Tech Tip: Note to Self

Type “Note to Self” into Google to Send Notes to your Android Phone


Recently Google announced a feature that allows you to send directions to your Android phone directly from a search box. What they didn’t announce is that you can also use “note to self” to send a reminder directly to your notification shade.

To send a text note to your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Open up on your computer and type “note to self” plus the text you want to send into the search box.
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Edit your note (if necessary) and choose a device from the drop down list.
  4. Click “Send note to your phone.”
  5. Open your phone and your note should be in your notification shade.

This feature requires the latest version of the Google app, Google Now notifications enabled, Web & App Activity enabled, and you must be logged into your Google account.

submitted by Ryan Johnson