How to Airplay From iPhone to Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

AirPlay is a useful feature that allows you to stream content from your iPhone to your Mac. Whether you want to share a video, play music, or showcase a presentation, AirPlay makes it easy and convenient. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of how to AirPlay from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone and Mac to the Same Wi-Fi Network

Before you can start using AirPlay, ensure that both your iPhone and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is essential for them to communicate with each other.

Step 2: Enable AirPlay on Your Mac

To enable AirPlay on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 2.1: Open System Preferences on your Mac by clicking on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 2.2: In System Preferences, click on “Displays.”
  • Step 2.3: In the Displays menu, check the box next to “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.”


If you are using an older version of macOS that does not have this option in the Displays menu, you can skip Step 2.3 and proceed with Step 3.

Step 3: Enable AirPlay on Your iPhone

To enable AirPlay on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Step 3.1: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen to open the Control Center.
  • Step 3.2: In the Control Center, tap on the “Screen Mirroring” or “AirPlay” icon.3: A list of available AirPlay devices will appear. Tap on your Mac from the list to establish a connection.

Step 4: Start AirPlaying from Your iPhone to Your Mac

Once you have successfully enabled AirPlay on both your iPhone and Mac, you can start streaming content from your iPhone to your Mac. Here’s how:

  • Step 4.1: Open the app or content that you want to AirPlay from your iPhone.
  • Step 4.2: Look for the AirPlay icon within the app or media player controls. It typically looks like a rectangle with an upward arrow at the bottom.3: Tap on the AirPlay icon and select your Mac from the list of available devices.


The location of the AirPlay icon may vary depending on the app or media player you are using, but it is usually located near playback controls or in settings menus.

Step 5: Adjust AirPlay Settings on Your Mac (Optional)

If you want to adjust certain settings for AirPlay on your Mac, follow these optional steps:

  • Step 5.1: Click on the AirPlay icon in the menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Step 5.2: In the AirPlay menu, you can choose to enable or disable “Mirroring” and adjust the volume level.


AirPlay is a fantastic feature that allows you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone to your Mac. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily enable AirPlay and start enjoying your favorite videos, music, and presentations on a larger screen. Remember to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network and ensure that AirPlay is enabled on both your iPhone and Mac.

With AirPlay, sharing content between your iPhone and Mac has never been easier!

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