Apple Watch serves many purposes on your wrist, from playing music to competing with friends. It’s like carrying around a mini iPhone with some useful apps and health tracking features. Accessing the information you need on your Apple Watch is simple, though. The small screen may seem like a limitation. So now you can switch your Apple Watch display to your iPhone and control it remotely.
This is also very beneficial for app developers who want to test their apps on Apple Watch. This trick is useful whether you want to check your activity data or play a game from your Apple Watch on a bigger screen. Here’s everything you need to know about changing the Apple Watch screen and how to turn it on.
Supported Devices for Apple Watch Screen Mirroring
The ability to mirror the screen of your Apple Watch onto an iPhone was introduced as part of iOS 16 and watchOS 9. Therefore, Only devices running these firmware versions can take advantage of this feature. Here are the iPhones and Apple Watches that are compatible with the screen mirroring feature.
- iPhone 14 Series and 14 Pro series
- iPhone 13 Series and 13 Pro Series
- iPhone 12 Series and 12 Pro series
- iPhone 11 series
- iPhone XS/XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd gen)
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
Supported Apple Watches:
- Apple Watch Ultra
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch SE (1st and 2nd gen)
Requirements to mirror your Apple Watch screen on your iPhone
In addition to the supported iPhone and Apple Watch, there are other requirements that must be met in order to cast your Apple Watch screen to your iPhone.
- Connect your iPhone and Apple Watch to the same Apple ID.
- Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both devices.
- Keep both devices close to each other, as failure to do so may cause connection issues or delays.
- Update to the latest software version on both iPhone and Apple Watch.
Once you’ve satisfied all these conditions, here’s how you can enable mirroring on your Apple Watch.
How to Enable Screen Mirroring on Apple Watch
Step 1: Wear Apple Watch on your wrist and unlock.
Step 2: Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down to the Accessibility section.
Step 3: under physical and motor; Select the ‘Apple Watch Mirroring’ option.
Step 4: Turn on the switch next to ‘Apple Watch Mirroring’.
Your Apple Watch’s screen will now be mirrored on your iPhone.
What can you do after mirroring your Apple Watch’s screen?
The mirroring process is done through AirPlay. When the mirroring process begins, you’ll see a blue outline along the edges of the Apple Watch.
You can control the Apple Watch through the display on your iPhone. Swipe around to access the different menus or tap the digital crown or side button icons to activate them.
You can use it on your iPhone’s larger screen by opening your favorite apps directly on Apple Watch or through screen mirroring.
There is a slight delay when performing an action on the Apple Watch and when it appears on the mirrored screen, but it’s definitely usable.
Why doesn’t Apple Watch Screen Mirroring work on my iPhone?
There could be several reasons why the screen mirroring function is not working on your Apple Watch and iPhone. However, here are some solutions you can try.
1. Connect to the same Wi-Fi network on both devices.
As discussed earlier, Try connecting your iPhone and Apple Watch to the same Wi-Fi network to make sure they can communicate easily.
If you’re using mobile data on your iPhone. Connect to a Wi-Fi network instead so your Apple Watch can also connect to the same network.
2. Place your Apple Watch close to the iPhone.
Because the screen is mirrored wirelessly. It’s best to keep the iPhone as close to the Apple Watch as possible during the mirroring process.
3. Charge your Apple Watch.
If you’re running low on juice, your Apple Watch may be mirroring the screen to save battery.
Make sure to charge your Apple Watch to a respectable battery level first and try again.
4. Change airplane mode and try again.
Toggling Airplane Mode resets the radios on your iPhone and Apple Watch. So, turn on airplane mode on both your iPhone and Apple Watch for a few seconds before turning it off.
Then follow the steps to cast your screen again. This will solve any problems you may have with mirroring.
FAQs for Apple Watch Screen Mirroring
Click the Close button in the Screen Sharing window on your iPhone to stop the sharing process.
yes Screen Mirroring is available on both the GPS and Cellular versions of the Apple Watch.
Unfortunately, This has not yet been possible. Who knows if Apple will introduce it in the future?
You can take a screenshot by pressing the digital crown and the side button at the same time.
Control Apple Watch from your iPhone.
Now you can switch the display of your Apple Watch to your iPhone and control it remotely. This way you can access all the information from your Apple Watch on a bigger screen. Developers creating apps for the Apple Watch will find it helpful to troubleshoot or debug their apps through the iPhone’s interface.
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