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What Is Screen Mirroring? Mirror Your iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC/TV

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: May 22, 2020

As the screen mirroring technology is not familiar to most people, there is no commonly accepted word to define it well. "What is screen mirroring?", How do you explain this non-mainstream concept and what will you look for when you need to screen mirroring iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC/Apple TV? This guide with a screen mirroring software will clear the obstacles for you and exactly explain What Screen Mirroring Is.

Why Use Screen Mirroring-Make Your iOS Screen Bigger & Clearer

Screen mirroring will display iPhone/iPad screen on Mac/PC/Apple TV in an amplified way, thus you could easily share all file information on a bigger screen without occupying a byte with whoever you are with. And 5KPlayer will get you out of the old paying ways and let you free screen mirroring your iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC/Apple TV without cables.

Screen Mirroring iPhone iPad

How to Use Screen Mirroring from iPhone/iPad to Mac/PC?

Make sure that all of your devices, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC are in the same WIFI network, so that the following screen mirroring processes will go on wheels.

1. Screen Mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac/PC:

Firstly, you need to install screen mirroring app 5KPlayer on your Mac/PC. Just click on the Free Download button on this page to download 5KPlayer, install and launch it. After that, Click on the "DLNA AirPlay" icon on the main UI of 5KPlayer to access the Settings window to turn on 5KPlayer's AirPlay option. Then, go back to the main UI.

Turn on 5KPlayer AirPlay

Secondly, Swipe up from the bottom of any screen of your idevice if you have an iPad/iPhone with iOS 11 or earlier, or swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen if you have an iPad with iOS 12/13 or iPadOS or iPhone with iOS 12/13. Tap Screen Mirroring and then choose 5KPlayer to connect from the list.

Connect iPhone to 5KPlayer

Now, the screen mirroring starts, just do any operations on your iPhone or iPad and 5KPlayer will immediately receive and display them on your computer without lags.

Notice: When 5KPlayer receives the screen mirroring on your Mac or PC, you can see a Record icon that is used to help you record iPhone screen and record iPad screen.

2. Screen Mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod to Apple TV:

When referring to iPad/iPod/iPhone to Apple TV screen mirroring, the method is as simple as screen mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac/PC.
Firstly, swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone/iPad or swipe down from the upper right corner of your iPhone/iPad to access the Control Center.
Secondly, activate Screen Mirroring and select the target Apple TV from the list to screen mirroring.

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