Screen mirroring iPad and iPhone screens to your Mac or Windows computer is a breeze with iOS 12. Don’t even think about using cords or cables — it’s so simple to do it wirelessly.
How? All you need to do is add one app to your computer. It’s that easy to turn your computer into an AirPlay-compatible receiver — regardless if you’re on a Mac or Windows computer.
What app? Reflector. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Reflector to mirror and record iOS devices. You can buy it or .
Update: iOS 15 has arrived. We have the complete guide for screen mirroring the all-new iOS 15 — see it here.
Looking to screen mirror iPadOS instead? Here's the step-by-step iPadOS screen mirroring guide.
Here’s how to mirror your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 to any Mac or Windows computer:
Download and install Reflector onto your Mac or Windows computer. Then check that your iOS 12 device and your computer are connected to the same wifi network.
Open Reflector on your computer from your applications folder.
Unlock your iOS 12 device, open Control Center and tap "Screen Mirroring."
Note: Users of iPhone X or later need to swipe down from the top of the screen to access Control Center. If you’re using an iPhone 8 or older, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Select your computer from the list of AirPlay-enabled receivers.
That’s it! Now your iPhone or iPad screen will wirelessly appear on your computer. Anything you do on your mobile device will reflect on your computer’s display in real time, including audio.
Want to mirror more than just iPhones and iPads?
Great! With Reflector, you can. Mirror Android and Chromebook devices one at a time, side-by-side or simultaneously with any iOS device.
You can also record your mobile device screen with Reflector. Just click the record button next to the name of your connected device to begin recording your session.
Learn everything you need to know about screen mirroring here.
Get Reflector today to mirror all your iOS 12 devices!
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Last updated 1/25/22