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Working From Home: The Ultimate Tech Guide to Remote Collaboration

Get tips to boost your Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings at home. Discover how to share screens, get creative and be more productive while working or teaching remotely.

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How to Share Your iPhone, iPad and Android Screen with GoToMeeting

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Phone sharing screen to GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting has long been a player in the remote work game. Professionals host meetings, live client chats and webinars with this software. Many of these events require participants to share what's on their computer and mobile device screens. This guide shows you the best ways to wirelessly share your iPhone (including iPhone 12), iPad and Android screens using GoToMeeting: Method 1 is limited while method 2 allows you to use more features, multitask and share better using the app Reflector.

If you use GoToMeeting on a computer, your best bet is to jump to method 2. You can share content from your mobile device while using your work computer, or you can share both to the meeting at the same time.  

How to share your iPhone, iPad and Android screen with GoToMeeting

Method 1: GoToMeeting mobile app 

This method only uses your phone/tablet. Multitasking is not available.

Note: After testing this option several times, results were inconsistent. The GoToMeeting mobile app froze during multiple tests. Method 2 worked best for us each time we tested it. 

Step 1

Open the GoToMeeting app on your phone or tablet.

Step 2

Start or join a meeting.

Step 3

Before you can share your screen with GoToMeeting, the meeting organizer must make you a presenter. Ask them to do this now using their GoToMeeting controls.GoToMeeting Make Presenter button

Step 4

Once you’ve been made a presenter, tap the screen icon in the menu.

GoToMeeting mobile app Screen button

Step 5

A menu on your phone/tablet will pop up to indicate where you’ll share your screen. Select GoToMeeting.

GoToMeeting mobile app Start Broadcast
Step 6

Tap Start Broadcast. After a brief countdown, your phone or tablet will share its screen with everyone in the meeting.

Important: You won’t be able to multitask or see others if you need to use other apps on your device, but your colleagues will be able to see your mobile screen (pictured below).

Note: We tested this several times and results were inconsistent. Sometimes the GoToMeeting mobile app froze and never actually shared the phone screen. We recommend method 2.

Share phone to GoToMeeting natively

Method 2: Use Reflector with GoToMeeting desktop app (multitask, more features, share better)

This method enables multitasking, introduces more features and allows you to share better. It uses both your mobile device and your computer. Sharing this way allows you to do all of the following at the same time:  

  • Share your mobile device screen (with option to share your computer screen as well)  
  • See your colleagues on your computer video chat  
  • Use your computer to take notes, browse the web and use other apps  

Step 1

Download and install Reflector on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step 2

Make sure your computer and mobile device are connected to the same wifi network.

Step 3

Launch Reflector on your computer.

Step 4

Open GoToMeeting on your computer and join a meeting.

Step 5

On your mobile device, open the screen mirroring/cast options and begin screen mirroring to Reflector.

Not sure how? Check these out:

Step 6

Important: To make sure your mobile device screen shares properly, hover over your device in Reflector and click the green settings cog next to the device name. Ensure "Always on Top" and "Fullscreen" are toggled off.

Reflector device settings

These must be toggled off to successfully begin sharing your device screen over a videoconferencing platform like GoToMeeting. If you prefer, you can toggle these settings back on after you begin presenting your computer screen.

Step 7

Before you can share your screen with GoToMeeting, the meeting organizer must make you a presenter. Ask them to do this now using their GoToMeeting controls.

Step 8

Now that you’ve been made a presenter, click the Screen button.

GoToMeeting Screen button

Step 9

Select the option to share the window with the Reflector icon. It will be the name of your mobile device.

GoToMeeting Share Reflector Application

Now you’re wirelessly sharing your tablet, phone or another computer screen with GoToMeeting. You can present from your mobile device while working on your computer screen and seeing your teammates in video chat at the same time.   

Pro Tip:

You can share your whole desktop so your mobile device screen and computer screen are visible at the same time. To do this, just select “Main Screen” instead of the name of your mobile device in Step 9.

Share phone and desktop with GoToMeeting using Reflector

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Updated 9/14/21

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