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Phone Link for iOS Now Available on Windows 11, Bringing iMessage to PCs

Microsoft has announced that Phone Link for iOS is now universally available to all Windows 11 customers. This new feature enables iPhone users to make and receive calls, send and receive messages through iMessage, access contacts, and view their phone's notifications directly on their Windows PC.

Microsoft has announced the broad availability of Phone Link for iOS for all Windows 11 customers. This feature allows iPhone users to make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages via iMessage, access their contacts, and view their phone's notifications directly on their Windows PC. Previously, Phone Link was only compatible with Android phones.

Phone Link for iOS was initially rolled out on Windows 11 last month, being made available in 39 languages across 85 markets. Microsoft noted at the time that it would take a few weeks for the feature to reach all customers.

The Phone Link service offers basic support for calls, messages, and contacts. However, it has some limitations. For example, it does not support replying to group messages or sending images and videos. Microsoft has stated that messages are session-based and will only come through when your phone is connected to your PC. Notifications are delivered to the PC through Windows notifications, allowing users to check, pin, and dismiss them from the Windows interface.

To use Phone Link, users are guided through a setup process that pairs their iPhone to their PC via Bluetooth. Phone Link for iOS requires an iPhone with iOS 14 or higher, a Windows 11 device, a Bluetooth connection, and the latest version of the Phone Link app. It's worth noting that support is not currently available for iPad (iPadOS) or MacOS.

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