How to Wirelessly Mirror iPhone or iPad Display to a Mac [Tutorial]

Uzair Ghani
Screen mirror to Mac display from iPhone or iPad

You can screen mirror your iPhone or iPad display to your iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac Pro. Here's how to set it up.

With macOS Monterey and iOS 15, You Can Mirror Your iPhone and iPad Display to Your Mac - Here's How it Works

Up until the end of last year, you had to use dedicated software if you were planning on mirroring your iPhone or iPad display to your Mac. There are plenty of options available still, but there was no official method to do it.

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With the release of macOS Monterey and iOS 15, you can officially use your Mac as a target AirPlay display for screen mirroring. Just go to the screen mirroring option in Control Center, find your Mac, and voila, you're on the big screen. Let's show you how to make it work in detail.


Before going ahead, it's worth mentioning that screen mirroring and AirPlay has certain perquisites and does not work on all iPhone, iPad and Mac models. According to Apple:

Available on MacBook Pro (2018 and later), MacBook Air (2018 and later), iMac (2019 and later), iMac Pro (2017), Mac mini (2020 and later), Mac Pro (2019), iPhone 7 and later, iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), iPad (6th generation and later), and iPad mini (5th generation and later). Older iPhone, iPad, and Mac models may share content at a lower resolution to supported Mac models when “Allow AirPlay for” is set to “Everyone” or “Anyone on the same network” in Sharing preferences.

Step 1. Please make sure that your iPhone, iPad and Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. On your iPhone or iPad, bring down the Control Center.

Step 3. Tap on the Screen Mirroring icon as shown below.

Step 4. Wait for a few seconds and your Mac will show up in the list of devices.

Step 5. Select your Mac and your iPhone / iPad display will be instantly mirrored onto it.

You can end the screen mirroring session by simply going through the above steps again and tapping on 'Stop Mirroring,' as shown in the last screenshot.

This is a super useful feature for times when you want to give a presentation or just want to show a group of people something on a bigger screen instead. The possibilities are endless and you don't need third-party software anymore to make it work either.

As long as you have a compatible iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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