Mirror Your iPhone Screen To TV
Are you interested in viewing images, movies, and applications from your iPhone on your large screen TV? If yes, this quick guide will teach you how to do it easily. If you have an iPhone and a modern large screen TV, you have several options to mirror your iPhone to your TV without wires. This enables you to watch movies, look at photos, or surf the web on a bigger screen while sitting on your sofa. It also helps you to share content with friends and family quickly, allowing you to display pictures from your latest adventure or family gathering to a group of people.
This quick guide will walk you through the steps of using Apple Airplay technology to mirror your iPhone screen to your TV or Mac computer. You can use this technology on a desktop or laptop or any other device made by third-party manufacturers. You do not need to download any additional applications to your iPhone because Apple has included this feature in your phone’s operating system.
If you own a modern iPhone, you can easily access the control panel by swiping down from the top right-hand corner of your screen. Once the panel appears, simply click on the button highlighted below to access the screen mirroring connection screen. From there, you can choose the Apple device that you want to share your iPhone screen with, and you’re all set! The contents of your iPhone will then be displayed on your chosen device.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to stream or mirror your iPhone screen with others, or to view movies, media, or documents on various smart TV systems such as Samsung TV, Roku device, Macbook, iPad, PC, or smart TVs from manufacturers like LG, Sony, and more, the instructions below will help you use the iPhone screen mirroring feature more effectively.
Once you connect the AirPlay screen mirroring feature, you can stream videos, share photos, or mirror exactly what’s on your iPhone, iPad, or Macbook screen in both portrait and landscape modes to your large screen TV or Mac computer. This feature is available on various Apple devices such as the iPhone, Apple TV, iMac, MacBook laptops, iPads, PCs, and AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs.
Mirror iPhone screen to TV
If you’re interested in sharing your iPhone screen with your Samsung TV, PC, or MacBook, it’s worth checking the ever-growing list of official AirPlay 2 enabled TVs located on the Apple website. If you’re not sure whether your device will support the latest Airplay 2 features and screen mirroring technology created by Apple, this is a good place to start.
To set up screen mirroring on your iPhone, you first need to make sure that your iPhone, iPad, or Mac is on the same wireless network as your Apple TV, Samsung TV, Roku, PC, or AirPlay 2 compatible device. If you have the latest Apple iPhone devices such as the iPhone X or later, or iPads running iPadOS 13 or later, simply swipe down from the top right-hand corner to reveal the “Control Center” option panel as shown in the image below. You can see the “Screen Mirroring” button highlighted by the yellow rectangle. By pressing this button, you will see all the available and supported Airplay 2 devices on your wireless network.
If your smart TV, PC, or iOS device is not listed, make sure it is also on the same wireless network as your iPhone. If they are, and you are still having issues, then you may need to visit the Apple support website for additional advice.
After confirming that all devices are on the same network, select the AirPlay 2 supported device that you would like to mirror your iPhone screen to, as shown in the image below. If a passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device to make the connection semi-permanent. You will only need to enter the passcode the first time you make the connection, and it will be remembered the next time you would like to mirror the screen directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer.
If the screen mirroring connection has worked correctly, you will now see a direct mirror image of your iPhone display on your large screen TV. To stop iOS mirroring, once again open the “Control Center” settings page as pictured above and tap the “Stop Mirroring” button on your screen. Alternatively, you can press the Menu button on your Apple TV remote control if that is more convenient.
Stream iOS Apps
To stream video directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your Apple TV or other Airplay 2 compatible device, ensure that both devices are on the same wireless network. Look for the Airplay icon in the application that you want to stream from, which is a small rectangle with a triangle at the bottom in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. This icon will only be available in applications that support Airplay 2 Streaming.
Tap the Airplay icon, and a list of compatible Airplay devices on your wireless network will be displayed. Select the device you want to stream to, and your content will appear on your large screen TV or other device. The Airplay icon will turn from white to blue once connected. It is important to note that not all applications support AirPlay, so be sure to check whether an application is compatible by visiting its official Apple Store page.
To stop streaming, simply tap the Airplay icon again and the streaming will stop, and the icon will return to its original white color.
If you frequently use AirPlay and screen mirroring on your iPhone, your phone may automatically stream video to your preferred Apple TV or AirPlay 2 compatible device. You will see a blue connection icon in the top left corner of your iPhone screen if this is the case. To terminate the connection, tap the icon again or select another device from the list to stream or screen mirror directly to that from your iPhone.
To set up Airplay audio streaming, make sure that your device meets the minimum requirements. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch must be running iOS 11.4 or later, your Apple TV must be either Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 11.4 or later, and your HomePod must be running iOS 11.4 or later.
For Macs, your device must be running either iTunes 12.8 or later, or macOS Catalina. For PCs, you will need to have iTunes 12.8 or later installed.
To stream video via Airplay, you will need either an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 12.3 or later, or an Apple Mac running the macOS Mojave 10.14.5 operating system or later.
Once you have verified that your device meets the minimum requirements, you can start streaming. Simply select the Airplay icon within the app that you are using and choose the device that you want to stream to. If you are using an Apple TV, you may need to enter a passcode that appears on the TV screen to establish the connection.
To stop streaming, simply select the Airplay icon again and choose “Stop Airplay” or select a different device to stream to.
If you want to use the AirPlay screen mirroring feature, you can stream to various devices, including the Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with tvOS 11.4 or later, HomePod with iOS 11.4 or later, speakers connected to the Audio Out port on AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) with the latest firmware update, and AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs with the “Works with Apple AirPlay” certification. You can find smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, VIZIO, and others on the list of supported TVs available on the Apple website. If you’re interested in screen mirroring to your Samsung TV, you can find more information on the official Samsung Apple TV app, which lets you watch Apple Original shows and movies from Apple TV+ on your Samsung Smart TV via the Samsung website.
The original generation of Airplay devices that you could stream from before the release of Airplay 2 include iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Mac, iTunes on Mac or PC, and Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD. Using Airplay 1, you could stream to HomePod, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), speakers connected to the Audio Out port on AirPort Express, and speakers certified with the “Works with Apple AirPlay” standard. You can confirm whether your speakers are certified with the “Works with Apple AirPlay” standard by checking the packaging or instruction manual. If you need help troubleshooting any issues related to Airplay or iPhone screen mirroring, you can visit the official Apple support site for more information.