Notifications from your phone can arrive on your Windows PC or Mac to keep you connected to your conversations while doing your office work. Microsoft has its Your Phone app to help Windows desktop and laptop users receive real-time notifications from their phones. It lets users know when they receive new voice calls or new messages on their phone. Likewise, Apple is making its Continuity feature set available to iPhone users to enable them to receive real-time notifications on their Mac devices.
In this article, we provide a step-by-step guide to help you get notifications from your phone on Windows PC or Mac.
How to receive phone notifications on a Windows PC
Before starting with the steps to activate phone notifications on your Windows PC, it is important to verify that the latest version of the Your Phone application is installed on your computer and its companion on your phone. The app is designed to offer notification alerts from Android devices to desktops and laptops seamlessly and is available for download on Windows machines through the Microsoft Store. On your Android device, you can download the Your Phone Companion app for free from Google Play.
Open the Your Phone app on your PC.
Click on the Android box then press To continue.
You will now see a screen showing a URL to download the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone.
If the app is downloaded and installed on your phone, you can click on the “Yes, I have finished installing your phone companion” option. The Your Phone app on your Windows device will then show you options for you to pair your phone with the Windows device, either manually or using a QR code.
Select the Open QR code option.
Now open the Your Phone Companion app on your phone and tap To continue.
Grant permissions on the phone, then press the button To continue button.
Allow the app to run in the background if you don’t want to miss any notifications. Running the app in the background will impact your phone’s battery life, however.
hurry Ended on the phone and To start on your computer.
The Your Phone app also has the ability to connect your Windows system to an iPhone. However, its notification functionality with iOS is currently quite limited.
How to receive iPhone notifications on a Mac
You can take advantage of Apple’s Continuity to receive iPhone notifications on your Mac. Make sure you’re using the same Apple ID on your iPhone and Mac to receive notifications about new calls and voicemail messages.
If you want to set up notifications for new calls on your Mac, go to Settings > Telephone then turn on Wi-Fi calling and Calling on other devices. Both require your Mac and iPhone to access the same Wi-Fi network to enable transparent notifications on new calls. You can also enable FaceTime calling on your Mac by going to FaceTime > Preferences > Settings and selecting Calls from iPhone.
For message notifications, you need to enable text message forwarding on your iPhone. You can do this by going to Settings > messages > Text message forwarding then selecting your Mac from the list of available devices. This will require two-factor authentication, but if you haven’t activated it yet, you’ll be asked to enter a six-digit activation code on your iPhone that appears on your Mac to allow access to your text messages. .
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