Microsoft is taking the first steps to add the ability to sync iPhones with Windows 11. The company said that the Insider Preview version of the Phone Link app will receive support for Apple smartphones this week. Let me remind you that Phone Link (formerly Your Phone) started working with Android devices back in 2015.
Initially, users will be able to receive notifications, make and answer calls, receive and send messages via iMessage, and sync the contact list from iPhone to PC. Windows 11 will display them as normal system notifications. However, there are some restrictions: you won’t be able to reply in group chats, and you won’t be able to send media files. In addition, you will not see the entire history of your correspondence with other users (except for those messages sent through Phone Link). Also, the application does not use the scheme with green and blue bubbles, because it does not distinguish between the message standard – SMS or iMessage.
Microsoft notes that only a small number of Insider Preview users of the Phone Link version will receive iPhone support. So not everyone will see the new option in the app this week. The company will gradually increase the number of testers after receiving initial feedback.