How To Receive Android Phone Alerts On Your Desktop in 2 Steps

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Just like me, most of you might not like having your phone always in hand while you are browsing on your PC, chatting on Facebook or doing some other official work on your PC. Checking your phone repeatedly for missed call alerts, new messages would be quite a disturbing task when you are concentrated on the PC. Here is a trick which helps you to receive phone alerts on your desktop provided your phone runs n Android OS.

Download Android Notifier on your Computer

This is the first step. You need to download Android Notifier from the link below on your computer and install it. Android notifier is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. I am using Windows 7 and hence the screenshots which I have used are for Windows. If you face any problem installing it on Mac or Linux, you can comment below 🙂

Download Android Notifier

Install Android NotifierYou would also require Java to install Android Notifier. It’s a rare case but if you don’t have Java installed on your computer, hit the download link below.

Download Java for Windows

If Firewall is enables, you might see a notice from Windows Firewall. Nothing to worry, just click on Allow Access 🙂Windows Security Alert

Download Remote Notifier App on your Android Phone

The next step is to download the remote notifier app from the Android Market which is absolutely free. You can find the link below.

Download Remote Notifier App for Android

To install Apps on Android OS, you can check how to install Apps on Android. Once you have installed it, it would work by itself.Remote Notifier App for Android
You can check the settings by clicking on “send test notification”. After this you would see a pop up on your dekstoptest notification

So this verifies the settings on your phone. You can also customize by selecting which alerts must be sent to your desktop. The options available are Phone ring, SMS, MMS, Battery, Voicemail and Third Party Apps.

Similarly you have preferences for the Android Notifier Application on your Computer. You can see the various options belowDesktop Preferences

The best part of this is that you can run the Android Notifier on various computers with different Preferences. A lot of extra options are also available on the remote notifier app for your Android phone which you can see on the download page.

I usually forget that I have sent an SMS to my friend when I am Blogging. This trick will surely help people like me, officials, Bloggers and of course Game lovers. What are you?

  • I don’t have android and thinking of getting that..Thanks for the post

  • vikas

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    • You can mail me at lalitindoria [at] blogotechblog [dot] com for this 🙂

    • vikas

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    • vikas

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  • I don’t have (yet) an Android phone but I seriously think to buy one. This post will be useful for Android phone users.

  • Wow this is a great news for Android users now they will get alerts on their desktop as well.Thanks for sharing this valuable information.Always wanted to part of such communities where people can learn and share the ideas in front of big players.

  • Will try those applications. Thanks for the info.


    Anything like this but for a tablet instead of pc?

    • Which Tablet? It depends on the OS of the tablet and the connectivity!

    • PcPimp

      Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android 3.2 Phone Droid X running Liberty 3 2.0

    • I don’t think that could be possible, I couldn’t find any app that pushes notifications from your phone to Tablet, though it might be a good idea for developers 🙂

  • JD

    you forgot to mention it is 32bit, computers nowadays are more often 64bit. to get to the 64bit version its here