Google’s ChromeOS on Chromebooks has been getting by the month. With that being said Google is also trying to put its users into an ecosystem that not only makes life easy but also gets your tasks done with ease. Do you know that you can easily connect your Android smartphone to your Google Chromebook with ease? Yes, you can and there are a good number of reasons why you would want to get both devices connected.
Because Google aims to ensure that users are always connected to their devices at all times, you can use Chromebook to perform a decent number of functions without you having to physically be next to the phone. This interesting feature on your Chromebook is called Phone Hub. If you are someone with an Android smartphone as well as owns a Chromebook, this guide is for you.
How to Connect Your Android Smartphone to Chromebook?
Connecting both devices is simple and easy. In this guide, we will also be showing you how you can disconnect your Android smartphone from your Google Chromebook. First, let’s take a look at the things you need to have.
- Android Smartphone running on Android 5 or newer
- Google Chromebook running ChromeOS version 70 or newer
- Google Account
Do note that the Android smartphone and your Google Chromebook needs to be signed in with the same Google Account otherwise, it will not make any sense to connect your Android smartphone to your Google Chromebook. So, now that you have what you need to connect both devices, let’s take a look at the steps.
Connect Android Smartphone to Chromebook
- Power up your Google Chromebook and connect it to the internet.
- Open the Settings app on your Chromebook. You can open it either from the App Drawer or, you can open it from the Notification Panel via the system tray.
- Under the Connected Devices option click on the Setup Button. This button will be present next to the Android phone text.
- On the next screen, you will be asked to choose the Android device that has been associated with your Google Account on your Chromebook.
- With the device selected, choose the Accept and Continue option.
- You might be asked to enter your Google Account password.
- Finally, you can click on the toggle to switch the connection on or off between your Chromebook and Android smartphone.
This is how you can connect your Android smartphone to your Google Chromebook with ease. If you are wondering what benefits or use cases would be there to connect both devices, we have them listed below.
- Easily share files wirelessly
- View phone notifications on Chromebook
- Send and receive messages directly from your Chromebook
- Use the Phone as a smart key to unlock Chromebook
- Use the cellular network from your phone on your Chromebook
Disconnect Your Android Phone From Chromebook
Now there can be times when you do not want your phone to sync with your Chromebook, especially during meetings and presentations. In this case, it is best to disconnect both devices from each other. Here are the steps to disconnect your Android smartphone from your Chromebook.
- Open the Settings app on your Chromebook.
- You should see the Connected Devices tab. Highlight it and then select your Android smartphone.
- Here you can choose what features you would like to leave on and what features you would like to leave off.
- But, if you want to simply remove your smartphone from your Chromebook simply choose the Disconnect button under Forget Phone.
- Click on the Confirm button to finalize that you want to remove your Android smartphone from your Google Chromebook.
That is how you can remove the Android smartphone from your Chromebook. The process is simple and easy. Having both devices connected to each other helps to improve productivity and also lets you depend less on your phone since you get all your alerts on your Chromebook itself. What do you think about the ability to connect your Android smartphone to your Chromebook? Is it something that is a useful feature similar to the Your Phone app on Windows? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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