September 15 , 2015

5 Reasons You Need iOS 9 on Your iPhone or iPad

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Another year, another Apple OS update. What's so great about this one? Turns out, a lot.

New features in iOS 9 complement last year's iOS 8 release (a complete overhaul and redesign of Apple's mobile operating system). iPhone and iPad users will enjoy iOS 9 for many reasons, including faster and stronger AirPlay connections. We've compiled five reasons we think you'll fall in love with your Apple device all over again.

1. You can multitask like never before.

iPads are much more multitask-friendly in iOS 9. Users will be able to see multiple applications on their screen at once, change the size of each application and manipulate both apps at the same time: a dream come true.

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2. You won't have to pay for the news you need.

The News app will replace the Newsstand app. Instead of having to purchase subscriptions to publications, you can instantly follow publications like The New York Times, specific interests such as Technology and popular or personal blogs. Stay updated on topics and trends that are important to you, for free.

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3. You can organize yourself better than ever.

The Notes app is vastly improved with iOS 9. This includes the ability to add bold titles, web links with previews, pictures, custom drawings and checklists to enhance the text of the note. Take thorough notes, make precise lists and jot down illustrations all in one app.

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4. Longer battery life. Need we say more?

New software enhancements will add hours of battery life to your iOS device. You read that right: HOURS. Running in low power mode will also improve battery performance, meaning less scrambling to find the nearest outlet.

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5. It’s FREE.

Getting all of these improvements and more for free is a no-brainer. Alongside a free compatibility update for current Reflector 2 users, upgrading to iOS 9 is a win-win!

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September 11 , 2015

How to Mirror iOS 9 to your Computer

iOS 9 is a big change from what everyone was previously used to. We've got good news, though. The way you mirror your iPads and iPhones to Reflector 2 hasn't changed. Simply make sure you've updated to the latest version of Reflector 2 (at least 2.1.1), and connect away!

If you're not familiar with iOS mirroring, follow the steps below to get connected! The steps are the same for iPads and iPhones using iOS 9!

Step One

After unlocking your device, swipe up to reveal the control center.

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Step Two

Tap the AirPlay icon to reveal the AirPlay list.

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Step Three

Select your computer from the list.

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Step Four - IMPORTANT!

Important! Make sure you toggle the mirroring switch after selecting your device.

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That's it!

Your device should appear on your computer screen! iOS 9 mirroring is that easy.

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Having trouble? We're happy to help! Contact our support team for detailed assistance and help with mirroring!

September 11 , 2015

Reflector 2.2 is now available

This update adds iOS 9 support and fixes a few minor bugs. Read more about iOS 9 support here.

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.2 Update Notes:

  • Added iOS 9 Support
  • Improved device frame detection for iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue that prevented previously-selected frames for a device to be remembered
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2 Update Notes:

  • Added iOS 9 Support
  • Improved device frame detection for iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue that prevented previously-selected frames for a device to be remembered
  • Resolved an issue that could cause extra memory allocation and usage after mirroring ends
  • Resolved an occasional crash when "Prompt to Approve" connections is enabled
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
September 10 , 2015

Your Screen-Mirroring App won’t work with iOS 9 (unless you have Reflector 2)

It’s true. Every wireless screen-mirroring app on the market won’t work with Apple’s new iOS 9 platform. Don’t go slamming that panic button like an old-school alarm clock just yet. We’re here to tell you that we have a solution.

We’ve known since the earliest iOS 9 beta version that Reflector 2 in its current form, as well as every other wireless screen-mirroring solution, would not be compatible with iOS 9. Were we surprised? Not at all. Like any good company, Apple is always evolving and advancing its technology. It was time for us to evolve, too. We often tout ourselves as the creators of the first and best screen-mirroring technology on the market. How could we continue to claim to be the best if we couldn’t make Reflector 2 work with Apple's latest operating system?

Here we are on September 10, 2015 -- the day after Apple’s big event. Problem solved. Solution in hand. We won’t bore you with all of the technical details. Just know that you can rest easy and mirror your iPads, iPhones and iPods as you always have.

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The official free Reflector 2 iOS 9 update will be released later this month. In the meantime, you can download a beta version of our software update if you just can’t wait!

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