How do I mirror my iPhone screen to my computer?
I want to see my iPhone screen on my computer desktop when I work on it. How do I mirror my iPhone screen to my computer?”
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How to mirror iPhone to PC [2 options]
Sharing your iPhone screen with a Windows PC isn’t quite as difficult. You can mirror PC to iPhone. of course, you’re also able to mirror iPhone to PC. Here we provide you with 3 options to mirror iPhone to PC. Let’s take a look.
Option 1. Mirror iPhone to Windows PC via Bluetooth
If you want to mirror an iPhone screen to a Windows computer without installing software, you can use the Bluetooth connection. Let’s see how to mirror iPhone to PC via Bluetooth.
Step 1. Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot on your iPhone.
Step 2. Then go to Bluetooth and turn it on.
Step 3. On your PC, go to Settings > Bluetooth & other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device to make your PC pair with the iPhone.
Step 4. Go to Network & Internet > Status > Change adapter options to make your PC connect to the internet using the Bluetooth-tethered iPhone.
Step 5. Go to the Bluetooth Network Connection to check whether it's connected. If so, your iPhone will be mirrored on your PC automatically. If not, double-click to view Bluetooth devices and tap on Add a device to add your iPhone until your iPhone screen appears on your PC.
Option 2. Mirror an iPhone screen on Windows PC via AirDroid
If you want to mirror iPhone to PC via USB or WiFi, you can use AirDroid. AirDroid provides you with three connection methods, via WLAN, via AirPlay, and via USB. By the way, AirDroid also allows you to mirror Android to PC and control Android from PC.
Download, install, and launch AirDroid Cast on your iPhone and PC.
Way 1. Screen Mirroring iPhone to PC via WLAN
Follow these steps to wirelessly mirror your iPhone to your PC:
Step 1. On your PC, choose the WLAN method for connection.
Step 2. Scanning the QR code or entering the cast code displayed on the PC on your iPhone.
Step 3. Accept the request for casting on the PC.
Step 4. Enable Casting Permission on iPhone.
Step 5. Cast Successfully.
Way 2. Screen Mirroring iPhone to PC via AirPlay
If your devices are AirPlay-compatible, you can use this method:
Step 1. On your PC, choose AirPlay.
Step 2. Ascertain that both devices are linked to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 3. Open Control Center on your iPhone and select Screen Mirroring.
Step 4. Select the device that has the AirDroid Cast tag.
Step 5. Once connected, your iPhone’s screen will be displayed on your computer.
Way 3. Screen Mirroring iPhone to PC via USB
Follow these steps to cast the iPhone screen to a computer using a USB cable:
Step 1. Plug in both devices via USB.
Step 2. On your PC, open AirDroid Cast desktop and select the USB cable option.
Step 3. On the PC, select your iPhone from the list of available devices.
Step 4. When a window appears on the iPhone screen, select Trust.
Step 5. Start mirroring.
How to mirror iPhone screen to Mac
Here are two options for how to mirror the iPhone screen to Mac.
Option 1. Mirror iPhone screen to Mac via QuickTime Player
Apple Inc.'s QuickTime Player is an extensible multimedia framework capable of capturing the screen of your iOS devices. You can capture exactly what you’re seeing on your iPhone.There are requirements for devices:
- The Mac: macOS X Yosemite or later
- The iPhone: iOS 8 or later
Step 1. Utilize a USB cable to link your iPhone to your Mac.
Step 2. Open the QuickTime Player on your Mac.
Step 3. Click File, and choose New Movie Recording.
Step 4. Choose your connected iPhone from the options pop-up menu after clicking on it.
Step 5. Now the Mac will immediately display the iPhone screen.
Option 2. Mirror iPhone screen to Mac via AirPlay
You can wirelessly stream content from one device to another using AirPlay, an Apple feature. Verify that the Mac and iPhone are using the same wireless network. Otherwise, there won't be a connection between the two devices for AirPlay to establish.
Step 1. Tap the Screen Mirroring.
Step 2. A pop-up will ask you to select a device and tap the name of your Mac.
Step 3. The screen of your Mac computer will now display content from your iPhone.
Further reading: How to Mirror PC to iPhone
When you want to display the screen of a Windows computer on an iPhone and the devices are on different networks, you can try a powerful remote desktop software for Windows, AnyViewer. With it, you can view the PC screen from iPhone/iPad and take full control of the PC without the limitation of location as it doesn't need a USB cable or the same WiFi. Now, see how to use it to mirror a Windows computer screen to an iPhone for free.
Step 1. Download AnyViewer Windows edition on your PC. Install and fire up it.
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Step 2. Download AnyViewer iOS on your iPhone. Install and run it.
Step 3. On your PC, sign up and fill in the information to create an AnyViewer account. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically.
Step 2. After logging in, you can see your interface in the following picture. And go to the Device tab and you’ll find your PC is automatically assigned to the device.
Step 3. On your iPhone, enter the Email and Password to log into the same AnyViewer account on your iPhone.
Step 4. Now you’ll see your PC on your devices.
Step 5. Click on the laptop you want to control and then there will be many options listed in the following screenshot. Click Remote control if you want to view the screen with full control of the remote computer.
Note: Click View screen if you only want to mirror the computer screen to your iPhone without getting control of the PC.
Step 6. Then the screen of the computer desktop will show up on your iPhone. You can view files, run apps, shut down the PC and so on.
Thispost provides you with 2 options on how to Mirror iPhone to PC and 2 optionson how to Mirror iPhone to Mac.As a further reading, we also provides you with steps on how to Mirror PC to iPhone. Hope the methods can help you.