“Can you mirror iPhone screen to Samsung Smart TV?” Is that the question that brought you to this page? You have arrived at the right destination. The answer is that you can mirror screen from iPhone to Samsung Smart TV in four different ways. Let’s check them out in this article.
All methods can help you mirror iPhone to Samsung TV for free without Apple TV. The first method shows the entire screen of your iPhone on the TV, while the second method only casts a video or photo to the TV. The third method uses a third-party app. The first three methods work wirelessly, while the four methods allow you to mirror your iPhone to a TV using a cable. Let’s begin.
Method 1: Using Screen Mirroring on iPhone
You can connect your iPhone to Samsung Smart TV via the native method of AirPlay function in iOS devices. The only downside is that only the newer models of Samsung TV support Airplay. That is, if you have a Samsung TV made in 2018 and later, you should be able to stream iPhone to Samsung TV without any third-party app.
However, to mirror iPhone to TV, you need to enable AirPlay on your Samsung TV first. Therefore, we have divided the steps into two sections – enable AirPlay on TV and mirror screen from iPhone to TV.
1. How to enable AirPlay on Samsung Smart TV
Step 1: Open Settings on your Samsung Smart TV. You can either press the “Settings” button on the TV or select the “Settings” option from your TV’s home screen.
Step 2: Go to General followed by Apple AirPlay Settings.
Step 3: Select AirPlay and select On. If it’s already enabled, skip to the next section.
Tip: Learn how to fix AirPlay not working on iPhone.
2. How to mirror screen from iPhone to Samsung TV
After enabling AirPlay on TV, follow the steps below to mirror iPhone to Samsung TV:
Note: For screen mirroring to work, make sure your iPhone and Samsung TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap on the Screen Mirror map (two rectangular boxes) located between the Orientation and Brightness maps.
Step 3: Select your Samsung Smart TV from the list of available devices.
Step 4: Enter the code displayed on your TV into your iPhone to connect the two.
Tip: If you don’t want to enter the code every time, go to Samsung TV settings > General > AirPlay > Request code. Select First time only.
That’s it. You have successfully started iPhone to Samsung TV screen mirroring. You see your entire iPhone screen on the TV. Everything you do on your iPhone is reflected on the TV.
Tip: Learn how to clear cache on Samsung TV.
Method 2: Use AirPlay in individual apps
If you just want to play a video or show photos from your iPhone to Samsung TV without mirroring the entire screen, you can use AirPlay function in supported apps.
Follow these steps to cast iPhone to Samsung TV or cast AirPlay:
Step 1: Open an app that supports casting. For example, YouTube, Google Photos, Apple Photos, etc. In this tutorial, we take YouTube as an example.
Step 2 Open the video you want to cast to Samsung TV.
Step 3: Tap the Cast icon at the top of the video and select your Samsung TV from the list. The video will play instantly on your TV. You can control the video with both the TV remote and your iPhone.
Step 4: On some apps like Apple Photos app, you can find the AirPlay option hidden in the share icon. So tap on the share icon in the app and select AirPlay from the share sheet. Select your Samsung TV.
Tip: Learn how to fix YouTube not working on Samsung Smart TV.
Method 3: Screen Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV with Third Party App
If the above methods don’t work, you can use third-party apps that support DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) to mirror iPhone to Samsung TV. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1 Install Web Video Cast app on your iPhone and Samsung TV.
Step 2: Open the app on your iPhone. Grant any permissions when prompted and make sure your Samsung TV and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: Tap on the three bars icon on the top left corner and choose Phone Files.
Step 4: Tap the folder icon at the top and select the file you want to view on TV.
Step 5: Tap Connect and select your Samsung TV from the list. Your file will immediately appear on your TV.
Tip: To disconnect, tap the Cast icon at the top and select Disconnect
Method 4: Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV with Digital AV Adapter
If your Samsung Smart TV doesn’t support AirPlay, you can use Apple’s official Lightning Digital AV Adapter to mirror your iPhone to your TV. Please note that you must purchase this device separately from Apple. You will also need an HDMI cable.
Follow these steps to mirror iPhone to Samsung TV with Lightning Digital AV Adapter:
Step 1: Plug the Lightning Digital AV Adapter Cable into your iPhone’s charging port.
Step 2: Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the Lightning Digital AV Adapter Cable and the other end into the HDMI port on your Samsung TV.
Step 3: Change the source of your TV to the HDMI port where you connected the HDMI cable in step 2. That’s it. The screen of your iPhone will appear on the TV immediately. Whatever you do on your phone will be mirrored on the TV.
Tip: You can use the connector next to the HDMI port in the Lightning adapter to charge your iPhone.
iPhone to Samsung TV Screen Mirroring FAQ 1. How to stop iPhone to TV screen mirroring?
Open Control Center and tap on the Screen Mirroring card. Then tap Stop Mirroring to stop showing your iPhone full screen on TV.
2. How to stop casting from iPhone to TV?
Open the app you are streaming to the TV from. Tap the AirPlay or Cast icon at the top and select Disconnect or Disable AirPlay depending on the option available. Check out other ways to disable AirPlay on iPhone.
3. How to fix iPhone to Samsung TV screen mirroring not working?
If you cannot mirror your iPhone to your TV, the first thing to do is to restart both your phone and TV. Next, make sure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and Wi-Fi band (2.5 or 5 GHz). Also check if your TV supports AirPlay or not.
4. How to mirror iPhone to Fire TV Stick?
You can mirror your iPhone to a Fire TV Stick using the same two methods mentioned above. However, you must enable screen mirroring on Fire TV by going to Fire TV Settings > Display & Audio. Tick Enable screen mirroring.
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