How to Play iMessage Games on Android

Just the way you can access the iMessage on your PC, I’ll show you how to run and play iMessage games on an android phone. 

Over the years iMessage has been known to be affiliated with Apple devices alone (iPad, iPhone and iMac) and it also comes with a cool gaming feature attached all for the sole aim of having fun with family and friends. 

Is there an iMessage App for Android Devices? 

While the iMessage app is originally for iOS devices, there are certain third-party apps that allow you to access all iMessage features including its games. While there are numerous apps that offer this function we’ll show you how to set up iMessage on Android using weMessage, AirMessage and PieMessage. 

So, continue reading to learn the 3 best possible ways to play iMessage games on your Android devices. 

Can you get iMessage Game on Android without Mac? 

It would have been easier if you could install the iMessage on your Android and run your preferred iMessage games. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible due to OS restrictions and differences but setting it up with the help of any of the below simulation apps will definitely come in handy. 

You’ll certainly need to get a Mac device so that your Android can use it as a server to process messages with a stable internet connection. 

How to Play iMessage Games on an Android Device 

As I said earlier, there are several apps that can be used to run iMessage games on your Android device but in this article, we'll be showing you how to set up weMessage, AirMessage and PieMessage simulation apps. 

Run iMessage games on Android Using weMessage 

First on our list is the weMessage emulator. However, the app doesn’t run independently as you’ll have to have some requirements for it to run iMessage smoothly on your Android device. Here are its requirements. 

  • A Mac PC running on macOS 10+ 
  • An Android device running on v5 or above 
  • Mac PC and Android device running on the same WiFi address (optional) 
  • An Apple ID connected to an iMessage 
  • Java Developer Kit 7 or above on the Mac PC 
  • weMessage app on your Android device 

Once you’ve gotten the above requirements, then you can confidently proceed with the below set-up procedures and start playing iMessage games

How to Set Up iMessage games on Android Using weMessage 

  1. Download and Install the JDK on your Mac OS from Oracle 
  2. Also, install the weMessage app on your Android device. 
  3. Go to wemessageapp.com to download the weServer zip file 
  4. Extract the zip file > locate a run.cmd file and click on it to start weServer. If the app is blocked by any firewall then click on “Run Anyway” from the prompt and it’ll be launched. 
  5. Next, input a valid email address and password (other fields are optional. 
  6. Now, go to your weMessage app and input the exact email and password to link the app to iMessage. 
  7. Finally, you can start trying out the iMessage games and other of its cool functionalities (sending and receiving messages) on your Android device. 

That’s it. 

You can also go ahead to connect different weMessage to the same weServer as long as you’re using the exact login. 

The disadvantage of this process is that your weServer needs to be running for as long as you’d like to keep receiving messages on weMessage which might cause a drastic reduction in your laptop battery life. 

How to Run iMessage on Android using AirMessage 

The next on our list is the AirMessage which is the second most known app to offer this iMessage function to android phones. It functions almost like the weMessage app, it just depends on your preference. 

Without further ado let’s look at some requirements to run start sending and receiving messages using AirMessage. 

  • A Mac PC running on macOS 10+ 
  • An Android device running on v6 or above 
  • AirMessage App on your Android 
  • AirMessage Server 
  • Java Development Kit from Oracle 

How to Set Up iMessage on Android using AirMessage 

  1. Download and install the JDK on your Mac PC 
  2. Download and Extract the AirMessage Server from the AirMessage.org website and install it. 
  3. Install the AirMessage app on your Android device 
  4. Launch the server application and you’ll get a prompt to change your password. Also, follow the on-screen instructions to allow the app to send and receive messages on your device. 
  5. You’ll be shown how to adjust sleep settings so that messages can keep coming in. 
  6. Enable port forwarding following the instructions from the server application. 
  7. Launch AirMessage on your Android and input your server address and password. 
  8. Try sending your first iMessage from your Android device. 

Quite easy right? You’ll keep on sending and receiving iMessages as long as your Mac Laptop is on and never sleeps. 

How to Run iMessage on Android using PieMessage 

This option might seem very technical for those who aren’t tech-oriented but trust me when I say it’s one of the methods you should give a try.

If set up correctly, you’ll be sending and receiving iMessages on your Android device in no time. Let’s take a look at some of its requirements: 

  • OSX device 
  • IP for OS device 
  • An iCloud account with iMessage active 
  • An Android device running on v4 or above 
  • JDK tool 
  • Android Studio 
  • IntelliJ IDEA 

That might seem like a whole lot of requirements but don’t fret and follow the below guide carefully to use iMessage on your Android phone using PieMessage. 

How to Play iMessage Games on Android using PieMessage 

  1. Visit GitHub, search for the PieMessage project and download it to your Android device 
  2. Connect iCloud to your iMessage by going to messages >  Preference > Account and you’ll be connected. 
  3. Forward the PieMessage project to your OSX device 
  4. Next, edit the socket address in the "PieOSXClient/src/Constants.java" and replace it with the IP address of the OSX device. 
  5. Now, you’ll need to do either a terminal or GUI set up but for this article, we’ll be showing the GUI setup. 
  6. Cut "message.applescript" to your home page 
  7. Open IntelliJ IDEA and run the server class in the JavaWebServer/ project 
  8. Next, go back and run the PieOSXClient class located in the PieOSXClient/ project 
  9. Finally, open PieMessage-Android/ as a project in android studio and then compile it to generate an APK file. 
  10. Install and run the iMessage game APK. 

That’s all. 

Also, try not to miss any of the highlighted installation steps as any mistake might affect the whole process. 

Disadvantages of Running iMessage Games on Android 

While these are the best way to run iMessage on your Android device there seem to be some demerits, but it’s worth it anyway. 

  1. Might cause short battery life. 
  2. Need for a constant electricity 
  3. Data consumption 
  4. Wear and tear of PC 
  5. Need for a Mac PC. 

If on a scale of 1 to 10 these factors don’t affect you then you can still give it a try and enjoy all of iMessage's amazing features. 

What is the best iMessage App for Android? 

weMessage and AirMessage have proven to be the most recommended iMessage apps for Android users who would like to check it out. 

weMessage Vs AirMessage 

AirMessage seems to be the best out of these two options. weMessage according to reports seems to be problematic but they both work fine. 

Although the concept is similar, AirMessage is swift and easy to set up.  

Conclusion

With the above steps, you should be able to run the iMessage app on your Android device and enjoy your favourite games as other iOS users do. 

And if by any chance you get tired of the platform and would like to leave then here’s a guide on how to Deregister your number from iMessage.

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