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iMessage for PC: How to Get iMessage on PC (Windows)

iMessage is the most welcome instant messaging app for iOS users. However, the app only works on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and Mac. It is very simple for iPhone and iPad users to keep up with iMessages on Mac computers. While for iOS owners who use Windows computers, there is no way to continue chatting with iMessage when leave off their iPhone and iPad, unfortunately. Want iMessage for Windows PC? You’re luck. Here this article will show you how to get iMessage on PC, so that you can keep sending and receiving iMessages on Windows computer. Let’s check out.

Way 1. Use Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the easiest ways to remotely access iMessage from a Windows computer by connecting to your Mac computer. Here’s how you can use Chrome Remote Desktop to get iMessages on PC:

  • Step 1: You should have both Mac and Windows computers for this process to work.
  • Step 2: Ensure both computers have the Chrome browser installed on them as well as the Chrome Remote Desktop extension. Click here to download Chrome Remote Desktop.
  • Step 3: Launch the program after installation. You should also download and install the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer on your Mac computer.
  • Step 4: Now, use the security code provided to connect the two computers and you be able to access iMessages on your Windows PC.

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Way 2. Use a Free Emulator - iPadian

Emulators are apps that can allow you to run an Apple application on Windows, making this the best way to get iMessages on PC. Follow these simple steps to access iMessage on your device using an emulator:

  • Step 1: Go to https://ipadian.net/ to download the latest version of the Emulator iPadian.
  • Step 2: As soon the installation is complete, launch the emulator on your Windows PC.
  • Step 3: Use the search function to find the iMessage app and download.
  • Step 4: Once the app is installed, launch it and you should be able to access iMessage on your PC.


Way 3. Jailbreak Your iPhone

Jailbreaking your iPhone is another way you can bypass iOS restrictions and even access iMessages on PC. But before you jailbreak your device, it is important to back up your iPhone since this process could cause data loss. Once all the data on your iPhone has been successfully backed up, follow these simple steps to jailbreak the device:

  • Step 1: To jailbreak your iPhone, you need to install a software called Cydia first. This tool has numerous functions that are useful for the purpose of Jailbreaking the device.
  • Step 2: You will also need to install an app called Remote Messages in Cydia in order to set up a web-based interface. This app will cost about $4 but it will give you access to numerous extensions and applications.
  • Step 3: Now connect the iPhone to the web based interface using the device’s IP address and login to access your iMessages on PC.

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Way 4. Access iMessage History on PC

If you would rather not jailbreak your iPhone as it will void the warranty of the device, there is one more way you can take into account - access iMessage history on your Windows computer by using a third-party tool like FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore. This program will help you to directly access all the data including iMessages on your iPhone and easily transfer them to your computer. Then you can flexibly access and view iMessages on PC.  


Key Features of FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore:

  • One click to backup iPhone or iPad to your Windows or Mac computer.
  • Supports to backup iMessages, text messages, contacts, call history, notes, photos, videos, WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, and more data.
  • You can flexibly access and view all contents in the backup file in details.
  • Allows you to restore data from the backup to your iPhone/iPad without overwriting any existing data.
  • Supports all iOS versions including iOS 14 and all iOS device models including iPhone 12 mini/12/12 Pro Max.

Here’s how to access iMessages history on your PC

Step 1: Download and Install FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore on to your Windows computer. Then launch the program and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cable.

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Step 2: Choose the “Backup & Restore” option and the program will detect the connected device automatically. Click on “Backup” and choose the file types you need to export like Message, then click to begin the backup process.


Step 3: When the backup is finished, you can click “View Backup History” to view all backup history on your computer. Then choose the backup you need and click “View > Next” to check the iMessages and other contents in the backup file.

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Way 5. Use Other Instant Messaging Apps

iMessage is not available on Windows computer, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t chat with your friends and family on your Windows PC. Instead of accessing iMessage on PC through complex steps, actually you can choose to use other popular instant messaging apps on PC. Two of the best options to choose include:

  • WhatsApp for Windows - WhatsApp provides a Windows 10 app that allows you to continue using it on your computer. It is worth pointing out that you need first installing the app on your phone and scanning a QR code to sign into the Windows 10 app.
  • Facebook Messenger - You can not only view the Facebook or Messenger website, but also download the Facebook Messenger desktop app to send and receive instant messages, send voice notes, make voice or video calls, share your location etc.


The solutions above should help you easily access and use iMessages on PC. They include lengthy steps to follow because iMessage was only meant to be used in iOS devices. If you are unable to access iMessages on your PC using the methods above, you should use the other instant messaging apps that are available for Windows PC.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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