It is really an amazing experience to cast a mobile screen on a laptop. It can help you in many ways such as a phone screen on a PC can assist you to remove the extra step of grabbing the smartphone for each new notification
If you’re a developer, you’ll check app performance on the Android phone mockup, and sharing media files to your PC will also become very easy to do.
Before we start to discuss how to do it let’s know about it. Casting a mobile screen on a laptop works with a mirroring function that lets you replicate your laptop screen as Smart TVs from mobile.
Now let us know about screen mirroring. It’s a wonderful way in which you can share one device screen with another remotely.
To enjoy this feature we have to know how to do it. In this article, we will show you How to cast a mobile screen on a laptop. So no more talk let’s start to talk about the methods:
How to cast a mobile screen on a laptop
There are many types of mobile and laptop devices and the method of their casting are different. In this article, we will try our level best to show you some methods of some popular devices.
Cast an Android mobile screen on a laptop
In Android devices, things are not simple sometimes because many features support some of them and some don’t support them.
And it is true on casting screen on a laptop as well. But if you have the built-in feature of screencasting in your Android you can try this method.
The steps are given below:
Step-1: At first, you have to go on Settings.
Step-2: Then you have to head on Display and after that tap on Cast.
Step-3: Now tap on the Menu Button And here you have to activate the checkbox named Enable wireless display.
Step-4: After you do that and have the Connect app open you will see your PC that appears in the list.
Step-5: You have to just tap the PC and it will start projecting.
NOTE: If you cant see the option of your PC, it may cause the manufacturing difference of your device. In this case, you have to look up how to use the Miracast on your device and thus you can get more information.
Now you may see a black screen on your PC. And that is happening for the Settings app because it is considered Protected content for Security. So you have to leave the settings app before your Android screen appears in the Connect app.
Here the Connect app will produce notifications and you will find them on the Action Center. And one more thing when your laptop screen is black you can’t see your cursor and neither uses it.
If we start the projecting then one time we have to stop it also and for that, you have to close the Connect window on the PC by receiving the remote display or you can also do it with the remote display connection on the device projecting to it.
Cast a mobile screen on a laptop using Windows 10 projecting feature
To work with this method you should have the latest Windows 10 version on your laptop. If you have it then follows the below steps to cast a mobile screen on a laptop:
Ways to Find Open Connect app:
There are two different ways to find and open the Connect app. Both will work the same but for your good, we are writing both two ways. please don’t get confused and choose the best way for you:
At first, you have to find the Connect app and you can simply do this with the Cortana search console. Just go there, type Connect and that’s it.
This way is longer than above. But simple and to work with it you have to:
Step-1: Go to the Computer setting and search System Setting.
Step-2: Then select System Setting.
Step-3: Click on Launch the Connect app to project this PC.
When you have done this you have to use the Mobile cast feature, search for your laptop name showing on the screen and connect your Android mobile screen.
If you get any pin on the Connect app, you have to type the same pin when connecting mobile to laptops.
This method is an effective way but sometimes it happens that it may be grayed out in your laptop. In this condition you have to do the below steps:
Step-1: To solve this problem you have to go to Settings.
Step-2: Here you have to Search about apps and features.
Step-3: Now you can see an option named Optional feature, just click over it.
Step-4: Click on the Plus(+) button to add a feature.
Step-5: After the installation process of the wireless display optional app, an option will come on your laptop.
Note: The grayed condition may also caused for your Wi-fi card. Because your mobile screen cannot be cast if your Wi-Fi card doesn’t support the Miracast feature.
And one more thing different mobile has different icons and names for Miracast. So please check your Mobile Manual for information about icons.
Step-6: When you get the information about the icon you have to tap over that icon and there you can see your laptop name in the list of the supported casting device,
Step-7: You have to tap over the same on the laptop as shown in Connect app to start the casting process. When a PIN will be prompted on the Connect app you have to type the PIN in your mobile and tap on Start Now.
After you do the above things you will now be able to watch your mobile screen on your laptop. With this method, you will be able to experience the sound on the video that you are casting.
And you can also use the mouse or keyboard to work on your mobile.
Cast a mobile screen on a laptop using Chrome Browser
This method is not so simple but simple. Because in this method you cant use chrome directly for casting your mobile screen on a laptop. For this, you have to use a casting tool.
For your comfort to find the best casting tool for you here’s some best casting tools information for you. let’s find the best one for you:
The Vysor app
Vysor app is an amazing app to cast a mobile screen on a laptop. You can get this app both free and paid. In the free app, there’s some limitation but it works really nice.
Now let’s have a look at how you can work with this app:
Step-1: Go to the Chrome App Store and install the Vysor app.
Step-2: In the Chrome address bar type chrome://apps/ to open Chrome apps.
Step-3: Click Vysor to open the Vysor app.
Step-4: You also have to install the Vysor app on your mobile.
Step-5: Now connect Mobile to USB cable.
Step-6: Here you have to enable USB debugging. For this, you have to do the below things:
- In Phone Settings, you have to tap over about phone
- Tap seven times over the build number to enable developer options or you can press the overbuild number up to you see the message that says ”you are a developer now”.
- Now in the developer options, toggle on ”USB debugging”.
- Connect your mobile with a laptop using the USB cable that comes with the mobile.
- Go to the USB Setting and use the transfer file mode.
- On Mobile, a prompt will come that say you to allow YSB debugging. You have to allow it and also check the box “Always allow from this computer
Step-7: In the Vysor app, you have to choose your mobile name.
Step-8: Now you are ready to cast your mobile screen to a laptop.
AllCast Receiver Chrome app
This is another effective and interesting app for casting a mobile screen on a laptop. And you can work with this app without any cost.
So you can use this one as your tool. Here are the steps for casting with this tool:
Step-1: At first, you have to install the AllCast Receiver app in the Chrome browser using the Chrome app store.
Step-2: You have to do the Same on your mobile.
Step-3: Open the AllCast app in the Chrome browser.
Step-4: Now in your mobile app select the player: Chrome @ (Ip address of the laptop)
Step-5: You will also be able to select media files like audio, video, picture what was stored before to cast on Chrome browser or the chrome cast connected TV.
Limitation: This app doesn’t support screen mirroring or any kind of documents, You can only cast media files like audio, video, images accept those files no other files are supported.
Friends this was a complete guide on How to cast a mobile screen on a laptop. Hope this guide will help you with the information about methods.
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