1. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Wondering this since I got it and still can't figure it out.
    05-24-2017 02:04 PM
  2. Nate W's Avatar
    With Microsoft services (apps) or iTunes is the only thing that comes to mind...
    05-24-2017 02:35 PM
  3. Island Barbie's Avatar
    What kind of apps? Thank you
    05-24-2017 02:37 PM
  4. Nate W's Avatar
    Depends on what you want to sync. Groove for one for music is one that I know works well on iPhone. One Drive if you want your photos and files...
    05-24-2017 02:39 PM
  5. Island Barbie's Avatar
    What about texting from my surface but through my cell phone
    05-24-2017 02:42 PM
  6. Nate W's Avatar
    Unless the skype app for iOS does that, it would only be through Skype on Windows 10 Mobile.
    05-24-2017 02:50 PM
  7. Nate W's Avatar
    Notifications might be what you are limited to at the moment. I know Android has the capability to sync notifications to Windows 10. Not sure bout iOS though.
    05-24-2017 02:51 PM
  8. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Could you walk me through a Skype through ios set up and then on my s4?
    05-24-2017 02:54 PM
  9. Nate W's Avatar
    Skype for iPhone can be downloaded here.

    There are plenty of support directions and help here.

    If you have questions on those or need support on some of it, chime in here to see if we can help.
    05-24-2017 02:57 PM
  10. Nate W's Avatar
    For the surface it may be pre-installed. If not make sure you have a Microsoft account and sign in with it to the store and download the latest Skype app version from the Microsoft store.
    05-24-2017 02:59 PM
  11. Island Barbie's Avatar
    What about messaging through Cortana through your cell phone? Cuz I can send texts through Cortana on my cell as if I texted through my imessage app.? How could I do that using s4
    05-24-2017 03:04 PM
  12. Nate W's Avatar
    Mobile nations has another site called imore. On there I found this and it might be useful for you. How to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Windows 10.
    05-24-2017 03:08 PM
  13. Island Barbie's Avatar
    I wasn't able to open that. It sent me to the windows store. Sorry I'm not the best with windows. My s4 is brand new
    05-24-2017 03:11 PM
  14. Nate W's Avatar
    What about messaging through Cortana through your cell phone? Cuz I can send texts through Cortana on my cell as if I texted through my imessage app.? How could I do that using s4
    Notification syncing would have to be enabled on the iPhone through the Cortana app. I'm not sure if that is a feature on iOS or not.

    The only for sure way this is possible is from Windows 10 Mobile phone using skype and while using skype on Windows 10.
    05-24-2017 04:11 PM
  15. Island Barbie's Avatar
    So I down loaded Cortana on my iPhone and its already on my surface 4. Now how do I get them to work together and send messages using my phone number. It works on the phone Cortana but the messages never go through on the surface Cortana. They just say sent but never arrive ?
    05-24-2017 04:14 PM
  16. Nate W's Avatar
    So I down loaded Cortana on my iPhone and its already on my surface 4. Now how do I get them to work together and send messages using my phone number. It works on the phone Cortana but the messages never go through on the surface Cortana. They just say sent but never arrive ?
    Good question. If it's possible someone else will need to chime in for you on that. Are you signed in with Microsoft services on both?
    05-24-2017 04:43 PM
  17. Island Barbie's Avatar
    yes i am signed in to my microsoft account on both. it says send message option on my surface and then tells me to just pick the phone number and then it says i will send to that phone number then exits out. but the message never arrives. i have been googling about it all morning.
    05-24-2017 04:56 PM
  18. Nate W's Avatar
    yes i am signed in to my microsoft account on both. it says send message option on my surface and then tells me to just pick the phone number and then it says i will send to that phone number then exits out. but the message never arrives. i have been googling about it all morning.
    I am not certain you can send to a number that is not from a notification. Do the notification reply's on the S4 that are coming from the iphone work? If not go into the cortana settings and make sure sync notifications is enabled on both devices for Cortana.
    05-24-2017 05:08 PM
  19. Nate W's Avatar
    Ok, I found a post from a Windows insider that states this feature is not fully supported in iOS yet.

    The link is here, and the post is at the bottom. It was on May 1st they posted that.

    Probably why you see them leave and not make it to the device...
    05-24-2017 05:12 PM
  20. Island Barbie's Avatar
    Omg thank you so much for finding that! That makes a lot more sense now. Ive been trying to figure it out since I got my s4
    Nate W likes this.
    05-26-2017 04:20 PM
  21. Nate W's Avatar
    Omg thank you so much for finding that! That makes a lot more sense now. Ive been trying to figure it out since I got my s4
    Sure, no problem. From the looks of it though, it is only a matter of time if Microsoft implements that feature...
    05-26-2017 06:37 PM
  22. Island Barbie's Avatar
    I wonder how come they made Cortana for iOS but wont allow you to text from surface to ios yet?
    05-28-2017 08:42 PM
  23. Nate W's Avatar
    Cortana there is the first start. Much like windows phones and windows 10 in general, Microsoft does not release new things or new features unless it is ready. They don't want to release a half baked feature yet especially if it is going to take away or cause a negative user experience.

    But there are other reasons too I'm sure. This feature is already on Android. Not sure how long before the iPhone sees it though.

    iOS development is much more involved to from what I know.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-28-2017 08:49 PM
  24. Nate W's Avatar
    I just thought about this, and you might want to see about it..or maybe someone else knows more...Does Microsoft have a beta/insider program for their services/apps only? Like for instance on Android or iOS and any apps they release on those platforms, have a beta or insider program? If so, then you could find out more or even get that feature you want sooner rather than later.
    05-28-2017 10:42 PM
  25. rdubmu's Avatar
    It is also because Apple is a closed system. The only way to have iMessage work between computer and PC, is if you have a MAC, iMessage isn't supported for windows and probably will never be.
    Nate W likes this.
    05-30-2017 07:45 PM

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