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How to Screen Mirroring from Android to PC

Last Updated on May. 30, 2023 |

If you ever wanted to watch a movie or make a video call on your phone, but in better resolution and on a bigger screen, you probably considered Screen mirroring Android to PC. Previously this option involved complicated steps that each user had to implement to connect their phone with a computer, but now there are great applications that make the whole process far easier.

Small screens on Android devices can sometimes reduce the visual effect of a great movie or cool video. To increase your enjoyment of your favorite content, or to better understand all aspects of the project you are working on, you can display an Android screen on a PC. This is especially important for developers who need to work on some phone apps and check their performance on a bigger monitor than on the phone screen.

The built-in screen mirroring feature in your Android device can provide you with a better viewing experience. Earlier, the process of activating the option to replicate the Android screen on the PC monitor was rather complicated and required a lot of time and skills, but now, with specific apps, everything is really simple and straightforward.

There are a few applications with which you can replicate your Android screen on your PC easily. Let’s check how they work!

Part 1. Pre-requisite for Screen Mirroring Android to PC

For the screen mirroring apps to work properly, you must turn on the USB debugging, which is located in the Android developer options, and of course a stable internet connection. USB debugging allows your smartphone to communicate with the computer, and share information and files.

How can you turn on the USB debugging?

Step 1. Go to the System menu in the Android Settings > Choose About Phone.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap Build Number five times. You will see the notification ”You are (x) number of steps away from being a developer”.

Step 3. Go back to System settings and you will see the Developer Options.

Step 4. Scroll down and turn on USB debugging.

Step 5. To complete the process, press OK.

Enable the USB debugging on Android Phone

Enable the USB debugging on Android Phone

Part 2. How to Screen Share Android to Windows PC

You can find a few practical applications that let you display Android screens on PC, and we will introduce you to some of the most commonly used ones that can be utilized even if you have no significant technical skills.

1. AnyMirror

AnyMirror securely replicates your Android screen to the computer and allows you to control the smartphone screen easily. It can mirror multiple phones and tablets with different screens, audio, cameras, and mics, all at once, and arrange the layout of screens intelligently with one click, or drag and drop in your way.

What’s more, AnyMirror can help you make real-time recordings during mirroring or take screenshots in high quality. If you need you can also live stream your phone screens, audio, cams, and mics straight to YouTube, Zoom, etc. Get the latest version of AnyMirror to screen mirror your Android phone to the PC with the following steps:

Free Download

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

Select Function

Select Function on AnyMirror

Step 2. Launch AnyMirror on the computer > Choose Screen Mirroring on your computer and tap on OK.

Choose Screen Mirroring Function

Choose Screen Mirroring Function

Step 3. Connect your Android phone to Windows with a USB cable or you can also choose to connect your phone with WiFi. After you successfully connect your phone, your Android screen will be mirrored into AnyMirror. You will see the interface below.

Mirror Android to PC Successfully

Mirror Android to PC Successfully

2. ApowerMirror

With an ApowerMirror Vip account, you can mirror up to three Android devices at the same time. You can share media files and documents between devices, and play Android games on the computer monitor. It perfectly works on Windows and Mac.

Installing and running this app is not too complex, just follow the next steps.

Step 1: Download the ApowerMirror application from the Google Play Store to your PC and phone.

Step 2: Use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.

Step 3: Enable debugging mode by choosing the ”Always allow on this computer” option and press OK.

Step 4: Open the app and press the Start Now button.

Start Mirroring from Android to PC by ApowerMirror

Start Mirroring from Android to PC by ApowerMirror

Step 5: Now you can use the app to control your Android and start enjoying the comfort of a big screen.

3. AnyMiro

AnyMiro is an exclusive screen mirroring app designed for helping users to better stream phone screens on their computers. Equipped with basic screen mirroring abilities, AnyMiro can be a light and easy choice to fulfill your needs. Let’s see what AnyMiro has improved:

  • Provide up to 4K resolution for gaming or art streaming.
  • Promise no lag and no delay with a fast response time within 10 ms.
  • Cast your phone’s background audio, including game sounds.
  • Integrate with popular live streaming tools like OBS and Streamlabs.

Check the guide here to see how to screen mirroring from Android to PC.

*You need to download both the desktop and mobile apps of AnyMiro in this method.

Step 1. Get AnyMiro on your computer, and enter Android mirroring.

Mirror Android to Computer

Step 2. Connect your Android and computer to the same WiFi.

Mirror Android to Computer WiFi Connection

Step 3. Download AnyMiro App from Google Play, open it, and tap the WiFi connection.

Tap WiFi connection

Step 4. Select your computer’s name, and a few seconds later the Android screen will be mirrored to your computer’s screen.

4. Mobizen Mirroring

Without too much effort, this app will connect your phone to a desktop or laptop and allow you to perform screen mirroring and content sharing between devices. Mobizen app is compatible with many browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Basic Mobizen features are free to use, including mirroring Android from the browser, transferring files, and controlling the device with a keyboard and mouse.

Screen Mirror Android to PC by Mobizen Mirroring

Screen Mirror Android to PC by Mobizen Mirroring

Step 1: Download and install the app on your PC.

Step 2: The app will automatically ask you to download it on your mobile phone as well.

Step 3: Download Mobizen to your Android device from Google Play Store.

Step 4: Open and set up the app by accepting the terms and conditions & privacy policy.

Step 5: Type your email ID and password into the required field.

Step 6: Log in to the app on your PC and select your Android device.

Step 7: Press OK to continue and start screen mirroring.

5. AirDroid

AirDroid app is easy to install and can meet all your needs with functions like screen mirroring transfer of images & videos, displaying smartphone notifications, and more. With a premium account, you can remotely activate the camera and start recording video.

You can leave your Android during work, and still be informed via your PC about all notifications and calls to your phone. To be able to enjoy such perks, you first need to download AirDroid from the App Store to both of your devices.

Follow the steps described below and the job will be done in a few minutes.

Step 1: If you are using the app for the first time, after installing it to the device you need to sign up by creating a username and password.

Step 2: Press the My device option, then choose Web, IP Address Now to open the app in Android.

Step 3: Enter the URL into the browser on your computer.

Step 4: Press Enable button to start mirroring the Android screen and see all notifications and content from your phone in real time.

Step 5: After you enable this option, you can use your PC to control the Android function and replicate the screen, send messages, or watch videos.

Use Airdroid to mirror from Android to PC

Use Airdroid to mirror from Android to PC

The Bottom Line

A lot of users think that screen mirroring from Android to PC is a complex process and requires specialized knowledge, but the situation on the ground is different. We introduced you to the most popular application – AnyMirror which provides the best screen mirroring experience. Why not download it and have a try!

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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 with 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 with smartphones before.

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