Mirroring is a technology that enables an iPhone or other mobile device to project its screen onto another screen, wirelessly or via an HDMI connection. We commonly use this technology for presentations during lectures, meetings, and recreational activities. Mirroring is ideal for getting around the display line constraint that most mobile devices impose on their users when you have to present the material to many people.
How Does Screen Mirroring Work?
The Screen mirroring technology boosts the display size and allows you to share your screen with someone in another place as long as they are within range. AirPlay 2 is a function that allows Apple products to reflect their screens.
As a preference for mobile devices, screen mirroring has become increasingly significant. It is such a vital function that it is now in most current devices. Mirroring has become as popular in smart TVs as in mobile devices. This page elaborates on quickly screen mirroring your iPhone to your Samsung TV.
What Isn’t Screen Mirroring?
To understand what screen mirroring is, you must first understand what it isn’t.
Online Meeting/Video Conferencing Software
Online meeting software, desktop sharing software, and video conferencing software, such as GoToMeeting or joinme, are not the same as screen mirroring. Screen mirroring is a “localized” operation, which implies that you must connect both the transmitting and receiving devices to the same network. It is not necessary to have access to the internet.
Screen data never crosses the internet because connections are point-to-point and remain on the local network. For viewing purposes, you place both devices in the same room. There are a few exclusions to the rule that you must connect devices to the same network.
Media streaming is not the same as screen mirroring. The continuous playback of an audio or video file is known as media streaming.
Streaming media is something that many people do regularly. Have you heard of Netflix or YouTube before? That’s what media streaming is all about.
However, media streaming can be as straightforward as sending an audio or video file from your computer to an external receiver, such as an Apple TV.
If you only need to send an audio or video file to the large screen, streaming is ideal. When it comes to presenting and collaborating, screen mirroring is the way.
What Does Screen Mirroring Entail?
A screen-sending device and a screen-receiving device are both required for screen mirroring.
Screen mirroring is used by the device that sends the image. Screen mirroring methods come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Apple AirPlay for iPhones and Google Cast for Chromebooks are two significant instances of this.
A receiver is required for screen mirroring as well. The receiver is where the stuff you’re attempting to display will end up. Apple TV, Chromecast, and various other hardware receivers are available. Other software tools, such as Reflector, transform current devices like a Mac or Windows computer into powerful receivers.
Depending on the devices attempting to connect, you can make screen mirroring connections in various ways. Compatibility is not always guaranteed because we use different native screen mirroring technologies (such as AirPlay and Google Cast) on different devices.
Miracast is available on Windows computers, whereas AirPlay is available on Apple devices. That prohibits Windows devices from connecting to Apple TVs wirelessly. Businesses and institutions that deploy and employ a variety of devices face technological challenges due to these obstacles.
How Do I Mirror My iPhone Screen to My Samsung TV?
Here are various options for mirroring your iPhone to a Samsung TV.
AirPlay is an Apple technology that allows users to broadcast video from their mobile devices to Apple TV and other compatible devices. Airplay 2 gets supported by many Samsung TVs made between 2018 and 2022.
Airplay 2 is helpful since it eliminates the need for cabling, making it less inconvenient. The new technology also provides excellent sound, and the picture quality does not degrade as you go from the iPhone to the destination screen.
Airplay 2 has one drawback: it requires a strong WiFi network to link the iPhone and the Samsung TV. That means it only works with Smart TVs and only in areas with a good network.
The steps for using Airplay 2 to mirror your iPhone on a Samsung TV are as follows.
- Connect the iPhone to the same WiFi network as your Samsung TV.
- To access the Control Center, swipe up or down on your iPhone. The iOS version on your iPhone determines whether you swipe up or down.
- On the Control Center, tap the Screen Mirroring option among the icons. The iPhone is selected when Airplay appears on the Samsung TV screen.
- On the TV screen, the iPhone screen will display. After that, you may choose what you want to stream.
How to AirPlay Content from within Apps
Some major media providers, such as Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Hulu, include an AirPlay option in their apps if you don’t want to mirror your full phone screen to your television. Unfortunately, Netflix’s in-app AirPlay feature is no longer available.
AirPlay is also in several built-in iPhone applications, such as the Photos app, which you may find in the “Share” menu.
- Open the app and pick the content you wish to play after ensuring you connect the TV and phone to the same WiFi network.
- Tap the AirPlay button (a rectangle with a triangle beneath it, generally in the top-right or top-left corner of the screen), usually near the top-right or top-left corner of the screen. If you’re using the Photos app to AirPlay, press the “Share” button, then “AirPlay.”
- Select your Samsung TV from the list of available devices.
- If your Samsung TV prompts you for a passcode, input it into the pop-up on your iPhone.
- Your photo or video should now start to appear on your Samsung TV.
HDMI is an acronym for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It uses a cable to send HD video and audio from one screen to another.
When it comes to mirroring, HDMI has the benefit of being both accessible and inexpensive technology. When using HDMI, you don’t require the internet to reflect the screen, making the technology more accessible in more remote locations.
One of the most obvious obstacles is that your iPhone is still linked to the screen, limiting its movement.
The following is a step-by-step method for utilizing an HDMI cable to mirror your iPhone screen to your Samsung TV.
- Connect the HDMI cable to the iPhone output and the HDMI port on the Samsung TV.
- Press your TV remote’s “Input” button and a list of available input sources appears on the TV screen.
- On the pop-up menu, choose HDMI.
- The iPhone display will be mirrored on the screen, allowing you to play any media you desire.
Samsung Smart View (Third-Party Software)
Samsung Smart View is a free app that allows you to use your iPhone as a remote control for your Samsung TV. If you link both the TV and the iPhone to the same WiFi network, you may use it to mirror your iPhone screen on your Samsung TV.
The most appealing feature of Samsung Smart View is how simple it operates. For some people, downloading the app may be a turn-off. Additionally, some iPhone models may not be compatible with the software.
After downloading the app, please follow the steps below to mirror it.
- To access your Control Center, swipe down on your iPhone’s screen. Among the icons shown should be the Smart View symbol.
- Select your Samsung television from the list of available devices by tapping on the Samsung Smart View icon. If you connect the TV to the same WiFi network as the iPhone, it should appear automatically. To finalize the connection, enter the PIN supplied.
- You can display whatever you want on your iPhone screen on the TV.
Using Air Beam TV to Mirror iPhone Screen
Suppose you have an iPhone or iPad; you may utilize AirBeamTV Screen Mirroring to project your smartphone’s screen onto your Samsung television in real-time. The AirBeamTV app is simple to install on your iPhone or iPad.
Press the “Install” button on your mobile device.
Before beginning, ensure that your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 14 or above and has a connection to the same local network as your Samsung TV.
We suggest that you don’t use several VLANs, VPNs, or subnets.
That implies that the TV should be set to “TV” mode or connected to any HDMI IN port rather than screen mirroring mode.
Follow these instructions to get started.
- Open the Samsung TV application in the Mirror. Once it recognizes your Samsung TV(s), it will look for them on your local network.
- Depending on your Samsung TV model, it may prompt you to “allow” the connection when using this app for the first time.
- Then, using the OK button on your TV’s remote control, enable the connection.
- Select ‘Mirror Samsung TV’ and hit ‘Start Broadcast’ to start mirroring on your Samsung TV.
Why Do I Need to Mirror iPhone to Samsung Television?
You might wish to mirror your iPhone to a Samsung TV for various reasons.
- One of the reasons is that iPhones now feature high-resolution cameras capable of producing professional-quality video. Some of them have sufficient storage space to store the films without dumping them owing to capacity constraints. The display line is the only stumbling block for someone who wants to exhibit a document, video, or image on their iPhone.
- On the other hand, Samsung TV has a good display size, which overcomes the constraint. When Apple TV isn’t accessible, you may potentially choose to utilize Samsung TV instead. Apple TV is the most natural mirroring option for an iPhone, but you can use Samsung TV if it isn’t available.
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