Mirror iPad to Mac, TV, Projector

Want to show your iPad screen on bigger displays, like a TV or computer? There are different ways to mirror your iPad to TV, Windows PC, Mac, or even a projector.

Mirror iPad to TV

To cast screen from iPad to TV, you can make use of the built-in AirPlay or Screen Mirroring support in iOS. It is extremely easy. Make sure your iPad and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to access the Control Center, then choose AirPlay or Screen Mirroring, select Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices and start streaming music, photos, and video or even the whole screen from iPad to TV wirelessly over Wi-fi.

mirror ipad to tv via airplay

Mirror iPad to a Mac, Projector over Wi-Fi

If you don’t have the cable to hook your iPad to Mac, you can choose to cast screen from iPad to Mac over Wi-fi. In this way, you can walk around the room with your iPad in hand with your iPad screen shows on computer or even a connected project. When you are presenting in a room, or conference where you need to move around, this is a very good option.

The above mentioned AirPlay or Screen Mirroring feature allows us to mirror what is displayed on our iPad screen to Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices. It can’t help us mirror iPhone iPad to Windows PC or Mac unless you have the AirPlay receiver program installed on the computer. Among the many AirPlay server or receiver programs, we found X-mirage works very well and much cheaper than similar apps. We have discussed how it can help us cast screen from iPhone to Mac through Wi-Fi here.

It works with various iPad models and iOS versions as well. Launch the AirPlay receiver program on your Mac. Then swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to access the Control Center, then choose AirPlay or Screen Mirroring, select your Mac computer, Macbook, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro.

mirror ipad to macbook pro via airplay and xmirage

You will see your iPad screen shows up on your Mac computer. It can stream your media content and even the whole screen from iPad to Mac wirelessly over Wi-fi.

mirror ipad to macbook pro using xmirage

Mirror iPad to computer & projector via cable

You can connect your iPad to computer using a lightning cable and launch the QuickTime player on your Mac to cast screen from iPhone iPad to Mac using QuickTime. Since QuickTime player is part of the Mac OS, you do not need to pay, download or install any third-party apps. If your computer is connected to a projector, your iPad screen will show up on the projector screen.

Alternatively you can also use a lightning to VGA adapter or lightning digital AV adapter to mirror your iPhone iPad screen to VGA-equipped or HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display.

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