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How to Mirror an iPhone or iPad to a PC

Mirror iPad and iPhone screens to your Windows PC wirelessly or via USB

You should know

  • Open the Lonely Screen app on your Windows PC.
  • Open on iPhone Control center And select Screen mirror..
  • Choose Screen solitaire From the list of compatible devices

This article will walk you through the steps to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to your Windows PC using both wireless and USB cables.

Can I mirror my iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC?

The easiest way to mirror your iPad or iPhone screen to your Windows device is to use the Lonely Screen app. This app basically tricks Apple devices into thinking that your PC is an Apple TV device that can receive screen mirroring requests from your iPhone or iPad.

Download Lonely Screen

LonelyScreen is free to download and use, but you may need to close the pop-up asking you to pay for the upgrade from time to time. Paid upgrades cost $ 14.95 per year and support app developers instead of unlocking additional features.

Open the LonelyScreen app on your Windows PC and select the full screen option from the toolbar at the top. If desired, you can also maximize the application window with the mouse cursor.

You don’t need to perform this step, but if you don’t, your app will probably be incredibly small.

On your Windows PC, hover your mouse cursor over the Internet icon on the toolbar to make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. If connected, the device is ready. Receive wireless signals from your iPhone or iPad.

Windows 11 desktop with Lonely Screen app and Wi-Fi connection notification highlighted in full screen mode.

On your iPad or iPhone, swipe down to open the Control Center.

IPhone Control Center with highlighted Wi-Fi and screen sharing icons.

If the Wi-Fi icon is deselected, tap it to turn it on.

For screen mirroring to work, your Windows PC and iPhone or iPad must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Choose Screen mirror symbol.

this Screen mirror icon is an icon that looks like two rectangles.

Choose Screen solitaire..

Screen-only screen sharing option for mirroring iPhone.

The iPhone or iPad screen should now start mirroring in the Lonely Screen app window on your Windows PC.

IPhone screen mirrored on Windows 11 PC.

To cancel screen mirroring, swipe down on your Apple device to open Control Center.

IOS Control Center with screen mirroring icon and highlighting stop mirroring.

Choose Screen mirror..

Choose Stop mirroring..

Alternatively, you can close the LonelyScreen app on your Windows device to stop mirroring.

How to mirror iPhone to computer via USB?

If the above wireless mirroring methods don’t work the way you want, or if your computer doesn’t have Wi-Fi capability, you can still use the USB charging cable and the ApowerMirror app to mirror your iPhone and iPad to your Windows PC.

You can download, install, and use ApowerMirror for free, but set a 10-minute time limit for each screen mirroring session. You can purchase a one-time $ 60 upgrade to remove all restrictions.

Download ApowerMirror

ApowerMirror must be installed on your Windows PC and Apple devices for USB mirroring to work properly.

Open the ApowerMirror app on your Windows PC.

ApowerMirror app on your Windows PC.

Connect the USB charging cable to your iPhone or iPad and connect it to the USB port on your Windows device.

A white USB cable from an iPhone connected to a Microsoft Surface Pro Windows PC.

The prompt will be displayed immediately on your iPhone or iPad.Choose trust..

IPhone with trust prompt highlighted and password prompt highlighted.

Enter the password for your Apple device.

The iPad or iPhone screen is now mirrored to your Windows PC with the ApowerMirror app.

The first time you use ApowerMirror Windows while granting permissions in the previous two steps, you may lose your connection. In this case, unplug the USB cable, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect.

ApowerMirror app on Windows PC for mirroring iPhone screen.

Rotate your Apple device to display the mirrored screen in landscape mode, or select the full-screen icon to display mirroring across your PC screen.

ApowerMirror app on Windows PC with iPhone screen mirroring.

Print Esc Mirroring can be canceled by closing the ApowerMirror app on your Windows PC or unplugging the USB cable and exiting full-screen mode.

ApowerMirror app on Windows PC with iPhone screen mirroring.

Can I mirror my iPhone to Windows via the cloud?

Instead of mirroring your iPhone to your PC wirelessly or with a USB cable, you can also use the communication app to share your device’s screen with the cloud. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are two services that allow iPhone users to share their screens with others, some of which can join Windows PCs. Telegram is another popular service that supports this feature in video calls.

You can also share your iPhone screen using Apple’s FaceTime service. FaceTime added support for Windows devices in 2021. This means that anyone using FaceTime on a Windows PC can see the iPhone screen when sharing a chat.

If you want to broadcast your iPhone screen to a large number of Windows PC users, you can consider using a streaming service such as Twitch. The official Twitch mobile app has a free built-in tool for broadcasting your iPhone screen to anyone watching your Twitch channel with just a few taps.

FAQ

  • How to mirror iPhone to TV?

    The easiest way to mirror your iPhone screen to your TV is to use AirPlay. This allows devices on the same Wi-Fi network to communicate. If your TV isn’t compatible with AirPlay, you can also use Apple TV.

  • How to Mirror iPhone to TV without Apple TV?

    You can use a third party app to mirror your iPhone to your TV, but you need to make sure it comes from a trusted source. The best option is a VGA adapter that works with AirPlay (with a compatible TV) or a mobile phone charging cable.


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How to Mirror an iPhone or iPad to a PC

Mirror your iPad and iPhone’s screen on your Windows PC wirelessly or with USB

What to Know
Open the LonelyScreen app on your Windows PC.
On your iPhone, open Control Center and select Screen Mirroring.
Select LonelyScreen from the list of compatible devices.

This article will walk you through the steps of mirroring an iPhone or iPad’s screen on a Windows PC both wirelessly and by using a USB cable.

Can You Mirror an iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC?

The easiest way to mirror an iPad or iPhone’s screen on a Windows device is to use the LonelyScreen app. This app essentially tricks your Apple devices into thinking that your PC is an Apple TV device which can receive screen mirror requests from iPhones and iPads.

Download LonelyScreen

LonelyScreen is free to download and use though you may need to dismiss the occasional popup message prompting you to pay for an upgrade every now and then. The paid upgrade costs $14.95 per year and simply supports the app developers rather than unlocking any additional functionality.

Open the LonelyScreen app on your Windows PC and select the fullscreen option in the top toolbar. You can also enlarge the app window with your mouse cursor if you like.

You don’t need to do this step but the app will likely be incredibly small otherwise.

On your Windows PC, hover your mouse cursor over the internet icon in the toolbar to ensure that it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network. If it is, your device is now ready to receive a wireless signal from your iPhone or iPad.

On your iPad or iPhone, swipe down to open the Control Center.

If the Wi-Fi icon is deselected, tap it to turn it on.

Your Windows PC and iPhone or iPad need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for the screen mirroring to work.

Select the Screen Mirroring icon.

 The Screen Mirroring icon is the one that looks like two rectangles.

Select LonelyScreen.

Your iPhone or iPad’s screen should now start mirroring within the LonelyScreen app window on your Windows PC.

To cancel the screen mirroring, swipe down on your Apple device’s screen to open Control Center.

Select Screen Mirroring.

Select Stop Mirroring.

Alternatively, you can also close the LonelyScreen app on your Windows device to stop the mirroring.
How Can I Mirror My iPhone to My Computer Using USB?

If the above wireless mirroring method doesn’t work the way you want or your computer doesn’t have Wi-Fi functionality, you can still mirror your iPhone and iPad on your Windows PC by using its USB charging cable and the ApowerMirror app.

ApowerMirror is free to download, install, and use but it does place a 10 minute time limit on each screen mirror session. A one-time $60 upgrade can be purchased to remove all of the limits.
Download ApowerMirror

You will need the ApowerMirror app installed on your Windows PC and your Apple device for the USB mirroring to work properly.

Open the ApowerMirror app on your Windows PC.

Connect the USB charging cable to your iPhone or iPad and plug it into a USB port on your Windows device.

On your iPhone or iPad, you should immediately receive a prompt. Select Trust.

Enter your Apple device’s passcode.

Your iPad or iPhone’s screen should now be mirrored on your Windows PC within the ApowerMirror app.

You may lose your connection to the ApowerMirror Windows app the first time you use it while granting the permissions in the previous two steps. If this happens, simply disconnect the USB cable, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it.

Rotate your Apple device to view the mirrored screen in landscape mode and/or select the fullscreen icon for the mirror to fill your PC’s entire screen.

Press Esc to exit fullscreen. The mirroring can be cancelled by either closing the ApowerMirror app on your Windows PC or by disconnecting the USB cable.

Can I Mirror My iPhone on Windows via the Cloud?

An alternative to mirroring your iPhone to a PC wirelessly or with a USB cable is to share the device’s screen via the cloud by using a communication app. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are two services which allow iPhone users to share their screens with other users, some of whom can be participating on a Windows PC. Telegram is another popular service that supports this functionality in video calls.

You can also use Apple’s first-party FaceTime service to share an iPhone’s screen. FaceTime added support for Windows devices in 2021 which means anyone in the FaceTime conversation on a Windows PC will be able to see your iPhone’s screen when you share it within the chat.

If you want to broadcast your iPhone’s screen to a large number of Windows PC users, you may want to consider using a streaming service such as Twitch. The official Twitch mobile app features free built-in tools for broadcasting your iPhone’s screen to anyone viewing your Twitch channel with just a few taps.

FAQ

How do I mirror an iPhone to a TV?
The easiest way to mirror an iPhone’s screen to a TV is using AirPlay, which lets devices on the same Wi-Fi network communicate. If your TV isn’t AirPlay-compatible, you can also use an Apple TV.

How do I mirror an iPhone to a TV without Apple TV?
You can use a third-party app to mirror your iPhone to your TV, but you should be sure that it’s coming from a reliable source. Better options are AirPlay (with a compatible TV) or a VGA adapter that works with your phone’s charging cable.

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