Be it iPhone, iPad, iMac, iOS, or anything coming from Apple, it’s never a fail. Same goes for its app, we have iTunes, iMovie, and many other apps for iMac and iPhone’s and iPad’s. We have iTunes on Windows also but no iMessage for Windows, as we know people are much-excited to get one of the best end-to-ends encrypted messaging services.
One of the main problems many people face is that they don’t know how to get iMessage working on a Windows based PC. So today we are going to find how to send messages on iMessage from your PC. There are many workarounds covered in this article wherein we can get iMessage on our Windows based PC.
iMessage had been a famous service for people, and now many people are daily using the service, to communicate for official reasons, with their loved ones and much more other reasons. The service allows us to send messages without any separate cost and we don’t have to download any third-party apps in likes of Whatsapp or Viber.
With iMessage, we can also get delivery reports and other information which can actually make our communication easier. On most of the iOS based devices, the app comes pre-installed. If your friend is using an Apple device, then there are a huge number of chances that he might be using iMessage.
Although WhatsApp is quite popular, still most of the iOS users rely on iMessage for communications, and hence you might need iMessage on PC for a temporary time being till you reach home.
iMessage work on the most costly devices available in the market the iMac or a iPhone, but now we can even get the same services on a Windows based device, which is quite easy we just have to follow some of the steps which we will be discussing about in the article itself but in a later part.
Workaround for most of the things are made, and if the workaround is made then you can easily make out on how much is the demand for the service. Because if the service is failing on Apple devices, then it’s worthless to make a workaround for it to work on a Windows based device.
All the methods which we are going to talk about are tested on our machines which were running Windows 8 & Windows 10, i.e. latest OS from Microsoft, you can also try on a Windows 7 based machine, and let us know if it is compatible or not.
You will actually find this method a bit of irritating just for the cause that it actually requires you to buy a MacBook or an iMac. This method implies the use of Chrome Remote Desktop and with these, we can clone the screen of the iMac or Macbook on our windows based PC. This is kind of a genuine way to use iMessage on Windows, and we cannot exactly say that this is a workaround for the same.
Chrome Remote Desktop extension is a utility which actually lets us access the screen of any other computer remotely. Now to use this method you need to have iMessage installed on your Mac, which will come installed from the factory. You will have to make sure that your Mac is turned on and is available with a working internet connection. Please follow the steps to make sure you can use iMessage on Windows PC by using Chrome Remote Desktop.
Step 1: The very first step is to download Google Chrome browser, you can download it from its official website i.e. google.com. You have to download on both the computers i.e. PC and Mac. To download Chrome visit this link
Step 2: Now search for Chrome Remote Desktop extension on the Chrome extension store, or install it on both computers from here
Step 3: Once you get the extension installed, now click on the ‘Launch App’ button available on the top right.
Step 4: On the iMac or MacBook you will also need an additional program known as ‘Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer.’
Step 5: Now follow the onscreen instructions you get in the process to install the application on the iMac or MacBook. You may even be required to enter your Mac computer password during the installation, hence keep it handy if you are not the exact owner of the Mac.
Step 6: After the installation, launch the Chrome Remote Desktop on your iMac or MacBook. Now you will get a 12 digit code on the window, you just have to note it down and enter the same code on the Chrome on your Windows PC, this will enable you to have access on to your Mac computer remotely. You also have to be careful about who you share the code with. Because anyone with the code will have access to your Mac and you can compromise your privacy.
Step 7: Now you just have head over to the app drawer and access the long awaited iMessage, and start using iMessage for sending, receiving, or seeing the previous messages.
One of the most important point to note is that you will need an iMac or a MacBook with you connected to the internet, hence for most of the part this method is just a gimmick feature and of basically no use. Still, you can try it when you forgot your Mac at home, and you need to access some important messages, so you can do this with the help of your son or anyone who is at home.
iPadian is one of the most useful emulators made for Windows PC. With this, we can easily emulate iOS on our windows based machine. The name itself suggests the work of the emulator. Not only iMessage but even you can access anything available on the iOS ecosystem right from your computer.
You might be wondering if this is the only available emulator, then it’s not the case, you can get x number of emulators over the web, but this is the one which we found quite reliable, and in no way, they have paid us for featuring. Here are the steps to use this method:
Step 1: You will have to visit the following link to download the iPadian installer. https://ipadian.en.softonic.com/
Step 2: Once the installer gets downloaded, you just have to run the.exe installer file to install iPadian
Step 3: Once the software gets installed on the PC then you have to run the same.
Step 4: On first time running you will be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID and password if you already have one. If you don’t have Apple login credentials, then you will have to create a new one.
Step 5: Now you have access to the iOS ecosystem from your Windows PC. In fact, the interface of iPadian looks just like that of the interface of an iPad now you can relate with the name iPadian.
Step 6: Just look for the iMessage in the apps section and launch it to start using the same.
This is quite a simple way to use iMessage on the Windows based PC, with this emulator not just the iMessage app for pc, but even other apps can be used, and you can experience the joy of owning an iPad without even having one.
Coming to the last method, wherein we have to install Bluestacks to get it running. As we know iMessage is an instant messaging application made by Apple, it allows us to chat with anyone who has an iPhone or an iPad. The application had been exclusive to iOS till now, but today we are talking about its work around, so we can even use it on Windows PC.
To install iMessage on PC, you just have to install Bluestacks on your PC.
- At first, we have to download Bluestacks Android emulator from the given link.
- And then install Bluestaks just like you would do to install any other software.
- Search for iMessage in the search bar.
- Download the iMessage App setup it and you are done.
iMessage is one of the best apps, and will be a boon for the users of Windows who want to use iMessage but were restricted just for the cause that iMessage is only available for iOS and iMac’s but now we get the same on the Windows PC also with just a bit of workaround.
Hope you will be joyed playing with the iMessage app on the Windows based PC. Do comment if you have any problem in using any of the above workarounds on the PC, and we will surely be helping you out.