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How to use Pushbullet Android app [Guide]

Pushbullet
Written by Hassan Abbas

Pushbullet Android app: When you’re at your office, engaging to meet a deadline, it’s not difficult to forget about your smartphone for a while. Taking a break from your smartphone is a welcome change, but in this process, you could miss a few important notifications.

Pushbullet offers those notifications you can check and reply to messages, get app notifications, phone alerts, and can even exchange files between your devices.

How to set up Pusbhullet

Pushbullet Android app

Step 1:

Visit Pushbullet’s official website on your Windows PC.

Step 2:

After signing up with either Google or Facebook, you’ll be redirected to the welcome page.

Step 3:

Install the app from Google Play on your Android smartphone. Now click on Set up your computer on your Windows PC and install the Windows desktop application.

Step 4:

After completing the standard installation, the desktop client will give you the option of signing in. Sign in with Facebook or Google in the phone app. Make sure to choose the same option on both your PC and smartphone.

Step 5:

Enable Pushbullet to read your notifications on your phone — enable Notification access.

Step 6:

Enable Pushbullet to manage phone calls and text messages.

Step 7:

After following the above steps you’ll be redirected to the home page of the app on

Windows and Android.

How to exchange files between devices:

Pushbulllet imitates a peer-to-peer file transfer system, through which you can transfer data between your devices.

How to send files from PC to phone

Step 1:

Now click on the Devices tab in your Windows Pushbullet client.

Step 2:

Choose the recipient.

Step 3:

Now tab on the attach button and choose the file you want to send.

That’s all! However, make sure you’ll need to grant Pushbullet the Android File and storage permission before exchanging files.

How to send files from phone to PC

Step 1:

Choose the recipient under Pushing.

Step 2:

Select the file you want to send by tapping on the attach icon.

Step 3:

After the file loads, click on the send icon.

How to enable instant pushing

Pushbullet also enables you to push the current tab on your desktop to all our connected devices at once. Alternatively, you can allow instant push to individual devices as well. Here’s how to:

Step 1:

Go to Settings.

Step 2:

Then Go to the Advanced Tab.

Step 3:

Now, check Instant push and select All devices or any single device.

You can also select the keyboard shortcut of your choice by clicking on the link highlighted above.

How to follow a channel

Stay up to date with Pushbullet’s unique channel subscription system. The app lets you subscribe to various channels — tech, business, comics, entertainment, finance, and gaming — and brings their updates straight to the desktop client.

Step 1:

Visit the Following tab on your Windows PC.

Step 2:

Click on Follow something.

Step 3:

Pick your favorite channels after redirected to Pushbullet’s channel page.

Step 4:

Click on Follow and the channel will be added to your list.

How To Add Channels:

Similarly, you can add channels through the smartphone app.

Step 1.

Simply Go to the Channels tab.

Step 2.

Now choose your pick and tap Follow.

How to enable the floating window mode

Pushbullet lets you reply to your messages and also lets you view your recent chats in a floating window mode.

Step 1:

Firstly, Go to the SMS tab.

Step 2:

Now choose the conversation you want to float.

Step 3:

Hover your mouse over it and click on the ‘outward arrow’ icon.

Step 4:

A floating window shortcut will be created.

If you go to the SMS tab in the phone up, you’ll find two toggles of SMS sync and Only sync pictures while on Wi-Fi. Turn the SMS sync off if you don’t want to see your messages on your desktop.

How to blacklist an app from sending notifications

If someone is disturbing you so the only thing you’ll do is to put it in the blacklist (blocklist). After blocking him/her that person cant interrupts you.

Apart from Notification Mirroring and Only while on Wi-Fi toggles, there is a toggle for Skip silent notifications as well.  However, the most amazing part of this tab is the option of picking the apps that get to interrupt your work. Here’s how to:

Step 1:

Firstly, Go to the Mirroring tab.

Step 2:

Now click on Choose which apps to enable.

Step 3:

Deselect the apps you don’t wish to be notified of.

How to use Remote File Access

This Pushbullet feature lets you access Android and Windows files from any part of the world as long as both the devices are connected to the internet.

Step 1:

On your PC go to Settings and tick on Remote Files access.

Step 2:

In the Android app, go to the Account tab.

Step 3:

Click on Remote Files, enable, and grant permission.

Step 4:

You’ll be welcome by the Remotes Files screen where your PC will be listed.

Step 5:

Now Tap on the name of your PC.

Step 6:

Browse and request a file.

Step 7:

Your request will be confirmed and the file will be downloaded to your smartphone.

Conclusion:

If we missed anything then let us know in the comment section below?

Also Read: User Guide: What is Google Photos Chat?

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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