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How I shared the screen of my iPhone to Laptop

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Screen mirroring or Miracast is a very important feature in today’s technology-driven environment. It allows you to share the screen of your phone or tablet to another device. In this article, I will describe how I shared my iPhone screen to my Windows 10 laptop.

iOS vs Android: Platform difference

The platform you use plays a vital role on how you get things done on your device. While it is easier to cast the display of your android phone to a laptop or TV, iOS makes it somewhat daunting to achieve this purpose given the nature of Apple’s proverbial “walled-garden” approach.

In android, all you have to do to cast your phone screen to PC is to turn on screen mirroring/Miracast from your notifications pane and open wireless display on your Windows 10 PC. While iOS has a screen mirroring feature dubbed AirPlay, which connects to TVs with screen share feature easily, it does not connect to a Windows 10 PC out of the box.

Extra steps for iOS

On the iOS, you will need third party apps to enable you cast to your PC. There are a number of such apps on the app store. I do recommend ApowerMirror given its numerous features.

ApowerMirror for Windows

This is how I got it to work using this app.

Firstly, I browsed to https://www.apowersoft.com/phone-mirror and downloaded the app on both my iPhone and Windows 10 PC. Then I connected both the iPhone and PC to the same wifi network and launched the app on both my iPhone and PC. The iPhone quickly discovered the PC and it connected seamlessly.

It is important to note that the free version of the app for Windows limits the screen resolution to 1080p which is fine as content looks crisp with close to zero latency.

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