Do you want to make and receive calls from your Windows 11 PC without touching your iPhone? Would you like to read and send text messages from your Windows 11 computer? Link your iPhone to Windows 11 PC using the built-in Phone Link app.
The Phone Link app in Windows 11 has just been updated to support iOS devices. This means that you can now link your iPhone to Windows 11 PC.
When you link an iPhone to Windows 11 running PC, you can make and receive calls, read and reply to text messages, view notifications, and send and receive iMessages.
To start using these features, you must first link your iPhone to Windows 11 PC.
This guide shows you how to link your iPhone to Windows 11 PC.
Link iPhone to Windows 11 PC to make calls and send messages
Step 1: Your iPhone will be linked to your PC via Bluetooth. So, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on both your PC and iPhone. On the PC, go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices page and then turn on the Bluetooth. On iPhone, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and then tap Bluetooth to turn on Bluetooth.
Step 2: Launch the Phone Link app using search. If the Phone Link app is not installed on your PC, launch the Microsoft Store app, search for the same, and then install the Phone Link app.
Step 3: You will see the following screen once the Phone Link app is launched.
Click on the iPhone button.
NOTE: If the iPhone button is missing, it’s likely because you are using an older version of the Phone Link app. Please update the Phone Link to the latest version and then try again (refer to our how to update apps in Windows 11 guide for instructions).
Step 4: You will get the “Pair your devices with Bluetooth” screen next. The screen shows a QR code that you need to scan using the iPhone camera. So, on your iPhone, open the Camera app and then scan the QR code.
Note that the QR code expires in just three minutes.
Step 5: When you scan the QR code on your iPhone, you see a Pair your devices option (refer to the picture below). Tap on that.
Step 6: Now, you will see this screen on your iPhone. Tap the Open button.
Step 7: You will now get the “Pair devices” screen. Tap the Continue button.
NOTE: If Bluetooth is turned off, you will be asked to turn on the same.
Step 8: Both your PC and iPhone might now show a code. You need to ensure that the code which is being shown on your PC is the same as the one on your iPhone screen and then tap the Pair button.
Step 9: In a few seconds, your iPhone will be linked to your Windows 11 PC. Note that the linking process might take a few minutes on some PCs. Once the pairing is done, you will see the “Your devices are paired!” message on your iPhone.
Step 10: Now, on your PC, you will see the “You are almost there!” message along with the “We need your permission to sync your phone’s contacts to your PC” message. To do that, go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone and then tap the “i” button next to the name of your PC (shows in the Phone Link app on the You are almost there screen).
Step 11: Here, turn on Show Notifications and Sync Contacts options
Step 12: That’s it! Click the Continue button to see the “You are all set” message. Click the Continue button and then click the Get started button.
NOTE: On the Phone link app, if it’s showing the “Grant permission from your phone” message, go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone, tap the “i” button next to your PC’s name, and then turn on Sync contacts and Show notifications options. That’s it!
Step 13: The Messages tab in the Phone Link app shows messages, and the Calls tab shows call information with a dialer.
Remember that the Phone Link shows only messages that you have received when your iPhone is connected to your PC. At present, it cannot show all your previously received messages.
IMPORTANT: Note that the Phone Link app requires Bluetooth to sync data between your PC and iPhone. So, do not turn off Bluetooth.