Many of you might have this question of wanting to know if it is possible to mirror an iPad or iPhone screen on Mac without Apple TV and if so how to do it. This can be done with Airplay Mirroring, an awesome feature of iOS present in iPhone & iPad for this purpose. It lets you mirror or display your iOS screen’s device to a Mac. This turns out to be a incredibly useful feature while doing presentations, creating screen-casts or videos, or if you just want to showcase your iPad/iPhone photos on a bigger screen to a larger audience. You can also do this on a PC, but here, am showing you the demo with my iMac. Lets see how it works,
Requirements for Airplay Mirroring:
– An iPad 2 or later, running iOS 5 or later.
– OS X Mountain Lion, a supported Mac, and an app to support mirroring.. Supported Macs are:
- iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
- Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
Installing the App:
To get started, you need an app called Reflector. You can download it here. They have both trial & full version. Installing the app is pretty easy.
- Once you install, just open the app, it will ask you whether you want to try or buy the app.
- Choose try the app option, you will now see the airplay buttons enabled on your ipad or iphone, just select your mac name in it & turn on Mirroring
- That’s it, your iOS device screen will now display on your MAC and you can see the live changes displaying on your Mac screen.
- To record the iPad/iOS screen, you can goto menu or just press Command+R & stop the recording whenever needed.
That’s all 🙂 You can now easily mirror your iPad or iPhone screen on your computer. Both Audio & video are mirrored and the same can be recorded. But note that, this will not record Audio from your iphone/ipad Mic. You shall also customize how the screen looks on the mac, you can make it look like an white/black ipad/ipadmini, etc. See the settings snapshot below.
Mirroring my iPad on iMac using Reflector App:
I’ve Recorded a demo video below which i mirrored iPad to iMac and recorded using Reflector App.