I use the MyPhoneExplorer (MPE) utility to send SMS/text message from my Windows host through my Android smartphone connected to the computer with a USB cable. It's a no-brainer.

A friend of mine has an iPhone and a Windows laptop: I was wondering if there's an equivalent to MPE that can work with an iPhone:

  1. Runs on Windows and iPhone
  2. Windows and iPhone connected through USB cable

Connecting both hosts (Windows laptop + iPhone smartphone) to wifi just for this is overkill.

Thank you.

1 Answer 1


Not without jail breaking the iPhone. There are numerous tweaks available on Cydia (jail break equivalent of App Store) that enable this functionality.

iPhones and a Mac computer will both send SMS messages natively from your phone number, but this isn't available on Windows.

  • Thanks. I'll investigate how to jailbreak and if texting can be done from Windows
    – Gulbahar
    Commented Jun 13, 2015 at 18:15

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