If you are an iPhone user, there are chances that you want to pick up conversions on your computer right where they are on your iPhone or iPad. For those who happen to have an Mac, you can simply download and install iMessage on your iOS and send messages via your computer. But since Apple only offer iMessage for their own system. If you want to send and receive iMessages without purchasing an Apple computer, you’ll need an alternative solution to use iMessage on your Windows computer or laptop.
The good news is, there are some alternatives available and in this article, I’ll show you the easiest and most popular ones. Below are four proven options that will allow you to use iMessage on your Windows.
- Method 1: Use remote access with Chrome Remote Desktop
- Method 2: Jailbreak your iPhone/iPad
- Method 3: Use a free Emulator
- Method 4: Get iOS notifications on Windows
- Method 5: Use software to access message
Method 1: Use remote access with Chrome Remote Desktop
If you also have a Apple computer, the simplest method is to is to use Chrome’s Remote Desktop feature to connect to your Apple computer.
Step 1: If you don’t have Chrome installed on your both computers, install it first. If you already have it installed, jump to step 2.
Step 2: Go to Chrome web store, Download Chrome Remote Desktop extension on your Mac and Windows. The setup procedure is very simple and it’s self-explanatory.
Step 3: When finished, click “Launch App”. You’ll get a notice that this tool is also available on the web and you can go ahead use the web version directly or follow the step 3 to use the app version.
Step 4: In the main Window, click “Get Started” under “My Computers”
Step 5: Hit the “Enable Remote Connections” button
Step 5: You’ll get a popup message asking you to “Download Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer”, choose “Accept and Install”.
Step 6：Double click the “Chromeremotedesktophost.msi” file to install it. When finish, click launch app again to enter main interface and click “Enable remote connections”.
Step 7: In the popup window, set a pin to enable remote connections from this computer.
Step 8: Chrome Remote Desktop now allows access to another computer’s apps and files securely via the Chrome browser or Chrome book. So connect the two computers through the six digits pin and use iMessage on your Windows PC.
Method 2: Jailbreak your iPhone
If you don’t have a Apple computer and you don’t mind jailbreaking your iPhone, this is the best way to use iMessage on your Windows. You’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone and install an app named Cydia, which is a directory of applications usable on a jailbroken iPhone.
In Cydia, find the app called Remote Messages, which is developed by BigBoss repo and it cost $4. It helps you set up a web based interface of your iPhone. Simply enter your iPhone’s IP address on the browser follow by :333.
It might sound complicated but actually you don’t need to worry about the detailed process because this app explains everything to you. You can easily access your iMessage on Windows by enter the provided IP address in your browser.
Please note that the software might not work for the latest iOS 12.
Method 3: Use a Free Emulator
You might heard that computer can emulate other operation systems, like Windows can emulate Mac and vice versa. It can emulate iOS system too. Here are the steps to enable your Windows emulate iOS so you can send or receive messages via iMessage.
To do this, you’ll need a iOS emulator for Windows and the most popular tool is call iPadian. It will trick the iMessage dmg file into running on your Windows PC. So you can install and use iMessage on your Windows.
Step 1: Download iPadian from its official website and install it, like any other Windows applications.
Step 2: When finished, launch it and search iMessage in the search bar and install it. Now you can launch iMessage on your Windows and use it. Keep in mind that emulator sometime doesn’t work very well and may stuck or crash.
Bonus tips: Besides iMessage, you can also your iPadladin to play your favorite iOS games on your Windows PC.
Method 4: Get iOS Notifications on Windows
Pushbullet is a great tool that allows you to connect your iPhone to your windows PC. It allows you to send text message, see your phone’s notifications, chat with friends and much more.
Method 5: Access to your messages on Windows
If what you need is to save message on your Windows, not texting to others, this workaround might be the best for you. You can use a data recovery to access all of your messages on your Windows and save all or only the important ones.
Here we recommend iMyfone D-port iPhone Data Exporter and below is the simple step by step guide.
Step 1: Download and install iMyfone D-Port on your Windows and launch it. In the main interface, click “Start” from “Buch Up & Export from Device” and Choose Message. Then click Next.
Step 2: You’ll asked to connect your iPhone to your Windows PC and the software will start scanning your iPhone for the messages.
Step 3: When finished, all your messages will display and you can export and save your messages to your computer.
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