Microsoft Windows crossed with the Android: the PC began to receive notifications from smartphones

Windows 10 users have started to announce the beginning of work sync notifications from Android devices. This possibility was introduced by Microsoft in March 2016. It allows you to see notifications from your Android device to your PC and mark them as read directly in Windows. IPhone owners it will be available.

As reported by Cnews, Microsoft has begun rolling out technology sync notifications from Android to Windows 10. One Reddit user said that he began to receive notifications from Android device on Windows 10, in the notification center. He added that, most likely, it was because he participates in the program Windows Insider program and testing Cortana for Android.

Another user said that he managed to get a sync notification, although it is not a party to either of the other programs. But for this he had to download the APK file for Android Cortana.

In order to see the notifications from your Android smartphone to Windows 10, you need to install on your mobile device the application Microsoft’s Cortana. For the wizard, you must enter your username and password from your Microsoft account. Synchronization is performed through the Microsoft servers, so in Windows 10 the user uses the same Microsoft account.

Sync Windows 10 and Android bidirectional. That is, for example, a message marked read in the mobile app of Skype will be noted and read in Skype in Windows 10. And Vice versa — when reading messages on a PC it’s marked read on your smartphone.

What iPhone?

The ability to synchronize the notification was submitted to Microsoft at the Build conference in March 2016, the Corporation said that they did not plan to offer this opportunity to owners of Apple devices because iOS is more closed, and Cortana, through which synchronization occurs, can not obtain access to the required data.

It is expected that normally at the Windows 10 support notifications sync with Android devices will appear with the update Anniversary Update summer 2016

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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