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How to Access and Use iMessage on PC

How to Access and Use iMessage on PC – 3 Tested and Proven Effective Methods

Apple device owners, whether they know it or not, are a part of a thriving cult. Like it or not, Apple does promote the idea of exclusivity, and iMessage app is the perfect example.

The wonderfully designed, super easy to use, and free app comes pre-loaded on Apple iPhones and lets Apple device owners exchange text messages, using phone data connection. Globally, there are millions of average monthly users of iMessage.

If you want to be able to message to your Apple iPhone owner buddies from your PC, or want to manage mass messaging to iPhone users using your computer, you need iMessage on PC. Whether you want iMessage for Windows 10 or an earlier Windows version, it’s doable.

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Here’s how to turn on iMessage for your PC.

How to use iMessage on PC, When You Also Own A Mac?

Got a Mac. No worries, iMessage works for Mac. However, to use iMessage on computer, you need to do some additional steps. Here’s a step by step guide.

  • Step 1: Install Google Chrome browser on both the computers (Mac and Windows PC)
  • Step 2: Open the Chrome browser and download the Chrome Remote Desktop add on for both the computers.
  • Step 3: We need another program to be installed on Mac; it’s called the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer.
  • Step 4: Once you install the Chrome Remote Desktop Host, you will be shown a 12 digit code on the screen. Note this code.
  • Step 5: Enter this code in Chrome browser on the Windows PC, and you will now have access to your Mac on your Windows PC.


Note: Both the computers will need to have fast Internet access for this system to work well. Slow Internet speed could make you wonder ‘is iMessage down’, or ask why my iMessage isn’t working. The lag will be temporary only. If it doesn’t improve, you can try option #2.

I don’t have a Mac, but need to use iMessage on PC. What should I do?

No worries, it’s still possible to use iMessage on PC even if you don’t have a Mac. You will need to use an emulator that can create a simulation of Apple iOS on your Windows PC, and let you install Apple supported applications.

Among the most often used iOS emulators iPadian. You can find the installer package from many web sources; here’s one of them. Here’s how you can install iMessage on Window 10 or any other Windows PC using iPadian.

  • Step 1: Download and install the free iOS emulator.
  • Step 2: Launch the emulator; it will change your Windows PC screen display into that of an iPad.
  • Step 3: Use the Search box in the interface and type iMessage in there. From the result, download the iMessage app and install it.
  • Step 4: After the installation, you can start using iMessage on the computer.

Warning: Depending on where you get the iPadian installer from, it’s likely the executable file will also try to install some malware and adware programs.

So, it’s highly recommended that you download and install iPadian only if you have a premium anti-virus subscription that will detect and block malware installation attempts.

I have a jailbroken iPhone. Do I have more Options?

Yes, there is another option of accessing iMessage on PC, if your iPhone device has been jailbroken already.

  • Step 1: Install Cydia for iOS 11 (it’s the app that lets you install otherwise restricted apps on your jailbroken iPhone).
  • Step 2: Download remote message app using Cydia.
  • Step 3: Once it’s installed, go to app in the iPhone menu, go to its Settings and toggle it on. Next, create a remote connection by specifying a username and password.
  • Step 4: Once the remote connection is created, copy the IP address and paste it in a web browser on your Windows PC.
  • Step 5: Enter your username and password, and you will have access to iMessage in the browser.

Be careful though, some users have reported data loss because of using this method. If you experience the same, you can use an app to recover lost data, and then uninstall the remote message app.

Concluding Remarks

Use any of the 3 methods described in this guide to access iMessage on your computer today.

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