How to Screen Mirror Android to PC & Mac
Phone Mirror helps you mirror Android phone to PC and Mac via USB, so you can control Android device with mouse and keyboard freely. Besides, you can take screenshots and recording Android screen directly from computer, transfer files between Android and computer. It is now available on both Windows and Mac.Available for macOS 13 and below Available for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7
- Part 1. Basic Instruction of Phone Mirror
- Part 2. Mirror/Control Android to PC & Mac Via USB
- Part 3. Take Screenshots of Android Screen on PC & Mac
- Part 4. Record Android Screen on PC & Mac
- Part 5. Transfer Files between Android and PC & Mac
Part 1. Basic Instruction of Phone Mirror
As Phone Mirror has 2 interfaces and multiple menu buttons, before we get into how to use this program, let us look at each of them and their introductions:
This button is enabled after you hide the screen mirror window. Click on it, you can choose to take screenshots or record screen without displaying the mirror window.
2. Mirroring button
After connecting your Android phone and enabling USB debugging, click on this button to start mirroring.
If you want to change the language, screen mirror settings, or screenshot and recording settings, then you should go there. And "Check for update" is also in Settings (in the Menu bar on Mac).
For detailed guide or way to open log and send a feedback while using Phone Mirror, click on Menu button and then corresponding options (in the Menu bar on Mac).
1. Top Menu
- Hide the screen mirror window
- Optimal window size: click to keep the screen mirror window at the most suitable display scale.
- Pin: Click to put the screen mirror window always on top.
- Minimize window
- Maximize window
- Close the program
- Game keyboard
- Screen recording
- File transfer
- Screen-off mirroring: Turn off the screen on your Android device while screen is still displaying on PC.
3. Virtual navigation bar
- Recent applications
Part 2. Mirror/Control Android to PC & Mac Via USB
Step1: At first, download and install Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac. Then run it successfully. Phone Mirror supports iOS and Android screen mirroring. And the default option is for Android.
Step2: Next, connect your Android phone to PC with a USB cable and follow the on-screen guide to enable USB debugging on your device.
The program will detect your Android brand and provide specific steps to enable USB debugging for Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. Other brands are given the general steps for Android.
Note: The USB debugging process may vary from Android brand to Android brand. You can also watch the video tutorial: How to enable USB debugging)
- Swipe down the taskbar and tap on the “USB Charging”, and make sure the USB option is switched to "Transferring files".
- Go to Settings > About phone > Build number, then tap it for 7 times to turn on Developer options.
- Tap on Developer options and then swipe down to find USB debugging option, and toggle it on.
- When the notification pops up to ask “Allow USB debugging?”, tap on Allow. You can tick "Always allow from this computer".
Step3: After Phone Mirror detects your Android phone, it will display the mobile screen directly. Or click on mirror button to start the process. You can see the Android screen on PC right away.
Note: Do not close this interface while mirroring, you can minimize it to the system tray.
Step4: Since the Android screen is displayed on PC, you can now control it with mouse and keyboard. It also supports connecting up to 5 Android phones at a time.
Note: Phone Mirror is now unable to mirror Android with audio.
Part 3. Take Screenshots of Android Screen on PC & Mac
Step1: Connect Android phone to PC and enable USB debugging.
Step2: Start screen mirroring Android on PC.
Step3: Click on Screenshot button on the right toolbar to take a screenshot of Android screen. Phone Mirror will create a folder to save the pictures on the computer.
- Double click on the picture, it will jump to the folder where you saved it.
- Click on Copy and then paste it to other places like a word doc, WhatsApp chat.
Step4: To change the save path of screenshots or the picture format, go to Settings and locate Android screenshot and screen recording settings. Then choose your preference.
Part 4. Record Android Screen on PC & Mac
Step1: Connect your Android phone (enabled USB debugging) to PC.
Step2: Open screen mirroring window.
Step3: Click on Record button and start recording right away. Then you can record videos like games. (Currently not support audio recording.)
Step4: To stop recording, click on Recording button again. It will be automatically saved on your computer. Also, double click on the video or click on Copy to paste it.
Note: While recording, if the Android screen is locked or not dynamic, it might fail to record.
Step5: To change the recording format like MP4 and MKV, or change the save path, go to Settings and pick the choices you like. (Mac only supports MP4 format.)
Part 5. Transfer Files between Android and PC & Mac
Step1: Connect your Android phone to PC, and enable USB debugging to display Android screen.
Step 2: Click on the File Transfer button on the right toolbar. You need to download the Phone Mirror app on your Android phone at first.
Step 4: Now you can start transferring files between Android and computers.
To transfer files from PC/Mac to Android: Drag and drop the files you want to the Android mirroring window. You phone can be in any screen, like the home screen as shown below.
If you want to see the transferred files, open Phone Mirror app, click on File Transfer > Phone Mirror. Here you will see all files that has been transferred from PC to Android.
To transfer files from Android to PC/Mac: open Phone Mirror app > File Transfer. Here 6 file types have been listed. You can also check Phone Storage.
Select the files you want to transfer, use the left-click mouse button to long press and then drag the files to PC. You can also select multiple files to transfer at a time.
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