Sharing your screen (iOS) with the Zoom desktop client

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Zoom allows you to share your iOS screen (from an iPhone or iPad) in a meeting using the Zoom desktop client. You can share wirelessly for both macOS and Windows, utilizing iOS Screen Mirroring, or you can connect your iOS device to your macOS computer with a cable to share.

You can also share your entire iOS device screen using Screen Recording on iOS 11 or later.

Notes:

  • Some types of videos cannot be shared when using Screen Mirroring.
  • If the Disable desktop screen sharing for meetings you host setting (located in your Settings) is enabled, it will prevent the ability to use either of these sharing options. 

This article covers:

Prerequisites for sharing your iOS screen with the Zoom desktop client

Screen mirroring

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 3.5.27094.0918 or later
    • macOS: 3.5.27094.0918 or later
  • Computer and iOS device on the same network
  • iPhone 4 or later; iPad; iPad mini, 4th generation or later
  • Network and computer firewalls allowing Airplay access 

Wired sharing

  • macOS: 10.10 or later
  • Zoom desktop client for macOS: 4.0 or later
  • iOS device running iOS 8 or later
  • Lightning cable

How to share your iOS screen in a meeting through screen mirroring

  1. In a Zoom meeting, click Share Screen.
  2. Choose iPhone/iPad.
  3. (Optional) If you would like to also share your phone audio into the meeting, in the bottom-left corner, select the check box next to Share sound.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your iOS device:
    1. On your iPhone/iPad, access the control center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen. On iOS 11 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    2. Tap the icon for Screen Mirroring.
    3. Choose the Zoom-your computer option.
      Your device's screen will now be shared into the meeting.
  6. When you're finished sharing your iOS screen, you can do either of the following:
    • Tap Stop Mirroring on your iPhone/iPad
    • Click Stop Share in the meeting controls toolbar

How to share your iOS screen in a meeting with a wired connection

Note: Sharing with a wired connection is only possible on macOS devices. 

  1. In a Zoom meeting, click Share Screen.
  2. Choose iPhone/iPad via Cable.
  3. (Optional) If you would like to also share your phone audio into the meeting, in the bottom-left corner, select the check box next to Share computer sound.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions displayed:
    1. Connect your iPhone or iPad via cable. 
    2. When prompted on the iOS device, select Trust.
    3. Enter your passcode if required.
      Your device's screen will now be shared into the meeting.

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