If you are an Android mobile user and use a Windows PC at work, receiving all notifications in one place sounds like a good proposition. Microsoft is offering just that. Using the Cortana App on Android, it will push your Android notifications to your Windows 10 PC. Sounds interesting? Here is how to enable Android notifications on Windows 10 PC using Cortana.
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With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary update “build 14393″ Microsoft has released a host of new features and functionalities. One of the features amongst them is the ability to receive notifications from your ios and Android devices. In this post, learn how to enable Android notifications on windows 10 PC using Cortana.
Before getting started, you need to ensure that you have logged into Windows with a verified Microsoft Account. This is important because you need to use the same account on your Android device as well.
In order to associate a Windows account, go to Start>Settings>Account>Email & App Account and click on “Add a Microsoft Account”. See below:
Once, this is done, you need to Open the “Phone Companion” App from the Windows Start menu to Select your target platform.
Once the phone companion app is opened, you need to select “Android” in this case.
Once you have selected “Android” you will be asked to “Sign In” again with your Microsoft account. You also need to ensure that “Windows Hello” is enabled as it is an important Prerequisite. Once authenticated, you will get access to the Microsoft Apps and services which you would like to “Sync“. For now, Microsoft is only allowing a handful of apps that can be used with this feature. We hope to expect more supported apps in the future.
You can select any of the above options in order to get started. For example, if you want to setup Cortana, install the Cortana app on your Android Phone and Sign-In with the same Microsoft Account.
Once Cortana is installed on your Android Phone, you can follow the simple steps below in your Window 10 PC to receive notifications.
Similarly, for every App that you want to sync, you need to download and install it on your mobile device first. For example, if you want to Sync Onedrive, you need to download and install it on your Android device first. Then, you can enable sync from your Windows 10 PC phone companion app. Also, you need to ensure that you put your office files and photos in separate folders. Failing which can put everything in once folder.
We hope to see more apps being added to this list, especially 3rd party apps which Android users know and love!
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