Want to view pictures and play games on your big screen Windows PC from your iPhone? However, sharing an iPhone’s screen to a PC via a USB connection isn’t possible, and the only way you can mirror an iPhone’s screen to a PC is through a wireless connection. Besides having access to the AirPlay feature, you are also going to need a screen mirroring software installed on your PC to complete this task.
You don’t have to be tech-savvy to share an iPhone’s screen with a PC, since this process can be completed in just a few simple steps, regardless of the software you’re using. So, in this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best software products you can use to screen share from an iPhone to a PC.
Best Apps to Share iPhone’s Screen to Windows 10?
Besides sharing a screen you can use screen mirroring software products to create live streams, capture a screen, or take screenshots. That’s why you need to go through the software’s features before deciding which option you are going to purchase. Let's take a look at a few different ways of screen sharing from an iPhone to a PC.
This is a simple AirPlay receiver application that doesn’t allow you to do much more other than sharing an iPhone’s screen with a PC or Mac. However, you can still record your on-screen activities and upload them to YouTube or Vimeo directly from LonelyScreen.
Once you’ve installed and launched this app on your PC, you should head over to the iPhone’s Control Center and open the AirPlay app. Tap on the Screen Mirroring option and proceed to select your PC from the list of available AirPlay devices. The iPhone’s screen should become visible within the LonelyScreen window, and you can continue to play the video or do anything else from your iPhone and view your actions on the computer’s screen.
Price: 30-day free trial, licenses are available for $7.50 or more
Compatibility: macOS, Linux, Windows
The steps you will have to take in order to share an iPhone’s screen to a PC with AirServer aren’t much different than those you have to go through if you are using LonelyScreen. So, simply launch AirServer on your PC, then enable the Screen Mirroring feature in the Control Center and select the device to which you want to share the screen.
Unlike LonelyScreen, AirServer protects the photos and videos you share on a network, which enables you to choose who can gain access to them. Furthermore, you can create live streams in full HD image quality or record everything that is displayed on the iPhone’s screen. What’s more, you can adjust the saturation, contrast, or sharpness values from AirServer and enhance your videos before sharing them.
Price: Pricing plans start at $6.99 Compatibility: Windows, macOS
This wireless mirroring application is stacked with features that enable you to control a mirrored device remotely, create live streams, or choose a frame for the shared screen. You can also connect several devices to Reflector at the same time, which makes this app a great choice if you want to play videos or share presentations from more than one iPhone to your PC.
All you have to do to share an iPhone’s screen to PC with Reflector is to open the app on your computer, then activate the Screen Mirroring option in the Control Center and select your PC from the list of AirPlay devices. Once the two devices are connected, you will be able to view your iPhone’s screen in the full-screen mode, record the mirrored device and voice-overs or stream media from iPhone to PC.
If you are looking for a media player that also offers screen mirroring features, then you should consider installing 5KPlayer. You can play 4K, 360-degree, or Full HD videos from your iPhone and watch them on your PC’s screen. Furthermore, 5KPlayer lets you stream audio files so that you can use your computer’s sound system to listen to music from your iPhone without any quality loss. You can also utilize the app’s screen recording feature to capture everything that is happening on the mirrored screen in resolutions up to 4K.
After the installation process is completed, you just have to launch the 5KPlayer, enable the Screen Mirroring feature on your iPhone, and select the device to which you would like to share the screen.
Sharing an iPhone’s screen to a PC with LetsView is easy, although both devices have to be connected to the same network. Once you’ve installed the app on your computer and enabled the Screen Mirroring option on your iPhone, you can mirror your phone to a large screen. Besides, AirPlay LetsView supports a broad range of mirroring protocols that enable you to share the screens of both Android and iOS-based devices. Optionally, you can use the Scan to Connect feature that lets you display an iPhone’s screen on a PC moments after you scan the QR code. At the same time, the PIN connection enables you to connect multiple devices simultaneously to the same computer.
The app is also equipped with Whiteboard, PowerPoint Control, and Recording features, which makes it a perfect choice for iPhone owners who want to give a presentation from their iPhones and share it on a big screen on Mac or Windows PC.
Price: Standard license can be purchased for $11.99
Compatibility: macOS, Windows
Mirroring360 offers a broad range of screen sharing features that can be used for a broad range of purposes that vary from education to web meetings and gaming. The app can also be used to share a screen with as many as forty participants, although this feature is only available on the Pro version of the app.
After you’ve installed Mirroring360 on your PC, you should use AirPlay to share your iPhone’s screen with the computer. Furthermore, the Mirroring Assist feature makes it easier to detect your computer in situations when there is more than just one device to which you can share the iPhone’s screen. Entering a 9-digit code or scanning a QR code is all it takes to mirror an iPhone’s screen to a PC with Mirroring360.
FAQ about Sharing iPhone Screen to Windows PC
Should I install any app for sharing the iPhone screen to Windows PC?
It depends. In most cases, you don’t need to install any app on your iPhone or iPad when using the screen-sharing/mirroring software mentioned above like LonelyScreen, but if you're using AirServer, you should install the app on your iPhone or iPad after installing the screen mirroring software on your Windows PC.
Why can’t I see AirPlay icon?
iPhone 4S and later iPhones supports the AirPlay feature, if you don’t see the AirPlay icon, make sure your iPhone has the latest iOS version, and the Wi-Fi is turned on. You should connect your computer and the iPhone to the same LAN.
Sharing an iPhone’s screen to a PC is easy if you have the right tools for the job. Luckily, there are lots of screen mirroring apps to choose from that can be used for free or a symbolic fee. The purpose for which you are going to use these software products should help you pick a screen mirroring application that meets all your needs. Which screen mirroring method are you going to choose? Leave a comment and let us know.
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