What is iPadOS? Is iPadOS AirPlay Mirroring Different from iOS Mirroring?

As the rebranded iOS on tablets, iPadOS is a new concept that Apple introduces to iPad models to further differentiate features between the iPads and the iPhones. Despite that there are quite a bit differences between iOS and iPadOS, Apple didn't tell quite definitely that the screen mirroring feature is different on the two platforms. Therefore, we can assure that the AirPlay mirroring on iPadOS is the same as that on iOS.

Different from iOS, iPadOS is multitasking, more powerful and allows for more options on your iPad models. The Slide Over and Split View lets multiple apps work in the same interface, the refined layout will enable you to see more details on iPad, the Apple Pencil will offer more accurate drawing or marking, and all of the superiority will be amplified by iPadOS screen mirroring. What's more surprising, you can even display Mac screen and app contents on iPadOS through Sidecar mirroring.

iPadOS Screen Mirroring Also Supports for Game Play from iPad to Computer

Good news, the new iPadOS will add support for Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller and Bluetooth-compatible Xbox One controllers. With the release of Apple Arcade, you are able to pair your game controller to iPadOS as well as iOS 13 and tvOS 13, thus to play games on iPadOS/iOS 13/tvOS 13 with PS4 or Xbox One controller. With iPadOS screen mirror function, you can easily play games on iPadOS to computer with PS4/Xbox One controller now.

iPadOS Mirroring Supported Devices

iPadOS is smarter than iOS 12 and is specifically designed for iPad devices, which means not all Apple devices will support iPadOS. iPads with an Apple A8/A8X chip or later will allows for iPadOS download, including 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air 2. Other devices won't support iPadOS AirPlay mirroring.

How to Enable iPadOS Mirroring to Mac/PC/Apple TV?

To screen mirroring iPadOS to Apple TV is quite simple, and you can just follow iPhone screen mirroring to TV guide to learn the how-to. If you need to AirPlay mirroring iPadOS to Mac or Windows PC, you need our AirPlay server 5KPlayer to turn your computer into an AirPlay receiver.

Screen Mirror iPadOS to Mac/PC via 5KPlayer

Step 1: Free download AirPlay server 5KPlayer on your Mac or PC, install and launch it.

Step 2: Connect your computer and iPadOS device to the same WiFi network.

Step 3: Click on the "DLNA AirPlay" icon on the main user interface of 5KPlayer, and then turn on AirPlay to make 5KPlayer AirPlay-enabled.

5KPlayer AirPlay Mirroring

Step 4: Now switch to your iPadOS iPad. On iPad, open Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner, and then tap Screen Mirroring icon.

Step 5: After that, your iPadOS iPad will automatically detect the AirPlay-enabled devices around your iPad, and of course, including your Mac or PC computer.

Step 6: Tap your computer's name in the list, and then 5KPlayer will instantly receive the AirPlay stream and show the iPadOS screen mirroring contents on your computer. No iPadOS screen mirroring not working error.

iPadOS Screen Mirroring

AirPlay Mirroring iPadOS to Apple TV is Much Easier without Any Third-party Help.

Step 1: Connect your iPadOS iPad and Apple TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Swipe down from the top right corner of your iPadOS device screen to access the Control Center.
Step 3: Tap Screen Mirroring icon on your iPad.
Step 4: From the list, tap the name of your Apple TV and then iPadOS screen mirroring flows.

5KPlayer is more than a screen mirroring software for iPadOS

As a superb AirPlay server for Apple devices, 5KPlayer also allows for iOS 11/12/13 AirPlay mirroring from iPhone to computer as well as screen recording the iPhone iPad display. Besides iOS and iPadOS AirPlay mirroring that is not defined as the first important feature of 5KPlayer, 4K HD media playback is designed to be the top one. It is a versatile media player for macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra/Windows 10 and earlier, combining video music DLNA streaming and online media download into one to offer people in-depth media experience as much as possible.

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