Microsoft has recently announced that its Phone Link for iOS app is now available to all Windows 11 users. This means that once your PC has access to the iOS version of the app, you can easily send and receive iMessages using your Windows computer, as well as view all of your phone’s alerts and notifications without the need to touch your phone. Initially, Phone Link for iOS was only available to those who participated in the Windows Insider program and installed a beta version of Windows 11. However, with this latest announcement, Phone Link for iOS is now widely available for all users.
Previously, users had to sign up for the Insider Program, install a beta build, and set up Phone Link for iOS. However, with the recent wide roll out of the app, Microsoft is indicating that the experience is now reliable enough for the masses. To check, if your Windows 11 PC has access to the iOS version of Phone Link, simply press the Windows key on your PC, search for Phone Link, and open the app. If the iPhone option is active and clickable, you’re all set. Just follow the prompts to connect your phone to your PC, and make sure to install the companion app on your iPhone.
While using Phone Link to send and receive iMessage messages is certainly convenient, there are some caveats to keep in mind. For instance, group messaging doesn’t work, so you’ll receive a stand-alone message from the contact that last posted to the group. Additionally, if you reply to the message, it will start a private conversation thread. Furthermore, you won’t be able to send or view received images using the Phone Link app.
In conclusion, Microsoft’s Phone Link for iOS app is now available to all Windows 11 users. This latest update provides a seamless way to send and receive iMessages using your Windows computer and view your phone’s alerts and notifications. While there are some limitations when using the app, the convenience it offers is undeniable. If you’re a Windows 11 user, be sure to check out Phone Link and take advantage of this new feature.