iMessage/SMS on Surface Pro

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  1. tsimmons

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    New guy here, looked through the forum to see if this has already been asked/solved, couldn't find anything so forgive me if it has.
    I work in IT support and my company recently bought us Sufrace Pro 4's as an all in one device, minus the cell phone. The Sufrace is great, does nearly everything I want it to, but the one annoying thing is being able to carry it around with me, do everything I need, and still have to continually take my iPhone out of my pocket/holster to read/respond to text messages. Does anyone know of a way to forward/sync text messages from in iPhone to a Windows device without jailbreaking the (company's) phone?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    iMessage crossover to Windows is much sought after.
    Nothing yet.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would expect that an app would be developed to run on a MacBook, and act as a server, forwarding iMessage items.
     
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    I doubt it will happen. Apple dont like the notion of people not having to buy their hardware to use their software.
     
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    Well there are many apps that can do this if you want a separate number which could be convenient. The thing is these apps require Wifi connections. Textnow is one app and you can find a few in the Windows Store. Skype or Viber could also be used.
     
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    Have a look at mysms. I use it on Android and it forwards my texts to my surface. I don't think it will solve the imessage question though.
     
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