September 25, 2015

Reflector 2.2.1 is Available

This update adds support for El Capitan and new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and rose gold frames. In addition, 2.2.1 adds full screen and always-on-top options to the right click menu. Check out the release notes below for details.

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 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • Webcams no longer ask for approval to connect when "Prompt for Approval" is enabled
  • Resolved an issue where the background color setting for a recording would not be remembered
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for Windows 10
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash when opening the voiceover audio menu
  • Resolved a crash when switching displays connected
  • Resolved a crash when starting up or shutting down Google Cast in certain situations
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue when rotating that could cause the mirrored screen to shrink
  • Resolved an issue that caused a "force orientation" device to be sometimes improperly resized
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • Resolved an issue where ending a live-stream would leave UI in "live streaming" state.
  • Resolved an issue where after streaming media on iOS 7 and iOS 8, the mirroring window would remain black
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
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.

iOS 9 Mirroring Step 1

Step Two

Tap the AirPlay icon to reveal the AirPlay list.

iOS 9 Mirroring Step 2

Step Three

Select your computer from the list.

iOS 9 Mirroring Step 3

Step Four - IMPORTANT!

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

iOS 9 Mirroring Step 4

 

That's it!

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

iOS 9 Mirroring

 

 10/4/2017 UPDATE: How to screen mirror iOS 11 iPads and iPhones:

 

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

September 11, 2015

iOS 9 Screen-Mirroring Support Has Arrived

Change happens fast in the tech world. We’re excited to launch our official Reflector 2 iOS 9 update – the world’s first screen-mirroring solution to support Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

The update is available to download now, and it's free for current Reflector 2 users. You should expect all of the same great features you have come to love in our industry-leading software such as multiple-device mirroring, YouTube live streaming, screen recording with voice-over support, frame preferences, intelligent design layout and much more.

This update will allow teachers, gamers, business professionals and casual tech enthusiasts to continue to mirror once they update their iPhones and iPads to the iOS 9 platform. Anyone using an alternative screen-mirroring app will abruptly discover they can no longer mirror mobile devices to their computers once they update their Apple device to iOS 9.

iOS 9 Reflector 2

The reason for this is fairly “techie,” but we’ll give you a brief overview. Apple made some big changes to AirPlay in iOS 9. AirPlay is the built-in technology that allows iPads and iPhones to wirelessly communicate with external devices. It’s the software that communicates with Reflector 2, wireless speakers, Apple TVs and other wireless content-sharing technology on the market.

The new operating system alters the way AirPlay communicates with these external devices and breaks the connections. That’s a headache-filled bummer for unsuspecting consumers, right? Most definitely….unless they have Reflector 2.

Click here to update Reflector 2 for iOS 9 support!

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.

iOS 9 update

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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