People actively looking for a way to use iMessage on Windows PC and Android. In a way, you can. But it’s not convenient. It is a waste of resources. iMessage is exclusively available on Apple mobile and desktop platforms – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, and Mac. Let me tell you more and explain why you should not pay a cent or invest your time in getting iMessage for Windows PC.
Can You Use iMessage on Windows?
Do not buy any of these services to get iMessage on Computer. They are a waste of time and money.
iPadian has mentioned it in bold letters on their homepage that reads ‘iMessages is not supported by iPadian.‘ Still, some articles recommend this; some bash the simulator itself!
Secondly, let us talk about the Chrome Remote Desktop extension. Yes, using this, you can send, receive, and read iMessages from Windows Computer.
But, I do not recommend this either. Because it requires a Mac that must always be powered on and always connected to the internet. Even the screen needs to be continuously on!
If you are firm and go on with this method, the slightest miscommunication or drop of the network will disconnect the remote connection. Even the screen was letter-boxed to a smaller size in our case. So, in short, it is doable, but not feasible.
These problems and limitations will be there even if you use any other remote desktop client.
Our Verdict: There is no satisfactory way to use iMessage on Windows 10 computers or laptops.
Can You Get iMessage on Android Phone?
Again No! iMessage can’t work smoothly on Android devices. In fact, the problems are almost similar to those faced with Google Remote Desktop extension. However, if you are willing to keep a Mac always on and connected to the internet, the following two services offer iMessage support on Android.
- weMessage: The steps to set up weMessage on Mac (as a server) and Android phone take time. As the app isn’t available from Apple’s official Mac App Store, you will have to modify your Security & Privacy settings to install this app on your Mac. Once it’s installed, open it, and follow the instructions to set it up.
- AirMessage: The working principle behind AirMessage is the same as weMessage. You need a Mac running Yosemite or higher to act as a server. And you need the AirMessage app on the phone running Android Marshmallow or higher. Their official website has an instruction video explaining how to set everything up.
Our Verdict: iMessage on Android offers a slightly better experience than iMessage on Windows PC, but the root problems are the same. And thus, I would recommend neither.
I hope this short article helped you make the correct choice. There are several excellent instant chat apps for Android that are as good or in a few spheres even better than iMessage! We have a list of best iMessage alternatives.
And if you use an Android phone and have a Windows PC, you can use the excellent Your Phone by Microsoft itself. It lets you reply to text messages, manage notifications, send emails, make calls, and more.
Finally, I had a recommendation. If you want to get on the blue bubble train, now there are iPads, and the excellent iPhone SE 2020 at affordable prices. iOS 14 has also brought improvements to iMessage group messaging. So, if you always wished to use iMessage, it could be a good time to get started without being too hard on the wallet.
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