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How to project your iPhone & iPad to your PC [Best Software]

Matthew Adams
by Matthew Adams

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  • If you want to mirror the content of your iPhone or iPad to PC, third-party software is what you need.
  • That’s why we created this article, so showcase the best iPhone and iPad mirroring tools.
  • These tools can be used to cast movies, audio, and even games, making them emulator alternatives.
  • More so, we’ve included entires that are free or at least offer up a free trial.

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AirPlay media streaming enables you to stream content from an iPhone or iPad to Mac OS X desktop or laptop. This media streaming, otherwise mirroring, projects the iPhone display on a desktop or laptop.

It’s Apple’s alternative to Miracast streaming.

With a little extra software, you can also mirror an iPhone display on a Windows PC. This is how you can mirror an iPhone/iPad screen to Windows 10 PC.

First, note that you’ll need to have an Apple device that supports AirPlay. You must have at least an iPhone 4, or higher, mobile device. The Apple tablet must be an iPad 2 or higher.

The Apple device and Windows 10 PC should also share the same Wi-Fi connection. If that’s the case, then you can mirror the iPhone or iPad display to the desktop or laptop as follows.

How do I mirror my iPhone or iPad screen to PC?

The fastest way to mirror your Apple devices on a PC, be it Windows or macOS, is to use third-party tools dedicated specifically to this task.

Given the power of modern-day mobile devices, casting movies or even games on a bigger screen is almost as effective as playing the game straight to PC.

Because of that, we recommend that you try out a universal mobile mirroring tool such as ApowerMirror.

ApowerMirror allows users to mirror up to 4 devices to PC simultaneously, and they can connect their iPhone/Android to the PC with or without cable, and control their Android phone from PC by using a mouse and typing with a keyboard.

This screen mirroring app also allows users to play mobile games on a PC, so they no longer need to use emulators anymore either.

Here’s how you can use ApowerMirror to perform this task:

  1. Download and install ApowerMirror
    • The program grants you a free trial period, so there’s no need to worry about buying it right away.
  2. Select what type of device you want to mirror to your PC.
  3. Make sure that both your PC and the iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
    • It also works if you connect the device to your PC via USB.
  4. Pair the two devices.
    • This method varies based on whether you are using a TV, iOS, or Android device.
  5. After the two devices are paired, tap START NOW on your mobile device.
  6. When you’re done casting, simply tap on Disconnect.


Mirror everything that is on your Android, iOS, or TV to your PC easily with this amazing tool!

  1. Add LonelyScreen to Windows 10 by pressing the Download for Windows button on this page.
  2. Open the LonelyScreen setup wizard to install the software. This will also install Bonjour software required for AirPlay.
  3. During the setup, a window might open informing you that Windows Firewall is blocking the app. Select the Private networks check box and click the Allow access button.
  4. Then you can open the LonelyScreen window shown in the shot directly below. If the software still states that LonelyScreen is blocked by firewall, press the Fix It(Administrator) button.ios mirror
  5. Now select the Click to Change Server Name box that includes LonelyScreen by default. Enter an alternative server title there such as ‘Windows desktop.’ios mirror2
  6. Switch on your iPad or iPhone.
  7. Swipe up from the bottom of your Apple device to open the Control Center.
  8. Then tap AirPlay on the Control Center to open AirPlay options.
  9. The AirPlay page below lists the title you entered, ‘Windows desktop’ in my example, in the Change Server Name text box. Select Windows desktop, or whatever alternative title you assigned it.ios mirror3
  10. Now select the Mirroring option to switch it on (green highlights it’s on).
  11. Press the Done button to save the settings.
  12. Open the LonelyScreen window again. Now it will include your Apple iPhone or iPad display as shown below.ios mirror4
  13. You can also record your iPhone or iPad display with LonelyScreen. Press the red Start recording button to record the display.
  14. Press the Stop recording button when done. The recorded output automatically saves to your Videos folder as an MP4.

So now you can project your Apple iPad‘s or iPhone‘s display in Windows 10! The advantage of mirroring iPhone displays with LonelyScreen is that you can maximize the window.

That effectively expands the iPhone display. It’s also handy for recording iOS videos and capturing iOS screenshots.

There is another app that you can use to quickly mirror your iPhone screen to your Windows 10 computer. iOS Screen Recorder
allows you to mirror your iPhone to deliver presentations, show business information, share gaming videos and more.

Keep in mind that you need to run the latest iOS versions in order to use this tool.

Download iOS Screen Recorder

So, there you have two quick methods that you can use to mirror your iOS screen to Windows 10.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to check them out.

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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