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AirMessage

Use iMessage on your Android phone! (Mac computer required)
New in version 3.5.1
Added #FreeiMessage notice
Apple's messaging network iMessage has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, though it has long been locked down to their platforms.
But now, AirMessage makes it easy to send and receive messages to your friends and family through group chats, images, videos and audio messages!

- Send and receive messages over iMessage
- Chat together with your friends in groups
- Share images, videos, documents and more
- Enjoy a clean, beautiful messaging experience

The F-Droid release of AirMessage for Android excludes certain features found in the main release, such as Sign In with Google and location attachments.

Please note that a Mac computer is required to use this app.

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Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.5.1 (138) suggested Added on 2022-08-17

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • receive text messages (MMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.5.0 (137) - Added on 2022-08-04

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
      This app can read all SMS (text) messages stored on your phone.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • receive text messages (MMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log