iMessage is Apple’s cornerstone creation. Most of the iPhones/iPads manufactured by Apple have iMessage pre-installed. The most useful thing is you can use iMessage on iPhone, and Mac PC also brings most out of iMessage. With iMessage, iUsers can seamlessly communicate with other iUsers friends without any messaging cost. However, if you are away from your iPhone and working in the office where windows PC’s used, you can’t use iMessage on pc which you are used to.
But now gone are the days, Windows users can use iMessage on pc easily. Though the methods are not official, still you can hold it and use it without any issue.
- 1 Why there is so much fuss of iMessage? What’s unique in it?
- 2 Features of iMessage
- 3 How to get iMessage on PC – Windows version
- 4 Method 1. Get iMessage for PC using Chrome Remote desktop feature
- 5 Method 2. Download iMessage for PC using Bluestacks
- 6 Method 3. How to use iMessage on PC using IPADIAN software
- 7 Method 4. How to use iMessage Online on Windows PC using Cydia iOS app ( Jailbreak Method)
- 8 How to get iMessage for Android
- 9 How to Use iMessage on Linux
Why there is so much fuss of iMessage? What’s unique in it?
iMessage lets you send SMS across iDevices without any charges. iMessage uses your cellular/WiFi data to send/receive messages across iDevices.
Now you think that why to use iMessage while still there are plenty of apps like WhatsApp, line which does the same thing. Well, the simple answer is iMessage comes preinstalled on all devices. That means you can save your limited space in iPhones by not installing any third party apps.
Additionally, iMessage comes with features like digital touch, stickers, writing directly in iMessage online app, playing games, screen animations, etc. These features with no extra cost and space make iMessage so lovable by iUsers.
Features of iMessage
iMessage is a gifted with loads of unique features that don’t come with another IM apps. This might be a reason why windows users want to use iMessage on PC. Some key features of iMessage are listed below.
- Bubble and screen Effects
- Emoji and Tapback
- Digital Touch – Handwriting tool
- Play games
- Screen Animations
- Share location, Contacts
- Quick send/reply
- iMessage Groups feature
- Delete, Block, Report, Spam
- Integration with Siri
- and Lots more…
How to get iMessage on PC – Windows version
There are several unofficial methods which are currently available to use iMessage on PC. You can use iMessage online workaround on PC which works perfectly. Each method is explained below in details with step by step and images.
Method 1. Get iMessage for PC using Chrome Remote desktop feature
Chrome remote desktop feature lets you control another device through chrome browser.
Remember that, to use iMessage on Windows PC with this method you need both Mac and Windows laptops/desktops with active internet connection. Also, iMessage app should be installed and logged-in on your Mac PC.
Follow these steps to get iMessage for windows
Step 1: first of all you have to download google chrome browser on both Windows and Mac PC. You can download Chrome from here.
Step 2: Now download ‘chrome remote desktop’ extension from chrome web store. You will have to install this extension on both PC
Step 3: After installation completed, click on launch app tab. Again do this on both Mac and Windows
Step 4: First run of this extension, you will be asked to authorize app by signing in to your Gmail account. Authorize chrome extension on both PC’s
Step 5: The main screen now opens with two options – share and access. On Mac PC click on share button. You will be prompted to install chrome remote desktop Host. Download it and install.
Step 6: Once remote desktop Host installed, run it. Now the screen will display 12 digit access code. Note down the code shown on the screen.
Step 7: On Windows PC click on the access button and enter the Access code which you noted from Mac PC. After entering click connect.
You are now be connected to your Mac PC. You can access all your Mac data from your Windows PC.
Here just click on apps tab and launch iMessage. That’s it; you can now able to use iMessage on windows PC. Provided that, your Mac should be On and connected to the internet.
This is how you can use iMessage on PC. But this method will work only if your Mac is connected to the internet and turned ON. This scenario cannot be same every time; you will then think of a different option to use iMessage standalone in windows pc, without depending on any of the Apple devices. Well, this is also possible. Continue reading below.
The second method below will explain how to use standalone iMessage online in Windows PC using the iPadian software.
Method 2. Download iMessage for PC using Bluestacks
Bluestack is also an emulator. Interestingly Bluestack is well-known Simulator to run android apps on Windows PC.
Bluestack lets you run iMessage app on Windows without a need to any iDevice dependency.
Follow below steps to simply run iMessage for Windows PC.
Step 1: First of all download Bluestacks software for Windows from this link.
Step 2: Now locate downloaded EXE file and install Bluestacks.
Step 3: Once installed, in a search bar enter iMessage and download iMessage from search results.
Step 4: Now login with Apple ID and password. If you don’t have Apple ID, create one.
Step 5: After successful installation, you can launch iMessage app and use on your own windows pc.
There it is, You are ready to use iMessage on Windows PC.
Method 3. How to use iMessage on PC using IPADIAN software
IPADIAN is also an emulator which lets you run iOS apps on Windows computer. Using iMessage on PC using IPADIAN is most stable and convenient way present till date.
Follow these steps to download use iMessage for windows with simple steps.
Step 1: At first, you have to download IPADIAN application from this link.
Step 2: After the download is completed install app and open it.
Step 3: You can see iOS environment on the main screen. From here download iMessage online from apple app store.
Step 4: Downloading app from app store requires a login. Here, Enter Apple ID and password details and login. But if you don’t have Apple ID then register and create one.
From 4 simple steps, this method is proved to be the best method for iMessage on PC.
There is another alternative also which lets you run Apple iMessage for PC. Let’s hold for some more moments; I assure that it will not bore you 🙂
Method 4. How to use iMessage Online on Windows PC using Cydia iOS app ( Jailbreak Method)
This method requires you to jailbreak your ios device. If you don’t know what is jailbreak, what are the benefits/demerits, please don’t go with this step.
Jailbreaking iOS device is similar to rooting an Android Device. It opens a lot of features, customization that stock iOS software doesn’t provide.
Here, the Cydia app used in this method to communicate between iPhone and Windows PC. Cydia app lets you jailbreak your iPhone, which allows you to open ports to communicate between other devices on same wifi network.
Follow below steps to easily run iMessage on Windows PC.
Step 1: First you have to download Cydia app from this link. Choose Cydia app version according to your iOS version.
Step 2: Now run the app from a launcher and click on settings and then Remote Messages.
Step 3: Now enable the authentication option from Cydia app screen.
Step 4: New screen now ask you to authenticate app using Apple ID and password. If you don’t have Apple ID, create one by registering there.
Step 5: Now remember that the Windows PC that you want to use iMessage for PC and iPhone should be connected to the same WIFI network.
Step 6: After connecting both devices, check iPhone and note down the IP address and Port number shown on screen.
Step 7: Now on Windows PC open browser and enter IP address followed by a colon and Port Number.
if your Ip address is like 192.168.1.1 and port is 245 then enter this on windows browser like this. 192.168.1.1:245
Step 7: Browser now prompts you to enter login details. Enter the same.
You can now use iMessage on PC.
Note that you have to keep your iPhone/iPad and Windows PC connected to same WiFi network at all time.
All above methods use different software that needed to be downloaded on your PC. we have created a separate article that includes all download links required to use iMessage on PC. To read, click on below link.
Above four methods lets open the way to use iMessage for Windows PC. But what about Linux PC. Many of the users are using Linux as their primary operating System Because of Stability and Open Source.
Also, the Android users are much more than iPhone users. So whats the deal with iMessage if you are on Android? Well, there is a way to use iMessage on android as well as iMessage on Linux. Let’s know How.
How to get iMessage for Android
Android is a largely used operating system. There are chances that iPhone users have an Android device as a secondary device(or maybe primary). Well apparently they will ask Google, Can I use iMessage on Android? How to use iMessage for Android? Well, the answer is here, Yes and here’s how.
There is a separate guide written which explains to you how to get iMessage on Android and lets you open more flexibility of iMessage.
How to Use iMessage on Linux
Since Linux is an Open source and almost a virus-free Operating System, there are lots of people use Linux as a primary daily driver. Users with iPhone and Linux might want to use iMessage on Linux PC. This is also possible, head over to below link and read a separate guide.
Apple iMessage app lets you chat your iPhone friends with lots of creative features that don’t come out of the iOS environment. Because of its popularity users demands to use iMessage on Windows PC is increasing. This article explains the perfect methods which can be used to run iMessage App on windows computers as stand-alone or dependant with iDevice.