How to Display iPad on Computer

How to Display iPad on Computer

Last updated on January 21, 2019 by

If we have to view a small-sized iPad screen for a long period, we wonder if there is a way to display iPad on a big screen. When we need to share iPad photos or videos with family or friends, we will think how wonderful it would be if iPad screen could be displayed on PC. In daily life, there are so many situations where we need to display iPad on computer. Then we will wonder how we can manage to do so. Is there any way or app make it possible?

Glad to tell you the answer is yes. As long as you surf the Internet, you can find different similar ways to mirror iPad screen. With these tools, what you do on iPad is well streamed to the computer, so that you can watch videos, play games and demo apps on the big screen from your iPad.

Terrific ways to mirror iPad on computer

There are many ways available on the market to display iPad on a big screen, while this post will list out three good methods for you, so that you can display iPad on computer for demonstrations, simulations, explanations and showing examples etc.



ApowerMirror is a powerful app which is compatible with a variety of AirPlay enabled third party applications. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS system and enables you to stream phone and iPad screen to your computer. You can also watch movies, play mobile games or share photos with friends and family on a bigger screen. As for how to mirror iPad screen on PC, follow steps below.

  • Download ApowerMirror both on your PC and iPad.


  • Make sure your phone and PC are connected to the same WiFi network. Open “Control center” and tap “Screen Mirroring” to choose the name of your device.
  • Then your iPad screen will be streamed to the computer.

Pros: This app can also stream iPad audio at the same time. What’s more, it allows you to record your iPad screen, mark the screen and take screenshots.



ApowerManager is specially designed to make a comprehensive management of your iPad. To be specific, this tool enables users to delete, backup, restore, and manage iPad data including messages, contacts, notes, photos, music, videos, apps and iBook. It is completely compatible with iOS and Android operation system. To learn how to display iPad on computer, get started with the following steps.

  • Download this tool and connect iPad to computer through USB cable.


  • Enter the Main Interface “My device” to see basic information about your iPad.
  • Keep tapping on “Reflect” button to display iPad on PC.
  • Click “Full screen” to sync iPad with a big screen.
  • Hit “X” for completion, back to “My Phone” and click “Disconnect” to disconnect your iPad.

Furthermore, this application can allow you to record the iPad screen along with the sound, which is very useful. Below shows the process.

  1. Launch the ApowerManager. Click “Tools” tab on the top of the interface. Open “iOS Recorder”.

    iOS Recorder

  2. Make sure your iPad and PC are connected to the same WiFi network. On your iPad, swipe up from the bottom and tap “Screen Mirroring”.
  3. Choose the name of your computer.
  4. Then your iPad screen will be mirrored to the computer. Click “Start recording” to record the phone screen. Or click “Screenshot” to take a screenshot. Under “Options” > “Recording settings” > “Audio input”, you can choose to record system sound, microphone or both.

Record options

Pros: Not only can it present the content without distraction in full screen mode, it also offers a button to take a screenshot in full screen. Besides, this program is made to connect two iOS or Android devices simultaneously. It ensures no compromise of quality of the transferred content and it is risk-free so that you don’t need to worry about the leaking of personal information.


iTools is a free file or data manager which is served as a synchronous assistant for iDevices (iphone, ipad, ipod touch). Please note you must have latest version of iTunes installed for this to work. Using iTools to display iPad on PC, you need to take the following steps.

  • Open iTools on the computer and connect your iPad through USB cable.
  • Click “Desktop” and then tap on “Live Desktop” on the top of the screen.

    iTools display iPad

  • Keep your iPad activated and mirror iPad screen on computer.

Cons: One of shortages of iTools that users often complain is about the screen size. Although the screen on PC is larger than that on iPad, it is still not bigger enough to view it comfortably. Besides, when mirroring in full screen, you will find there is no option for you to exit, instead you have to click “Esc” on the keyboard to finish display in full screen mode.

Actually there are more methods on how to display iPad on PC, but when taking the comprehensive functions into consideration, three methods above would be good choices. If you are heavy user of iPad, ApowerMirror would be the best choice fulfilling all your requirements, for it not only perfectly displays iPad on PC, but also can record your phone screen.

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Posted by:Ada Reed on toMobile Manager, Phone Mirror, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on January 21, 2019

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