Microsoft announced that the latest version of the “Phone Link” program for computers running “Windows 11” (Windows 11) can now receive notifications, send text messages and answer calls from iPhone phones.
And “Phone Link” is an application developed by Microsoft for computers running “Windows 10” and above, and it allows users to connect Android phones to the computer, access the photos on their phones, answer phone calls, access messages and others through the computer.
Most Americans use iPhones, and the interconnectedness of Apple products has helped to gain market share from Windows PCs in recent years, according to a report by CNBC (CNBC). CNBC).
Apple accounted for about 10% of global computer shipments last year, according to market research firm IDC.
Microsoft’s move could remove an important barrier for computer buyers who would have chosen a Mac to integrate with their iPhone, as the PhoneLink program previously only worked with Android phones.
According to a report in “The Verge”, the “PhoneLink” program lacks many features available in “Apple” programs, such as “Apple” messages, and works through Bluetooth, and requires the “iPhone” to install the “Link to Windows” application. (Link to Windows) from Microsoft before you start using it.
A personal computer running Windows and having the “Phone Link” program receives notifications from the user’s “iPhone” device and displays the messages that reply to it, but it cannot receive and read group messages through the “iMessage” program available in iPhone and users are not allowed to send photos or videos.
And “Phone Link” can only display the messages that it sends or receives, so the user who sent some text messages on his phone will not see this part of his message history in the “Phone Link” application.