How to Use iMessage on Windows

For many iPhone users, iMessage may be the default app, and although the Mac has a wonderful integration of the app, keeping the app up can be a struggle when using Windows. However, all is not lost, with a few steps, the iMessage app can be connected on Windows.

Connect your iPhone to Windows using the Phone Link app, which can be downloaded on either side, and can be used to access iMessage from your PC. However, this trick does not allow previous messages to appear in the chat before it is linked to the PC. Only messages sent after linking will be displayed on the PC.

To download Phone Link, you will need iOS 14 or later and the latest Windows 11 version on your PC. The application must be installed on both devices. The app can be found on Windows Search or downloaded manually through an external link. You’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions to connect your iPhone to Windows via Bluetooth QR code, just like connecting the WhatsApp Web app to your phone.

After accepting the pairing permission on your iPhone and completing the PIN code sharing correctly, you will need to sync your contacts to your PC and allow notification access. Once setup is complete, the iPhone will be shown on the Phone Link app, giving you access to messages, calls, and contacts, including iMessage.