The Best Way to Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook Wirelessly

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Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook (Pro/Air) with/without Cable

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: October 14, 2020

Sometimes, you may need to beam your iPhone screen to a bigger display to watch a movie, play an iOS game, or show a presentation in a much clearer manner. If you have a Mac notebook like MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display, things get easier. By screen mirroring iPhone to MacBook, you will enjoy everything bigger and funnier.

Method 2. Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook Wirelessly

To screen share iPhone to MacBook in a wireless manner, you need to make use of Apple’s AirPlay protocol natively built in your iPhone. And to receive the mirrored contents on MacBook, you need AirPlay server 5KPlayer to turn your MacBook (Pro/Air) into an AirPlay receiver. Worth mentioning, 5KPlayer supports AirPlay from iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini, 11/11 Pro, XS (Max), XR, SE, 8, 7, etc shipped with iOS 14 or earlier.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone and MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to the same WiFi network.

Step 2. Click the download button below to free download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your Mac. Click the “DLNA AirPlay” button on the main UI of 5KPlayer to access the Settinsg windows, and here turn on 5KPlayer’s AirPlay service option.
• If you can’t turn on it, it probably means that the Bonjour service for AirPlay is not installed on your computer. Just click the “Download now” in this AirPlay Settings section to download Bonjour service. After downloading, find the file on your computer and follow the guide to install it.

Turn on 5KPlayer AirPlay

Step 3. Activate your iPhone Screen Mirroring option in Control Center to search for 5KPlayer, and then tap 5KPlayer to connect.
• For iPhone with iOS 13 or later: Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen of your iPhone to access the Control Center.
• For iPhone with iOS 12 or older: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen of your iPhone to access the Control Center.

iPhone Screen Mirroring

Step 4. Now, your iPhone has been connected to your MacBook. You can do any operations on your iPhone, and 5KPlayer immediately receive the mirrored display and show it accurately.

iPhone Screen Mirroring to MacBook

What you can stream from iPhone to MacBook (Pro/Air) with 5KPlayer including:

Stream iPhone video music to MacBook: 5KPlayer allows you to AirPlay stream videos music from local folder or third-party apps to MacBook wirelessly. No lags and no loss, you can create a home media center to enjoy crisp pictures and Hi-Fi sounds.

Mirror iPhone game to computer: By casting iPhone game to MacBook through wireless way 5KPlayer, your iPhone can become a game controller to control the game and help step into more chapters, free as you play on iPhone without lags.

Magnify iPhone Files on MacBook: To help grasp the attention of each audience easily, like students or colleagues, 5KPlayer helps display the whole screen of iPhone on MacBook in a bigger manner. No matter apps and photos or spreadsheets or presentations, 5KPlayer shows them in every detail. BTW, like QuickTime, 5KPlayer also lets you record the screen of iPhone to capture whatever you think important.

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