Use AirPlay to mirror the iPhone/iPad screen to a PC or Mac

The first part shows you how to mirror your iPhone iPad screen or Mac screen to Apple TV. The must-have receiver you must carry is Apple TV.

However, if you only want to project the screen image from the iPhone/iPad screen to the big screen without buying an Apple TV, then you can try the second method of mirroring the iPhone iPad screen to a Mac or PC using AirPlay.

In addition, we would also like to introduce you to a useful mirror and record iPhone screen, iOS screen recorder.

Image the iPhone screen to a PC/Mac using AirServer

As mentioned above, if you want to make a screen image using AirPlay, the receiver will not be available for a PC or Mac. So how do you make a PC or Mac a receiver? The answer is AirServer.

AirServer ( is a Mac, PC and Xbox One of the most advanced screen image software receiver. It can convert your PC or Mac to an AirPlay receiver as a display screen. AirServer is $14.99. You will need to download and install this software and activate it before mirroring the iPhone/iPad screen to PC/Mac. AirServer is not compatible with all Windows or Macs or iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Before using it, you need to check that its supported devices are as shown for the following tablets:

Windows Computer Windows computer Mac iOS device
Windows server 2012
Window 7
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 10 OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
OS X 10.9 (Calf)
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) iPad (second generation or later, including retina models)
iPad mini (all versions, including retina models)
iPhone (4s or later, including 5s)
iPod touch (5th generation or later)

Steps for mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod screen to PC/Mac using AirServer

If you are using iOS 7 or later, you can follow these steps to connect to AirServer from your iOS device:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone and the computer running AirServer to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center.

Step 3: Click the AirPlay icon. You should now see a list of available AirPlay-enabled receivers on the network. Click on the name of the AirPlay receiver for which you want AirPlay. If you want to stream, this is the name of your computer. Then flip the mirror switch to start mirroring the iPhone screen to PC/Mac.

On iOS 6 and lower, follow these steps to connect to AirServer from your iOS device:

Step 1: Turn on your iPhone and press the Home button twice. The sliding menu will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll to the left until you see the round AirPlay button. Tapping the icon will display a list of devices with AirPlay enabled.

Step 3: Find the name of the computer on which you have AirServer installed, and click on it. Then slide the switch onto the mirror screen.