Recent convert--really missing a feature

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moot14, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. moot14 macrumors newbie

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    I used to use pushbullet to mirror my android phone's notifications on my PC. This no longer seems possible, since I moved over to a iPhone. Does anyone know of any alternatives?

    I've missed so many meetings today, because iPhone's do not have blinking LED lights and I was not getting mirrored notifications from my Outlook and Google calendar meetings. Since pushbullet seems useless, I'd be willing to cancel it and pay for another service. Please keep in mind that my work computers are all PCs.

    I'm missing this some much...
     
  2. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps you could look into why you're not seeing notifications in your Outlook and Google calendar meetings on your PC? Did they use to work?

    C
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OP probably set things up using the default, iCloud. Don't know how pushbullet works, but Outlook/Google calendars can be set up directly in stock iOS.
     
  4. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    The OP states that this needs to be setup for PC. The app doesn't work with PC's according to their FAQ https://help.pushbullet.com/articles/why-cant-i-see-my-iphones-notifications-on-my-windows-pc/

    The assumption here is that the OP doesn't want to setup the Outlook or Google clients on the PC for some reason, not exactly sure of a way around this to be honest but both should be relatively quick and easy to setup and you would get all your notifications accordingly.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This is one of the reasons I solely stick to Google for contacts and calendars, even though the majority of my devices are Mac. I still have some PCs and have set up on Android before as well.

    iCloud just doesn't play well if you use anything other than an iDevice or a Mac.
     
  6. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, iCloud isn't that flexible unfortunately. For the PC though, if the OP is running Outlook then it's likely from work, wondering why they would not want it installed on their PC.
     
  7. moot14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is correct! I'm floating around multiple people's PCs throughout the day and my phone is usually my main point of communication for reminders. In the past, using pushbullet on the browser is something I can install, log into and have it mirror everything on my phone.

    Not having an LED light and only having notifications alert once has been a little irritating, as well. I wish there was some sort of snooze feature in the pull down notification screen.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The advice then is to install your mail/calendars on your device then. Just put all your settings in the Mail/Contacts/Calendars area in the Settings app. Be sure to choose which accounts you want the phone to default to for new contacts/calendar items.

    Lastly, you can turn on the LED flash in the Acessibility section (Settings>General). The LED will flash whenever you get a notification. Not ideal, but it's the only workaround those of us who like LED notification lights have.
     
  9. LOLobo macrumors member

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    Taken from http://www.imore.com/how-to-turn-on-led-notification-light-iphone

    How to enable visual notifications on your iPhone using the LED flash.
    1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
    2. Tap on General.
    3. Tap on Accessibility.
    4. Toggle LED Flash for Alerts to ON.

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    To disable the notification light, repeat the same process and toggle the setting to OFF.
     
  10. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    That is a great tip- however just remember it is the full camera flash. If you're holding your phone up in a meeting or somewhere private everyone will see a flash light up the room or in their face and might think you took a picture. :eek:;)
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like the OP wants something that reminds him/her of a pending notification after it already happened and might have been missed. This unfortunately won't do that.
    There's that too.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No. But it will notify them when it IS happening, which is different than not knowing it happened and then finding out by checking the lockscreen.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you could do things through Google then that might be something that could work logging into your account via Chrome for example and babe that surface notifications for events, reminders, emails, etc.
     
  14. C DM, Dec 7, 2015
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, I'm just saying that that doesn't quite seem like the case that the OP is as interested in as much as seeing that there has been a notification at some point after the fact.
     

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