How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Screen mirroring your iPhone to your Mac can be a useful feature for various purposes, such as sharing presentations, displaying content on a larger screen, or even playing mobile games on a bigger display. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to screen mirror your iPhone to a Mac.


To successfully mirror your iPhone screen to a Mac, you will need:

  • An iPhone running iOS 11 or later
  • A Mac running macOS High Sierra or later
  • A Lightning to USB cable

Step 1: Connect your iPhone and Mac using a Lightning to USB cable

Start by connecting your iPhone to your Mac using a Lightning to USB cable. Ensure that both devices are turned on and unlocked.

Step 2: Open QuickTime Player on your Mac

QuickTime Player is a built-in media player on macOS that also allows you to record your screen. To open QuickTime Player, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Finder icon in the Dock.
  2. Navigate to the “Applications” folder.
  3. Locate and open QuickTime

Step 3: Access the Screen Recording function in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, click on the “File” menu located at the top of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select “New Movie Recording“. This will open a new window with the recording interface.

Step 4: Choose your iPhone as the video source

Next, click on the “V” icon next to the red record button in the recording interface. A dropdown menu will appear, showing a list of available video sources. From this list, select your iPhone.

Step 5: Enable audio if needed

If you want to include audio from your iPhone in the screen recording, click on the “V” icon again and select your iPhone as the audio source. This step is optional and can be skipped if you only want to mirror the video.

Step 6: Start screen mirroring

Once you have selected your iPhone as both the video and audio source (if desired), click on the red record button in QuickTime Player to start screen mirroring. Your iPhone screen will now be mirrored on your Mac.


If you encounter any issues during the screen mirroring process, make sure that both devices are connected properly via the Lightning to USB cable and that they are running compatible operating systems.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to screen mirror your iPhone to a Mac using QuickTime Player. Now you can easily display your iPhone content on a larger screen for various purposes. Whether it’s for presentations, entertainment, or productivity, screen mirroring can greatly enhance your experience.

Happy screen mirroring!

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