Berlin Of course, you also get notifications about incoming calls and messages. Access to photos, videos or apps, which many Android smartphones coupled with Windows also allow, is not possible with iPhones.
The basic requirement for the connection between the computer and smartphone is the “Link to Windows” app, which has been available for Android for some time and has recently also been available for iOS.
Connect iPhones from iOS 14
In addition, at least iOS 14 must be running as the operating system on the iPhone to be paired and there must be a Bluetooth connection. According to Microsoft, the app does not work with iPads.
But the computer must also be fit for the connection. The necessary program is called “Phone Link” and is part of Windows 11. However, the software must first be updated so that after opening it offers an iPhone connection in addition to the Android connection.
Introduction by mid-May
According to Microsoft, it is planning a gradual introduction by mid-May. It may be possible to speed up the update for your own computer if you set Windows 11 to install updates immediately.
To do this, click on “Start” at the bottom left, then on “Settings/Windows Update”. There you will find the entry “Receive the latest updates as soon as they are available” under “More options”. Here the switch must be flipped to “On”.