1. redbandit98's Avatar
    Hello, I have a question. I recently switched from IOS so I'm still new to Android. I have a unique situation. I don't get service at my workplace due to where my office is. I currently have two phones. I can actually leave one phone out in the open about 50 ft from where Im at and it gets reception. I use it as a hotspot and use my iphone while I'm at work. The reason for this is simple, Imessage. Since it works off wifi vs cell service, I can still text people if needed. I know there are a few android based messaging services that do the same. My question is this, can I just "mirror" or push notifications to another android phone by bluetooth only? I looked through the play store and have tried a few but none really seem to work. I don't mind paying for an app if I need to. It would be nice If I could use one phone as a hotspot, but still receive missed call/text notifications on the other. Pretty much exactly what a watch such as a Gear S2 would do...but I cant wear watches at work so thats why I'm trying to find another option. At one time I actually had a watch and just left it on my desk so I could see if I had any missed calls, but its kind of stupid just to have a watch sitting there you can't wear. Thanks for any help.
    10-06-2016 08:25 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I don't think any will work that way. There are apps like Pushbullet that will, well, push notifications to your devices (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) and some will be 'actionable', but that does require a valid data connection.

    For messaging, you'd have to look at apps like Mightytext or Pushbullet (which also supports texting). Or, if you're willing to do so, get a Google Voice number (or port yours to that service, it's free if you're in the US) and you can text from there on any device with data (web browser, phone with Hangouts installed, etc.) and you will have pretty much the same as iMessage. Doing this, you wouldn't need the other phone's number for texting, so as long as you have a way to get data (WiFi, mobile, hotspot, etc.), you'll be able to text via GV.
    10-06-2016 08:29 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    About the only "service" I can think of is VNC - install a VNC server on the iPhone and a VNC client on the Android phone, then use the Android to connect to the iPhone. When the iPhone gets a push message, you'll see it on the iPhone's screen - on the Android. (VNC allows you to use one computer to run another computer - cellphones are included - remotely.) Just look for VNC in both stores.
    10-06-2016 09:32 AM

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