How Cyberstalkers Could Access Your iPhone Using the Windows Phone Link App

Windows Phone Link is a free Microsoft app that lets people view and access phone calls, text messages, and notifications from their smartphones directly on their Windows 10 or 11 PC.

In the past, the app has supported just Android phones, but a recent update from Microsoft allows Windows 11 users to set up Phone Link to work with certain models of iPhones.

Setting up Phone Link requires physical access to the phone and to a Windows computer. The risk here is that a person who’s able to even temporarily grab someone else’s phone could enable Phone Link on their own Windows PC and use the app to spy on the victim’s phone calls and text messages without their knowledge or permission.

Anyone concerned about this potential misuse of the Phone Link app can take these steps to protect themselves.