Sometimes, viewing things on the small screen of the iPhone just doesn’t work. A good example that comes to mind is if you want to play media or a presentation for multiple people using your phone. It would definitely be more practical if you could do it on a bigger screen.
If using AirPlay isn’t an option, you can easily mirror your iPhone’s screen to any device with a web browser. And we’ll show you how to do just that using an app called AirDroid Cast.
Make sure that your iPhone is connected to the Internet during the entire process.
Open the Webcast page on the AirDroid website
Before proceeding, make sure you’ve updated the browser you’re using, whether it’s on your computer or TV, and double-check its Internet connection.
Now, go to webcast.airdroid.com on your browser. You will see a page with a QR code and a nine digit cast code below it.
Some TV browsers don’t support mirroring with AirDroid Cast, and if that’s the case, there are several other ways to connect your iPhone to a TV wirelessly.
Enter Cast Code in AirDroid Cast App
In the AirDroid Cast app on your iPhone, enter the Cast code in the text box and tap Start Casting. The app will display a message saying that it is waiting for confirmation from the browser, which is where you need to look to continue the process.
In the browser, you will see a pop-up asking for permission to allow iPhone to cast to the browser, so choose Allow (you only have 60 seconds to do this).
Back in the AirDrod Cast app on your iPhone, tap on the Start Broadcast button. When you get a pop-up, tap on Resume Broadcast.
After the three-second countdown, your iPhone’s screen should now be visible in the browser window. On the right, you’ll see a toolbar that you can use to rotate the screen, turn on the sound and microphone, and enter full-screen mode.
There is one important limitation you should be aware of as a screen mirrorer. Basically, while you can display content from apps in the browser, not all of them will be visible. Apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have copyrighted content and will show a black screen instead.
However, while these apps do not support screen mirroring, they do support screencasting – yes, there is a difference between screencasting and screen mirroring.
When you’re done with screen mirroring, it’s time to disconnect. To do this in the browser, click on the Disconnect button at the bottom of the right-side toolbar. Then, select OK in the pop-up to stop casting.
Cast your iPhone screen from anywhere
The iPhone’s small screen provides a limited viewing experience, but transferring it to the larger screen on your computer or TV can make it more enjoyable.
AirDroid Cast is one of the many ways to achieve this. And unlike AirPlay, this method also works over your iPhone’s cellular connection, no matter where you are.