How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Macbook

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Screen mirroring is a useful feature that allows you to display your iPhone’s screen on your Macbook. Whether you want to share photos, videos, or presentations with a larger audience or simply want to use your Macbook as a secondary display for your iPhone, screen mirroring can come in handy. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to screen mirror your iPhone to your Macbook.


  • An iPhone running iOS 11 or later
  • A Macbook running macOS High Sierra or later
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection

Step 1: Enable AirPlay on your Macbook

To begin screen mirroring, you need to make sure that AirPlay is enabled on your Macbook. Follow these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select “Displays”: In the System Preferences window, click on the “Displays” icon.
  3. Enable AirPlay: In the Displays window, check the box next to “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available”. This will add an AirPlay icon to your menu bar.

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone and Macbook to the Same Wi-Fi Network

In order for screen mirroring to work seamlessly, both your iPhone and Macbook need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure they are connected before proceeding.

Step 3: Enable Screen Mirroring on Your iPhone

Now that AirPlay is enabled on your Macbook and both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can proceed to enable screen mirroring on your iPhone:

  1. Open Control Center: Swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen to open Control Center.
  2. Tap on Screen Mirroring: In Control Center, tap on the “Screen Mirroring” button. This will display a list of available devices.
  3. Select Your Macbook: From the list of available devices, tap on your Macbook’s name. You might be prompted to enter a code displayed on your Macbook for authentication.

Congratulations! Your iPhone’s screen should now be mirrored on your Macbook. You can navigate through your iPhone’s apps, open photos or videos, and they will be displayed in real-time on your Macbook’s screen.

Troubleshooting Tips:

If you encounter any issues while trying to screen mirror your iPhone to your Macbook, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Check Wi-Fi connection: Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and that the connection is stable.
  • Restart devices: Try restarting both your iPhone and Macbook and then attempt screen mirroring again.
  • Update software: Ensure that both devices are running the latest software updates.

In conclusion, screen mirroring allows you to seamlessly display your iPhone’s screen on your Macbook, opening up a world of possibilities for sharing content or using your Macbook as a secondary display. Follow these steps and enjoy the convenience of screen mirroring between your iPhone and Macbook!

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