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iOS: Use AirPlay Mirroring

You can use AirPlay Mirroring to mirror exactly what’s on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your HDTV via Apple TV.

What you need

To use AirPlay Mirroring, you need an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) and one of these:

  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th generation)

To enable AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS 7 device, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iOS device and your Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center.
  3. Tap AirPlay. See what to do if you can't see the AirPlay icon.
  4. Tap the name of the Apple TV you wish to AirPlay to, then tap Mirroring. Once enabled, your iOS device's screen will be mirrored on your Apple TV.

Learn more

If your device isn't using iOS 7

  1. Connect your iOS device and your Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your iOS device, double-click the Home button to display your recently used apps.
  3. Swipe the recently used apps twice from left to right until you see the AirPlay icon: AirPlay icon. If you don't see the AirPlay icon on your iOS device, your iOS device and Apple TV may not be on the same network. Get help troubleshooting, if necessary.
  4. Tap the AirPlay icon, AirPlay icon, to display a list of available AirPlay devices.
  5. To use AirPlay Mirroring, select the name of your Apple TV and turn Mirroring On.
    AirPlay menu with Mirroring option ON
Last Modified: Aug 27, 2014
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