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iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr: How To Use Screen Mirror Feature

The screen mirror on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr can instantly replicate the content displayed on the iPhone straight onto the screen of the TV that you connect the iPhone to.

Just in case you were wondering, the old-fashioned wired connection is still on the table. But more and more people turn to the wireless option. So, to cover all bases, we are going to show you how to do it either way. You’re free to choose one or the other.


Screen Mirror on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr – Wireless:

The wireless connectivity would require you a HDMI cable and an Apple TV. Once the TV is connected to the local wireless network, launch the AirPlay feature. Then, you must:

  1. Launch a video on the iPhone, from any app you want;
  2. Bring up the Control Centre with one swipe upward from the bottom of the screen;
  3. Tap the AirPlay icon;
  4. Tap the Apple TV option;
  5. Make the last tap outside of the Control Center;
  6. Once you’ve closed the settings you can play that video and enjoy it on the screen of the TV.


Screen Mirror on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr – Wired

Connecting the iPhone to an HDTV through a wire isn’t too complicated either. You will have to buy a HDMI cable and a Lightning Digital AV Adapter before you proceed. But after that, suffices to plug the HDMI into the TV with one end and into the AV Adapter with the other end. Last but not least, connect the AV Adapter to the port of your iPhone, via the charging port, and you’re ready to go.


Alternatively, you can also use the charger cable to connect the iPhone’s Lightning port with the Lightning Digital AV adapter and make the screen mirroring work.

For sheer curiosity, tell us, what option did you try to activate the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr screen mirror feature and why?

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