Microsoft today announced that Phone Link for iOS is now available to all Windows 11 customers, enabling iPhone users to make and receive calls, send and receive messages via iMessage, access their contacts and their phone’s notifications directly on their Windows PC. Phone Link previously only worked with Android phones.
The company began rolling out Phone Link for iOS on Windows 11 in 39 languages in 85 markets last month, noting that it would take a few weeks to reach all customers.
Phone Link provides basic support for calls, messages and contacts but has some limitations as it does not support the option to reply to group messages or send pictures and videos. Microsoft notes that messages are session-based and only arrive when your phone is connected to your PC. Notifications are delivered to the PC through Windows Notifications, which means users can monitor, pin and ignore them through the Windows interface.
To get started with Phone Link, users are guided through a setup process that links their iPhone to their PC via Bluetooth. Phone Link for iOS requires an iPhone with iOS 14 or later, a Windows 11 device, a Bluetooth connection, and the latest version of the Phone Link app. Support is not currently available for iPad (iPadOS) or MacOS.