Microsoft has announced that all Windows 11 users can now use Phone Link for iOS. This function permits a connection between a Windows 11 PC and an iOS mobile device, and it was first introduced with the Windows 11 February update.
All Windows 11 PCs and iOS mobile devices now support Phone Link
Microsoft has expanded its Phone Link function, which was previously exclusively accessible to Android users, to iOS mobile devices. Users of Windows 11 PCs may now directly access everything on their phone from their PC thanks to this capability. Users of Windows 11 won’t ever miss an essential call or text while concentrating on their PC thanks to Phone Link for iOS.
The function provides the bare minimum of iOS functionality for calls, messages, and contact access. Users can decide what to do after receiving notifications on their PC. Users may also use the Images app on their Windows 11 PC to retrieve their iPhone images thanks to iCloud connectivity.
How to install Phone Link on a Windows 11 PC
- On Windows 11 PCs, Microsoft has offered instructions on how to start using the Phone Link function. Users’ PCs will start to get the feature in the coming weeks.
- They can look for “Phone Link” using the search box on the Windows taskbar to see if it is enabled or to begin utilising it. Then, to assist in setting it up, a step-by-step installation process will be supplied.
On Windows 11, the Phone Link feature for iOS has begun to roll out globally. A Windows 11 device, an iPhone running iOS 14 or later, a Bluetooth connection, and the most recent Phone Link software are all requirements for the feature.
However, it isn’t compatible with all devices and isn’t accessible for macOS or the iPad (iPadOS).
Users should be aware that iOS has limitations on the messaging capability, as group messaging and image and video sharing are not supported. As messages are session-based, a phone connection to a PC is also necessary.
Speaking on the roll-out, Ali Akgun, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices, said: