How to Get Notifications From Android Phone or iPhone on Windows or Mac PC

Phone notifications can come to your Windows or Mac PC to let you stay connected with your conversations while performing on your office work. Microsoft has its Your Phone app to help users on Windows desktops and laptops receive real-time notifications from their phones.

Apple has its Continuity set of features available for iPhone users to let them receive real-time notifications on their Mac devices.

How to Receive Phone Notifications on Windows PC?

You need to take to enable phone notifications on your Windows PC as it is important to check that you have the latest version of the Your Phone app install on your computer and its companion on your phone.

Your Phone app is design to offer notification alerts from Android devices to desktops and laptops seamlessly and is available for download on Windows machines through Microsoft Store.


Follow These Steps :

  1. Open the Your Phone app on your PC.
  2. Click on the Android box.
  3. Hit Continue.
  4. You will now see a screen showing a URL to download the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone.
  5. If the app is downloaded and install on your phone then you can click on the ‘Yes, I finish installing Your Phone Companion’ option.
  6. The Your Phone app on your Windows device will then show you options to let you pair your phone with the Windows device either manually or using a QR code.
  7. Select the Open QR code option.
  8. Open the Your Phone Companion app on your phone.
  9. Tap Continue.
  10. Grant permissions on the phone.
  11. Press the Continue button.
  12. 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 battery life on your phone.
  13. Press Done on the phone and Get started on your computer.

Your Phone app also has the option to connect your Windows system with an iPhone.

But its notification functionality with iOS is currently quite limited.

How to Receive iPhone Notifications on a Mac?

You can need to Apple’s Continuity to receive iPhone notifications on your Mac.

Make sure that you’re using the same Apple ID on both your iPhone and Mac to receive notifications on new voice calls and messages.

If you want to set up notifications for new calls on your Mac then Follow These Steps :

  • Go to Settings 
  • Then Phone 
  • Turn on Wi-Fi Calling and Calls on Other Devices.
  • Both require your Mac and iPhone to access the same Wi-Fi network to enable seamless notifications on new calls.
  • You can also turn on FaceTime calling on your Mac by going to FaceTime 
  • Then goto Preferences 
  • Hit Settings 
  • Select Calls from iPhone.

For message notifications you need to enable text message forwarding on your iPhone.

Follow These Steps :

  • Go to Settings 
  • Then Messages 
  • Lastly hit Text Message Forwarding 
  • Select your Mac from the list of available devices.

It will require two-factor authentication but if you haven’t enabled it yet then you will be ask to enter a six-digit activation code on your iPhone that is appearing on your Mac to allow access to your text messages.


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