Bangalore, India, March 3, 2023
With the help of the Phone Link software, the most recent Windows Insider version now supports the direct integration of iPhones and iMessage with Windows. Yet there are several significant flaws, such Windows now Offers Compatibility for iPhones and iMessage the absence of message history and multimedia capability.
The seamless interoperability of Apple’s ecosystem is one of its finest features. As long as the messages use Apple’s iMessage protocol, the complete discussion will appear on all your Apple devices. You may message contacts on your iPhone using iMessage and carry on the chat uninterrupted on your Macbook. But, with the inclusion of iMessage functionality in Windows 11, Microsoft may breach Apple’s fortified perimeter.
For some Windows Insiders, the integration is now accessible through the Phone Link app (version 1.23012.169.0). Some Insiders will be able to connect their iPhones to their Windows computers over Bluetooth by using the Phone Link software to sync specific iOS features.
Messaging, including the iMessage service from Apple, is one of these capabilities. iPhone users will be able to send SMS and iMessage texts through Windows using the preview, and they will also be able to receive incoming messages right on their PC desktop.
Unfortunately, the integration’s present condition has some significant limitations. For starters, neither SMS nor iMessage offer group texting. Also, Phone Link does not support sending or receiving media in messages. The message history also won’t sync. In other words, only messages sent or received after the link has been established will be shown in Phone Link.
Phone Link can manage calls and contacts in addition to iMessage, which is possibly the most intriguing connection.
It will be fascinating to watch how the project develops in the near future as this integration is still in its early stages. Microsoft has worked hard to integrate compatibility for Apple’s services, such iCloud Photo, into Windows.