When you wish to see information from an iPhone or iPad on a larger screen, try these alternatives. There are far too many occasions when the iPhone or iPad's tiny screen is just poor for displaying films, pictures, or other visual material. Fortunately, there are various ways you may connect such gadgets to your big-screen TV.
Even a high-end smart TV is not required. We'll show various simple screen mirroring techniques for you, from using a simple HDMI converter to cutting-edge wireless streaming.
How to Mirror iPhone to TV
Remember that mirroring your iPhone or iPad is not essential nor the best option if your objective is to watch streaming services like Apple TV+, Netflix, or Hulu on your television. Instead, you may spend less money on a low-cost streaming media player like an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Roku Streaming Stick+, put it into your TV, and control it with a standard remote. We have a link to our list of the top streaming devices below.
However, mirroring might be helpful if you want to play back films you've shot on the device, show off your iOS gaming prowess, surf social media with others, present a slideshow, or showcase your picture gallery. For details on how to achieve that, continue reading.
How to Mirror an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV or a Mac
- Your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, Mac, and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Start the Control Center:
- Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen on an iPad with an iPad OS 13 or later or an iPhone X or later.
- iOS 11 or earlier, or an iPhone 8 or earlier: From the screen's bottom border, swipe upward.
- Tap Mirroring the Screen.
- Choose your Mac, Apple TV, or a smart TV that supports AirPlay 2 from the list.
- Enter the passcode on your iOS or iPadOS device if an AirPlay passcode pops up on your TV screen or Mac.
- Open Control Center, select Screen Mirroring, then select Stop Mirroring to stop mirroring your iOS or iPadOS device. Alternately, use your Apple TV remote's Menu button.
- Find that Mac models and versions support AirPlay to Mac.
How to watch video on a TV with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as an Apple TV or a smart TV that supports AirPlay 2.
- Locate the movie you wish to stream.
- Press AirPlay. You might need to press another button in certain applications first.
- For instance, tap Share, then tap AirPlay in the Photos app.
- Select a smart TV that supports AirPlay 2 or Apple TV.
- Tap AirPlay in the app you're broadcasting from, then choose your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list, to pause the stream.
- Smart TVs that support AirPlay 2 are not supported by SharePlay. Use an Apple TV to broadcast video using SharePlay.
- AirPlay might not be supported by all video applications. If a video app won't work with AirPlay, investigate if it's accessible on your Apple TV's App Store.
If a device using AirPlay automatically streams video
To broadcast or share material to an Apple TV, an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, or a Mac, use AirPlay. a video stream Publish your pictures. Or precisely replicate what is seen on your device.
- Your device can immediately start streaming content to your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV.
- When you start a video app, an AirPlay device should already be chosen in the upper-left corner.
- Tap and then tap another device to utilize AirPlay with that one. To disable AirPlay streaming, touch once more.
Using AirPlay for wireless mirroring
AirPlay is now compatible with the majority of current Roku devices, certain LG TVs from 2018 and after, some Samsung TVs from 2018 and later, some Sony TVs, all Vizio TVs from Toshiba and Insignia that support SmartCast as well as the 2020 Fire TV Edition. Previously, AirPlay required an Apple TV streaming device.
To mirror the display on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:
- Make that the iOS device and TV device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. (Make sure their smart TV software is configured on TVs that support AirPlay.)
- You may uncover the Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of an iPad running iOS 12 or later or an iPhone X or newer.
- If not, swipe up to access Control Center.
- The screen mirroring button, which resembles two overlapping boxes, should be tapped.
- From the list, choose your TV. (If you have several AirPlay-compatible devices, think about giving each one a name for the room in which it is located.)
- Use your iOS smartphone to input the four-digit code that shows on your TV. (You only need to perform this once for each device by default.)
- Follow steps 1 through 3 and choose "Stop Mirroring" from the list to unplug from the TV.
- Simply launch Control Center and choose "Screen Mirroring" to begin wirelessly mirroring your computer screen to an Apple TV.