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.

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:

phone mirror interface

1. More

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.

3. Settings

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).

4. Menu

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).

phone mirror interface

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

2. Toolbar

  • Game keyboard
  • Screenshot
  • 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

  • Back
  • Home
  • Recent applications

Part 2. Mirror/Control Android to PC & Mac Via USB

Step 1 Run Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac

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.

Step 2 Enable USB Debugging on Your Phone

Next, connect your Android phone to PC with a USB cable and follow the on-screen guide to enable USB debugging on your device.

connect device to phone mirror

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.

phone mirror - enable usb debugging


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".

Step 3 Start the Mirroring Process

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.

start screen mirroring


Do not close this interface while mirroring, you can minimize it to the system tray.

Step 4 Screen Mirroring Android to PC Successfully

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.

screen mirroring android to pc


Phone Mirror is now unable to mirror Android with audio.

Video Screen Mirror Android and Control Android from PC

Part 3. Take Screenshots of Android Screen on PC & Mac

Step 1 Connect Android phone to PC

Connect Android phone to PC and enable USB debugging.

Step 2 Screen mirroring Android on PC

Follow the steps in the second part and mirror Android to PC.

Step 3 Take Android Screenshots on PC

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.

phone mirror - screenshot on pc
  • 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.

Step 4 Adjust Screenshots Settings

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.

phone mirror - screenshot on pc

Part 4. Record Android Screen on PC & Mac

Step 1 Connect Android phone to PC

Connect your Android phone (enabled USB debugging) to PC.

Step 2 Screen mirroring Android on PC

Open screen mirroring window.

Step 3 Record Android Screen on PC

Click on Record button and start recording right away. Then you can record videos like games. (Currently not support audio recording.)

phone mirror - record android screen on pc

Step 4 Stop recording screen

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.


While recording, if the Android screen is locked or not dynamic, it might fail to record.

Step 5 Adjust Screen Recording Settings

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.)

phone mirror - record android screen on pc

Part 5. Transfer Files between Android and PC & Mac

Step 1 Connect your Android phone to PC

Connect your Android phone to PC, and enable USB debugging to display Android screen.

Step 2 Download Phone Mirror App

Click on the File Transfer button on the right toolbar. You need to download the Phone Mirror app on your Android phone at first.

download phone mirror app

Step 3 Allow File Access to Transfer Files

After agreeing to the service agreement and privacy policy, allow File Access to transfer files.

phone mirror - allow file access

Step 4 Start Transferring Files

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.

phone mirror - transfer files

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.

phone mirror - transfer files

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.

phone mirror - transfer files

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.

phone mirror - transfer files

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