Windows 11’s Phone Link features have been available to Android users for quite some time now. Today, Microsoft announced that Phone Link now supports Apple iPhone devices. With Phone Link for iOS, you can enjoy iMessages from your PC, access phone notifications, make calls, access contacts, and more. For now, Phone Link does not support replying to group messages or sending media in messages.
The Phone Link for iOS preview will begin rolling out to Insiders who have opted in their device into one of the 3 Insider Channels. Microsoft will increase the availability of the preview to more Insiders over time. The preview will require Phone Link app version 1.23012.169.0 and higher.
Here’s how you can setup Phone Link for iOS on your Windows 11 PC:
- If you are an Insider who receives the preview of Phone Link for iOS, you will see the option to pick your iPhone on the Phone Link homepage.
- After choosing iPhone, the guided installation will kick off to pair your iPhone. You will be directed to follow a set of steps that will guide you to pair your iPhone and PC over Bluetooth.
- This will initiate after you scan a QR code shown on your screen, and then move on to the confirmation steps that helps us confirm the phone and PC are in range. During this step, you will be asked to confirm the code in Phone Link matches the code shown on your iPhone.
- Once you complete pairing, you’ll be asked to grant a set of permissions that allow us to get all your favorite content sync’d over to Phone Link.
You can learn more about this feature here.