How to use AirDroid to Mirror Smartphone notifications on Windows PC?

Getting the notifications from your Android smartphone on your Windows PC should ideally be the best option for improving your productivity. You will not have to pick up your phone every time you receive a message on your phone. AirDroid is one of the excellent options that can help you achieve it.

In our ongoing series on the tools that can be helpful in mirroring your Android notifications on the Windows desktops or laptops, we have already covered Pushbullet and MightyText. Yet another app that is equally capable of achieving the same functionality -AirDroid has been quite popular enough, thanks to the additional features that it offers you.
Let us check out how you can mirror your Android notifications on your Windows desktop. We will also understand the features and functionality of the tool in a finer detail.

AirDroid - An overview

AirDroid is an application available on Android, Windows, Mac and over the web. It is essentially an app that helps you transfer your data on your phone to the PC with ease wirelessly.
You can transfer practically any content that includes photos, videos, documents and other files as such. The steps involved are simple and easy to follow. Install the app on your Android, install the desktop client on your PC and configure both the tools with the same account - that does it and you are good to go! What makes it an interesting option is the fact that the app is not limited to transferring files between your Android and PC(or Mac), but also aids you in send or receive SMS and other app notifications on your desktop right away. You can also use it as your option for making and receiving remote calls.
With that simplified approach, you will no longer need to access your smartphone every now and then while working on your laptop. Isn't that an excellent way to enhance your productivity?

What are the features that make it a good screen mirroring option?

Well, the major advantage that we will be focussing for the sake of this discussion is the screen mirroring functionality that the tool offers. What other features does the app pack in? Let us check them out -

Easy file transfer without cables

You can transfer any of your files between your Android and Windows PCs without the need for any cables. This will help you in indulging in easy file transfer of data without having to worry about the tangles of wires and cables.
Transfer any kind of data right away. You can even transfer the folder straightaway without the need to send the files individually. However, the folder transfer option will need an upgrade to a Pro account.

Android screen mirroring

This is the feature that has impressed us more than all other features that the tool offers. The feature not only supports the SMS notifications, but you will be able to get all types of notifications including SMS, Emails, and other app notifications. What's more, you can even reply to the messages right from your desktop!
No more need for checking your phone every now and then. You will never miss an important alert.

Access device camera

This is yet another feature that can enhance your privacy for better. You may access your smartphone camera remotely. This will help you check and monitor the environment around your device. The remote camera access will only be available on Pro account.

How to use notification mirroring on your desktop?

Well, having understood the features that the tool has to offer, let us check out the steps involved in setting up notification mirroring on your desktop.
  • Install AirDroid Desktop client on your desktop. You can access it from the official site at
  • Install the companion app on your Android device. You can find the app on Google Play Store.
  • On your computer, sign up for an account with AirDroid.
  • Once you click on Signup, you will be taken to the AirDroid web portal for completing registration.
  • dashboard
  • Once registered, register with the credentials on the desktop client.
  • Next, you will get the desktop dashboard for AirDroid.
  • Launch AirDroid on your Android device. Sign in with the same credentials.
  • signup screenadd computer
  • You can add your computer by tapping on Add Computer
  • You will need to enable Desktop Notification on your Android app. To do this, go to Tools menu on your Android app and tap on Desktop Notifications.
  • desktop notificationnotification enable
  • In the next screen, tap on Enable to access notifications from your phone to your desktop.

Please note that you will need to allow notification access to the apps specifically on your Android app. To do this,
  • tap on Desktop Notif and then, on the next screen on Allowed Apps.
  • allowed apps
  • You can uncheck any apps you do not want to be mirrored.

That does it. Whenever you receive a notification on your phone, it will be mirrored on your desktop as in the following image.
airdroid notification alert

Is it safe to use AirDroid?

The developer team at AirDroid deserves a pat on their back for addressing one of the major security concerns. The app initially had a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to hijack the connection if you are on the same WiFi network. The team noticed it, closed the vulnerability and upgraded the encryption.
So, you can safely use your AirDroid app to mirror notifications from your phone to the desktop. Of course, you can also use the tool to a seamless file transfer functionality as well.

The Concluding Thoughts

AirDroid initially had a presence on the cloud and thus offered a web portal based functionality. Now, it has come out of age and has introduced the desktop functionality as well. The notification mirroring functionality that we are interested in works seamlessly, but is a little laggy compared to the other options available. We would just hope to find the developers coming up with a faster notification alerts.
We checked with two other apps in the genre and found the other apps displaying the notification mirrors earlier than AirDroid. However, the other functionalities that it offers can be a saving grace for the tool.

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