[2024] How to Mirror iPhone/iPad Screen to Mac Efficiently

Do you want to cast the screen from iOS devices to Mac using a quick method? This post introduces to you serval ways using helpful tools to mirror iPhone and iPad screens to Mac. Also, the way of mirroring iPhone to Mac wirelessly will be given to you.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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Viewing an iPhone screen on Mac is a good experience as it shows a bigger display. It's generally used by people who want to make a presentation on a Mac screen or watch a saved video from iPhone. Even playing games on a big screen is a good choice. If you want the same effect, you should cast the screen from the iOS device to Mac. 

To cast your whole screen of iOS devices on Mac, you can apply the mirroring function. This post introduces 2 solutions on how to mirror iPhone to Mac using the QuickTime Player and AirPlay. Also, for you to record the iPhone screen on Mac, using an effective screen recorder is advised.  

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
QuickTime High - Built-in software to mirror iPhone to Mac
Airplay Medium - Needs AirPlay receiver ⭐⭐⭐

How to Cast Screen from iPhone to Mac via QuickTime Player

As an easy-to-use multimedia application, the QuickTime Player is developed by Apple corporation to deal with audio, video, image, etc. It has basic functions like playing movies and music on Mac. Also, it's a functional tool that helps screen recording with audio on Mac. You can use it to record your microphone sound easily.

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Most importantly, this fantastic built-in tool supports you to mirror screens from iOS devices to Mac efficiently. Its high connectivity for iOS devices and Mac helps you maintain good quality when applying this function. 

📝What to prepare
A Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your iOS device to Mac
iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or above
macOS in OS X Yosemite or later

Here are the steps on how to screen mirror iphone to mac:

Step 1. Firstly, use the Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your iOS devices to your Mac.

Step 2. Open the QuickTime Player application. Then, click "New Movie Recording" from "File" on the top menu. Find the down arrow next to the red record button, and choose your iOS device to connect it to your Mac. 

Step 3. Now, your iOS display is completely mirrored on Mac. 

Note: After connection, the Photos and iTunes are launched immediately. You need to close that window.

How to Mirror iPhone to Mac with AirPlay

AirPlay is a built-in feature of Apple that allows capturing the screen from iOS devices to an Apple smart TV. Although there is no way to mirror the iOS screen to Mac using AirPlay directly, it's working when applying an AirPlay receiver on Mac.

One recommended AirPlay receiver is Reflector, which receives connections from AirPlay on your devices and helps mirror the screen without wires. Also, this receiver works well when using the latest versions of iOS. Before casting the screen from an iOS device to Mac, you need to prepare as follows. 

📝What to prepare
An AirPlay receiver
iOS devices updated to the latest version
Use the same Wi-Fi connection

airplay iphone

Now, look at the steps on how to mirror iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Make sure the Reflector is launched on Mac. Then, find the Control Center on your iOS devices. For users with iPhone X or later, swipe down from the top-right of the screen. For the older version, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. 

Step 2. In your iPhone or iPad, click "AirPlay" from the Control Center. Then, select your Mac to make a connection. 

Step 3. After typing the code on your iPhone, the screen is shown on the Mac. 

The video below will tell you how to manage it:

Bonus Tips: How to Record Screen on Mac

The efficient way to capture the screen on Mac is using a powerful Mac screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts for Mac, which provides the best solution to capture the screen, audio, and gameplay. Also, this best screen recorder allows capturing webcam and helps record screen with audio on Mac with advanced settings.

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Here is a list of steps to show you how to record screen on Mac:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac. To capture the whole screen, click on the "Full Screen" button from the main interface. If you want to customize the recording area, choose the "Region" button. 

main interface mac

Step 2. To record the screen with audio, hit the Sound icon from the bottom left side of the toolbar. The audio resources can be your external sound or system audio. Based on your needs, enable the target option. 

system sound

Step 3. Before capturing, you can change the output format of the recorded video by clicking "Settings" from the main interface. Then, scroll down the menu of Output format for Video. Choose the output type as you like. 

mac change output format

Step 4. Once done, click the REC button to begin recording. It captures anything displayed on your Mac screen. When you are done, click the Stop button. Then you can watch the recorded video from "Recordings". 

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FAQs About Mirroring iPhone to Mac

If you have other issues about how to mirror your iOS screens to Mac, check this part. 

1. How do I mirror my iPhone to my Macbook Pro wirelessly?

If you use iPhone X or above, swipe down from the top-right of your phone. Then, hit the Screen Mirroring function. Wait for a while, and you select the Mac you want to connect with. 

2. Why can't I mirror my iPhone to my Macbook?

Enable the Airplay function on your iPhone. Also, you must make sure your iPhone and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If it does not work as well, you should restart the device for mirroring again. 


It's not difficult to cast your iOS device onto a Mac for a better viewing experience. EaseUS introduces you to two practical solutions on how to mirror iPhone to Mac. If you still need to record your Mac screen, then EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is a very good choice!

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