One of the most important ways to collaborate and share information while working remotely is to share your screen. While screensharing for your computer is built-in to most popular web conferencing software today, it’s not as easy to show everyone your mobile device or additional computer displays. This guide shows you how to share your iPhone, iPad and Android screens, including the new iPhone 12.
In addition to your preferred web conferencing software like Zoom, GoToMeeting or Microsoft Teams, you only need one app to share your mobile device: Reflector.
Reflector is a desktop app that turns your computer into a wireless receiver. That means you can screen mirror almost any device directly to your computer without any cables or adapters. This is vital if you need to share screens from your phone, tablet or another computer during a web conference. Read on to learn how.
How to Share Your iPhone, iPad and Android Screen to a Web Conference
Download and install Reflector on your Mac or Windows computer.
Make sure your computer and mobile device are connected to the same wifi network.
Launch Reflector and open your preferred web conferencing tool on your computer.
On your mobile device, open the screen mirroring/cast options and begin screen mirroring to Reflector.
Not sure how? Check these out:
- How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Mac
- How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Windows
- How to Screen Mirror iPad to Mac
- How to Screen Mirror iPad to Windows
- How to Screen Mirror with Android
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.
These must be toggled off to successfully begin sharing your device screen over a web conferencing platform. If you prefer, you can toggle these settings back on after you begin presenting your computer screen.
Within your web conferencing tool, select the option to share your screen. You can choose to share your computer's desktop or the window labeled "Reflector" that displays only your mobile device.
Your screen will now be shared to everyone in your meeting.
Everyone will be able to see what's on your phone screen. Learn how to turn off notifications on your mobile device.
You can share more than just mobile devices. Computers can screen mirror to Reflector, too. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in way to cast or screen mirror to Reflector (most computers do), check out AirParrot. AirParrot is an advanced AirPlay and Google Cast mirroring software that includes extended desktop, specific app mirroring, streaming and more.
This is just one quick way Reflector can help turn your home into a more productive workspace. Subscribe to the Squirrels blog for more tips on working, learning and teaching from home.
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