your phone.
Now, when you receive a notification on your phone, such as a text message or phone call notification, the notification will also appear on your PC.
To test that everything is working, open the Android app. Navigate to the Mirroring section again and press Send test notification.
The notification should be visible on both your phone and your computer. If you dismiss the notification from your PC, you should also dismiss it from your phone.
Enable Endpoint Encryption on Pushbullet
If you are going to use Pushbullet, you need to enable Endpoint encryption To ensure that your notifications remain secure and private.
Using encryption means that even if someone is able to intercept your notifications, they won’t be able to read them. The content of your notifications will be hidden from anyone who does not have your password.
To enable endpoint encryption, follow these steps:
- Open the Android app.
- Go to the account then to Settings.
- Scroll down to the section. Advanced settings.
- Click on Endpoint encryption.
- You will see a pop-up saying Enable Encryption? The app will inform you that you need to enable this option on each device. Click on Enable.
- Now you need to enter the password. Where it should be a phrase you won’t easily forget. Type your password and click OKAY.
- Encryption is now enabled on your phone. Then you need to activate it on your computer as well.
- Open the Windows application or browser on your computer. Go to the account then to Settings.
- Find an address Endpoint encryption and slide the toggle switch to turn it on.
- Now enter your password. This should be the same password you use for the Android app. Then click save.
This activates Endpoint encryption So that your notifications are secure and your privacy is protected.
Get call notifications on PC with IFTTT
Another option to receive call notifications on your computer is to use IFTTT. The very useful service works across multiple apps and platforms.
When an event or trigger occurs (“if this”), an action will automatically occur (“then that”). To learn more about the many ways to use this service, check out the ultimate IFTTT guide.
To use the service to receive phone call notifications, start by installing the IFTTT app for Android on your phone. Make sure that notifications and call services are enabled on your Android phone.
Now you can decide what you want to happen when you receive a phone call on your Android device. Here are some of the IFTTT widgets you can use to pair Windows 10 with your Android phone:
To enable any of these options, open the page and then enable the login option. Once logged in, your chosen action will be triggered whenever you receive a phone call on your Android device.
Make Android and Windows 10 work together
With these three methods, you will be able to see phone call notifications from your Android device on your Windows PC. However, that’s not all you can do. You may also see other Android notifications on your PC. For example, incoming emails or app updates.
Apart from Windows, you can also see Android notifications on other operating systems like Mac or Linux. To learn more, see our guide to syncing Android notifications with Windows, Mac, and Linux. Or you can use Your Phone Companion app for Windows to bridge the gap between Android and Windows.