How to sync Android apps notifications to a Windows 10 PC

Cortana can sync Android apps notifications to your Windows 10 PC, and here's how you can enable the feature.

Android app notifications on Windows 10

Microsoft has been testing the ability to sync Android notifications to Windows 10 PCs through the Cortana app. Now there is a new update for Cortana on Android that let you configure individual apps to sync their notifications to your computer running Windows 10.

If you use the Cortana app on your Android device, you can now sign in with your Microsoft Account you use on Windows 10 to enable missed call, incoming message, low battery, and app notifications sync.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to choose which individual Android apps can sync notifications to your Windows 10 device, as well as enabling low battery and incoming message notifications using the Cortana app.

How to enable specific Android apps notifications to sync with Windows 10

  1. Download and install the latest version of Cortana for Android.

  2. Launch Cortana on your Android phone and sign-in with your Microsoft Account you use with your Windows 10 PC.

  3. Tap the hamburger button to open the menu and tap Settings.

  4. Tap Sync notifications.

  5. Enable or disable the available options, including: “Missed call notification”, “Incoming message notifications”, or “Low battery notifications.”

  6. Tap App notifications sync.

  7. Enable Cortana to access your phone notifications and go back to Sync notifications.

  8. Tap App notifications sync.

  9. Enable or disable the Android apps that you want to sync their notifications to your Windows 10 PC.

    Enable specific Android apps to sync notifications to Windows 10 using Cortana

Remember that you probably have many of the equivalent Android apps already installed in your Windows 10 device, such as Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Health, Netflix, and more. As such, it could be redundant to enable these apps to sync their notifications.

Android notifications should sync almost instantaneously, but if you don’t see any of the notifications, it’s probably because you’re not running the pre-release version of Windows 10. If this is the case, the functionality will be available to you when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this summer.

What do you think about Android notifications on your Windows 10 PC? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.