Consider this scenario: Everyone you know has an iPhone. You succumb to the peer pressure and not only buy a new iPhone but eventually a MacBook. Problem is, you work on a Windows 10 device all day and the incoming text messages have you unlocking the iPhone every other minute. All that phone lifting interrupts your daily workflow. We show you how to text with iMessages on Windows 10 so your eyes stay glued to your PC. This article will help you to message someone on Imessage from PC itself!
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t offer a cloud-based solution similar to Android where you can load up a webpage and respond to texts. In fact, iMessage is a closed system requiring an Apple device. But there is a way to respond to iMessages on a Windows 10 PC without having to lift the iPhone: Chrome Remote Desktop.
The setup we describe here uses an iPhone X as the source messaging device, a MacBook Air serving as the host PC, and a Windows 10 laptop as the client PC. The beauty here is that this method isn’t locked to just using iMessages. You can do almost anything on your Mac using Chrome Remote Desktop, whether you’re checking email, installing apps from the App Mac Store, listening to music through iTunes, and more. Playing games, however, is not recommended.
That said, you have complete access to the Mac if Chrome Remote Desktop is running in the background. You don’t need Google Chrome to access Mac for this connection to work.
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap on your Apple ID account.
3. Tap iCloud.
4. Make sure Messages is toggled on (green).
Now let’s move on to the host macOS device. In our example, we used a MacBook Air running macOS 10.14.4 beta. Download iMessage for PC from here.
Messages For MacOS And iMessage From PC
1. Launch the Messages app from the Dock, Launchpad, or desktop.
2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password. Enter a verification code if you have two-factor authentication activated.
3. Navigate to the app’s Menu bar, click Messages, and then select Preferences.
4. Select the iMessage tab in the pop-up panel.
5. Enable your account if needed.
6. Enable Messages in iCloud if needed.
7. Activate the phone number and email addresses where you can be reached.
8. Select or de-select Send read receipts.
9. Choose where you want new conversations to start (phone number or email address).
10. Click the Sync Now button.
Chrome For MacOS
With iMessage From PC now up and running, the next step is to download Google Chrome for macOS and the required components. We used Chrome 72 for macOS in this guide. This will help you to iMessage From PC.