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Screen Mirroring iPad (iPad Pro 2) to Apple TV/Mac/PC Guide

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: October 10, 2020 | 5 Min Read

If you're like me, ready to have a bash at iPad screen mirroring but figure out it's no mean feat, this guide will walk you through every detail of the whole process of screen mirroring iPad (iPad Pro/Mini/Air supported). You may either start all from the beginning, or check through the steps to spot where it went wrong, and both will help you successfully mirror iPad: to Mac, Windows, Apple TV 4/3/2.

Before we start, first make sure you have everything ready for iPad (iPadOS) screen mirroring:

iPad Screen Mirroring to Mac/Windows Wanted Tool - 5KPlayer (Free)

Simply the best fit for the brand-new 7.9, 9.7, 10.5, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 models, you need 5KPlayer to set up screen mirroring iPad or iPhone to perfection, either with Mac/Windows or Apple TV HDTV as the target. With this free AirPlay Sender, you can:

Screen Mirroring iPad Pro 2
  • Mirror iPad to macOS Catalina/Windows 10 uprightly no quality loss;
  • Adjust aspect ratio to full-screen mirror iPad videos, games, photos;
  • Also record iPad screen projected to computer with 1-click only.

Screen Mirroring iPad (iPadOS) to Mac/Windows with 5KPlayer

AirPlay iPhone 7 iOS 10 to Mac

If you're thinking of mirroring iPad to Mac or PC, make sure you have the following items in place.

1. iPad Pro 2 (other supported models including all iPad Pro/Mini/Air, iPad 4 or newer)
2. Valid Wi-Fi connection.
3. Local media files or APPs (YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, Netflix for iPad)
4. PC powered with Windows 10/8/7; or Mac with OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later (iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Air/Pro, Mac Pro)

Now install 5KPlayer, the salient free iPad streaming tool for your Mac/Windows to add the final touch to screen mirroring iPad Pro 2. With the help of this iPad screen mirroring sender, you'll AirPlay iPad Pro 2 to Mac, easily watch 4K content on TV, mirror iPhone 7 screen as easy as pie.

How to Set Up Screen Mirroring iPad (iPadOS) to Mac with 5KPlayer?

Step 1: Launch 5KPlayer on your Mac by double-clicking its icon.

Step 2: Connect your iPad and Mac computer to the same wireless network to activate the Bonjour protocol to work.

Step 3: On iPad Pro 2 with iOS 10.3, visit its control center, where you'll find the "AirPlay" option aside "AirDrop".

Step 4: Tap "AirPlay" to detect the 5KPlayer-installed Mac as iPad screen mirroring recepient, toggle-switch to enable the "Mirroring", which allows you to play whatever on the iPad Pro 2's screen to the Mac.

Tips and Notes:

1. 5KPlayer leverages Apple's AirPlay technology to support iPad screen mirroring at its original quality, aka 2048*1536 (the 9.7-inch model), or 2732*2048 (the 12.9-inch model).

2. You can manually adjust the volume with the adjust bar on Mac (when mirroring a video on iPad)

Enable AirPlay on Mirroring iPad Pro 2

Screen Recording iPad iPadOS iOS 11/12/13/14/15

The brand-new add-on feature of iOS 11 beta 1 enables users to record the screen of iPad using its native record function, with the output screen record saved directly to iPad's Camera Roll. Here we provide a step-by-step guide on how to record the screen of iPad on iOS 11/12/13/14/15 and iPadOS.

Step 1: Swipe up to get the new control center on iPad.

Step 2: Click on the "Record"icon to initiate iPad screen recording.

Step 3: When recording is successfully enabled, you'll see a top-of-screen bar indicating the duration of your record.

Step 4: Tap on the head bar, and tap "Stop" to finish the screen recording.

Tips and Notes:

1. The screen recording iOS 11/12/13/14/15 iPadOS iPad function is not yet stable, click here to find the fixes > Screen Recording iOS 11 not working [Solved].

screen recording iPad iOS 11

Screen Mirroring iPad to Apple TV with Wi-Fi

Apple's intelligent set-top box - Apple TV is just another salient gadget that lets you release 200% the potential of your HDTV's display. Pay $129 for a 4th-gen Apple TV, and you'll be able to, not only connect iPad to TV, watch 2019 NBA playoffs on Apple TV, but also seek through a wide variety of Apple TV exclusive APPs.

How to Mirror iPad Pro 2 to Apple TV?

Step 1: Skip this step if you already have hooked up Apple's set-top box to your HDTV, yet if you haven't, follow this official instruction on Apple TV: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205358
Step 2: Update your tvOS to the latest version, and connect it to the same Wi-Fi as your iPad Pro does.
Step 3: Now enable AirPlay mirroring under the control center of an iPad to help it recognize Apple TV.
Step 4: Select a video to play from iPad to Apple TV, or beam the screen of a game APP on Apple TV.

Tips and Notes:
1. If the very Apple TV you attempt to connect to has a 4-digit onscreen code restricting AirPlay requests, find out the onscreen code and type it to the TV; You iPad will then be asked to give a passcode to access the TV, for once or for long, and you'll need to write down the code in case.
2. By default, you may not get a full-screen iPad screen mirroring as the target display leverages the aspect ratio of its content sender by default, aka 4:3 on an iPad Pro 2, so a few adaptions need to be made to stretch the images to full screen.
To fix that, please visit on your TV: Settings > Audio & Video > Adjust for AirPlay overscan, which helps you watch iPad on TV with the best possible ratio.

AV Adapter + HDMI cord: Connect iPad to TV without Wi-Fi

To activate iPad Pro screen mirroring to TV without an AirPlay-enabled device, you'll need 2 types of cord to help. It's not difficult to see advantages of this method, as Internet connections almost have zero inpact on the mirroring quality. Meanwhile its defects stands apparent: Not only you'll stand through the tedious process of cable set-up, but also the iPad screen mirroring won't allow you the comfortableness of lying down on sofa & remotely control the Apple TV. So how to band together the new tablet with your smart TV before iPad screen mirroring?

Step 1: Equipments you'll need include a digital lightning AV adaptor & an HDMI cable, both are easy to obtain via Amazon or Apple Store: starting from $29.99 and $3.79 respectively on Amazon.
Step 2: Join one end of jack-plug of your AV adaptor to iPad Pro while keep it charging (optional).
Step 3: Plug the HDMI cable, one end to the adaptor, while another to the backside slot on your HDTV.
Step 4: Use the TV remote to change signal source of your TV into "HDMI input", instantly you'll see the iPad screen mirrored to the bigger display.

Rumors: 4 Models of New iPad Pro 2

iPad Pro new models

So the brand-new Apple's iPad Pro lineup, to be updated hopefully on March 20th will include the old 9.7-inch model, the 10.5-inch and the 12.9-inch in terms of size, with the 7.9-inch mini tablet now one of the "Pro" members, all of them will possibly cast the physical home button away, and embracing an overall update in their processing units: machines will be shipped with the latest A10X chips.

Rumors also indicate that the tier-one 12.9-inch model will be shipped with Wide Color DCI-P3 display, making the visual experience on iPad Pro 2 even better than before. However, if you still want to get rid of the huddles & use screen mirroring iPad to share movies on computer/Apple TV, we'd 100% recommend this free AirPlay server to mirror iPad to Mac, or mirror iPad to Windows to perfection. Now click to download it below↓↓↓

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