How to Record your iPhone or iPad’s Screen using AirPlay Mirroring

Display your iPhone or iPad Screen on your Computer using AirPlay Mirroring

Reflector App Tutorial
Reflector App Tutorial

Did you ever have something really cool on your iPhone or iPad that you wanted to see on your computer screen?


Maybe you want to:

  • Play a game
  • Watch a video or photo show
  • Demo cool new apps for people
  • Share a presentation

Well, you can and it’s really easy. I’m going to show how to display everything happening on your iPhone or iPad on your computer in real-time.

If you have an Apple TV, you may have used Airplay to share pictures, movies, or music with your TV. Well, an app called Reflector allows you to do the same thing with your Mac or Windows computer.

Installing Reflector Application on your Computer

Start by going to their website and buying the software ($12.99) from AIRSQUIRRELS.com

Reflector Website to purchase and download Reflector App
Reflector Website to purchase and download Reflector App.

Once you have the software installed and running, you’re ready to go.

Enabling AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS Device

You don’t need to install anything on your iOS device, Airplay mirroring is built right into the operating system.

Connect your iOS device to your wifi network.

Swipe your iOS 7 device up from the bottom of the screen.

Air Play link in iOS 7 Control Center
Air Play link in iOS 7 Control Center

Tap the AirPlay icon toward the bottom of the screen.

You will see a list of available AirPlay devices.

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7
Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Select the name that you gave your computer in Reflector (Mine is NEW-MBP)

Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7
Select AirPlay Mirroring Device in iOS 7

Then, slide the Mirroring switch to the right.

AirPlay Mirroring Enabled from iOS 7 Control Center
AirPlay Mirroring Enabled from iOS 7 Control Center

Tap the Done link.

Now, your device’s screen will appear on your computer.

When it opens up you can see whatever is on your devices screen displayed in real-time on your computer monitor.

If I open an app like Twitter, you can see it in real-time.

If I show a photo or video you can see it on the screen.

If I open up a Slide presentation I can deliver it on screen.

For things like Video or Slides, you will want to switch to Full Screen Mode

Select Device, then Full Screen from the menu.

You can also control how the device frame looks.

Select Device, then Frame Skin from the menu.

See the Reflector App Video Tutorial

The video tutorial below shows how to do all of the steps listed above.

So, that’s Reflector and some of the cool things you can do with it.

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