You ever wanted to use iMessage on Windows PC? If yes, here is a detailed guide that can allow you to get iMessages on your Windows PC. It also allows you to have an iMessages conversations directly from your computer to your friends with iPhone or other iOS devices.
It is a longstanding desire of iPhone users to get iMessage for Windows Computer. With iOS 10 update, iMessages saw many new features to users’ delight which were previously only available to Jailbreak users. However, Apple still didn’t implement iMessages for Windows PC much to the users’ dismay.
iMessages on Windows is quite desirable as many iPhone users don’t have Mac but Windows PC. There are also quite a few features requested by iOS users, but this one’s a major functionality still missed out by Apple. With iOS 10, Apple has revamped iMessages totally with awesome new features in stock app such as:
- Thumbnail preview of links send in messages
- Ability to send and receive handwritten messages
- Special text to Emoji conversion
- Options regarding message receipt
- New marketplace for apps and sticker packs
Most of these features were requested by users and implemented by Apple in their stock iOS messages app. But still it doesn’t allow users to use iMessages on Windows PC along with some other features such as:
- Special words to Emoji conversion for older firmware
- Sending messages to more than one people without adding them to a group.
- Add features to alert user about message deletion
- Accessibility of iMessages on Windows PC.
Use iMessage on Windows PC with WinMessage
All Apple products can communicate with each other for instance let you perform activities on your iPhone while working on your Mac. This is called accessibility and all Apple products do that effortlessly. But this accessibility feature is not available for Apple to non-Apple products. Therefore, there is no way you can use your iPhone iMessages or any other app with your Windows computer.
However, if you Jailbreak your iPhone, you can get accessibility for your iMessages for your Windows PC using Jailbreak tweaks. You can easily install WinMessages on your iOS device and use it to get iMessages on your Windows computer.
How to Install WinMessage to Use iMessage on Windows
WinMessage is a free to use software developed by the developer 0xFireball. The developer released source code for WinMessages on Github for anyone to get iMessages right on their Windows powered computers. Whether you’ve got a laptop or a desktop computer, you can install WinMessage on it.
The source code is easy to get and implement and you don’t need to compile the code or download any additional software to your computer. To install WinMessage, you need to get a Cydia tweak on your iPhone called Remote Messages. As instructed by the developer, WinMessage requires Remote Messages as a WebSocket server.
iMessages for Windows with WinMessage
- First you need to get the installer for WinMessage on your computer. (You don’t need the source code)
- Click on the setup icon.
- You will get WinMessage icon on your computer desktop. Don’t open it yet.
- On your iPhone, open Cydia > Search for Remote Messages and install it.
- Go to Settings page and look for Remote Messages and adjust your account details.
- Keep your current IP address handy and make sure to enable SSL during configuration.
- Now you can launch WinMessage on your computer. Use your account details used in the previous step to login.
Note: If you are running an older iOS 9 firmware, there are chances that you have already jailbroken your device. If not, you can follow our guide here. iOS 10 users can also follow our Yalu iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak guide here to get Cydia on iOS 10 running iPhone and iPad device.
Now you will get your iMessages on your Windows computer just like you get them on your Mac. With the updated code, you can not only get the iMessages on your Windows but can also reply them. You can compose SMS and iMessages right from your Windows computer.
The iOS 10 jailbreak is still yet to come out completely, we are hearing updates that it might be coming this week for iPhone and iPad users. You can then enjoy using iMessages on Windows.