Microsoft had showcased its Phone Link for iOS app for Windows 11 users in February this year, while announcing several new features for Windows 11. However, at the time, the app was only available as a preview for Windows Insider users. Now, almost two months later, the company has announced that it has started rolling out the Phone Link for iOS app to all Windows 11 users.
Microsoft Phone Link for iOS on Windows 11 is rolling out to our global audience in 39 languages across 85 markets, the company said in a blog.
Microsoft’s new Phone Link for iOS app will enable iPhone users to connect their device to their Windows 11-powered PC and view their photos and messages on their laptop, instead of opening their smartphone every time. “Now with the ability to make this PC/iOS Phone connection, we hope that our Windows 11 customers will never have to worry about missing an important phone call or text while focusing on their Windows PC.” wrote in a blog post.
The company says that once enabled, the Phone Link for iOS app will provide basic iOS support for calls, messages, and access to contacts. The company said, “This means that if your phone is put away during a presentation or focus time, you’ll receive notifications on your Windows PC and you can choose what action to take – all from within your Windows 11 operating system.” on PC.”
That said, the Phone Link for iOS app comes with some limitations. Microsoft says that the messaging feature is limited by iOS. While users can view pictures and videos, they cannot share them. Additionally, the app does not support group messaging in the iMessage app. Further, the company says that the messages are session based and will come only when the phone is connected to the PC.
In addition, Microsoft’s Phone Link for iOS requires iOS 14 or higher for an iPhone and a Windows 11-powered PC. The app is not available for iPads and macOS-powered devices.
As far as availability is concerned, Microsoft says that it has started rolling out the Phone Link for iOS app to all its Windows 11 users and will be available to all users globally by mid-May. should be available for
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