How to Mirror an Android Screen to Another Android Device
Watching a movie on your phone can be uncomfortable enough. If you share that screen with a friend, it can be incredibly distracting. For Android users, there is an easy way to share the content of your screen without the inconvenience.
If the other person is an Android device user, you can mirror your screen using a third-party screen mirroring app. That way, every move you make on your phone will appear on the other Android device, as long as they stay connected.
Screen mirroring is also helpful if you want to share your screen to troubleshoot an issue with another Android user. Whatever the intended purpose may be, we’ll guide you through how it works.
How to Mirror Android to Android
Android phones and tablets don’t have a built-in screen mirroring feature – at least not yet. While it would be nice to have one, it’s still quite simple to mirror the content of one Android device to another.
There are many screen mirroring apps on the Google Play store, but we’ll go over three top-rated picks that are free to download and use:
This is one of the most versatile screen mirror apps available. Not only can it be used between two Android devices, but you can also mirror your Android to a PC or TV screen. It’s also easy to use and works reliably.
Before we guide you through the steps to use this app, you need to make sure that both Android devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Once you have that covered, here’s what to do next:
- Download and install the ApowerMirror app on both Android devices.
- Now, launch the app from device A and device B.
- From device A, select the “Wi-Fi” tab and wait until the app recognizes device B.
- Tap on the name of device B and then select “Mirror.”
- Then, select “Start Now,” and the mirroring process will begin.
If the connection is stable, the person using device A will control what device B sees. You can adjust the mirroring resolution and definition within the app to increase or decrease the image quality to match connection strength.
Another well-known Android screen-sharing app is Inkwire. It’s handy for helping friends and family solve their Android-related conundrums.
It also enables you to watch your friend play a game from your phone comfortably. Before sharing your screen with this app, make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
If Wi-Fi isn’t available, one of the devices can turn on a hotspot, and the other can connect. Once that’s completed, here’s what to do:
- On both devices, download the Inkwire screen mirroring app from the Google Play store.
- Open the app on each device. From device A, select “Share” followed by “Start Now.” The app will generate a 12-digit access code.
- Now, from device B, select “Access.” Enter the 12-digit code from device A and select “Access” again.
The devices will connect automatically, and the user with phone B will see everything the user with phone A is doing. If you want to end the mirroring session, the phone B user can drag the notification panel and select “Stop.”
The third screen mirroring app Android users might want to consider is Screen Share. It offers features such as voice chat and drawing.
It’s geared towards remote assistance and customer support for Android users, but it can be used in other creative ways. To use the Screen Share app correctly, here’s what you should do:
- Download and install the Screen Share app on Android devices A and B from Google Play Store.
- Launch the app on both devices. On device A, click on the “Share” option. A 5-digit PIN will appear.
- From device B, select the “Assist” option.
- Now, enter the 5-digit PIN provided by device A.
The mirroring will start instantaneously, and you can even share the screen with another Android user.
How to Mirror Your Android Device With a Smart TV
If you own an Android TV or any TV with a built-in screencasting feature, you can use your Android phone for mirroring. The same applies if you have a Chromecast device that has made your TV “smart.”
To successfully mirror your phone’s screen to a TV, you’ll first need to download and set up a Google Home app on your Android device. Once you do that, here’s what to do next:
- Turn on your TV and make sure it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Android device.
- Launch the Google Home app on your phone.
- Tap on the name of your TV in the list of devices.
- Select “Cast my screen.”
- You’ll see a pop-up message explaining “mirroring” and that the experience will vary depending on the device you’re using.
- Now, tap on “Cast Screen” followed by “Start Now.”
You’ll see your phone screen on the TV and a dial to adjust the volume. The screen will be in portrait mode by default, but you can change it to landscape if it’s more convenient. This way, you can enjoy the content of your phone on the big screen with minimal effort.
More Fun and Easier Access With Screen Mirroring
While no app is perfect, the three mirroring apps we’ve discussed will get the job done when it comes to sharing the screen from one Android device to another.
The device’s age and condition will impact how well this process works and what kind of content you’re mirroring. You can try all three apps and see which one works best for you.
Also, if you have a TV that supports casting technology, you can mirror your Android by using the Google Home app, which can be pretty convenient.
What would you mirror from your Android device? Let us know in the comments section below.