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What is Display Mirroring on iPhone and iPad? How does it work?

While smartphone screens have increased in size and improved in quality, for many, the visual experience provided by a large dedicated display remains unmatched. Hence, we have Display Mirroring tech, which allows you to share content from your smart device (tablet or phone) onto a supported display.

Display Mirroring — or Screen Mirroring — on iPhone and iPad allows you to stream video and audio to Apple TV, HomePod and other smart devices which support AirPlay.

A ‘Works with Apple AirPlay’ tag on third-party equipment indicates support for the standard.

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Method 1: Using Apple’s Digital AV Adapter to mirror your iPhone or iPad’s display

A Digital AV Adapter automatically transmits your iPhone or iPad’s screen to a connected display, provided the display’s source matches the HDMI port into which you have plugged your adapter.

The Digital AV adapter comes with three connection points, a Lightning connector on one end and Lightning and HDMI ports at the other. If you intend to use this setup for extended periods, the additional Lightning port allows you to plug in a power source to keep your device charged.

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Method 2: Using Apple TV to mirror your iPhone or iPad’s display

To share content wirelessly, ensure your iPhone and iPad have connected to the same network as your Apple TV.

Using Screen Mirroring in Control Centre

What is display mirroring on iPhone and iPad? How does it work?
  • Access Control Centre with a swipe down from the right-top corner (iPhone X or later) or swipe up from the bottom-centre (iPhone 8 or earlier) of your screen.
  • Tap on Screen Mirroring.
  • Select your Apple TV from the list of devices that appear.

Using Media Player in Control Centre

What is display mirroring on iPhone and iPad? How does it work?
  • Play any media (video/audio) on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Access Control Centre with a swipe down from the right-top corner (iPhone X or later) or swipe up from the bottom-centre (iPhone 8 or earlier) of your screen.
  • Tap on the AirPlay symbol in the top-right of the Media Player control box.
  • Select your Apple TV from the list of devices that appear.

This method transmits any media being played; to share gameplay or your Home Screen use the Screen Mirroring steps listed earlier in this article.

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