How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Tv

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Screen Mirror iPhone to TV

Screen mirroring your iPhone to your TV can be a convenient way to share photos, videos, or even play games on a bigger screen. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of screen mirroring your iPhone to your TV using different methods.

Method 1: Using Apple AirPlay

One of the easiest ways to mirror your iPhone screen to your TV is by using Apple AirPlay. AirPlay allows you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone to an Apple TV or any compatible smart TV.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Firstly, ensure that both your iPhone and TV support AirPlay. Your iPhone should be running iOS 10 or later, and your TV should have AirPlay compatibility.

Consult the user manual or do a quick online search to confirm this.

Step 2: Connect Your Devices to the Same Wi-Fi Network

To use AirPlay, both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure both your iPhone and TV are connected before proceeding.

Step 3: Enable AirPlay on Your TV

On your smart TV, navigate to the settings menu and find the option for enabling AirPlay. This may vary depending on your TV brand and model.

Once enabled, make note of the name assigned to your TV for later reference.

Step 4: Enable AirPlay on Your iPhone

On your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or from the top right corner for newer iPhones) to access Control Center. Tap on the “Screen Mirroring” option and select your TV’s name from the list of available devices.

If prompted, enter the AirPlay passcode provided by your TV.

Note: For older iPhones with a home button, swipe up from the bottom to access Control Center.

Method 2: Using HDMI Adapter

If your TV does not support AirPlay, you can still mirror your iPhone screen using an HDMI adapter. This method requires a Lightning Digital AV Adapter or a similar adapter that connects to your iPhone’s lightning port and has an HDMI output.

Step 1: Connect the Adapter to Your iPhone

Plug one end of the HDMI adapter into your iPhone’s lightning port and connect the other end to an HDMI cable.

Step 2: Connect Your TV and iPhone

Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the adapter and connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your TV. Take note of which HDMI port you use for later reference.

Step 3: Switch Your TV Input Source

Using your TV remote, switch the input source to the HDMI port that corresponds to your iPhone connection. This may vary depending on your TV model.


  • If you have an older iPhone with a 30-pin connector:
    • You will need a different adapter called Apple Composite AV Cable.
    • The connection process is similar but uses composite video and audio cables instead of HDMI.
    • You may need to change your TV input source accordingly.
    • Please check compatibility with your specific iPhone model.
  • If you have a USB-C connector (iPhone 11 Pro or later):
    • You will need a USB-C to HDMI adapter instead of a Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
    • The connection process is similar, but you will use the USB-C port on your iPhone instead of the lightning port.

By following these methods, you can easily screen mirror your iPhone to your TV and enjoy your content on a bigger screen. Whether you prefer using AirPlay or an HDMI adapter, both methods offer a seamless way to share and enjoy your iPhone’s screen with friends and family.

So go ahead, try it out and elevate your viewing experience!

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