In February, Microsoft announced that Phone Link app will now support Apple iPhone smartphones. With Phone Link for iOS, you can enjoy iMessages from your PC, access phone notifications, make calls, access contacts, and more. After testing the feature with Windows Insiders for few months, Microsoft today announced the availability of Microsoft Phone Link for iOS on Windows 11 is beginning to rollout to global users in 39 languages across 85 markets. The gradual rollout will be completed by mid-May.
If you want to access your iPhone photos on your PC, you can take advantage of iCloud integration with Photos within the Photos app in Windows 11.
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.