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Best Ways to Mirror iPhone on MacBook

Last Updated on Oct. 13, 2021 |

If you want to enjoy a larger screen, try to mirror your iPhone on the MacBook! In the article below, you will learn some of the best ways to do so.

If you want to enjoy your content on a larger screen, mirroring your iPhone on the MacBook may be an option for you. iPhone has these fancy features of screen-recording and screen-mirroring that allow you to stream your iPhone’s screen on your laptop. The AirPlay feature, which will be introduced with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, can easily help you put your iPhone screen on the MacBook.

Do you want to learn about this new feature? Are you also wondering what you should do before iOS15 and macOS Monterey are released? The answers are in the article below. Check them now so that you can enjoy a larger screen for your content on the iPhone.

Part 1. How to Mirror iPhone on MacBook – AirPlay

AirPlay is one of the coolest features for your Apple devices that allows you to mirror their screen to a TV with the same feature. With the introduction of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, this feature gets even cooler by adding in the function of mirroring your iPhone on the MacBook. Let’s see how it works so that you are prepared for it when they are released.

  1. Go to the Control Center on your iPhone by scrolling down from the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap “Screen Mirroring.”
  3. When you see a list of options, tap on your MacBook.
Screen Mirroring iPhone to MacBook

Screen Mirroring iPhone to MacBook

    Easy and done! Now you just need to tap out of the list and the Control Center, select a video and enjoy it on your Mac.

    Part 2. How to Mirror iPhone on MacBook – AnyMirror

    If you fail to use Airplay to mirror iPhone to MacBook, why not try a powerful iPhone mirroring tool. AnyMirror allows you to mirror your iPhone on your Mac with a few clicks. There are no technical requirements. These are why you need AnyMirror to mirror your iPhone on MacBook:

    • Mirror your iPhone screen with synchronized audio in high quality.
    • Connect via Wi-Fi flexibly or USB cable stably.
    • Can make real-time recordings during mirroring or take screenshots.
    • Support iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and work well on both Windows and Mac computers.

    Free Download

    Step 1. Download and Install AnyMirror on your Computer and your phone

    Search AnyMirror in App Store and tap GET to download it on your iPhone/iPad. Then, download AnyMirror on Mac/Windows computer.

    Select Function

    Select Function on AnyMirror

    Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable

    1. Launch AnyMirror on the computer and connect your iPhone with a USB cable > Choose Screen Mirroring on your computer and tap on OK.

    Choose Screen Mirroring On Computer

    Choose Screen Mirroring On Computer

    2. Select Screen Mirroring mode on your iPhone > Select USB > Click the Start button >Click Start Broadcast button.

    Click Start Broadcast on the Device

    Click Start Broadcast on the Device

    Step 3. Mirror iPhone to MacBook Successfully

    When your iPhone is detected successfully by AnyMirror, then you can go to any screen that you want to mirror to the computer.

    Succeed to Mirror the iOS Device

    Succeed to Mirror the iOS Device

    Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on the computer to help detect iPhone/iPad.

    Part 3. How to Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook – QuickTime

    Since macOS Monterey has yet to release, you can’t use AirPlay currently to mirror your iPhone on the MacBook. However, this doesn’t mean there are no ways to do it. In fact, you can still use the QuickTime feature to screen mirror your iPhone to MacBook. Here are the steps on how to do so:

    1. Connect your iPhone to the MacBook via USB cable.
    2. Launch QuickTime Player on your MacBook.
    3. Click “File” and then “New Movie Recording.”
    4. Click the small arrow next to the Record button to see a list of options for camera, microphone, and quality. Select your iPhone for the camera and microphone.
      Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook with QuickTime Player

      Screen Mirror iPhone to MacBook with QuickTime Player

      With the above steps, you should be able to see your iPhone screen on the MacBook. The disadvantage of using this method is that you can’t do it wirelessly. You must use a cable to connect your iPhone to your laptop.

      However, this method has an extra feature of recording that allows you to capture a video of your iPhone screen on the MacBook. Simply click the Record button to start recording and click the Stop button when finished. It can be very helpful if you want to record a demonstration of your operations on the iPhone.

      Part 3. FAQs

      Why can’t I mirror my iPhone to my MacBook?

      If you have already updated your iPhone to iOS 15 but still can’t AirPlay it to the MacBook, don’t worry! It’s not something wrong with your new iOS. It’s just that this AirPlay feature requires both iOS 15 and macOS Monterey. Keep your patience while waiting. Once the macOS Monterey is released, you are good to go with AirPlay. For now, you can try the QuickTime method to see if it works. When using QuickTime Player, make sure your iPhone is properly connected to and trusted by the MacBook. Otherwise, it won’t work.

      How do I mirror my iPhone to my Mac using Bluetooth?

      If you are willing to download some third-party apps, such as AirServer, you would be able to mirror your iPhone to your Mac using Bluetooth. Otherwise, you must wait for the release of macOS Monterey. Please note that many of these third-party apps are not free. However, if you want to give it a try, here’s how to mirror your iPhone to Mac with AirServer:

      1. Download AirServer on your Mac and launch it.
      2. Turn on Bluetooth for your Mac and iPhone.
      3. On your Mac, go to System Preferences >> Bluetooth.
      4. When your iPhone appears on the device list, right-click it, and then click “Connect.”
      5. On your iPhone, go to the Control Center.
      6. Tap “Screen Mirroring.”
      7. When you see a list of options, tap your Mac.

      Now, you should be able to see your iPhone screen on the Mac.

      The Bottom Line

      Have you tried the methods mentioned above? Does it allow you to enjoy your content better? Mirroring your iPhone on the MacBook is a fancy feature. Being able to use AirPlay in the future can make it even better. If you still have any questions about this topic, please feel free to comment below.

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      Roger Smith

      Technique editor who has been contributing how-to articles for 5 years at iMobie. And has over 7 years of customer service experience about smartphones before.

      Author Avatar Roger Smith

      Technique editor who has been contributing how-to articles for 5 years at iMobie. And has over 7 years of customer service experience about smartphones before.

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