Optimal Ways to Mirror iPhone Screen to Computer

Last updated on November 19, 2017 by JoKelly

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Having an iPhone is great, and with each new version comes an upgraded camera. While the general expectation is that mobile phones are not able to take decent pictures, the camera that we are provided with has proven to be pretty amazing. Unfortunately, after you have taken photos with your iPhone’s camera, your only option is to show them to people on the small screen, a screen that does not provide you with the opportunity to show off the quality of your artful picture. With that in mind, we are going to discuss how you can easily mirror an iPhone screen on your computer so that you can view and show your pictures on the big screen.

Mirror iPhone Screen with iPhone Screen Recorder

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Mirroring your iPhone display on your PC can be a very easy task if you have the right tool. iPhone Screen Recorder is the right tool. Let’s take a look at how you can use this program to mirror your iPhone on your PC successfully.

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Step #1Make sure that you have downloaded and installed iPhone Screen Recorder. Once you have done that, go ahead and launch it.

Step #2 – Upon first running this iPhone screen mirroring program, you may get a Windows notification alerting you that a new program has requested access. Do not worry about that. Simply click Allow access, and you will be able to continue without any issues.

Note: this notification may not appear, and if that is the case, it is important that you look into that. Go to Control Panel>System and Security>Windows Firewall>Allow apps to communicate through Windows Firewall. Next, click on Allows apps and features. From there you will see all of the programs that you have installed. Click all of the options that show relation to iPhone Screen Recorder.

Step #3 – Take your iPhone, swipe upwards, and tap on the AirPlay option. A list of available connections will be shown. Tap on the connection that has the same name as your computer. Doing so will enable the mirroring process.


As long as you have a strong and smooth connection, you need not worry about anything going wrong. If you accidentally disconnect one of the devices or your Wi-Fi has an issue, do not worry. Simply go back and repeat the steps from the beginning.

iphone-record-cycleOnce you have done the above and manage to get the display of your Apple device to appear on your computer screen, click the Record button.When you have recorded what you want to record, click Stop. When you use iPhone Screen Recorder, all you need is a couple of minutes and some patience.

Mirror iPhone to Computer Using Lonely Screen Recorder

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Another screen recorder option for mirroring iPhone screen to PC is the Lonely Screen recorder. Follow the simple steps below and find out how you can mirror your iPhone screen directly onto your PC!

Step #1 – Start off by downloading the iPhone mirror screen software and installing it accordingly. Once installed, go ahead and launch it.

Step #2 – Similar to when you are installing the iPhone Screen Recorder, you will be prompted with a “Windows Firewall” notification. It is important that you click on “Allow access” otherwise the program will not work properly.

Note: If this notification does not appear or you run into any issues, follow the instructions from the previous method. It’s also worth noting that it is recommended you do not use either of these methods over a public network as it can leave your data vulnerable to hackers.

Step #3 – After the installation has completed, the program will automatically launch.

Step #4 – Go over to your Apple device and swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen. From here you will be able to click on the “AirPlay” feature. After tapping on this feature you will then be required to tap on a connection that your Apple device will connect to. Select whichever connection has the same name as your computer.

Step #5 – Your device can now be mirrored onto your computer.

Step #6 – Go back over to the Lonely Screen program. By default, your Apple device will detect the programs connection as “LonelyScreen” as it’s default. To change the name, simply place your mouse over the name and click.

Step #7 – After entering the new name, click on the “Save” button.

Transfer Video or Mirror Your Screen Through AirPlay


AirPlay is Apple’s established wireless display technology, and it enables you to send an image to an AirPlay receiver entirely via wireless mode. To make use of AirPlay, you have to get a receiver that is supported – the most popular for video is that of Apple TV (from $149).

You can connect your Apple TV using HDMI, it works as a set-top box, and possesses its application and also App Store. It can perform other nice things like displaying your recent iPhone photos as well as playing music from iTunes or Apple Music.

When you want to display to a Mac or Windows PC rather, you can accomplish that with an application called the AirServer ($18.99). You can also purchase audio devices which are supported with AirPlay, for music streaming.

Note: Either you do the display mirroring, which will manage the device’s screen aspect ratio automatically based on what you have (for instance 4:3 for an iPad), or you can choose to fit it to the display of that popular video or different video or different media player device where you want it to be displayed afterwards. Most times, you’ll need to go for the last.

For you to mirror your iPhone or the screen of your iPad’s to an AirPlay receiver:

  • Swing up from the base of your device’s screen to unveil Control Center.
  • Touch the AirPlay Mirroring button.
  • Select your AirPlay receiver when it shows.
  • Or to just display present video, without mirroring the whole screen:

  • Swing up from the base of your device’s screen to show Control Center.
  • Swing to the left to show the iOS media buttons.
  • Touch the name of your device at the underside of the screen.
  • Select your AirPlay receiver when it displays.
  • Because the AirPlay connection is a wireless connection, it is possible to experience interference, slow Wi-Fi, or issues with other Bluetooth accessories, hich can all negatively affect production. There will likely be a visible delay between input and what you see on the screen if you’re playing a game.

    Extra Tips: How to Connect with AirPlay Manually

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    Let’s go over how you can get your Apple device to properly mirror onto your PC. To begin, simply make sure that the Lonely Screen program is launched as well as being connected to the wireless network that you are using, on top of that, make sure that your Apple device ready on the Control Panel (to access this, simply swipe up).

    The AirPlay feature should already be active due to earlier steps, so go ahead and click on it. Look for the name which you changed the received to and tap that option. In order for you to start the mirroring process, simply tap on the “Mirroring” option that appears. A green banner will appear on your Apple device which indicates Airplay is currently being used.

    It’s worth noting that if you aren’t happy with the size of the display that is being shown on your computer, then you are able to make it bigger or smaller!


    JoKelly is a dedicated writer for AceThinker and has years of experience in reviewing software, the digital world and much more. She likes to evaluate multiple solutions for specific needs and she contributes to articles regarding mobile tips.

    Last updated on November 19, 2017

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