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How to Screen Mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV?

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How fabulous would it be to see content from your iPhone on a TV screen? Well, do you want to know How to screen mirror iPhone to Samsung tv?

This feature is possible via screen mirroring, a standard function on most gadgets that allows you to transmit material from one device’s screen to another. Screen mirroring is known by various names, but on Apple devices, it is known as AirPlay.

Though AirPlay is an Apple feature, it has gotten considerably easier to connect across other devices since the release of AirPlay 2 in 2018. However, today we will take you through the steps of how to screen mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV using AirPlay and also through the standard HDMI method.

Screen Mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV via AirPlay

All Samsung Smart TVs from 2018 or later are AirPlay compatible. However, you can also check your model’s compatibility from this list.

To screen mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV, you will first have to turn on AirPlay on your TV. Here are the steps for it:

Turn on AirPlay on a Samsung TV

Step 1

Using your Samsung TV remote, access the settings of your TV and select “General.”

Step 2

From the menu, select “Apple AirPlay Settings.”

Step 3

Turn on “AirPlay ” by pressing the “On” button.

Now that AirPlay is enabled on your Samsung TV, you can cast your iPhone’s screen in 2 ways:

1. Mirror the entire iPhone screen

2. Mirror content from specific apps via AirPlay

For both these methods, your iPhone and Samsung TV need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Let’s see the steps to mirror the entire screen:

Method #1 – Mirror your Entire iPhone screen from the Control Center 

When you mirror your entire iPhone screen to your Samsung TV, whatever you do on your iPhone will be visible on the TV screen. 

Here’s how to go about it:

Step 1

Depending on the model, swipe down from the top-right or swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen to access the Control Center.

Step 2

Tap “Screen Mirroring.”

From the Control Center, tap on ‘Screen Mirroring.’

Step 3

Select your Samsung TV from the list of available devices.

Select your Samsung TV from the list of available devices

Step 4

If your Samsung TV prompts you for a passcode, type it into the pop-up on your iPhone.

The complete screen of your iPhone should now appear on your Samsung TV. When you play a video on your iPhone, your TV should instantly switch to full-screen mode.

Now coming to the second method.

Method #2 – Mirror Content from Specific Apps via AirPlay

Some mainstream media services, such as Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Hulu, include an AirPlay button directly in their apps if you don’t want to mirror your full phone screen to your TV. Unfortunately, Netflix’s in-app AirPlay feature is no longer available.

AirPlay is also available in several built-in iPhone apps, such as Photos, which you can find in the “Share” menu.

Following are the steps to mirror content from a specific app to your Samsung TV:

Step 1

Open the app and select the video or media file you wish to play.

Step 2

Tap the AirPlay button, a rectangle with a triangle beneath it, generally in the top-right or top-left corner of the screen. If you’re using the Photos app to AirPlay, press the “Share > AirPlay.”

Tap the AirPlay feature to start mirroring the content on your Samsung TV

Step 3

From the list of available devices, select the name of your Samsung TV.

Step 4

If your Samsung TV prompts you for a passcode, type it into the pop-up on your iPhone.

Step 5

After that, your photo or video should start mirroring on your Samsung TV.

These were two methods to screen mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV using the AirPlay feature. But, if your TV is not AirPlay compatible, you can still cast your iPhone’s screen on it using the conventional method: The HDMI cable!

Screen Mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV using an HDMI Cable and Lightning Digital AV Adapter

You will need an HDMI cable and a Lightning-to-HDMI adapter for a wired connection between your iPhone and Samsung TV.

In case you’re wondering, a Lightning-to-HDMI adaptor is a router that links your iPhone to your TV via an HDMI connection.

Follow the steps below to screen mirror your iPhone to a Samsung TV via an HDMI cable:

Step 1

Connect your iPhone/iPad to the lightning end of the wire.

Connect the lightning adapter to your iPhone

Step 2

Connect one end of your HDMI cable to the other end of the lightning adaptor.

Plug the HDMI cable into the adapter inserted into your iPad or iPhone's Lightning connector

Step 3

Now, attach the HDMI cable’s opposite end to the HDMI port of your Samsung TV.

Step 4

Change the television’s input to the appropriate HDMI channel.

Step 5

Start playing the media on your iPhone, and it will be mirrored on your Samsung TV.

So, that’s how to screen mirror an iPhone to a Samsung TV with and without cables.

Wrapping Up

Apple’s AirPlay feature allows you to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV and other devices as well. As a result, you can watch videos and photos that you play on your iPhone on your TV. Talk about convenience!

But don’t fret if your device doesn’t support AirPlay because you can still avail the screen mirroring feature via an HDMI cable.

So, the next time you want to show your photos or videos on a big screen, go through this article to help you go about the whole procedure.

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