Choose How to Display Notifications from the Phone Link App on Windows 11

Choose how to display the Phone Link app notification banners

The article guides on modifying display settings for notifications from the Phone Link app in Windows 11. Users can link their phones and access apps via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Notifications appear as banners, detailing sender and message content. For privacy, users can either conceal the content, display the sender’s name only, or hide all content.

This article explains how to change what or how to display notifications from the Phone Link app in Windows 11.

Windows allows users to use the Phone Link app to link their phones and seamlessly communicate and transfer data.

The Phone Link app lets you instantly access your Android or iPhone apps from your PC. Then, using a Wi-Fi connection or Bluetooth connection, browse, play, order, chat, and more — all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard.

The app is integrated with Windows Notifications Center and displays all relevant notifications via a banner from the notification center.

The notifications banner for the Phone Link app will display the notification preview by default. This means message content is displayed every time a notification is received on your device.

You can change that to show the sender only or hide all content.

Showing or hiding the notification preview banner is to enhance privacy and security. If you show the notification preview, anyone who can see your PC screen can also read the message content of your notifications.

On the other hand, if you hide the notification preview, you can still receive notifications on your PC, but only the sender’s name will be displayed in the banner, which is less revealing.

Show or hide notification content with the Phone Link app

As mentioned, Windows users can choose how to display the Phone Link app notification on their PC. Choosing what or how to display notifications helps to enhance privacy and security.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Phone Link app.

Then, choose to add your phone. If phones are connected to the Phone Link app, click the Settings button (gear) at the top right corner and select the General on the menu.

On the right, scroll down to the Banners section. Then, under the “Choose how to display your PC notification banners,” choose one of the available options:

  • Hie all content – All banner content is hidden, including messages.
  • Show with sender only – Show only the sender’s name on the banner. Messages are hidden.
  • Show with preview – Show the sender’s name and all messages on the banner.
Choose how to display the Phone Link app notification banners

Save your changes and exit.

That should do it!


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