How to Mirror Your iPhone to a Samsung Smart TV

With a little setup, your iPhone screen can be mirrored to a much larger Samsung smart TV using Apple’s built-in iOS mirroring feature.

Apples iPhone has a handy built-in casting function that can be used with a Samsung smart TV to mirror the phone’s display to the big screen. It’s a great way to browse photos and review videos. While the iPhone’s display can be nice and crisp, seeing high-resolution images and video spread across a large panel really lets the detail shine through, especially on a 4K TV. Mirroring can also help with productivity and accessibility, by making small text and commands easier to see.

Samsung sells several televisions with the latest technologies and is one of the largest television manufacturers in the world. Its line of smart TVs, which were first introduced in 2007, come with internet connectivity and apps to add new features. One of the best is Samsung’s TV Plus app and service, a collection of over 70 channels that owners can stream for free. Samsung’s latest smart TVs also enable easy communication with smartphones.


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iPhone users who own a compatible Samsung Smart TV can mirror their smartphone display to the big screen using the iPhone’s built-in AirPlay capability. Enabling this feature is really quick and easy once it’s set up. The user should swipe down from the top right corner of the iPhone and tap on the Mirror control which looks like two overlapping rectangles or screens. It’s just to the left of the brightness control. A list of compatible devices will appear and you need to tap on the Samsung TV to select it. A pairing code may appear on the TV and must be entered on the iPhone to confirm it is the correct device for mirroring. Then the iPhone screen should appear on the Samsung TV. To disconnect from the TV, swipe down again to open the control center, tap the mirror control, then End mirroring.

Setup iPhone to Samsung Smart TV

Samsung Smart TVs and Apple iPhones

There is a bit of setup needed before iPhone screen can be mirrored to a Samsung Smart TV. Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. On the Samsung TV, this can be checked by opening the settings, then General, and Network. iPhone displays the current Wi-Fi network at the top of the Settings app. Samsung Smart TV must have AirPlay enabled. This option can be found in Settings under General, then AirPlay Settings.

Unfortunately, not all Samsung TVs support AirPlay. This list is quite long though and includes the Frame 2018, QLED 4K, 4K UHD and Smart Full HDTV N5300 TVs; 2019 QLED 8K and 4K TVs, as well as Frame, Serif and 4K UHD TVs; 2020 QLED 8K and 4K TVs, Frame and Serif TVs, Premiere projectors and Crystal UHD TVs; and 2021’s 27-inch and 32-inch M5 smart monitors, 32-inch M7 smart monitor, 8K and 4K QLED TVs, Frame TVs, and Crystal UHD TVs. Samsung Smart TVs continue to offer great value and advanced features and most newer models work with the iPhone for screen mirroring.

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