How to Connect an IOS Device to Your Mac/PC

If you are using iOS 8 or iOS 9, follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device and your computer running AirServer to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center.
  • Tap the AirPlay icon. You should now see a list of AirPlay enabled receivers available on your network.
  • If you do not see the AirPlay icon, or your computer is not showing, visit the troubleshooting section.
  • Tap the name of the AirPlay receiver you wish to AirPlay to. This would be the name of the computer running AirServer.
  • On iPads with iOS 8 or newer, Apple have hidden the mirroring switch. Scroll up on the AirPlay list, after you have tapped the name of the computer, to reveal the mirroring switch.
  • To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch. This is only available if your iOS device and computer support mirroring.

If you are using iOS 7, follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device and your computer running AirServer to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center.
  • Tap the AirPlay icon. You should now see a list of AirPlay enabled receivers available on your network.
  • If you do not see the AirPlay icon, or your computer is not showing, visit the troubleshooting section.
  • Tap the name of the AirPlay receiver you wish to AirPlay to. This would be the name of the computer running AirServer.
  • To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch. This is only available if your iOS device and computer support mirroring.

Visual Guide for iOS 7 / iOS 8:

Step 1. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center. In the Control Center, you will see an AirPlay icon, if any AirPlay receivers are detected on the network. If you do not see the AirPlay icon, or your computer is not showing, visit the troubleshooting section.

 
 

Step 2. Tap the AirPlay icon to see a list of AirPlay enabled receivers available on your network.

 
 

Step 3. Tap the name of the AirPlay receiver you wish to AirPlay to. This would be the name of the computer running AirServer. Once you tap the name, you are connected to the computer and could immediately begin streaming content from AirPlay-enabled apps to AirServer. However, you are not yet mirroring.

 
 

Step 4. To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch. Please note, iOS 8 hides the mirroring switch, which means that you would have to scroll up on the AirPlay list to reveal the mirroring switch. Once you toggle the switch to the ON position, which would turn the switch green, you have enabled mirroring and your device will be showing on the computer running AirServer.

Mirroring is only available if your iOS device and computer support mirroring.

 
 

Step 5. Tap the “Done” button to close the list of AirPlay receivers. Notice the AirPlay icon in the Control Center now lists your computer.

 
 

Step 6. Hide the Control Center by swiping the window downwards. Open any app, or show any content from your iOS device. It will be mirrored to the computer that is running AirServer.

 
 

On iOS 6 and older, follow these steps:

  • Open your iOS device and double-tap the home button. A sliding menu will appear at the bottom of your screen.
  • Swipe from left-to-right until you see the circular AirPlay button.
  • Tap the icon and a list of AirPlay enabled devices will appear.
  • The computer, on which you installed AirServer, will show up on this list. To connect, simply tap the name of your machine.
  • If you do not see the AirPlay icon, or your computer is not showing, visit the troubleshooting section.
  • To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch. This is only available if your iOS device and computer support mirroring.
  • If you are running an AirPlay-enabled application, such as YouTube, the AirPlay icon will be visible in the video’s navigation bar. Simply tap the AirPlay icon and a list of AirPlay enabled devices will appear. The computer, on which you installed AirServer, will show up on this list. To connect, simply tap the name of your machine.