Do you want to see your mobile phone’s alerts and notification instantly on your PC? Mirror notifications can help you achieve that without keeping swapping between your computer and phone. You can focus on your work on the computer and when any incoming notifications on your phone, they will be displayed on your PC screen at the same time.
Pushbullet is a cross-platform data sharing service for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, etc. Except file transfer, it allows users to send and receive Text Messages on their computers; reply to messages from chat apps like WhatsApp, Kik, and Facebook Messenger. With its notification mirroring feature, you can see all of your mobile phone’s notifications on computer, including phone calls. When you dismiss a notification on your computer and it goes away on your phone too. To get started, follow these steps:
Go to download Pushbullet on to your phone and PC following the previous link in last paragraph. Run the app on both your phone and computer, you’ll be prompted to sign in with Google account or Facebook account.
In Pushbullet for Android, switch to the Mirroring tab from the bottom. Touch the toggle next to Notification Mirroring to turn it on.
The Notification Access settings screen opens. Touch the ON/OFF toggle next to Pushbullet to allow it the access to your notifications on the phone.
Return to the Mirroring screen within Pushbullet app. Tap on Send a test notification to send a notification from Android phone to your linked computer to make sure it can go through.
From then on, any notification you get on the phone will show up on your desktop. You can even dismiss them from your computer directly without using your phone, they will go away on the phone as well.
Android notification mirroring extra tips
- You can also mirror notifications from certain apps to your computer. Go to the Mirroring in Pushbullet on Android, tap on ‘Choose which apps to enable’, then select and deselect apps and only mirror notifications from your favorite apps to your desktop.
- On the Windows PC, go to Pushbullet Settings, you can turn on notification display or hide them, choose to play notification sound or not, choose which screen to mirroring the notifications to, set the notification location, etc.