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Windows 11 users can now access Apple’s popular iMessage messaging service thanks to Microsoft’s Phone Link program for iOS devices.
iOS users can now use their Windows 11 computer to send and receive iMessages, check their phone notifications, view their contacts, and make phone calls. Previously, these capabilities were only available on iOS devices. The iCloud connectivity provided by the Phone Link app allows users to access pictures stored on their iPhones from their Windows computers.
During the preview period, the Phone Link app was available for Windows users. The feature will start rolling out immediately to all Windows 11 users in 39 languages and 85 markets, and should be available to all Windows 11 users by mid-May.
Microsoft stated in a blog post about the debut of the iPhone Link app for iOS that they had “taken a conservative approach in releasing this update” as they knew how vital it was to be able to easily connect with friends and family during stressful situations.
The company made the following statement on the matter: “We hope our Windows 11 customers never have to worry about missing an important phone call or text message while focusing on their Windows PC with the ability to make this PC/ iOS phone. ”
For quite some time now, Phone Link software has given Android phone users the ability to access everything they love on their mobile devices.
It is essential to note that the Phone Link app is only compatible with mobile devices running iOS 14 or later. Also, the app is inaccessible on iPads and PCs running Mac operating systems.
How to access iMessage app on your Windows 11?
- Check if Phone Link is turned on in Windows 11.
- You can get the Phone Link app from the Microsoft Store or Apple Store and put it on your iPhone.
- Make sure the Bluetooth on your iPhone and Windows machine is turned on and set to “discoverable”.
- During the Phone Link app setup process, a QR code will appear. Scan the QR code and let the app do what it’s supposed to do.
- You must be linked to the Phone Link app, which gives you access to texts on your iPhone.
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