support of the Microsoft Phone Link app is now available to all Windows 11 users. This feature was initially released in preview version in March and has gradually been pushed to general users since last month. Microsoft estimated that everyone would be able to use this new feature by mid-May, so timing seems to have worked out just right.
The Android support of Phone Link has been online since 2015, but only now supports iPhone phones, providing sync support for calls, contacts, messages, and some iMessage. However, compared to Android phones, iPhone support still has some limitations, such as being unable to send images or videos through iMessage, cannot send voice messages, and cannot join group chats. Nevertheless, at least in the office environment, it is still convenient to be able to see messages or answer calls without having to look down.
To activate it, first find the Phone Link app, select iPhone as the device type, and then use your phone's camera to scan the QR code displayed on the Phone Link app. After that, the device will connect via Bluetooth and, after confirming both sides' permission, should be able to be used. This feature supports all iPhone models above iOS 14.0.
anyone of you try it yet?
and does it work with sscreen reader?
Been using it for a few days.
Yep it works reasonably well with JAWS. Not perfect but definitely usable. It was kind of amusing to get my phone notifications on my Windows laptop, it prompted me to realise how utterly rediculous the amount of notifications had become. For some reason I just accept my phone dinging and bonging every few minutes, maybe like the frog boiled slowly but when they all started coming in on my laptop I realised something had to be done about getting rid of a lot of them.
I did it with android, not yet with iOS as I need to get my comp
I have an Acer laptop that runs Windows 11. If I can get it into the recovery mode and reset it, and use my own Microsoft account, I can use phone link perfectly! Now, time to go back to figuring out why my computer won’t get into recovery mode in the first place.
But I use NVDA.
I have already tried phone link, but I preferred using it on Android because it didn't require turning on Bluetooth to receive notifications, saving battery and time. My experiences with Android were not the best, which is why I don't use it in this case. It is much more intuitive to check notifications now.
It is perfect on my side. It…
It is perfect on my side. It is 100% accessible.
ok thank for all the imput
thanks to all the imput.
will try it later
Just started using it
I have an iPhone, and so far I've enjoyed calling people on my computer. However, I've also discovered that VoiceOver also was transfered to my PC. One thing I'm still trying to discover is, is it using my laptop's microphone or that on my phone? But loving this feature so far.
Update after testing
I was testing different use cases with my friend. I was able to first start a FaceTime audio call and transfer the call to my PC. Then it started using my laptop microphone as the main audio input source. I believe you can't make the PC start a FaceTime call, though, but I could be mistaken.
I am trying
I am trying to connect my IPhone 12 to my windows pc with phone link
bI have download that app and scan the QR code.
but, it said connecting. Afterwards
and nothing hapen...
what can I do?