How to Use The iPhone Screen Mirroring

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You can enjoy your favorite smartphone media on a larger screen using the iPhone screen mirroring option. The feature allows users to synchronize the screen to another device such as a TV or a computer. This can be accomplished in several ways and the same method works for both iPhones and iPads. However, we will focus on the iPhone functionality.

Our guide on how to use the iPhone screen mirroring feature will focus on connecting to a TV wirelessly via AirPlay or by using an adapter. We will also showcase how you can connect to your Mac or PC using third-party apps.

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Iphone Screen Mirroring on Your TV

The way you can use the iPhone screen mirroring feature to a connect to a TV depends on the kind of TV you have. If you have an Apple TV player, then it can be done wirelessly via AirPlay. If you don’t have such a device connected to your TV, no matter the brand, then you’ll have to use an adapter.

iPhone Screen Mirroring via AirPlay

Before we begin, make sure you have AirPlay installed on your Iphone, that your Apple TV is connected to the actual TV, and that your Wi-Fi network is working properly.

Now, all you need to do to synchronize the screen of your iOS device to the TV is to follow the next steps:

  1. Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to open the Control Center.
  3. Tap AirPlay Mirroring.
  4. From the list of devices, select Apple TV.
  5. Enter the password for your iPhone if the prompt appears on the TV screen.

With that last step, you have successfully mirrored your iPhone on a TV using AirPlay. Now you can more easily display your photos and videos, and even games to your family and friends in the same room.

If you don’t have an Apple TV player, then you need to check our following section.

Iphone Screen Mirroring via an Adapter

In the absence of an Apple TV, you can’t use the AirPlay feature to mirror the screen of your phone on a TV. Fortunately, there is another way to do it and it requires an adapter. If you don’t have one already, then you need to buy an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter which costs around $35. You will also need an HDMI cable to connect the adapter to the TV. The cable varies in price depending on its length and transfer speed. Nonetheless, they are pretty cheap starting at around $5.

Make sure the adapter is compatible with your version of iPhone by consulting Apple’s compatibility guide.

If all is good and well, then follow the next steps to start your iPhone screen mirroring:

  1. Connect the adapter to your iPhone.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable into the adapter.
  3. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV.
  4. Select the Source menu on your TV.
  5. Select Screen Mirroring.
  6. Wait for your iPhone screen to synchronize to the TV.

Now you can enjoy your favorite media on a much larger screen and without the Wi-FI draining your battery. Even more, the adapter lets you charge the phone in the process.

iPhone Screen Mirroring on Mac or PC

Unfortunately, none of the previous methods for screen mirroring on TV work for computers. Nonetheless, there are ways you can achieve the same result. The easiest and cheapest way to do so is buying a third-party app. We recommend either Mirrorring360 or AirServer. Both cost around $15 for individual licenses and offer the same functionality. If we were to choose one, it would be Mirroring360 because it supports more platforms including Android and Chromebooks.

What these two apps do is transform your computer, be it a Mac or PC, into a receiver for AirPlay. All you need to do to use the iPhone Screen Mirroring on Mac or PC is to follow the next steps:

  1. Buy or use the 7-day free trial for Mirroring 360.
  2. Download and install the app.
  3. Start Mirroring360.
  4. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to open the Control Center.
  5. Tap AirPlay Mirroring.
  6. From the list of devices, select the name of your computer.
  7. Enter your phone’s password if it is required.

With the last completed, you have learned on how to use the iPhone screen mirroring function on computers.


This concludes our guide on iPhone screen mirroring for TVs and computers. If you managed to stay with us to the end you should know that TV screen mirroring requires either an Apple TV or an adapter for your phone. Unfortunately, regarding mirroring on Mac or PC, requires a third-party app that acts as a receiver for AirPlay.

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