How to iPhone Screen Mirroring The Complete Guide 2022

There’s been a ton of updates since then, and now, there are even better apps and methods to mirror your iPhone to TV, PC, or Mac. So whether it’s for screen recording, for live streaming, or you wanna play a video game on a bigger screen, I’m gonna run through the best tools to do it.

How to iPhone Screen Mirroring

How to iPhone Screen Mirroring The Complete Guide 2022

So there are three main use cases to unblock your iPhone screen. The first is sharing to a computer for live streaming or recording walkthroughs or tutorials. The second is to free up your screen for a larger monitor. This can be your computer screen or a TV if you record videos with your phone’s rear camera so you can monitor and see what’s going on, and the third is to take your videos or games from that tiny screen onto a big TV in maybe to your living room, so we’re going to cover all of these in this video, and there are a few different ways to do each of them. Each way has some pros and cons, so I highly recommend sticking with it to make sure you get the easiest one for what you want to do.

How to screen mirror with Quicktime

Option number one is to use QuickTime on Mac. Don’t worry PC users. I’ve got you covered in the next one, but if you’re using a Mac, this is a great option. All you have to do is connect your iPhone to your PC with a Lightning cable. Go ahead and open QuickTime and choose File: New Movie Recorder. Click the little arrow next to the record button and select your iPhone, and hey, your screen will now be mirrored to your computer. Now this works in both portrait and landscape modes, and you have the option to click capture here in QuickTime and create videos of your screen capture. One thing to note though: when you’re recording, the recording stops the moment you rotate your phone, so you’ll want to set the orientation, portrait, or landscape before hitting record, and you also have the option here with QuickTime to now use this with your live streaming software too. So what you need to do is open up your live streaming software: Ecamm, OBS, or whatever you’re using and select screen sharing and then you can bring it into this QuickTime window which is now your phone screen. So this is a great option for not only viewing what’s on your phone but also for recording and live streaming. Since you’re connecting via a cable rather than WiFi, it means there’s pretty much no latency or lag, and it’ll give you a high-quality picture. Well, the other thing worth knowing is, that if you use QuickTime to mirror your phone screen while using the built-in camera app on your iPhone, it will work fine in portrait mode, but it won’t rotate to landscape mode, though you start filming in landscape mode. It was working fine not too long ago, but it doesn’t seem to be working on any of the new devices. So you can still use it if you want to make portrait videos or if you want to make landscape videos just use another app like Filmmaker Pro and your phone screen will be mirrored to your computer phone so you can still monitor it for those Wise, but the next option I have for you will also get you around this problem.

How to screen mirror with Reflector

So option number two is using a piece of software called Reflector, and this is something you download and install on your Mac or PC, and this will let you wirelessly share your phone screen to your computer. So once you got the app installed, you want to make sure that your phone and your computer are on the same Wi-Fi network. You want to swipe down from the top on your phone and select Screen Mirroring, and then you’ll see your computer listed there. When you select that, you might be prompted to enter a four-digit PIN as a security measure, and then your phone screen will show up on your computer. Just like with QuickTime, you can now share this window with your live streaming software. So this is a great option for live streaming. You also have recording capabilities, so you can create videos in Reflector as well, and you’ve got a lot more options around quality and frame rates than you do with QuickTime, and Reflector will automatically rotate your phone screen as well, even while you’re recording, and using the built-in camera app on iPhone too, making it a great option all round. There are also a ton of extra features in Reflector, like the ability to bring in multiple phone screens or device screens onto your computer at once, and even the ability to bring up a border or an overlay image of a phone or an iPad for your screen recording as well. Just add a bit more polish. Now, probably the biggest downside with Reflector or any of the other apps and solutions that we’re gonna cover that use Wi-Fi or wireless to run the screen mirroring is that you’re using wireless, so it can be really good if your Wi-Fi strength and reception are really good, but if it’s not, if you’ve got patchy Wi-Fi, or your Wi-Fi router is old, and the transfer speeds aren’t that good, then that can give you a bad experience. It can give you a low-quality video feed, choppy video, or even drop-outs on your screen mirroring. Now, in all of my tests, I think it’s awesome. That was one of our top picks two years ago, and it’s still one of my top picks today, but you just need to be mindful, that if you’ve got bad Wi-Fi, you’re probably not gonna get the best out of it. Now, in terms of pricing, there is a free trial version available that you can download and try and test this out and see how well it works for you, but to purchase the app and remove the trial watermark, it’s gonna cost you 17.99 US for either Mac or PC, or you can buy a bundle pack for 19.99 US, which is gonna give you a license to use on either. Overall, as I said, this is one of my top picks. I think the quality is awesome. I think the usability and the app are awesome, and the number of features and control you have in there make it a really solid solution.

How to screen mirror with Airplay

Option number three is to use AirPlay, which is built into your phone. It is built into the latest Mac operating systems. It is also included in many Smart TVs and Apple TVs. So if you have one of these devices, you already have everything you need to be able to mirror your phone screen. If you don’t want to use AirPlay on your Mac computer or laptop, you’ll need to make sure you’re running the latest Monterey operating system, but the process is pretty much what we showed you with Reflector. On your phone, you want to swipe down from the top and select Screen Sharing, and all of your compatible devices will appear there on the screen. Just select the device you want to mirror to and your phone screen will appear on that device. Well, this is something that Apple TVs have had in place for a long time, but it’s so cool to see that so many more new smart TVs are integrating AirPlay as well. All of this now works in both portrait and landscape modes. All of them let you play videos and games on a larger screen or another device, but none of them let you record what comes over the AirPlay feed, and in the case of mirroring to your computer screen, it actually takes over the entire computer, and you currently cannot do this in a window. You cannot resize and you have several things to do. It literally takes over your entire computer screen or multiple screens. If you have multiple displays connected to your computer and you mirror your phone screen over AirPlay this way, both screens will be mirrored. So again, not really a deal-breaker but something to keep in mind as it precludes using this method for live streaming as you can’t have other apps on screen at the same time.

How to screen mirror with Live Streaming Software

The next option to mirror your phone screen is to use live streaming software and there are so many different options for live streaming software on Mac and PC. My favorites that you can use to easily overlay your phone screen are Ecamm Live and ManyCam, but yes, there are many others as well. Both of them just require you to connect your phone to the computer via USB and it will show up as a new video source. From there you can use it as part of your live stream. You can record video or just use it as a bigger screen to see what’s going on on your phone. Well, I will say that this method of using live streaming software will be beneficial for the people who maybe already have these live streaming programs or will be live streaming with their devices. You could just use it to mirror your phone screen and also do basic recordings, but that’s probably something Reflector or QuickTime could do easier and cheaper, but if you’re live streaming and your live streaming software supports your phone’s recording, then this can be a great way to do it and save you from using additional software like Reflector.

How to screen mirror with an HDMI Adapter

The next option is to use an HDMI adapter and connect your phone directly to a TV or a computer screen. So to do that, you need to buy an HDMI adapter. You can buy them on Amazon for as little as $25-$30, but you just plug this adapter into your phone, then run an HDMI cable from this adapter into your TV or your computer screen, and the biggest benefit of this is if you Connecting your phone to your TV or your computer screen in this way, there is no delay and no delay. You’ll see a high-quality picture since you’re directly physically wired between the two devices, but that also means your phone screen only gets bigger. This method isn’t good for recording or live streaming, but it can be perfect for watching movies or playing games, especially if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or an Apple TV. So these are my best options for mirroring your phone screen right now. The one I use the most is Reflector. The beauty of this is that it works on Mac and PC, but also iPhone and Android, and you can use it for all these main use cases: for live streaming, just for mirroring your phone, and also for recording content. Now that you’ve fixed your phone’s mirroring,

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