Can I use iMessage on Windows 10 PC? Or Can I use iMessage on Android Phone? The answer to the above questions is sort of; there is no convenient way to use iMessage on Windows PC and Android Phone. The iMessage app is not officially supported on other platforms except for iOS, macOS, Apple Watch OS, and iPad OS.
You might have come across a third-party iMessage app for Windows and Android. We recommend you stay away from these apps and don’t pay a cent or invest your time in getting iMessage for Windows PC.
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Can You Use iMessage on Windows PC?
Several websites are recommending to use simulators and emulators like iPadian, and smartface, etc. We recommend staying away from these emulators and simulators as they are useless for using iMessage on Windows PC.
iPadian has clearly mentioned on their homepage in bold letters that read “iMessages is not supported by iPadian or any other platform besides iPhone / iPad / MacOS”.
Apart from the emulators, there is a way to use iMessage on Windows 10 PC using Google Chrome Remote Desktop. However, this method is not convenient and might not be useful in some situations. If you still want to know how to use iMessage on Windows using Chrome Remote Desktop, follow the below-listed steps.
How to use iMessage on Windows PC using Chrome Remote Desktop
This method requires a Mac with iMessage and a Windows PC. It involves remotely using iMessage installed on Mac from Windows PC.
- Download the Google Chrome browser and install the Chrome Remote Desktop on both computers.
- Once the installation process is complete, click on the Launch App.
- On Mac computer, under Remote Assistance, click on Get started and then on Share.
- Download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer and install it on Mac.
- Once installed, re-launch the Chrome Remote Desktop app and click on Share to get the unique access code.
- Enter the provided access code on Chrome Remote Desktop app on Windows PC and connect.
- Now you can enjoy iMessage on Windows Computer via Remote Control.
The above method is not effective as it requires you to keep your Mac always powered on and connected to the internet even when you are not using it.
Our Verdict: There is no satisfactory way to download and install iMessage on Windows 10 PC or laptops.
Can You Get iMessage on Android Phone?
There is no satisfactory way to download and install iMessage on Android Phone. The problems are similar to those faced with Google Chrome Remote Desktop extension. However, if you are willing to keep your Mac always powered on and connected to the internet, then check out the following two services that offer iMessage support on Android.
weMessage – iMessage for Android
weMessage is a solution for iMessage on Android. It is a little complicated and takes time to set up as the app is not available on Apple’s official Mac App Store. Once installed, open the weMessage app and follow the instructions to set it up.
Here’s how weMessage works
Once the weMessage app is installed on Mac, it sets up your Mac as a server. So, the Mac must remain running and connected to the internet all times. You can then install the weMessage app on your Android phone to access iMessage on Android.
AirMessage – iMessage on Android
AirMessage is another app that claims to get iMessage on Android. The basic working principle of AirMessage is the same as the weMessage.
Here’s how AirMesssage works
AirMessage app, when installed on Mac, sets it up as a server and the AirMessage Android app, communicates with it to access the iMessage from Mac.
Our Verdict: iMessage on Android is slightly more convenient and offers a better experience than iMessage on Windows 10 PC. But the root problems are the same. So, unless it is necessary, we don’t recommend using any of the methods.
iMessage on Windows PC and Android with iPhone Jailbreak
iPhone Jailbreak unlocks doors to a lot of customization and features. However, it voids the device’s warranty and exposes the device to a lot of vulnerabilities.
To fulfill our requirement of using Apple’s Message App on Windows, we have to download the Remote Messages app from the Cydia repository.
The Remote Messages app is available on Cydia for $4. Once the app is installed, you can connect using a web-based interface on the browser using your iPhone’s IP address, followed by
:333 as the port number. For example, let’s assume your iPhone’s IP address is
192.168.0.20, then enter
192.168.0.20:333 in the browser’s address bar.
Although the setup process sounds complicated, the app guides with everything to make it easier. Once the app is set up correctly, you can remotely access iMessage from Windows Computer.
Our Verdict: We don’t recommend to Jailbreak your iPhone, as it involves the risk of harming your device. On top of that, it also introduces several security vulnerabilities. So, this method of using iMessage on Windows and Android is not convenient and involves enormous risks. Unless your iPhone is already Jailbroke, we don’t recommend following this method.
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