iPhone XR – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC?

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Like its more expensive siblings, the iPhone XR lets you mirror the phone’s screen to your TV or PC and enjoy games, movies, and music videos on a big screen. There are many ways to do it, both via cable and Wi-Fi. Read on for detailed instructions.

Mirror to TV

Lightning to HDMI

There’s a number of ways to connect your iPhone XR to a TV, with the Lightning to HDMI adapter (made and sold by Apple) being the easiest and most straightforward of them all. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn your smart TV on.
  2. Connect your TV to the adapter by inserting the HDMI cable into the HDMI socket on the adapter.
  3. Insert the adapter’s Lightning connector into your phone’s Lightning port.
  4. Unlock your iPhone XR.
  5. You’re ready to go.

Lightning to VGA

If your TV relies on the perennial VGA cable, you can share your iPhone XR’s screen via the Lightning to a VGA adapter (also made and sold by Apple). The steps are as follows:

  1. Turn your TV on.
  2. Plug its VGA cable to the adapter’s VGA port.
  3. Insert the adapter’s Lightning connector into the phone’s Lightning port.
  4. Unlock your iPhone XR.
  5. You’re good to go.

Apple TV

If you don’t want to use cables, you can connect your iPhone XR and TV wirelessly. To do that, you will need to have the Apple TV box set installed. Assuming you do, here is how to connect your phone to the TV:

  1. Make sure that the smart TV and the Apple TV box set are connected and turned on.
  2. Unlock your iPhone XR.
  3. Swipe up to launch the Control Center.
  4. Tap the “Airplay” button.
  5. Your phone will then show you a list of available devices. Select the Apple TV.

Mirror to PC

If you would like to share your iPhone XR’s screen to your PC, you can do it through a number of apps. AirpowerMirror is the most popular wireless option, while the ApowerManager is the most popular USB option. Here’s how to connect your iPhone XR to a computer:

The Wi-Fi Route

  1. Download the AirpowerMirror app and install it on your computer.
  2. Download the app and install it on your iPhone XR.
  3. Open the app on your computer.
  4. Open the app on your phone.
  5. Tap the blue button. The iPhone XR will scan for available devices.
  6. Pick your computer.
  7. Pick the “Phone Screen Mirror” option.
  8. Swipe down from the top of the screen and open the Control Center.
  9. Tap the “Airplay” option.
  10. A list of available devices will appear. Choose your computer once more.

The USB Route

  1. Download and install ApowerManager on your PC.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Connect your iPhone XR to the PC via Lightning cable.
  4. The app will then show you the summary screen of your phone.
  5. Select the “Reflect” button from below your phone’s image.

Final Thoughts

Mirroring your phone’s screen to TV and PC is a piece of cake. With the methods explained in this tutorial, you will be able to enjoy your favorite TV shows, music videos, and games on your PC or TV screen in a matter of minutes.

3 thoughts on “iPhone XR – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC?”

Avatar Bob Cromie says:
I have a USB port on my TV. Can I just use the Lightning charging cable that came with my XR to connect it to the TV ?
Avatar Jorge says:
How bout the Chromebook I have not found a way to Mirror my IPhone XR to my Chromebook via USB… please advise
Avatar tyler says:
what if i dont have an apple airplay box but i have a smart tv?

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