Free Auto-Forward SMS and Missed Calls to your Email [Android] Tricks
You may wonder why would anyone want to forwardtext messagesor missed call notifications to theiremail accountwhenthe cell phoneis with them all the time? Won’t these messages add more noise to an overflowing email Inbox?
Not so. For instance, some ofmy friendswork in a company where, for security reasons, they aren’t allowed to carrypersonalmobile phones inside though they do have regular phones at their desk and are allowed email access. They would therefore leave the phone at home but with auto-forwardingenabled, they’ll get anemail alertas soon as someone sends them an SMS or calls on their cell during office hours.
Such a feature may also be handy for people who have recently switched to a differentphone numberand would like to keep track of all incoming calls and messages received on their previous phone but without having to carry it all the time.
TheAndroidMarket has dozens ofappsthat can bring the auto-forwarding feature to yourmobile phonebut the one that I like most is SMS2Gmail. It says “SMS” but theappcan forward bothSMS textmessages and missed calls to your email address. You will get the completemessage textin your email and the sender’s name as well provided that that number already exists in your phonebook.
It takes justone stepto get it up and running. Launch the app, provide the credentials of yourGmailaccountand done. It needs the Google credentials in order to send email notifications but if that doesn’t make you too happy, just create anotherGmail accountand set it to auto-forward messages to your primaryemail account.
One more thing.
You turn on email notifications manually but in a situation where you have have forgotten the phone at home, or have misplaced it somewhere, you can remotely activate auto-forwarding by sending an SMS from any another phone to your phone.
The app lets you assign an ActivationKeyword(see screenshot) and as soon as a text arrives with that keyword, the auto-forwards will be enabled automatically.