If you use an Android phone and a Windows 10 computer, you can get phone alerts on your computer whenever you receive or miss calls. All you need to do is set up Cortana on your Android phone.
After you install the official Cortana app, you’ll want to log in with the same Microsoft account you’re using on your computer. Then it’s just a matter of going into the Cortana app settings and turning on notifications.
Go to Settings > Sync Notifications and toggle on Missed Call Notification and Call Notification. You can also toggle on Low battery notifications to find out when you’re running out of juice, and you can also get additional App notifications on your computer. What’s really great about this last feature is that you can choose which apps to receive notifications for, so you’re not bombarded with notifications from ALL of your apps.
On your computer, make sure that notifications are turned on by going to Settings > System > Notifications & actions. Your phone should be listed as one of the senders you receive notifications from. You can adjust the settings of these notifications as you would with any other sender. These settings include showing or hiding notification banners, keeping notifications private on the lock screen, showing notifications in the action center, and playing a sound.
When you receive a call or missed call, you should see an alert with the the contact name or number. While you can’t respond to the call from your computer, you can respond with a text message. This feature is particularly useful if you’re in a meeting or if your phone is out of reach.
What do you think of Cortana’s integration with your Android phone? Is it useful? Or would you prefer to keep those notifications off your computer? Let us know in the comments.