Do you want to use iMessage on PC Windows? If so, it is important for you to know that iMessage can support only iOS and Mac OS X Operating Systems. It is because Apple wants to limit iMessage to its own service. Also, it is one of the services which sets iOS and macOS apart from everyone else. But here, we will show you some efforts that you are able to do to use iMessages without having to buy an Apple computer.
Getting iOS Notification on Windows
If you want to connect your iOS device to your Windows computer, Pushbullet can be your solution. The role of it will be as a bridge between your mobile and desktop OS. It permits you to be able to send text messages, see the notifications from your phone, follow the interesting things, send files, chat with friends, send links and many more. If you are a person who does not like being disturbed by notification messages on your mobile device, then this app is the best option for you to save your time.
Using Remote Access
If you want to access your iMessages from a Windows or Linux computer, you are able to use Chrome’s Remote Desktop feature so that you are able to connect to your Apple computer. If you want to use this method, you have to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension on the devices that you want to connect with each other and then go through a very simple, self-explanatory setup procedure.
By using this extension, you will have access to use which you connect to your Mac desktop from your Windows or Linux computer. It permits you to be able to use iMessage remotely. Here are the steps to use Chrome Remote Desktop Extension to use iMessage.
- The first thing that you have to do is to install Google Chrome.
- Then, the thing that you have to do is to sign in with your Google account.
- After that, you have to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension from the Chrome Web store.
- If the installation is done, then you have to enter chrome://apps in the address bar and then click the Chrome Remote Desktop icon. To find the icon, you may have to scroll down through some app pages. If it is found, then you are able to right click the icon and then add a shortcut to your Windows 10 desktop.
- Next, you have to click on the Get Started button which can be found under My Computers.
- Here, the thing that you have to do is you have to make sure that the host MacOS machine should be visible on the list. You have to click on the MacBook.
- And now, you have to enter the PIN number that you made on the MacBook.
Now, there will be a small box at the bottom of the screen of your Mac which says Your Desktop Is Currently Shared With (Your Email Address) along with a Stop Sharing button. If you want to use your Windows 10 PC as a host in the future, you will have to click on the Enable Remote Connections button on the Chrome Remote Desktop screen. It will download and install the required host software which is provided by Google like we did with the Mac.
The steps above are the shorter version of the MacOS setup which does not need the host component.
Jailbreaking Your iPhone
Another method that you are able to choose to be able to use iMessages on Windows PC is by jailbreaking your iPhone. This method is more complicated but it may be useful for you. Besides you have to jailbreak your iOS device, you also will have to install an app named Cydia. It is a directory of applications usable on a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch. However, it is not recommended for you to use this method. Why? It is because jailbreaking your iPhone will void any warranty that you have now. In addition, if there is something wrong, Apple will deny to fix your phone.
However, if you want to use this method and you do not mind with the effect of it, then you can continue. In Cydia, there is an app and the name of the app is Remote Messages. The price is $4 from the BigBoss repo. This app will set up a web-based interface to which you are able to connect by using the IP address of your iPhone on the browser which is followed by :333. You are able to configure a password for security purposes and some other things.
If you want to be able to log into iMessages remotely, the thing that you have to do is just to open your favorite web browser and then you need to enter the provided IP address which is followed by the server port number.
Modern PCs are usually powerful. They are able to emulate other operating systems including iOS of Apple. If you want to know the most popular iOS emulator for Windows, the answer is iPadian. It can be downloaded from its official website and it can be installed just like any Windows applications.
It is important for you to know that iMessages do not come originally for any other OS apart from Apple’s very own iOS. But, there is an emulator and it will trick your dmg file into running on your Windows PC. As explained above that the name of the app is iPadian. How to use this app?
You have to launch it and then find iMessages in the search bar. The app must be found by iPadian and permits you to be able to install it. Then, you are able to launch it and use iMessages on your Windows PC. You need to know that the emulator is far from flawless. Nevertheless, it will do the job.
iPaladin can also be used to play popular iOS games, try how the operating system works, and do a lot of other things.
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