It took a long time, but Microsoft finally has its own system for managing Android alerts on Windows.
This system allows you to view and retrieve notifications from your Android phone on your Windows 10 PC. You can view your entire SMS history along with pending notifications upon request. You can even reply to messages and write new texts directly from your computer.
How to get started.
On Your Windows 10 Computer
First, make sure you have the latest version of the Your Phone app:
Open the Microsoft Store and search for "your phone."
If the app is not already installed, install it.
If the app is installed, click the three-button menu button next to the "Start" command. If "Update" appears as an option, select it.
Next, prepare your computer for the connection:
Open the Phone App
Click the Android box, and then click Get Started
Your phone number at the command prompt [1
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Good. Time to go to the phone page.
On Your Android Phone
Look for a text from Microsoft with a link to install the Your Phone Companion app (or just search the app on the Play Store on your own). and then install
Open the Your Phone Companion app and tap "Log In to Microsoft"
Enter your Microsoft credentials. Make sure you're using the same account that appears in your phone app on your computer.
Grant the app the various required permissions.
When the app prompts you to set up the phone app on your PC, tap "My PC is ready. "
If the app prompts you to allow the connection, tap" Allow. "
The Last Link
There is only a bit of setup left over, the part that allows you to go through notifications:
Open your phone's system settings , search for "Notification Access," then select "Notification Access"
In the confirmation window that appears, tap "Allow."
On your computer, return to the "Your Phone" application and click the "Notification" tab on the left side of the screen. If you do not see a notification tab, close the app and reopen it.
Click Getting Started then Open Settings for Me. You've already manually adjusted your settings (this is the more straightforward way of doing it) – and the only ability to do so from this year's Android Q release) will take you directly to the notification screen of the app should.
That was & # 39; s! Any notifications you receive on your phone will now automatically appear on your desktop and go to the Windows 10 Notification Center (in the lower-right corner of the screen). All text messages have the option to reply. This option is currently limited to your default SMS app for Android, but will be extended to soon to support all apps with response capabilities in their notifications.
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