Daily Tip: How to turn on AirPlay Mirroring

Wondering how to turn use AirPlay Mirroring on your new iPhone 4S or iPad 2? Air Play Mirroring is one of the great features of  iOS 5 and enables you to mirror your screen on your second generation Apple TV. Here's how to get it started.

First off we need to make sure AirPlay is enabled on the Apple TV

  • Go into Settings
  • AirPlay
  • Turn on AirPlay

Now we have done that, grab your iPhone 4S or iPad 2

  • Make sure it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV
  • Double Click the Home Button
  • Swipe twice from left to right in the fast app switching task bar
  • Click on the AirPlay icon which looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up
  • Select your Apple TV and turn the toggle switch on for Mirroring

Thats it, you should now see your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen on your Apple TV.

Enjoy this awesome new feature!

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Daily Tip: How to turn on AirPlay Mirroring


i really want to use this but wont give up my JB as its my only way to stream media from my pc to my livingroom tv

I was playing with Airplay this weekend. It seems since the update my Apple TV isn't showing the album art while i'm listening to music. from my iPhone 4S nothing was displayed to the TV, though I could hear. from my iPad, it would show the album art for the first track, then the black box with a music note on it for every other track. tried resetting ATV...no luck.

i have a 4S and iPad 2 both with iOS 5 and my apple tv is updated, i didn't even have to turn mirroring on on my iPad it was just an option on the multi task bar but can't find the option anywhere on my 4S, not under settings or general or anything