How to Control iPhone/iPad from PC Using ApowerMirror

Guide

Due to iOS system restrictions, iPhone and iPad users are not allowed to control their devices from PC directly. The good news is that ApowerMirror will add a new feature to control iPhone/iPad from PC based on its screen mirroring functions. Below is a detailed guide on how to control iPhone/iPad from PC using ApowerMirror.

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How to control iPhone/iPad from PC using ApowerMirror

Install ApowerMirror

Click the button below to download and install ApowerMirror on your PC.

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Go to the App Store and search for “ApowerMirror” and install it on your iPhone/iPad. You can also click the button below to get it on your iOS device.

Mirror iPhone/iPad to PC

Before you start controlling your iPhone/iPad from PC, you need to mirror your iPhone or iPad to your computer. Check out this guide to do it.

Once mirrored, you will find the control icon on the right toolbar. Click the control icon and it will turn blue. Then you can start pairing your devices and control your iOS from your PC.

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Check system requirement

PC:
To control iOS device from PC, you need to make sure that your computer is running Windows 10 with version 1803 and above. To check your computer system edition and version, simply go to Settings > System > About, and you’ll find the Windows specifications. If the system edition is not Windows 10, or the version is below 1803, you need to upgrade your computer system.

check system specifications

iOS device:

The iOS system needs to be 12.5 and above. You can go to Settings > General > About on the iOS device to check the system version.

Bluetooth:

Check if your computer has Bluetooth capability. Generally, laptops have built-in Bluetooth capabilities; but for desktop computers, you may need an external Bluetooth adapter. The Bluetooth adapter or built-in Bluetooth needs to be Bluetooth 5.0 or higher and support the BLE protocol.

Pair and control iOS via Bluetooth

  1. On your Windows 10, click the Start menu.
  2. From there, proceed to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices, and turn on bluetooth.

    enable Bluetooth on Windows 10

  3. On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth, and enable Bluetooth.

    Bluetooth on iPhone

  4. It will automatically detect device to pair. Select your computer from the devices list to connect.
  5. On the list, if you see the option named Accessory, select it to connect.

    control iPhone

    If there are two the same computer names, you need to connect both devices through Bluetooth. If the accessory or dual device names do not appear, you need to check whether the Bluetooth is 5.0 or later and supports the BLE protocol.

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  6. Tap Pair on your iPhone.
  7. There will be an “Add a device” notification on your computer. Click it and a new window will pop up. Then click Allow to pair your iPhone/iPad and Windows 10.

    allow Bluetooth connection

  8. Once paired, you can control your iPhone/iPad from your Windows 10 computer.
  9. To stop controlling, simply click the control icon again and it will turn grey, and the control feature will then be disabled.

FAQs

Q: What to do if I can’t pair with Bluetooth?

A: You can tap Settings > Bluetooth, find the device you want to unpair, and tap the info button, then Forget This Device. Afterward, try pairing again.

unpair bluetooth

Conclusion

Above are the detailed steps on how to control iPhone/iPad from Windows PC. Simply follow the guidance to enjoy controlling iOS devices on your computer. If you have any inquiries, feel free to comment below.

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    I can't control my iphone from pc.
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    • Dear User, If you need to control an iOS device, please confirm that you meet the following conditions:1. Windows 10 system: 1803 and above2. iOS 12.5 and above3. Bluetooth supports the BLE4.0 protocol (usually a Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, you can consult the Bluetooth merchant whether to support the BLE 4.0 protocol when you buy it)After you meet the above three conditions, you can follow the steps below to control an iOS device:1. Turn on ApowerMirror, turn on the computer and mobile phone Bluetooth before projection, and turn on the control function on the right toolbar of the computer after the projection.Use the mobile phone searches the computer's Bluetooth, and you will find the Bluetooth device with the same name as the computer (there may be two, connected both of them) or the Bluetooth device called accessory is connected to this device.2. When pairing, pay attention to click yes when the pop-up window shows on the computer side.3. Check whether the connection is successful. iPhone selects an input box (such as the browser search box, etc.). The keyboard will be closed, indicating that the service connection is successful, and then remember to switch the keyboard input to English first.4. If the connection fails, please ignore the Bluetooth search and try again according to the above steps.Thank you for your support and understanding!
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    I have bluetooth turned on on both PC & phone, they're paired & connected just fine. App still says "you didn't turn on the bluetooth on PC & phone" so can't control from PC. iOS 15.1 iPhone 7 Win 10
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    • Dear User, If you need to control an iOS device, please confirm that you meet the following conditions:1. Windows 10 system: 1803 and above2. iOS 12.5 and above3. Bluetooth supports the BLE4.0 protocol (usually a Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, you can consult the Bluetooth merchant whether to support the BLE 4.0 protocol when you buy it)After you meet the above three conditions, you can follow the steps below to control an iOS device:1. Turn on ApowerMirror, turn on the computer and mobile phone Bluetooth before projection, and turn on the control function on the right toolbar of the computer after the projection.Use the mobile phone searches the computer's Bluetooth, and you will find the Bluetooth device with the same name as the computer (there may be two, connected both of them) or the Bluetooth device called accessory is connected to this device.2. When pairing, pay attention to click yes when the pop-up window shows on the computer side.3. Check whether the connection is successful. iPhone selects an input box (such as the browser search box, etc.). The keyboard will be closed, indicating that the service connection is successful, and then remember to switch the keyboard input to English first.4. If the connection fails, please ignore the Bluetooth search and try again according to the above steps.Thank you for your support and understanding!
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    unable to click things inside an app. i can only scroll the page, but i am unable to press any buttons on my iphone 11
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    • Dear User,Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.Computer control iOS devices currently only support the following functions:1. Click, slide left/ right, slide up/down (some models cannot slide up and down)2. Keyboard input (need to switch to iOS native input method)3. Shortcut keysalt+1 home buttonalt+2 App list​
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    good
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    best appppp
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