iOS Apps not Working on Mac? How to Run iPhone iPad Apps on Mac?

iPhone or iPad emulators are the only choice to run corresponding apps on Mac as of now, and Xcode offered by Apple is suggested most. Xcode is an integrated development environment for macOS with a suite of software development tools for developing and testing apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

If you just want to view iPhone apps on Mac for screen displaying or watching iPhone videos, you can try 5KPlayer. 5KPlayer born to be a 4K video player that also supports Apple’s AirPlay technology, so that you can use it to turn your Mac into an AirPlay receiver to receive what sent from iOS iPhone iPad. It is a screen mirroring way that helps cast iPhone iPad music, videos, apps, games, files, etc to computer wirelessly. It is indeed an indirect way, but it is useful when you just need to see some contents from iOS devices on your Mac computer. Covering all models, you can use it on both on your Intel-based Macs and M1 Macs.

Step 1. Free download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your Mac.

Step 2. Click on the "DLNA AirPlay" button on the main UI to access the AirPlay Setting window, and just turn on the AirPlay service option.
• If you can’t turn on the AirPlay services, you can click on the "Set" text link to install Bonjour service first, as AirPlay is based on Bonjour service.

Turn on 5KPlayer AirPlay

Step 3. Connect your iOS iPhone or iPad and Mac to the same WiFi network.

Step 4. Find the Screen Mirroring option on your iPhone or iPad, and tap it to discover 5KPlayer and then connect to 5KPlayer.
• For iPhone with iOS 13 or later and iPad with iPadOS 13/14: Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen of your device to access the Control Center.
• For iPhone/iPad with iOS 12 or older: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen of your device to access the Control Center.

iPhone Screen Mirroring

Step 5. Now, you can do any operations on your iPhone or iPad, like playing games or watching movies, and the contents will be instantly sent to your Mac.

Connect iPhone to Mac

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