I have to admit that it was with great skepticism that I installed Alienware Mobile Connect onto my Aurora desktop PC. I had to first figure out how to get the software onto my desktop (it says “mobile” but works on Alienware PCs), which drivers to install (you install a program and a set of drivers), and what to put on my iPhone.
My first go at using the software was an utter failure. Had multiple connection issues, finally figured out how to get my PC to connect with the iPhone, etc. I gave up and was going to uninstall the program.
Then something magical happened a couple of days ago. I noticed that the phone was connecting via bluetooth when I turned on the PC. Then, out of the blue, a text message popped up on my screen and much to my amazement, it was a text sent to my iPhone. It has been working ever since and I am quite shocked. A phone call to my iPhone popped up on my screen and I was tempted to see if I could actually answer it (but I did not).
What is even more surprising is that in theory from what I’ve read, I am supposed to be keeping my iPhone screen awake. I am doing no such thing and I am still getting messages, etc. from my iPhone.
If somebody were to ask how I set this up, I cannot answer. I am not even sure if I can replicate it on another PC. But whatever I did seems to be doing what I thought was impossible - receiving iMessages on my Windows 10 PC. Just wish there was a way to use this on my Thinkpads. I’d actually pay to do so!