How to Screen Mirror iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What Airplay is.
  • How to use Airplay to mirror the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the Apple TV connected to your television.
Before We Begin:
  • Make sure that your Apple TV and Apple iPad/iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Have an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software.
  • Your iOS device must use iOS 7 or later.
iOS devices with a doggy

1 Screen Mirroring (AirPlay)

AirPlay allows you to mirror your entire screen, or a single QuickTime-compatible video file to your AppleTV.

Many apps support AirPlay. Look for the AirPlay icon on the toolbar of your favorite video or audio app.
AirPlay Icon

To Mirror Your Screen to an Apple TV

Your device must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV.

  1. Open the Control Center.

For iPhone X

To access the Control Center on an iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
iPhone X with highlights indicating swiping from the upper-right corner.

For All Other iOS Devices

To access the Control Center on an iOS device, Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
iPhone with highlights indicating swiping upward. Illustration.

  1. On the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring.
    iPhone control menu showing screen mirroring highlighted
  2. Select your Apple TV.
    iPhone menu showing selections of Apple tv
  3. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.
    iPhone input menu asking for airplay code

Your TV uses your mirrored iOS device's screen orientation. To fill your TV screen, tilt your mirrored iOS device. 

2 Turn Off Screen Mirroring (AirPlay)

  1. Open the Control Center.

For iPhone X

To access the Control Center on an iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
iPhone X with highlights indicating swiping from the upper-right corner.

For All Other iOS Devices

To access the Control Center on an iOS device, Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
iPhone with highlights indicating swiping upward. Illustration.

  1. On the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring.
    iPhone control panel showing screen mirroring highlighted
     
  2. Tap your Apple TV to uncheck it within the list.
    iPad and Iphone showing apple tv and check mark highlighted

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What Airplay is.
  • How to use Airplay to mirror the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the Apple TV connected to your television.
Before We Begin:
  • Make sure that your Apple TV and Apple iPad/iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Have an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software.
  • Your iOS device must use iOS 7 or later.
iOS devices with a doggy

AirPlay allows you to mirror your entire screen, or a single QuickTime-compatible video file to your AppleTV.

Many apps support AirPlay. Look for the AirPlay icon on the toolbar of your favorite video or audio app.
AirPlay Icon

To Mirror Your Screen to an Apple TV

Your device must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV.

  1. Open the Control Center.

For iPhone X

To access the Control Center on an iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
iPhone X with highlights indicating swiping from the upper-right corner.

For All Other iOS Devices

To access the Control Center on an iOS device, Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
iPhone with highlights indicating swiping upward. Illustration.

  1. On the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring.
    iPhone control menu showing screen mirroring highlighted
  2. Select your Apple TV.
    iPhone menu showing selections of Apple tv
  3. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.
    iPhone input menu asking for airplay code

Your TV uses your mirrored iOS device's screen orientation. To fill your TV screen, tilt your mirrored iOS device. 

  1. Open the Control Center.

For iPhone X

To access the Control Center on an iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
iPhone X with highlights indicating swiping from the upper-right corner.

For All Other iOS Devices

To access the Control Center on an iOS device, Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
iPhone with highlights indicating swiping upward. Illustration.

  1. On the Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring.
    iPhone control panel showing screen mirroring highlighted
     
  2. Tap your Apple TV to uncheck it within the list.
    iPad and Iphone showing apple tv and check mark highlighted
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