Many users know that we can use Wi-Fi to share iPad screen with PC via AirPlay. Not many of them know that we can mirror iPad screen without AirPlay. You can also share iPad screen with PC via USB cable. This article will show you both ways to display iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad Mini on PC: via Wi-Fi or with USB cable.
When AirPlay is not working on your iPad, or you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi, you may need to share iPad screen on PC with a USB cable. There is a tool named iTool that can help you. iTool is actually a data transfer and backup program for the iOS device and it also comes with Screen Mirror feature that can mirror iPad, iPhone screen on PC via USB connection. Moreover, you can record your iPad screen as you are viewing the screen on PC.
Here is how to use iTool to share iPad screen on PC with USB cable.
Step 1 Access iTool Screen Mirror Feature
Download the Win version of iTool on a PC. Click Toolbox and you’ll find Screen Mirror.
Step 2 Connect iPad to PC with USB Cable
Connect your iPad or iPad Pro/Mini/Air to PC with a workable USB cable. When the device appears, click Screen Mirror.
Step 3 Enable iOS Develop Mode
iTool will pop up a notification asking you to enable iOS Developer Mode. Click OK to allow and iTool will install a Developer option on your iPad.
Step 4 Share iPad Screen on PC via USB
Once the Developer option is enabled, your iPad screen will show on the PC.
Note: On the free trial version of iTool, you cannot record iPad screen.
Even though you can mirror iPad on PC without network connection, you probably prefer sharing iPad screen via AirPlay wirelessly because, with AirPlay, you can view iOS screen more smoothly on a bigger screen. Since Windows PC don’t have built-in AirPlay, you need FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder, an AirPlay receiver to help you.
FonePaw ScreenMo (opens new window) can share one or multiple iPads on PC using Wi-Fi. It can display what’s going on iPad screen without lagging so it is perfect for product presentation, gameplay and more. Also, it records iPad screen with audio.
Step 1 Get iOS Screen Recorder on PC
Click the download button below to download and install FonePaw ScreenMo on your PC. After installation, open the application.
Step 2 Put Your iPad and PC on the Same Wi-Fi
Make sure that your PC and iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
Step 3 Display iPad Screen on PC Wirelessly
On your iPad, swipe up to open Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring and choose FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder. Your iPad screen will be mirrored to PC immediately.
Step 4 View and Record iPad Screen on PC
You can then view iPad screen on PC. If you need, click the record button to record a screencast of your iPad.
That’s how to share iPad screen on PC with USB cable or with Wi-Fi. Which way do you prefer? leave your opinion below.