How Can I Mirror My iPhone to iPad

Viewing content on large screens is always a good idea and with screen mirroring, you can mirror your iPhone to your iPad and have your iPhone content shown on the large screen of your iPad. Here is how you make it happen.

Roger Smith Last Updated: May. 13, 2020

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One of the many things people like about Apple devices is that you get a ton of new and exciting features for your devices. These features let you get a number of tasks done with ease on your Mac and iOS-based devices. Screen mirroring is one of Apple features that lets you view the content of one Apple device on a bigger screen. With Screen mirror/Airplay, you can directly view your iPhone/iPad/iPod/Mac on HomePod, Apple TV and so on.

However, iPhone screen cannot mirror to iPad directly. Some third-party softwares are needed. So if you’d like to mirror iPhone to iPad to prefer a larger screen, bringing the photos, videos, and many other files you have on your iPhone to the large screen of your iPad. In the following guide, we take a look at how you do screen mirroring from iPhone to iPad.

Also Read: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad >

Part 1. Mirror iPhone to iPad with ApowerMirror

ApowerMirror is a wonderful screen mirroring app for both Android devices and iPhone, with full compatibility for Windows and Mac. Moreover, this tool offers not only casting your phone screen to computer but also features stream your iOS device to another iOS device (the streaming device requires iOS 11 or later). The following is how you can mirror your iPhone to iPad:

Step 1. First of all, download the ApowerMirror app on your two iOS devices and make sure both your iPhone and iPad are connected to the same WiFi network.

Step 2. Launch the app on the streaming iPhone and then tap the “M” button to search for another iOS device, which is your iPad name.

Tap the M Button in ApowerMirror to Search Your iPad

Tap the M Button in ApowerMirror to Search Your iPad

Step 3. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone and open Control Center > Tap on “Screen Recording” button in the list of available options (if it’s not available, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > add Screen Recording) > Choose the name of “ApowerMirror” > Tap “Start Broadcast” to start mirroring and then your iPhone will be mirrored to iPad.

Open Control Center and Tap on Screen Recording

Open Control Center and Tap on Screen Recording

You are all set. It will begin mirroring your iPhone’s screen to your iPad. When you are done mirroring and you want to stop it, simply open Control Center on your iPhone and disconnect from your iPad. That should disable the screen mirroring.

Part 2. Mirror iPhone to iPad with TeamViewer

Step 1. Download and install TeamViewer on both iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone and open Control Center > Tap on “Screen Recording” button (if it’s not available, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > add Screen Recording) > Choose the name of “ApowerMirror” > Tap “Start Broadcast” to start mirroring and then your iPhone will be mirrored to iPad.

Step 3. On your iPad: Open TeamViewer > Enter your connection partner’s ID and password > Tap “Remote Control”

Step 4. On your iPhone: Click on “Allow” when prompted. Your iPhone will connect with iPad in real-time and you can control as your needs.

Bonus Tip: How to Fix AirPlay Not Working

What is Apple AirPlay

AirPlay is what you use when you want to stream audio, video and mirror the screen from iOS devices/Mac to an AirPlay-compatible device. It takes care of the background tasks and you only need to tap on an option to get the job done. The feature comes preloaded on all modern Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TVs.

How to Fix AirPlay Not Working

AirPlay works great most of the time. However, it does have its own share of issues. If you are facing any difficulties using the feature on your devices, the following fixes will help you sort out some of the common problems with AirPlay.

Fix 1. Same WiFi Network

You must make sure both of your devices are on the same WiFi network. If they are on different networks, you will not be able to use AirPlay with them.

Fix 2. Toggle WiFi and Bluetooth

Turn both WiFi and Bluetooth off on your devices. Then turn them on and see if that helps fix the issue.

Fix 3. Disconnect Multiple Devices

AirPlay only permits the use of one device at a time. If you are trying to connect multiple devices, do not do it.

Fix 4. Restart Your Router

It may be that your router has issues and so you are unable to use AirPlay. Small router glitches can be fixed by turning off and then turning on the router.

Fix 5. Update the Device OS

Older versions of the OS on your iPhone and iPad may cause issues with various features like AirPlay. Therefore, it is important that you keep your operating system version up to date on your devices.

Update the iOS version on the device

Update the iOS version on the device

Head into Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device and get your device updated to the latest iOS version.

Fix 6. Disable Restrictions on Your Devices

Restrictions, as the word itself says, restricts what you can and cannot access on your devices. It may be that the feature is configured in such a way that it restricts the usage of AirPlay.

If that is the case, your best bet is to completely disable the feature on your iOS device. This can be done from Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy > Restrictions.

Fix 7. Restore Your Devices

If the issue still persists, it may be asked to restore your devices. You can do so using the iTunes app on your computer. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer, launch iTunes, select your device in the app, and click on Restore iPhone. Wait for it to finish restoring your device.

Restore your iOS device using iTunes

Restore your iOS device using iTunes

Also, keep in mind that mirroring the iPhone to iPad without WiFi is not possible. So make sure to have an active WiFi connection to do the task.

The Bottom Line

Many iPhone users wonder “can I mirror my iPhone to my iPad” and the answer to that question is yes. With some third-party apps, you can easily mirror one iOS device to another.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.