Best Methods to Display, Record and Control iPhone Screen on Windows and Mac

When you need to enjoy an iPhone movie on computer, listen to the music on iPhone with the power amplifier of computer, you should know the methods to display iPhone screen on computer. Moreover, you can record the music or movies for your computer, or use the computer to control iPhone screen.

Display iPhone Screen on Computer

Display iPhone Screen on Computer

Initially you have to view iPhone contents on computer, the article explains 3 easy ways to mirror iPhone screen to Windows or Mac. When you need to record iPhone screen in high quality or control iPhone from computer, you can find some useful tools in the article.

Part 1: How to display iPhone on computer

In order to enjoy multimedia on a big screen, it's a great idea to display your iPhone screen on computer. You are able to play your iOS games, watch iPhone videos on computer with a larger screen. In this part, we introduce three wonderful methods to help you.

Display iPhone screen on computer with Airplay

Airplay is a built-in app of Apple devices that allows you to stream videos, music and games from any iOS device to another compatible device with the same network. Once you download an AirPlay receiver for Windows, Mac or other devices, you can display iPhone screen to PC/Mac easily.


Lonely screen is an efficient AirPlay receiver to view iPhone screen on Windows and Mac. What is more important, you do not have to install any program on iPhone or iPad in order to enjoy music and movies.

Step 1 Download and install an Airplay receiver on your computer. LonelyScreen should be a great choice, which is free and easy-to-use. It would run Windows Firewall when you install LonelyScreen, you should go to select the private networks to allow LonelyScreen to work.

Private networks

Step 2 After installing, LonelyScreen runs automatically. Before mirroring, you can change the name of LonelyScreen. Just enter a new name in the box to click "Save". Check if both your iPhone and LonelyScreen are in the same network.

Receiver name

Step 3 Next, swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to access the Control Center. Press the "Airplay" tab to find your LonelyScreen on the list. Tap on it to select "Mirroring". After "Mirroring" turning green, choose "Done", you can view iPhone screen on Windows now.



Reflector is another AirPlay receiver to mirror iPhone screen to computer without any wires. You can download it free for its seven-day free trial. Here is how to use Reflector to show iPhone screen on computer.

Step 1 Go to the official website to download the full version of Reflector. Download the file explorer to drag it to your desktop.

Download Reflector

Step 2 You can find the Reflector icon on the bottom right of your computer. Then double tap the option to open it. The first time you use it, you need to set the airplay name and password.


Step 3 Go to your iPhone to open Airplay to start mirroring. Press the "Airplay" tab to find Reflector on the list. Then tap on the option to select "Mirroring". Once you turn on the "Mirroring" option, you can find iPhone screen on computer.

Display iPhone screen on computer without Airplay

QuickTime is a system default media-player of Mac or iOS. In addition to playing videos, it can also show iPhone screen on computer with a USB connection.

Step 1 Connect the iOS device to the Mac via a Lightning-to-USB cable.

Step 2 Go to QuickTime to bring up a filepicker menu. Click "File" to choose "New Movie Recording".

New movie recording

Step 3 Select your iPhone from the camera list. Your iPhone screen will show on the computer. You can also record the screen at the same time.

Select your iPhone from the camera

Part 2: How to record the screen of iPhone on computer

Once you display iPhone on computer, you can record movies, music files or even the gameplay on iPhone screen. Whether you use the default iPhone recording programs or AirPlay receivers, there are limited features to record iPhone screens. Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is a recommended program to record screen of iPhone on computer.


Step 1 Run Aiseesoft Screen Recorder on your computer, click "Video Recorder" option. Customize the screen in order to record iPhone screen on computer.

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Step 2 Set recording area with full screen or customized screen size. Choose the source of audio and adjust it in the right volume. Click the "REC" option to record your iPhone screen on computer.

Step 3 While screen recording, you can edit video and add text, line, and specific labels to the captured video. After the screen recording, you can preview the recorded video. Then save it as any popular video format you need.

Preview Video

Part 3: How to control iPhone from computer via same Wi-Fi connection

Apple has developed some features to let iPhone and Mac work together seamlessly. In addition to display iPhone screen on computer, similarly, you are able to control iPhone from computer via same Wi-Fi Connection. Next are the steps.

Step 1 Set up Switch Control on your computer. Connect your iPhone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network.

Switch Control

Step 2 Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on your iPhone and computer. Then, choose iPhone in the Switch Control Menu to control.


Step 3 If you want to turn off this feature, just select "Disconnect" to close it.



When you want to display iPhone on computer, you can find 3 useful programs to watch iPhone on computer with or without AirPlay. In order to record music files and video, Aisessoft Screen Recorder should be a nice solution. Even if you want to control iPhone from computer, you can get some useful information in the article.

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September 18, 2018 15:56 / Posted by to Media Recorder