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How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV in 3 Easy Steps, With Photos

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How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV in 3 Easy Steps, With Photos

Mirroring the screen from an iPhone to a Samsung TV is quick and easy. Have you ever wanted to share pictures, videos, or music from your iPhone to your Samsung TV? We will walk you through the steps to share content from your iPhone to your Samsung TV. Let’s do it!

Step 1: Turn on the Samsung TV

Step one may be the most challenging. Finding your remote control!

Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV remote control
Turn the Samsung TV on by pressing the red power button on the remote.

Press the Red Power button in the upper left-hand corner of the Remote Control.  

Step 2: Verify the Wireless Network 

Verify that your Samsung TV and iPhone are on the same wireless network. Screen Mirroring between a Samsung TV and an iPhone will not work if you’re not on the same wireless network.

  • Press the home button on the remote control.
Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV remote control
The “Home” button has a small picture of a house on it.
  • Press the left side of the “direction pad” to move the selector to the left.
  • Continue moving left (past all the application icons) until you reach the “Setting” icon.
  • Press the upper side of the “direction pad” up once to move the selector “up.”
  • Press the right side of the “direction pad” to move the selector to the right until you reach the Network Icon.  
  • Press the “direction pad” up twice to move the selector “up.”
    • The first “up” will skip the “Network Configuration” window.  
    • The second “up” will place you on the Network status page.   
  • The Network status page shows the wireless television network.
Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV Network Status

Check the Samsung TV’s current network connection status and name.

The wireless network connection must be the same for both the television and the iPhone.

Step 3: Open the Control Center on Your iPhone  

To open the control center on your iPhone, swipe down from the upper-left or right corner of the screen.  

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Swipe down from the upper corners of your screen to access the iPhone’s control center.

Select the Box-n-Box icon in the center of your iPhone’s screen to turn on the mirror function.  

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Select “Screen Mirroring” and turn it on.

Step 4: Minimize the Connection Window

Your iPhone image displays on the Samsung TV.

The display on the Samsung TV mirrors everything on your iPhone. It’s a mirror. In addition, you don’t need to be in the same room as the TV for your phone to display your content on the TV screen. This will work as long as you connect both your iPhone and TV to the same network.

Step 5: How to Disconnect the iPhone Samsung Screen Mirror

Reopen the control center on your iPhone by swiping down from the upper-left or right corner of the iPhone’s display screen.

Mirror iPhone to Samsung TV - iPhone control center
Swipe down from the upper corners of your screen to access the iPhone’s control center.

Select the Box-n-Box icon in the center of your iPhone’s screen to turn off the mirror function. Then press the Stop Mirroring Icon.

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Choose “Stop Mirroring” to turn it off.

With technology, there’s usually more than one way to accomplish any task. In the following video, Abt Electronics demonstrates an alternative method — AirPlay — for displaying video or photos from your iPhone on your Samsung TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

My iPhone isn't connecting to my Samsung TV. What should I do?

  1. Verify that your iPhone and Samsung TV are on the same network. If they’re not on the same network, it won’t work.
  2. Reboot the iPhone
  3. Reboot the Samsung TV. Go to the Setting window and select “reset.”  
  4. If this isn’t possible, unplug the TV for five minutes, and then plug the TV back in.
  5. Try using a friend’s iPhone. Does it work? If yes, the issue is with your iPhone. If not, the problem is most likely with the Samsung TV.

Everything I view on my iPhone shows up on my Samsung TV. Why?

With screen mirroring, everything displayed on your iPhone is also displayed on your Samsung TV. (That’s why it’s called Screen Mirroring!) Screen mirroring is a good option when you want to display photos or a video from your iPhone, but there are better choices for streaming a movie or TV show.

I'm trying to watch a movie on my Samsung TV through mirroring, but the film keeps disappearing from the TV. The movie content is being replaced by other stuff from my iPhone.

Screen mirroring is a quirky little option. You can minimize the window you’re watching/streaming from on your iPhone, but as soon as you switch to another window, the screen mirroring switches to the new window. For example, you’re watching a movie and decide to respond to a text message. As soon as you switch to the messaging application, the screen display on your Samsung will display the text message window and stop streaming the movie. 

I don't want to screen mirror my iPhone to my Samsung TV. What other options are there to steam content to my TV?

There are many methods to display content from your iPhone onto the tv.

  1. Smart TV has a wide selection of streaming options. 
  2. Apple Airplay. Free, which is an excellent price indeed!  
  3. Roku. Depending on which Roku model you select, this will set you back anywhere from $15 to $45.
  4. HDMI cable and Apple Lightening to Digital AV adapter
  5. Firestick 
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