How to Mirror Project Android iOS Windows Phone device Screens to Windows Machine? During the demos, We may need to project or mirror the Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices screens to our windows desktop or laptop.
I struggled to get this working during the demos, and it’s a bit annoying. With the release of Microsoft Intune and the mobile management capabilities of SCCM 2012, we have more requirements for mirroring the screens of Android, iOS, and Windows devices. In this post, I’ll try to explain how I perform mirroring during the demo sessions.
How to Mirror or Project Windows Mobile Devices to Windows Machines?
For Windows mobile phone devices, it’s pretty straightforward. If you want to protect your phone screen from an external display but cannot connect to a wireless device, you can use a USB cable to connect to a Windows device. Download Project My Screen App for Windows Phone. This is totally free application !!
Some of the useful shortcut key combinations of Microsoft’s project My screen application.
F1 – help
ESC – Quit Windowed Mode
B – Toggle background image on or Off
E – Toggle expanded screen mode
F or Alt-Enter -Toggle FULL Screen Mode
R – Display the current frame rate
Left Arrow Key – Force Device orientation to landscape left
Right arrow Key – Force Device orientation to landscape Right
Up/Down arrow key – Force device orientation to portrait up
Spacebar – to Reset Device orientation (automatically follow phone)
How to Project or Mirror iOS devices like iPad, iPhone to Windows Desktop or Laptops?
I tried a couple of other applications to do the mirroring of the iPad to a Windows machine; however, I felt Annotate is easy to use. I must warn you that this is not a free application.
You need to pay for it. The Annotate Mirror Client needs to be installed on your computer to enable several features such as a mobile interactive whiteboard, screen mirroring, screencast recording, and remote desktop. More details about Annotate Mirror Client here.
You can also try the experience with the trial version of this mirroring application. All these devices should be connected to the same WiFi network to have annotated screen mirror working.
The best part of Annotate is that we don’t need to install any application on iPad or any of the iOS devices to start mirroring the screen to a Windows desktop or laptop.
The process is very straightforward, tap and bring up the AirPlay menu from the iPad and connect to the device name, similar to “Annotate:ANOOP”. Once connected, enable the mirroring option.
How to Project or Mirror Android devices to Windows Desktop or Laptops?
Annotate Mirror Client is one I use for the mirroring of Android mobile phones. As mentioned above, you need to get the license for projecting/mirroring Android and iOS devices with the same application. It’s better to take a yearly license. How to connect an Android phone to a Windows laptop using Annotate?
Tap and bring down the quick shortcut from your android device, then tap on the “Cast Screen” option. Cast Screen option in your android device will show you the devices nearby that you can connect to have a screencast. Select the device that starts with “Annotate:ANOOP“, and you’re done !! Your android phone started mirroring.
All these devices should be connected to the same WiFi network to have annotated screen mirror working.
If your Android phone doesn’t have the CAST option as mentioned below. You may need to install the chrome cast (Renamed to Google Cast :)) application from Google Play!
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…