Mirror iOS 16 to Reflector for macOS and Windows OS

The video and steps listed here show you how to wirelessly screen mirror your iPhone to Windows via the computer app Reflector. Jump to step 4 to learn how to mirror your iPhone to other devices that accept AirPlay connections, such as Apple TV. The process is the same, just make sure your iPhone and the AirPlay device you are connecting to are on the same wifi network.

Need to present your iPhone/iPad at work or school? Check out Ditto screen mirroring instead.

Step 1

Download and install Reflector on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step 2

Connect your iPhone and Mac/Windows computer to the same network.

Step 3

Open Reflector on your computer. 

Reflector 4 software on Mac

Step 4

Open Control Center on your iPhone by swiping down or swiping up on your screen. The correct swipe motion depends on the iPhone you are using:

  • iPhone 8 or older: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  • iPhone X or later: Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.

iPhone swipe to reveal Control Center

Step 5

Tap the Screen Mirroring button — it’s the icon with two overlapping rectangles.

iPhone Screen Mirroring icon

Step 6

Scroll through the list of AirPlay receivers and select your destination. Possible destinations include Apple TV, Reflector on Mac/Windows, or any other viable AirPlay receiver on your network. If you’re using Reflector, this will default to the name of your computer.

iPhone Screen Mirroring list of AirPlay receivers

Your iOS 16 iPhone is now screen mirroring to your selected destination.

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