Part 1: Mirror Android Device to PC

With AirDroid Cast, you can easily cast your Android device's screen to your Windows/Mac computer wirelessly or by using a USB cable.

Video Tutorial: How to Screen Mirroring Android to PC (Windows or Mac included)

The following are detailed steps you can choose to follow according to your needs:

Mirror Android Device to PC Wirelessly through Local Network

Follow the instructions below to enjoy AirDroid Cast this amazing functions for free:
Step 1 Free Download and Install AirDroid Cast
Ensure that both the Android device and Windows/Mac computer are installed with AirDroid Cast. Start the app and connect both the Android device and Windows/Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2 Initiate the Cast Request on the Android Device
To connect the two devices and initiate the cast request, you will need to input the Cast Code shared on the computer to your Android device. Alternatively, the QR Code also can be scanned to establish a connection between the devices.

mirror Android to pc wirelessly by scan cast code

Step 3 Accept the Request of Casting on the Computer
As soon as you tap START CASTING on your phone, a request for casting window "Allow the device XXX to cast its screen on this computer?" will pop up on your computer. Please click Allow to accept the request. When prompted, check the option "Trust this device and never ask me again" if you don't want the request to appear every time.

request for casting

Note : For the first time to use AirDroid Cast, the microphone and notification permission page will appear on your device. To make sure you can mirror the device's audio and the microphone's sound normally, please allow this permission for AirDroid Cast.
Step 4 Enable Casting Permission on the Android Device
After accepting the casting request from the computer, a casting permission page and window "AirDroid Cast will start capturing everything that's displayed on your screen" will pop up on your Android device. You can enable the casting permission by tapping the ENABLE and Start now buttons.

enable casting permission on Android

Step 5 Casting Successfully
Once you are connected, the mirroring process will start immediately. This is how AirDroid Cast works to mirror your Android device to your computer over the same Wi-Fi network.

Mirror Android Device to PC Wirelessly through Remote Network

First, you need to be an AirDroid Cast premium user to cast your Android screen through a remote network. By following the local-connected steps above, you can easily cast Android devices to PC with the premium account.

Mirror Android Device to PC via a USB Cable

It is possible to cast the Android device screen to a computer using a USB cable if you happen to have one nearby with AirDroid Cast. Using a USB cable to mirror Android device's screen has excellent stability and isn't affected by network fluctuations. You can get a high-definition screen with no delay.

Steps to mirror Android device to PC via a USB cable to follow:
Step 1 Free Download and Install AirDroid Cast
Download and install the AirDroid Cast on your Windows/Mac computer. Launch it and sign in to your AirDroid Cast account.
Step 2 Allow USB Debugging
Use a USB cable to connect your Android device with the computer. Allow USB debugging on your Android device in the pop-up window (it might not pop up window if you are not the first time connect your device and PC).

allow USB debugging

Step 3 Cast the Android Device's Screen via USB Cable
To start mirroring your Android device, click "Cable" on the AirDroid Cast desktop and choose your Android device from the Available device list.

mirror Android to pc via USB cable

Step 4 Casting Successfully
Once the Android device is connected successfully to the computer, the device's screen will display in real-time.

Part 2: Mirror iOS Device to PC

If you have an iPhone/iPad, you can mirror it wirelessly or via a USB cable to a big-screen computer with AirDroid Cast pleasantly.

Video Tutorial: How to Screen Mirroring iOS to PC (Windows or Mac included)

Below you will find the detailed steps you can follow:

Mirror iOS Device to PC Wirelessly through Local Network

Here's how you can enjoy AirDroid Cast this amazing features for free:
Step 1 Free Download and Install AirDroid Cast
Install the AirDroid Cast on both the iPhone/iPad device and Windows/Mac computer. Launch the app and connect both the iOS device and Windows/Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2 Initiate the Cast Request on the iOS Device
To connect the two devices and initiate the cast request, you will need to input the Cast Code shared on the computer to your iOS device. There is also the option of scanning the QR Code to create a connection between the two devices.

mirror iOS to pc wirelessly by scan cast code

Step 3 Accept the Request of Casting on the Computer
Upon tapping START CASTING on your phone, a casting window asking, "Can this computer see the screen of the device XXX?" pops up on your computer. Accept the request by clicking Allow. (You can choose the option to "Trust this device and never ask me again" if you don't want the request every time)

accept iOS cast request on computer

Note : For the first time to use AirDroid Cast, the microphone and notification permission page will appear on your device. To make sure you can mirror the device's audio and the microphone's sound normally, please allow this permission for AirDroid Cast.
Step 4 Allow Casting on iOS Device
Upon accepting the casting request on the computer, the iOS device will display the Start Broadcast page. Choose AirDroid Cast from the Start Broadcast menu.

start broadcast iOS screen wirelessly

Step 5 Making a Successful Casting
If successful, the iOS device's screen will appear on the computer.

Mirror iOS Device to PC Wirelessly via AirPlay

Installing AirDroid Cast on your computer will turn your computer into an AirPlay receiver easily, which means you will be able to cast the screen of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to the computer.

Video Tutorial: How to Screen Mirror iOS to PC via AirPlay (Windows or Mac included)

Check out the detailed steps to mirror iOS Device to PC wirelessly via AirPlay below:
Step 1 Launch AirDroid and Make Sure the AirPlay Server is Running
Launch the app and connect both the iOS device and Windows/Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network. You must also ensure the AirPlay Server is running.

use AirDroid Cast to mirror iOS via AirPlay

Step 2 Start Screen Mirroring via AirPlay
On your iOS device, Go to Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring, then select device which named with AirDroid Cast - XXX. (You may have to disconnect and reconnect the Wi-Fi if you cannot find the AirDroid Cast - XXX option)

mirror-ios-via-airplay

Step 3 Casting Successfully
Once connected, the screen of your iOS device will be cast to your computer.

Mirror iOS Device to PC Wirelessly through Remote Network

To cast your iOS device screen under a remote network, you should be an AirDroid Cast premium user first. With the premium account, you can easily remote casting iOS device to PC by following the local-connected steps above.

Mirror iOS Device to PC via a USB Cable

You can use a USB cable to cast the screen of your iOS device to your computer if you have one available. Cast device's screen via a USB cable has excellent connection stability and is not affected by any network fluctuations. The screen quality is high-definition, with no delay. A premium subscription is also required.

Steps to mirror iOS device to PC via a usb cable to follow:
Step 1 Free Download and Install AirDroid Cast
Download and install the AirDroid Cast on your Windows/Mac computer. Launch it and sign in to your AirDroid Cast account.
Step 2 Cast the iOS Device's Screen via USB Cable
Connect your iOS device to your computer using a USB cable. Choose your iOS device from the Available devices list on the AirDroid Cast desktop by clicking "Cable".

mirror iOS device to PC via a USB

Note : If you are using a Windows computer and don't install the driver of the iOS device, you will see a reminder message "A driver needs to be installed to perform screen sharing", please click " Install now" to install the driver.
Step 3 Trust the Computer
And then you will see a pop-up window "Trust This Computer" shows up on your iOS device, please tap "Trust".

trust this computer

Step 4 Casting Successfully
Once connected, start to enjoy the high-quality iOS screen mirroring without delay.

Part 3: Mirror Windows/Mac to PC Wirelessly

AirDroid Cast now debuted a new feature that allows you to wirelessly mirror the screen from one computer (Windows & Mac) to another, even computers are far away from each other (placed in different places).

Video Tutorial: How to Mirror PC to PC (Windows or Mac included)

Steps to mirror Windows/Mac computer to PC wirelessly through local/remote network to follow:
Step 1 Free Download and Install AirDroid Cast
Download and install the AirDroid Cast on both two computers, launch the app and sign in your AirDroid Cast account. If you are using a free trial, please make sure that your two computers are under the same local network. If you want to mirror your Windows/Mac computer to PC through remote network, please upgrade to premium.
Step 2 Initiate the Cast Request on the Casting Computer
Tap "Cast to" on the AirDroid Cast main interface. Enter 9-digit Cast Code or, click on the Clock button to connect history computers.

share computer screen

Step 3 Accept the Request of Casting on the Receiving End Computer
There will be a request for the casting window "Allow the device XXX to cast its screen on this computer?" to appear on your receiving computer screen. Accept the request by clicking "Allow". Select "Trust this device and never ask me again" to prevent the request from appearing every time.

accept casting request

Step 4 Casting is Successful
After all the above steps are done, your computer's screen should have appeared on the another computer now. Once connected successfully, feature icons will be enabled automatically.

casting successfully

Part 4: Mirror Screens to Any Browser

AirDroid Cast Web Client (webcast.airdroid.com) allows you to instantly cast your Android/iOS/Windows/Mac screens to any web browser without any software installation for better training, presenting, everyday communication, and entertainment experience.

Steps to use AirDroid Cast Web to cast your phone and computer screens to follow:
Step 1 Scan or Input the Cast Code
Go to webcast.airdroid.com, using AirDroid Cast on your Android/iOS device or computer (Win/macOS) to enter the web casting code or scan the QR code. If you are using a free trial, please make sure that your two devices are under the same local network. If you want to mirror your screens to a web browser through remote network, please upgrade to premium.

AirDroid Cast Web overview

Step 2 Accept the Request of Casting on the Browser
Accept the cast request and permission on the web browser. Simply click Allow to accept the request. When prompted, check the option “Trust this device and never ask me again” if you don’t want the request to appear every time.

allow screencasting from phone/PC to the browser

Step 3 Casting is Successful
After all the above steps are done, your device's screen content should appear on the web browser now. Once connected successfully, features icons will be enabled automatically.

casting is successful on the browser

  • ① Collapse panel / Expand panel
  • ② Rotate: Rotate the screen
  • ③ Sound: Turn on / off the mirroring device sound
  • ④ Zoom: Enter / Exit fullscreen mode
  • ⑤ Disconnect

Part 5: Exclusive Features of AirDroid Cast

As well as the screen mirroring feature above, AirDroid Cast has many exclusive features for both entertainment and practicality. Check these details below:

Control Android/iOS Device on PC

AirDroid Cast also allows you to use the computer's keyboard and mouse to control the Android/iOS device from the computer which can make your life more productive and effective, let's dive in! Before you start, depending on your operating system, you can choose:

1) Control Android Device on PC

Before diving into how to control Android, please make sure the App and System Requirements below:

  • The Android device needs to run Android 7.0 or above
  • The AirDroid Cast App on Android needs to be updated to v 1.0.4.0 or above
  • The AirDroid Cast App on computer needs to be updated to v 1.1.0.0 or above
Steps to control Android device from computer to follow:
Step 1 Initiate the Remote Control Request on the Computer
Once the Android Screen be cast successfully, you can find the Control icon on the left menu bar of AirDroid Cast on your computer. Just click it to Initiate the Remote Control request.

initiate AirDroid Cast control request on computer

Step 2 Download and Setup AirDroid Control Add-on
For Android users, if you use AirDroid Cast control feature for the first time, to start controlling, you should install and setup AirDroid Control Add-on on your Android device first.

install AirDroid Cast Add-on

After install complete,re-open AirDroid Cast, then you will see a pop-up window appear. Just click Settings. On the Accessibility page, click More Download Service, then turn AirDroid Control Add-on on.

Addon Settings

Step 3 Grant the Related Permission to Enable Remote Control
When you initiate the control request on your PC, a confirm window will display on your Android device. Tap "ok" to accept the request.

control request on Android

Step 4 Start to Remote Control Android on Computer
After all the above steps are completed, the quick control menu will display on your computer, which means the remote control feature has been enabled succeeded. Now you can directly control your Android device on PC easily!

2) Control iOS Device on PC

To control your iOS device with AirDroid Cast, you need to connect your computer and iOS device via Bluetooth, and the system version of your computer needs to meet the following requirements:

  • macOS: 10.12 and above (the macOS Catalina 10.15.3 and High Sierra 10.13.6 have bugs on Bluetooth that will cause the Bluetooth connection to fail. If you are currently using the above macOS, just upgrade to the latest macOS.)
  • Windows: Windows 10 1803 version and above (the Windows computer should support Bluetooth Low Energy, and the Bluetooth version should be 5.0. If your computer doesn't support Bluetooth Low Energy or the Bluetooth version is lower than 5.0, you can click here to purchase a USB Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter)
  • Make sure the Bluetooth is enabled on your iOS device and computer:
  • iOS device: Go to "Settings" > "Bluetooth", Open "Bluetooth"
  • Windows Computer: Go to "Settings" > "Devices", Open Bluetooth
  • macOS Computer: Go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth On
Steps to control iOS device from computer to follow:
Step 1 Initiate the Remote Control Request on the Computer
After casting the iOS screen to the computer, click the control icon on the left menu bar of AirDroid Cast on your computer.
Step 2 Use Bluetooth to Connect iOS Device and Computer
If you want to use AirDroid Cast on your Windows computer to remote control iOS devices, you need to pair (connect) your iOS device to your Windows computer with Bluetooth. Check the Bluetooth pair step details here:
Step 3 Start to Remote Control iOS on Computer
Once the Bluetooth pair succeed, the Bluetooth pair instruction on AirDroid Cast will disappear, and the quick control button will display on the left menu bar. To have a better experience to control your iOS device, you are highly recommended to turn on Assistive Touch and Portrait Orientation Lock.

turn on assistance and have a better experience

Cast Device's Audio Sound

With AirDroid Cast, after casting the devices' screens, you can cast the device's microphone sound as well (for iOS only)! What's more, you can also cast the microphone sound of the computer to the mobile device, which means you can use AirDroid Cast to communicate between mobile devices and computers.

cast device audio

  • ① Share device media sound (only available on iOS devices): The internal Audio of the iOS device
  • ② Microphone: The microphone sounds of the mobile device
  • ③ Sound: The microphone sounds of the computer
  • ④ Device Media Sound: The internal audio and microphone sound of the mobile devices
  • ⑤ Microphone: The microphone sounds of the computer

 

Remote Keyboard

Using AirDroid Cast, you can now type texts on your mobile phone directly from the keyboard of your computer when you are working on your mobile phone or have a lot of texts to enter. In some cases, the AirDroid Cast Remote Keyboard can greatly improve work efficiency by allowing you to input texts faster and more efficiently!

AirDroid Cast remote keyboard

Screen Off/On

For Android users, you can one click to enter the screen-off mirroring state while you are under a USB connection. In this way, you can access and control your phone normally on the computer, but its screen will be turned off to save power and protect your privacy. Simply click the button again once you are finished with screen-off mode to turn your screen back on.

AirDroid Cast screen off/on

Multi-screens on One Computer

AirDroid Cast supports casting a maximum of 5 devices onto a computer simultaneously. With this in mind, you can enjoy the multiplayer gaming experience, or view all the attendees' PowerPoint slides during a meeting. Just click the "Open new window" button and enjoy multi-screens on 1 computer now.

multi screens on 1 computer

Part 5: FAQs

Is AirDroid Cast safe?
AirDroid Cast's remote service uses p2p (peer-to-peer) direct connection technology. The transmission is solely done between clients without going through a relay server. The transmission goes through the relay server only when the client fails to connect via the p2p channel due to network limitations. The content is encrypted using end-to-end AES encryption to ensure the safety of the transmission. Our server doesn't store any of your transmitted data and content to ensure user privacy.
Is AirDroid Cast Web free?
Yes, it is totally free when you receive screens under the same network. If you want to receive screens under remote network please upgrade your account.
Can AirDroid Cast Web control a phone?
AirDroid Cast Web doesn't support a control feature for phones. You can use the AirDroid Cast Desktop Client if you need to control a phone.
AirDroid Cast can’t be opened on macOS computer, what should I do?
Please try the following steps and check if the problem solved:
  1. Go to macOS System Preferences
  2. Click on Security & Privacy > General
  3. Under Allow apps to be downloaded from, select App Store and identified developers
How to improve the stability of the device connection on AirDroid Cast?
To improve the stability of the connection and adjust the display quality, you can:
  1. Make sure the network between two devices (mobile phone) is smooth and trouble-free.
  2. Charge and keep your mobile device screen is on while casting the screen.
  3. Try to turn off the "auto-sleep" of your mobile device.
  4. Allow AirDroid Cast to run in the background of the device (recommended).
How many devices can I connect at a time via USB cable while using AirDroid Cast?
You can connect up to 1 Android and 1 iOS device at the same time when you use the AirDroid Cast Cable feature.
How to keep AirDroid Cast running in the background on mobile devices?
To keep AirDroid Cast running in the background on mobile devices, you can:
  1. Keep WLAN Always on during sleep.
  2. Turn on "Run in background" (or add AirDroid Cast to the allow list of Cleanup).
  3. Turn off "Power saving mode" and disable "Battery optimization".
  4. Lock AirDroid Cast on Task Manager or Recent Apps.
Failed to connect iOS devices with PC through Bluetooth while using AirDroid Cast?
If you failed to connect your iOS devices with Bluetooth, please kindly forget Bluetooth pairing both on PC and iOS, then re-pair the device.

User Guide of AirDroid Cast

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use AirDroid Cast to screencasting from phone (Android/iOS), PC (Windows/Mac) to PC or any device's browser, and even reverse control Android/iOS devices on PC. Before you start, download AirDroid Cast for free and try it now!

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  1. Cameron says:

    Helps a lot! Thank u 🙂

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