How to use the Microsoft Windows app on iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs
The Microsoft Windows App is a uniform gateway to provide a remote Windows environment. I know developers from Microsoft already serve Windows Remote Desktop. However, it shows only on the computer screen, and from there, a need for an application arises that can provide access to Windows resources from iPhones, Macs, iPads, and PCs.
Using this new app, users from the mentioned devices can access their PCs from their phones, and the technical support team can assist clients; above all, users can access files from any device. Meanwhile, the Windows app provides flexibility, productivity, and enhanced security for users. So, here we will explain how to start with it.
Unlocking Seamless Connectivity: Navigating Microsoft Windows Apps Across iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs.
Microsoft launched its remote application a few months ago, allowing users to connect to remote PCs and apps. However, the major limitation of that app is the number of connections allowed, which is up to 50. From there, people need more experience today. Note that the Microsoft Windows App came out in the picture, which has no limitations and offers access to different Microsoft resources like Azure Virtual Desktop, Dev Box, and personal remote PCs.
Being a Microsoft Windows app is a new thing. There are numerous questions on users’ minds, such as compatibility, installation, and usage. As you know, the app is serving on different platforms from now on, and people are facing colossal confusion. We gathered the required things, which we will explain below for that purpose, so let us understand from scratch.
Using the Windows App on iPhones and iPads
Since the Microsoft Windows App announcement, it has been in the preview phase and may have some limitations. However, regarding compatibility, iPhones or iPads running iOS 16 or later can access the Windows App. This means that all iPhone models, from iPhone 8 to the latest, and similar for iPads, from iPad Air 2 to the latest, meet the OS requirements. Look at the steps below to install and use the Windows app.
Note: As it is still in preview, the new Windows app can only be accessed through the TestFlight app (the official space for Apple users to test any app). So, make sure to install that app from the App Store.
- Open the TestFlight app.
- Sign into your account and tap the “join the test” button next to the Windows App.
- Then tap on the “Install” button.
- After that, the Windows app will be installed on your iPhone or iPad.
- Now, open the Windows app and log in to your Microsoft account.
- Then, tap “add connection” and enter the connection details (here, you can add Windows PC, Windows Server, or Azure Virtual).
- Next, launch the app that you want to use.
- That is it! This way, you can access Windows resources from your iPhone or iPad.
class="wp-block-heading">Using the Windows App on a PC
There are no specific complicated requirements to run the Microsoft Windows App on your PC, but of course, being a new tool, it requires a PC with modern accessibility. These capabilities include your PC running Windows 10 or a later version, having at least 4GB of RAM, and having a storage capacity of 64GB. As a reference, the Dell XPS 13 and Apple MacBook Air are considered good options, but remember, these are just a few references. Stick to these requirements, and you will find a PC that can run the Windows app. Now, let us understand installation and usage.
- Visit the Microsoft website.
- Click on the “Get the App” button.
- The Windows app will then download to your PC.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install the recently downloaded Windows app.
- Now, open the Windows app and sign into your Microsoft account.
- Then, click “Add connection” and enter the connection details for the remote source.
- Click on “Connect” to establish the connection.
- Next, you can remotely access apps and files using the “Apps” and “Files” tabs.
- That is it! You have finished.
Using the Windows App on Macs
The installation and usage of the Microsoft Windows App on Macs are similar to what was explained above for iPhones or iPads. However, since it is a different platform, some people may hesitate to use the Windows app on Mac. It is important to note that the Windows app is still in the preview phase so that you may experience some inconsistencies. Apart from that, you are good to go as long as your Mac has at least MacOS 13 or a later version. Now, let’s install and use the Windows app on Mac.
- Open the App Store and install TestFlight from there.
- Then, open the TestFlight app.
- Log into your account and tap the “Join the Test” button next to the Windows App.
- Next, tap on the “Install” button.
- As a result, the Windows app will be installed on your iPhone or iPad.
- Now open the Windows app and log in to your Microsoft account.
- Next, tap “Add Connection” and enter the connection details (here, you can add Windows PC, Windows Server, or Azure Virtual).
- Launch the app or file that you want to use.
- That is it; you are ready to access remote sources using the Windows App.
Currently, the Microsoft Windows App is in the preview phase, but at least we have a chance to explore the accessibility of this app. We can increase our efficiency, productivity, and flexibility with this app. However, it would depend on each user’s style and how effectively they use such an app. I hope you all understand how to install and use the new Windows app on your PC. If you have any further questions, please ask them below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Can we use an iPhone and a Windows laptop together?
Ans. You can connect your iPhone to a Windows laptop using a cable.
Q2. What app connects an iPhone to a PC?
Ans. Microsoft has a Phone Link app that makes this possible.
Q3. Can I AirDrop to a PC?
Ans. AirDrop only works between two Apple devices, so you cannot AirDrop to a PC.
Q4. Can I Bluetooth photos from an iPhone to a PC?
Ans. Yes, sharing photos from your iPhone to a PC is possible using Bluetooth.
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