How to Share Your iPhone Screen on PC

Last updated on June 1, 2017 by JoKelly

share iphone screenIf you use an iPhone, don’t you sometimes feel the need to view the contents from the screen of your iPhone on a larger display like that of your PC? While watching videos or playing games on-the-go on your iPhone is fun too, but just imagine all your favorite games that you play and videos that you love in your iPhone being displayed on the larger display of your PC. Isn’t iPhone to PC screen share a fancy thought? Of course it is and this post will tell you how you can do this.

Let us first have a look at the official solution to share iPhone screen on PC and then try to look for some other available solution. So, what is the official solution?

The reality is iPhone screen sharing with PC has been available for a very long time. However, the process was somewhat complicated and involved the need to use apps that were only compatible with jail-broken iPhones or AirPlay. However, with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, it is now much easier to share screen iPhone to PC. How? Three things- QuickTime, a Mac and lightening USB cable!

QuickTime for Mirroring iPhone Screen (Mac Only)

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With the help of this technique, you will be able to share your iPhone screen on a Mac if you are running iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Let us have a look at the process-

First run QuickTime in your Mac. Now, connect your iPhone to the Mac with the help of the lightening cable. After connecting, launch QuickTime and then click on File -> New Movie Recording. This will open a new recording window and the software will automatically turn on the built-in camera of your Mac for recording video.


Next to the record button, you will see a small button with a downward facing arrow, click on it. This will open a menu from where you will be able to select the recording source. You will see the name of your iPhone here. Select it and now your iPhone will be replicated on your Mac.


While this is an excellent way to share your iPhone screen on Mac, it has a number of drawbacks too. For instance, this can only be done on a Mac. What if you don’t have a Mac? Or a lightening cable? And what if you do not have iOS 8 in your iPhone or OS X Yosemite on your Mac?

There is no denying that this process is pretty simple if you have QuickTime, Mac and lightening cable, it cannot be used by the ones who do not. Moreover, apart from this, there aren’t any other useful solutions available in the Apple Store too. While there are some apps, they are not really useful. So, what will you do now? Allow us to recommend another great solution which can be used by everyone.

iPhone Screen Recorder (No Jailbreak required)

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If you are searching for a better and simpler solution to share iPhone screen on PC, iPhone Screen Recorder from AceThinker can be an excellent solution. The software is much better than using QuickTime due to a number of reasons like-

  • 1. It doesn’t require you to have a Mac with OS X Yosemite. Even if you have a Windows PC or laptop, you can easily use this software share iPhone screen on PC.
  • 2. Doesn’t require lightening cable. The software will wirelessly develop a connection between your PC/laptop and iPhone with the help of AirPlay.
  • 3. With this iPhone Screen Recorder software you are not required to download any unsafe app for which you need to jailbreak your device and endanger its security.
  • 4. The software mirrors the screen of your iPhone in real time without losing the original quality. The display on your PC/laptop will be exactly similar to what is available on the iPhone.

Moreover, apart from iPhone screen sharing with PC the software also allows you to record iPhone screen in many different formats to ensure that you are able to easily share it with others. Moreover, it can also be used to create snapshot for mobile and save them directly in your PC or laptop. And the best this is that this software is extremely easy to use. You are sure to get it right from the first time itself.

Let us have a brief look at how you can use this iPhone Screen Recorder software to share the screen of your iPhone on your PC or laptop.

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First, download the software in your PC or laptop. After successful installation, you will see its icon on your desktop. Double click on the icon to launch the software. To connect your iPhone to your laptop or computer, make sure that both your iPhone and computer are connected to the same network. Now, swipe in the upwards direction in your iPhone and tap on Control Center and then tap on AirPlay. If you are using a Windows PC or laptop and are unable to connect the software with your iPhone, follow the below mentioned steps-


Open Control Panel in your PC or laptop, select System and Security and then Windows Firewall. After clicking on Windows Firewall, select Allow apps to communicate through Windows Firewall. Under the Allowed apps and features you will find AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder, simply tick the box next to this app and you will be able to easily connect the software with your iPhone thereafter.

Note: Mac users can connect iPhone to your comptuer without the warning given on Windows OS.

So, now when you will tap on AirPlay in your iPhone you will see a small list with the name of your computer, tap on it. You will see the connecting screen on the interface of the software on your PC. Wait for a minute and your iPhone screen will now be available on your computer.

Isn’t it simple? Of course it is. Moreover, while you will be required to pay for full version of this software, you can try this software for free. Simply visit the official website of the software and download it for your Windows or Mac computer.

So, now that you know how to mirror your iPhone screen on your PC or laptop start enjoying all your favorite videos, movies and games on the larger screen.


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 She contributes to articles regarding mobile screencast tips. Last updated on June 1, 2017

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