It’s easy to wirelessly cast the screen of a Samsung phone or tablet with the Smart View app. But if you have a Samsung device running Android 11 or later, Samsung recently disabled the ability to use Smart View with anything other than a Samsung-branded device (like a Samsung Smart TV or speaker).
Fortunately, you can still enable robust casting from an Android 11 Samsung phone or tablet to a wide range of devices in a few quick steps. This quick guide shows you how to use Google Cast to mirror the screen of any Samsung phone or tablet to your computer, smart TV, smart speaker or any other compatible wireless receiver.
These instructions work for screen mirroring the Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, Note20, A71, Z Fold2, Galaxy Tab S7, S7+, A7, S, S6 and more.
- The app Quick Settings on your Samsung phone or tablet. This will enable Google Cast on your Samsung mobile device. Note: While the quick settings tray already exists on Android devices, you’ll need this app named Quick Settings to enable Google Cast. It’s required for this guide, so don’t skip downloading it.
- If you’d like to wirelessly mirror your device to your computer, you’ll need the app Reflector on your computer. This will let you cast your Samsung phone or tablet directly to your computer screen. Learn more about Reflector here.
Step 1 (optional)
Download and install Reflector on your Mac or Windows computer. Make sure your computer and Samsung device are on the same wifi network.
Download and install Quick Settings on your Samsung phone or tablet. It’s free.
On your Samsung phone or tablet, open the Quick Settings app and select Multimedia.
Tap Cast and then select Enable tile. If you see a window describing the Quick Settings panel, tap OK.
Pull down the extended view of the Quick Settings tray: Swipe down twice from the top of your device screen. Ensure the tray is pulled down all the way and you can see more than one row of icons.
Tap the three dots icon to display more options.
Select Button order.
The Cast icon will now appear as an option. Tap and drag the Cast icon into the tray. Place it where it’s most accessible to you.
Tap Done at the bottom of the screen to save these changes.
The Cast icon will now remain in the Quick Settings tray. You can tap Cast whenever you’d like to screen mirror and cast your Samsung device to a Reflector-enabled computer, smart TV, smartspeaker or other wireless receiver.
You can mirror your Samsung phone or tablet to more places than just a Samsung smart TV or speaker. With the computer app Reflector, you can use the steps in this blog to mirror your device to a computer. This is especially useful if you need to record instructional videos or share your tablet screen during a virtual meeting like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Get Reflector here to screen mirror nearly any device to a Mac or Windows computer.
Note: We’ve changed the name of the Your Phone app to Microsoft Phone Link. In addition, the Your Phone Companion app for Android is now called Link to Windows. For more information, see Introducing Microsoft Phone Link and Link to Windows.
Phone screen allows you to interact with all your favorite Android apps and device content directly on your PC, through a Wi-Fi connection.
To use phone screen, you’ll need:
A PC running Windows 10 (October 2018 Update or later). However, we always recommend updating to the latest version available.
To check and update your Windows version, on your PC go to Settings > Updates & Security > Check for updates.
To confirm you are running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later, on your PC go to Settings > System > About and check your version number under Windows specifications. It should read either 1809 or higher).
Your PC also needs to be using a graphics card (GPU) that supports DirectX11. Learn how to check your version of DirectX
Your Android device and PC must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
You will need to have a supported Android device. Check the list of supported devices to verify that yours will work.
Open the Phone Link app and go to Phone screen.
Follow the setup instructions. You may receive a permissions request to access information on your Android device. Allowing these permissions lets the Phone Link app display content from your device.
If you encounter issues while setting up Phone screen, these troubleshooting tips may help.
What devices are supported?
Phone screen is available on Android devices in select markets running Android 9.0 or greater that have Link to Windows pre-installed.
Here are some examples of devices that have Link to Windows pre-installed and will work with Phone screen:
Samsung Galaxy Note9 series
Samsung Galaxy S9 series
Samsung Galaxy Note10 series
Samsung Galaxy S10 series
Samsung Galaxy S20 series
Samsung Galaxy S21 series
Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Samsung Galaxy Note20 series
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
How do I interact with Phone screen?
You can use your PC’s mouse, trackpad, keyboard, or touch-enabled screen to open, type, scroll, and interact with apps.
Tips for interacting using mouse and keyboard:
Single click will behave as any single touch tap interaction
Right click anywhere on your Android device screen to navigate to the previous page
Click and hold to open a context menu
Click and hold and drag for text selection
Mouse scroll to move screen vertically
Some games and apps might not respond to interactions from a mouse or keyboard connected to your PC. You’ll need to use a touch-enabled PC to interact with them.
For your Surface Duo:
Gestures such as the ones used to navigate back or to the home screen on the device can be replicated with your mouse on your PC by clicking and dragging quickly from the edge of your Android device screen window. If you have trouble replicating them, we recommend turning on 3-button navigation:
You can enable 3-button navigation on your Surface Duo for easier interaction. In your device Settings, go to System > Gestures > System navigation and turn on 3-button navigation.
How do I switch keyboard language or layout?
When you type using your PC’s keyboard the layout and language is controlled by a setting on your Android device for physical keyboards. It won’t be affected by the language of the keyboard you’re using on your PC.
You can click on the keyboard language button when you are using the phone screen feature. This will launch the keyboard language settings where you can choose the language of your preference.
When you are using a physical keyboard with the Phone Link app, you can also manually change your language or layout settings at any time.
On your Android device:
Open your Settings > General Management > Language and input.
If you have a Surface Duo, go to Settings > System instead.
Under keyboards, tap Physical keyboard.
Select the keyboard that you’re using on your Android device (E.g. SwiftKey, Microsoft Virtual Keyboard, or Samsung Keyboard).
Choose a language or layout.
You’ll need to change this setting whenever you want to type using another layout or language.
Tip: When using Phone screen, if you have multiple languages or layouts added, you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Space to switch languages.
Why has my device’s screen turned off while using phone screen?
We provide you with the option to have your Android phone screen turn black while connected in phone screen. In this state, your screen will appear to be off—this is to protect the privacy of your personal phone content and minimize battery consumption.
How to interact with the black screen
There are several ways you can dismiss the black screen if you need to interact directly with your Android phone:
Press the power button
Swipe your device screen
However, if you receive a call while the black screen is active, your screen will appear as normal.
How to disable the black screen
If you’d like to use phone screen without the black screen showing, follow the steps below.
In the Phone Link app, open Settings.
In the Phone screen section, find the option to Hide my Android device’s screen while it’s connected to my PC. Turn this toggle off. You can change this setting at anytime if you’d like the black screen to show again.
Whether you’re streaming a movie or playing a game on your phone, it just takes a few taps to mirror your phone’s display to your television.
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Mirror your Android phone or tablet to your TV’s screen in just a few steps.
Your Android phone’s small screen wasn’t designed for following along with fitness classes online or joining a Zoom call. So instead of squinting to see what’s going on, you can magically cast or mirror your phone’s screen to a nearby TV with just a few taps. You’ll need the proper hardware to get the job done, but it’ll save you from potential neck strain.
In addition to a comfortable viewing experience, casting your screen comes in handy if you want to play a few rounds of Among Us or show everyone the latest TikTok trend you just can’t get enough of.
The best part? You just might already have everything you need. If not, well, it’s not horribly expensive to get set up. Here’s how you can start mirroring or casting your Android phone or tablet’s screen to your TV.
Google’s Chromecast with Google TV, or an older Chromecast device is all you need to mirror your Android device.
Everything you need to mirror your Android phone to your TV
To start, you’ll need an Android phone or tablet running Android 5.0 or later. That version of Android was released in 2014, so odds are your phone or tablet is running a newer version of Android. You can check by opening the Settings app and going to About phone and looking for Android version.
In addition to an Android phone or tablet, you’ll also need a Google Chromecast streaming device, like the recently released Chromecast with Google TV , a TV with Chromecast built in or a smart display like the Google Nest Hub . If you don’t know whether your TV has Chromecast support, the best way to check is to see if it shows up as an available casting device when you follow either method below.
Screen mirroring is built into the Home app.
Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET
Cast your screen to a TV using the Google Home app
The most reliable and consistent way to mirror your Android phone’s screen is to use the Google Home app. If you’ve already set up any of Google’s smart speakers, Nest Wifi or Chromecast devices, you likely already have it installed. If not, you can download it from the Play store.
Open the Home app and select the Chromecast device you want to use. At the bottom of the screen will be a button labeled Cast my Screen; tap it. You’ll have to accept the prompt reminding you that whatever is on your phone’s screen will be visible on your TV to anyone in the room with you. You may also see a second prompt warning you if your device isn’t optimized for mirroring. I haven’t had any issues casting my screen when I’ve run into the warning. To stop casting your screen, tap on the button labeled Stop mirroring in the Home app.
There’s a shortcut: the quick settings panel.
Screenshots by Jason Cipriani/CNET
There’s an easier way, depending on your phone
Using the Home app isn’t a lot of work, but there’s an even easier way: Use the Casting shortcut in the quick settings panel. Access the quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of your Android phone or tablet’s display. There should be an option labeled Screen cast — if you can’t find it, you may have to tap on the pencil icon to edit what is and isn’t available in your quick settings panel.
Once you find the Screen cast button, select it and then pick the device you want to mirror your display on from the list. It can take a few seconds for your phone to connect to the Chromecast-enabled device, but once it does, your screen will show up on your TV. Stop casting by repeating the same steps we just outlined.
Want to show off your photos? Mirror your screen.
But here’s the rub: Not every phone includes a cast button option in the quick settings panel. It’s not clear why, but if your phone doesn’t have the shortcut option, don’t give up. You can still mirror your phone using the Home app.
Remember, whenever you’re mirroring your screen, anything and everything that shows up on your phone or tablet’s display will also show up on the TV. Meaning, any alerts and notifications, along with their contents, will be broadcast for all to see. I suggest turning on Do Not Disturb to keep the disruptions at a minimum. Also, since there will potentially be a lag between your phone and TV when casting, stick to playing slower games and avoid more intensive titles such as Fortnite .
If you’re looking for ways to get more out of your Chromecast, check out these tips . Google Assistant has a trick you’ll want to keep in mind the next time you have a song stuck in your head .
We walk you through the menus and features of Samsung’s 2018 TVs so you can outsmart your new smart TV.
- Samsung TV 2018 Settings Guide: What to Enable, Disable and Tweak
- How to Set Up Your 2018 Samsung TV
- How to Find and Install Apps on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Set Up Over-the-Air Channels on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Set Up Bixby on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Adjust the Picture Settings on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn Off the Soap-Opera Effect on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn HDR On and Off on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Adjust the Audio Settings on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn Off or Adjust Sound Feedback on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Find the Voice Guide on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Connect Devices to 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Set Up Screen Mirroring on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn on HDMI-CEC on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn on Captions on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn on Night Mode on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Turn on Ambient Mode on 2018 Samsung TVs
- How to Change Ambient Mode Settings on 2018 Samsung TVs
How to Set Up Screen Mirroring on 2018 Samsung TVs
Sharing content between your mobile device and your smart TV has never been easier, and you can share everything from video and photos to games and apps. Casting and screen sharing to a Samsung TV requires the Samsung SmartThings app (available for Android and iOS (opens in new tab) devices).
1. Download the SmartThings app. If you don’t have it on your phone or tablet already, download and install the SmartThings app. When you open the app, it will automatically search for other Samsung devices, so search for and select your TV from the list of devices.
2. Open Screen Sharing. Select Mobile Device from the Connection Guide, and select Screen Sharing (Smart View).
3. Get your phone and TV on the same network. Once you’ve installed and launched the app on your smartphone or tablet, it will prompt you to connect to the same network as the TV.
4. Add your Samsung TV, and allow sharing. In the SmartThings app, add your TV to the list of connected devices. On the TV, you will be asked to allow sharing, so select Yes using the TV remote.
5. Select Smart View to share content. Once your TV is connected to your phone, select the Smart View option on the app to begin mirroring content between the phone and the TV. Simply select the photos, movies or music from your phone using the on-screen menu on either the television or your device.
6. Use your phone as a remote. You will also be able to use the phone or tablet as a remote control for the TV, making all of the same controls on the remote available through the touch screen.
Current page: How to Set Up Screen Mirroring on 2018 Samsung TVs
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Samsung recently removed the ability to use Smart View with anything other than a Samsung-branded device, such as a Samsung Smart TV or speaker. This means many Samsung users running Android 11 or later cannot mirror with Reflector.
We have found a workaround that has proven successful for most users. This involves re-enabling Google Cast functionality on your Samsung device and using Cast instead of Smart View to mirror to Reflector. Follow the steps below to implement the workaround.
Download and install the free Quick Settings app from the Google Play Store on your Samsung device.
Launch the Quick Settings app and select Multimedia.
Tap Cast and then select Enable tile. If you see a window describing the Quick Settings panel, tap OK.
Exit the Quick Settings app and pull down the extended view of the Quick Settings tray: Swipe down twice from the top of your device screen.
Please ensure the tray is pulled down entirely and you can see more than one row of icons.
Tap the three dots icon to display more options.
Select Button order.
The Cast icon will now appear as an available option. Tap and drag the Cast icon into the tray.
Tap Done at the bottom of the screen to save these changes.
The Cast icon will now remain in the Quick Settings tray. Tap it to open the Cast menu. Select the name of your Reflector-enabled device when it appears in this menu. Your Samsung device will now be connected to Reflector using a Cast connection.
Cast support within Smart View is rapidly evolving at this time, and results may vary from model to model. Smart View may still be used to connect to Reflector, and this method should be used as a backup when Smart View is failing on Android 11 devices. Please contact us if you have any questions!
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The following phones support the Screen Mirroring feature. Some phones can be modified through a custom ROM, so they also may be able to support screen mirroring.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Edge
Prepare Your TV for Screen Mirroring
Before you can mirror your Galaxy phone’s screen, you need to prepare your TV. Different TV types require different preparation methods.
Set up a Samsung Smart TV for Screen Mirroring
A compatible Samsung Smart TV is designed to work fluidly with a Galaxy phone’s Screen Mirroring feature. You can check your smart TV’s user manual to see if it supports screen mirroring.
To set up screen mirroring on your Smart TV, press the Input button, and choose Screen Mirroring on the display of your TV.
Set up an HDTV for Screen Mirroring
An HDTV is not not normally set up for screen mirroring out of the box. You will need an AllShare Cast Wireless Hub as a bridge to connect your HDTV to your phone. Follow the steps below to connect your HDTV to an AllShare Cast Hub.
1. Power up your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub by connecting the device to a power source. Wait for the status indicator on the top part of the device to turn red.
2. Connect your AllShare Cast Wireless Hub and your HDTV using an HDMI cable.
3. Change the input source of your TV so that it matches that of the HDMI cable.
4. Wait for the AllShare Hub to detect your TV. It will blink red when the TV has been detected.
5. When the AllShare Cast Wirelss Hub blinks red, press the Reset button.
6. The status indicator will now turn blue. This is an indication that the HDTV is now ready for screen mirroring.
Use Screen Mirroring to Share Your Phone’s Screen with the TV
Now that you have set up your TV, you can now start beaming your phone’s screen to your TV. Here is how to do it.
1. Tap on the Apps icon on your phone’s Home screen.
2. From the application list on your device, tap on Settings.
3. In Settings, under Connect and Share, tap on Screen Mirroring.
4. On the Screen Mirroring page, tap on the switch button to enable the feature. The switch will turn green to indicate it is on, and your phone will search for available devices (TV) within range.
5. The available TV will now be displayed. Tap on the device’s name to connect to it.
6. Your phone’s screen will now be displayed on your TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have an LG phone and since the Samsung Galaxy and LG are both Android devices, do these steps work on my LG device, too?
A: Most Android phone supports the screen mirroring feature. The steps should be similar though there may be a few differences depending on your phone’s make and model. If you are an LG user, you are in luck as we have an article on mirroring an LG phone screen to TV.
Q: I am using the latest Samsung Galaxy device. All I’m seeing is the Smart View. Are they the same?
A: In a sense, the Screen Mirroring and Smart View are the same. In fact, Smart View is the improved version of Screen Mirroring. With Smart View, you have more features like being able to use your phone as a remote control – aside from the screen mirroring functions. We have a detailed article on how to use the Smart View which you can use as a guide.
Screen mirroring on Samsung Galaxy devices have become fairly common today. The simple fact is the S5 or even S6 from the Galaxy series of Samsung comes loaded with one of the most powerful and coveted processors available at present.
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Part 1. Why go for Screen Mirroring at All?
The reason why screen mirroring on Samsung Galaxy is in vogue is that you wish for the display on your phone in larger displays like TV and computer monitors. To enable Screen Mirroring, try and connect an All-Share Cast dongle, Miracast device, HDMI cable, or HomeSync to the display. When the screen’s mirroring is over, enjoy games, multimedia files, and a plethora of other content on the phone with a nice and bigger display.
What you need
It completely depends on the method that you wish to use. You will basically need to set up the corresponding external accessories like the following:
All-Share Cast Wireless Hub: This will allow you to mirror your Galaxy’s screen directly to the HDTV.
HomeSync: You can stream your Samsung Galaxy’s home screen to the TV using this. Also, you can store your multimedia files on a large capacity home cloud.
HDMI Cable: In order to transmit high-definition media data from a mobile device to any receiving display like an HDTV, this cable proves indispensable.
Miracast: This functions as a receiving device for streams from your phone. At the same time, you can decode them for your TV or any other supported display.
Part 2. How to enable Screen Mirroring on Samsung Galaxy
Follow these steps carefully:
-Go to ‘quick settings’
-Tap on the ‘Screen Mirroring’ icon and get it enabled.
Only after this, you can enable the screen mirroring process with AllShare Cast.
How to screen mirror from Samsung Galaxy to a TV using AllShare Cast
Firstly, connect AllShare Cast to your TV. This is how:
Turn on the TV: Ensure that the television is powered on prior to everything else.
Connect the charger to the power socket of the AlllShare Cast device: Few models have a built-in battery or derive power from the TV without any other external power source. However, to stay away from any problem, check to see that the charger is connected to the AllShare Cast device.
Connect the TV to your AllShare Cast device using an HDMI cable
In case the input is not set properly, adjust to match the port used by the HDMI cable.
At a time when AllShare Cast device’s status indicator blinks red, press the ‘reset’ button.
AllShare Cast device and the HDTV is connected now.
Now, to enable screen mirroring on Samsung Galaxy S5.
Select the ‘Home’ button on the home screen of your phone.
From the home screen, pull ‘quick settings panel’ using your two fingers.
Tap on the ‘screen mirroring’ icon to enable the process on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
When your phone detects all the nearby devices, select AllShare Cast’s dongle name and enter the PIN as the TV screen shows.
Now the screen mirroring is complete.
Part 3. How to Screen Mirror from Samsung Galaxy S5 to a Samsung Smart TV
Follow these procedures:
Turn on the television.
Press ‘input’ or ‘source’ button from the Samsung SmartTV remote.
Select ‘Screen Mirroring’ from the Smart TV screen.
Go to ‘quick settings’ by tapping on screen mirroring.
Your phone will make a list of all the available devices that are present for screen mirroring.
Select Samsung Smart TV.
So, the process is complete and you can get on with it. However, problems may arise and you can resolve your queries once you keep a track of what’s happening with others and also stay informed on the net.
Part 4. Recommend Wondershare MirrorGo Android Recorder to Readers
Wondershare MirrorGo Android Recorder is a tool that can let you mirror your Sumsang Galaxy to PC. With MirrorGo Android Recorder, you also can play the most popular games (like Clash royale, clash of clans, Hearthstone . ) on your PC easily and smoothly. You won’t miss any messages with MirrorGo, you can reply to it quickly.
Reading a book, viewing your stunning photos, and watching videos from your phone can be fun. Do you know what is even more fun? Showing these off on a large screen! Apart from displaying the content of a smaller device on a larger screen, screen mirroring also allows users to wirelessly display their phone’s content on another screen, as used in presentations, meetings, or in other situations where you need a large audience to follow through on something important.
However, several users report that this feature is freaking them out because it accidentally turns on at awkward times. Are you experiencing that same issue? What if you want to turn off this feature but you don’t know how to? Read more as we discuss in detail how to disable screen mirroring on various devices.
How To Disable Screen Mirroring on Android
To avoid the embarrassment of streaming your phone’s screen to the TV downstairs or to workmates, you must disable screen mirroring. If you use an android phone, here’s the trick:
Most android phones come enabled with either the SCREEN MIRRORING or the SCREEN CASTING feature that lets you display your phone’s content on other devices via a wireless connection. Just pull down the hidden quick links on your phone’s screen by swiping your finger north to south and among the quick links, you’ll find the screencasting icon that looks like a box with the Wi-Fi logo in the bottom left corner of the box.
You can also access this feature through your phone’s SETTINGS. It is the same icon you notice on the top of the screen of any YouTube video that looks like a box with the Wi-Fi logo inside.
On locating this icon, tap on it once to start scanning for available devices. Tap it one more time to STOP the search. This will ensure the phone is not connected to any nearby device.
To turn it OFF completely, slide the SCREEN MIRRORING or the SCREEN CASTING slider left to the OFF position. This way, only you can enable it in the future.
How To Disable Screen Mirroring on iPhone (Airplay)
Airplay is used on iPhones to stream or mirror your phone’s screen to other devices. Although the only way to stop Airplay from mirroring your screen on iPhones is turning it OFF, the method is quite different from how to turn off screen mirroring on android smartphones.
For older IOS versions and devices;
Tap the home screen, click on the ‘Settings icon and scroll down. Locate the ‘General’ tab and click on it. When the tab displays its options, scroll down to locate ‘accessibility’. Scroll down and locate the ‘guided access’ tab. On clicking the guided access tab, you will notice the ‘Mirror Display’ option with a slider in front of it. Slide the mirror display to the left to completely turn it off.
For newer IOS versions and devices,
Tap the ‘Settings icon’ on the home screen and scroll down. When you see the ‘General’ tab, click on it and scroll to ‘Airplay and Handoff’. If you click on it, you will see the ‘Automatically Airplay to TVs’ tab. Click on it to see the three options namely: Never, Ask, and Automatic. If you want to turn screen mirroring completely OFF, click on Never.
How To Disable Screen Mirroring on Samsung TV
Sharing content from your phone to your Smart Samsung TV can be fun using the Samsung SmartThings app. To disable this feature, pick your phone and open the SmartThings app. Since this app is what connects your TV to your Phone and other devices, select the Smart View Option from the homepage. You will see a slider in front of it; simply slide this option left to disable screen sharing between your phone and the TV.
Alternatively, you may also put off ‘Allow Sharing’ between your phone and your Samsung TV. To put it off, select NO when asked to Allow Sharing. Another way to disable screen sharing is to disconnect the network connection between your phone and the TV on the SmartThings app. To do this, open Screen Sharing from the Connection guide and select NO. If you wish, you may also uninstall the SmartThings app.
How To Disable Screen Mirroring on LG TV
The LG ThinQ is the dedicated LG platform for linking and enabling TV sharing with your LG smart TV. With LG TVs, the process is quite straightforward. Open the app and go straight to Screen sharing. From the Screen Sharing tab, select the connected device(s) you want to disable screen sharing from. Select the Disconnect tab to complete the process.
Alternatively, you may uninstall the LG ThinQ app from your phone to cancel any active screen sharing settings between your phone and any device.
How To Disable Screen Mirroring on Sony TV
Press HOME on your Sony Smart TV. On the homepage, select APPS. Scroll till you see the SCREEN MIRRORING tab. On this tab, you get the option to either enable or disable this feature. To turn it off, select Disable.
Smart Connect is the Sony platform where every screen-sharing connection is done. For Sony TVs, all you need to do is disable the ‘Screen Mirroring Mode’ from the Smart Connect app. Just as with every other TV mentioned above, you may also uninstall the app to cancel any possibility of screen sharing.
Sometimes it may be difficult for you to read a document on the screen of your phone easily, and you want to observe the screen more clearly on a larger screen. The same applies in the case of trying to mirror Samsung phone to the computer. There are methods to mirror Samsung phone to PC for you to get.
Part 1: What is Screen Mirroring
The ability to view the screen of one device on another remotely is termed screen mirroring, for instance, mirroring Samsung phone screen to your PC or vice versa. There are many ways to use a mobile phone screen on a computer.
Among other advantages, it eliminates the need to grab a smartphone every time a notification comes in; sharing media files between PC and smartphone is also simplified. Screen mirroring has proven to be a very useful feature that offers people the chance to share their screen onto larger dimensions in order to watch content in greater detail.
Part 2: What to Do with Samsung Screen Mirroring
Screen mirroring from Samsung phone to your PC or desktop can potentially be utilized in many situations and dominates as a very significant feature. The following methods can be used to mirror your Samsung smartphone’s screen.
1. Mirror Samsung Phone to PC – Phone Mirror
Tenorshare Phone Mirror can be used to mirror Samsung phone to PC. Its process is easy and clear. No matter you want to take screenshots, record screens, check messages or play games, it can help you do it on computer. So you don’t have to switching back and forth between your phone and your computer. Try it for free.
Download and launch Phone Mirror on the computer.
Use a USB cable to connect your Samsung to the PC and enable USB debugging.
Then click on the mirror button to start Samsung screen mirroring to PC.
In a few seconds, your phone screen will display on PC.
2. Mirror Samsung Phone to PC – Link to Windows
To mirror Samsung phone to PC, you can take advantage of Microsoft Link to Windows on your Samsung device and the Your Phone app on your PC. Your mobile apps can be used on your Windows 10 PC, and you can seamlessly move content between devices.
At the present time, Link to Windows is available on certain Samsung devices with Android 7 and newer. If you have the May 2019 update for Windows 10, the Your Phone app is already available. (Note: if you want to mirror app using, you need Samsung phone with Android 11 and Windows 10 with May 2020 update or later.) The following simple steps will guide you on how to set up the application on your Samsung smartphone.
In order to use this feature, both your Windows PC and your eligible Samsung phone must be nearby, connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and turned on. Ensure that you are using the same Microsoft account on your phone and your PC.
The Samsung Notifications panel will appear when you swipe down from the top of your screen. Tap on Link to Windows. If you do not have the option, then download the Link to Window app from Google Play Store.
Log in using the same Microsoft account you use on your PC.
3. Mirror Samsung Phone to PC – Smart View
Is Smart View compatible with computers for screen mirroring Samsung phone? The answer is yes you can. Smart View is built into most new Samsung mobile devices. To mirror Samsung phone to PC with Smart View, you can enable and set Wireless display on your computer, or you need to download Samsung Flow app from Samsung Galaxy store or Google play on both your phone and computer. Here we will intorduce how to use Smart View on Smart Flow to mirror your Samsung phone to laptop.
- First, download and run Smart Flow on both your Samsung phone and computer.
- Connect the same Wifi network, and pair the 2 devices. Open Smart View on your Samsung.
On the interface of Samsung Flow app, click on Samsung View icon. Then your phone’s screen will be dispalyed and you can use it on your computer.
With Smart Flow, you can not only mirror Samung phone to PC, you can also share files, receive calls, etc. But Smart Flow is only available for Android 6 and later.
Plus: How to Fix Smart View Not Working
Sometimes Samsung Smart View does not work, and there are some verified solutions. We recommend that you use ReiBoot for Android to fix Samsung Smart View issues.
4. Mirror Samsung Phone to PC – AirDroid
Since AirDroid’s unique features and smooth syncing of Samsung phone with PC, it has become the top choice in Samsung phones as a third-party screen-mirroring app. The Android functionality in AirDroid is various. You can take screenshots, access your Android device files, calls, and messages, and more. To screen share Samsung phone on PC, AirDroid Cast is neccessary.
Download AirDroid Cast app for your Samsung devices and PC or Mac. It is available from its offical website or Google Play.
Open them at the same time, enter the cast code or scan the QR code shown on the PC with your Samsung phone. Then tap on START CASTING.
Conclusion – Final Thoughts
As you can see, screen mirroring is a very cool feature of Samsung devices. You can mirror Samsung phone screen instantly with your family, read articles on a larger screen and play movies on the big screen. So, here in this guide some of the best screen mirroring apps including Phone Mirror that is recommended for you to mirror Samsung phone to PC.
The ScreenShare Quick Start Guide (QSG) can be accessed at ScreenShare>Help.
1. What is ScreenShare?
ScreenShare uses ScreenShare technology to allow a smartphone and a tablet to share data and user interface. With this sharing, user can have better viewing experience and can access internet on tablet browser through the phone cellular network. ScreenShare includes ScreenShare browser, ScreenShare organizer and ScreenShare service that manages Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and data exchange between a phone and a tablet. ScreenSahre organizer can let you share and play your phone content (photos, videos, music, documents, etc.) to your tablet and export your phone contents to your tablet storage. ScreenShare organizer can also let you directly stream the music and videos stored on your phone to your tablet or TV(via HDMI cable).
Screenshare uses some patented technologies owned by Spring Design’s parent company, QuickBiz Limited. This free application intends to showcase the patented architecture and to attract OEMs to license the technologies. It provides a subset of features and is limited to work with Android phone sharing with Android tablet. Any commercial usage for additional platforms and new features would require a separate license from Spring Design Inc.
- a tablet running Android 2.3+
- a smartphone running Android 2.3+
2. Install ScreenShare Applications
Installing ScreenShare Browser on your smartphone and tablet
- Open Google Play Store (or Market) on your device.
- Search ScreenShare. Select ScreenShare (phone) app for your phone and select ScreenShare (tablet) app for your tablet.
- Install ScreenShare on phone and tablet.
Note: If ScreenShare (phone) is installed on tablet or vice versa, ScreenShare related functions will not work. You can verify this at ScreenShare>Menu>Settings>About. If you find ScreenShare (tablet) is installed on phone, please uninstall then install the correct one.
3. Setup ScreenShare Connection
You can connect your phone and tablet with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi network. However, we recommend using Bluetooth for its excellent performance in conserving your battery power. The stream function is supported when ScreenShare service is connected over Wi-Fi network only.
3-1. Bluetooth Connection setup
- Turn on Bluetooth on both of your phone and tablet.
- On your phone’s Bluetooth Settings, tap Discoverable or tap your phone device name to set your phone visiable to other Bluetooth devices.
- On your tablet, tap Scan for devices then tap device name to pair.
- Follow onscreen instructions on both devices to pair.
Now your devices are ready for ScreenShare connection.
3-2. Connecting via Bluetooth
- Launch ScreenShare service on both devices at ScreenShare>Menu>ScreenShare service.
- Change wireless network in ScreenShare service home screen to Bluetooth on both of your devices if it is set as Wi-Fi.
- ScreenShare service will display Bluetooth paired devices.
ScreenShare service connection setup is now completed.
Alternately, you can also use Wi-Fi connection to establish the connection between two devices (Connect your phone and tablet to the same Wi-Fi network or connect your tablet to your phone’s mobile hotspot when you are on the road, set wireless network as Wi-Fi in ScreenShare service on both your phone and tablet, tap your phone name on tablet service screen to start connection and confirm on your phone to complete the connection).
4. Using ScreenShare Browser
- You can use ScreenShare Browser when your tablet has internet access through its local 3G or Wi-Fi.
- You can also use ScreenShare Browser on your tablet via ScreenShare service when your tablet has no internet through its local 3G or Wi-Fi.
- When you use ScreenShare browser via ScreenShare service on your phone or tablet, you can tap Sync button in Menu to display current web page on your tablet or phone or you can long press a link then select Open in remote device.