Friday, June 1, 2012

Showing Your iPad/iPhone Screen on the Big Screen

With schools getting Apple TVs in libraries and other places, staff and students can use AirPlay Mirroring to show things from their iPad 2 (or newer) or iPhone 4S (or newer) on the big screen.

AirPlay menu with Mirroring option ON
  1. Make sure your device is connected to the same network as the Apple TV (i.e. XXXschoolguest).
  2. Tap the home button twice. This will display your recently used apps.
  3. Swipe the apps list from left to right once (iPad) or twice (iPhone) until you see the AirPlay icon (a rectangle with a triangle in the middle)AirPlay icon.
  4. Tap the AirPlay icon and select the Apple TV that you would like to display your screen on. Enter the password if required.
  5. Tap the switch to turn on Mirroring. Your iPad/iPhone screen is now displayed on the big screen.
Follow these steps again to turn off Mirroring. Any other iPad/iPhone on the network will be able to show their screen instead of yours, so if you are using this for a class presentation you may want to enable a password in the settings menu on the Apple TV.

You can also AirPlay from certain apps on any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just look for the AirPlay icon AirPlay icon in the app, if you're connected to the same network as an Apple TV.

You can also watch the following YouTube videos to see the AirPlay process.

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