How to Screen Mirror From Your iPhone to Your Smart TV

Easily stream content from your iPhone to Smart TV!
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Recently, I've been playing a lot of Diablo Immortal on my iPhone, which means tiny dungeons and tiny gameplay. While I love mobile gaming, sometimes it can cause eye strain. So, I tend to like to use AirPlay and Screen Mirroring to get a better look at the hardest dungeons and bosses.

Plus, using Screen Mirroring is a great way to share content with friends and family. You can look at photos, slide shows, YouTube videos, social media, and more using Screen Mirroring on your iPhone. I've often used it to show photo albums from trips to friends or make something otherwise small on my iPhone more legible for family members who have difficult seeing small text or images.

Either way, if you have a smart TV and an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iOS 4.2 or later and a compatible smart TV or computer with iTunes 10.2 or later, you can use AirPlay Screen Mirroring to view your device on the big screen, stream videos, or whatever it is you want to do! Once you're done, try Screen Mirroring from your Mac to your smart TV.

Before using Screen Mirroring

Like with any feature, there are a few things you will want to do before trying to use Screen Mirroring on your iPhone:

  1. Make sure both devices are powered on.
  2. Make sure your iPhone is on the same Wi-Fi as your smart TV or other device.
  3. Make sure your devices are within reasonable range of one another. Suffice it to say that you want to be in the same room when attempting to use AirPlay and Screen Mirroring.

Note: Keep in mind that not all data can be streamed using Screen Mirroring. While most data can be shared via Screen Mirroring, some content is off limits; This is usually due to copyright laws.

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Unlock Your iPhone

First things first, make sure you unlock your iPhone.

Find Your Content

Then, find the video, photos, website, etc. that you want to stream or have your smart TV mirror. In my case, it was this cute photo of my cat, Astrid.

Open the Control Center

Next, open the control center on your iPhone. For most models, swiping down from the upper right-hand corner of the screen will bring down the control center.

Open the Control Center

Now, click "Screen Mirroring."

Select Your Device

Now, select the compatible smart TV from the devices listed. If your device is not listed, you may want to double-check that they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi and within range.

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One of my all-time favorite Apple features is AirPlay. With AirPlay, viewing content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a smart TV or other device is incredibly easy.