How to Use ApowerMirror

Last updated on July 4, 2017 by

ApowerMirror is an application to stream Android/iPhone screen to the computer. It also allows Android users to control devices from PC with mouse and keyboard. With this program, people can freely enjoy media files saved in the phone from the computer, present PPT, PDF and other documents with colleges or partners in a big screen, and play Android games or sending messages using mouse and keyboard. Now, let’s get to know how to use this tool.

Guide on How to Use ApowerMirror

Connect Phone to PC

Download the application on your Windows computer or Mac. Install and launch it.


For iPhone:

  1. Connect iPhone and PC to the same WiFi network.
  2. On your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If your iPhone is running iOS 10 or above, tap “AirPlay Mirroring”, choose the name that displays as “Apowersoft”.

    Open AirPlay after iOS 10

  3. If the iOS system is below iOS 10, tap “AirPlay”, choose the device named “Apowersoft” and turn on “Mirroring”. Then your iPhone screen is reflected on the computer.

Open AirPlay before iOS 10

For Android:

Via USB:

  1. Turn on USB debugging on your Android.

    Open USB Debugging

  2. Connect Android to PC via USB cable. On your phone, if windows appear asking to allow USB debugging, choose “Always allow from this computer” and tap “OK”. Wait for an app to be installed on your Android. Some phones may need you to install the app manually.

    Allow USB debugging

  3. Open the app on your phone. A notification will pop up. Tap “START NOW” and your Android screen will be mirrored to PC.

Start Now

Via WiFi:

  1. Get Android and PC linked to the same network.
  2. Download the ApowerMirror app on your Android.

  3. Open the app on the phone. Switch to “WiFi Connection”. Tap “MIRROR”. Choose the device beginning with “Apowersoft”. Tap “START NOW”. Afterward, you will see the Android screen on the computer.

Android WiFi connection

Note: you can check “Don’t show again” in the notification window to avoid tapping it every time.

Features You can Enjoy

Shared Functions for both Android & iPhone

Stream Android and iPhone screens simultaneously

ApowerMirror is perfectly compatible with both Android and iOS systems. Moreover, it can display three devices on the computer at the same time. All you need to do is establishing the connections of the phones to the computer.

mirror multiple devices

Note: you can go to “Options” > “General settings” to change the display quality if needed.

Adjust quality settings

Record phone screen with audio

For iPhone with AirPlay service, after the successful connection via WiFi, you can freely record the operation on your mobile along with audio by tapping the “Start recording” button on the right side of the application or directly pressing Ctrl+R. While for Android devices, you can also record phone screen through both USB and WiFi. However, if you want to stream or record Android audio, you need to use Chromecast or Google Home to wirelessly cast your phone screen to ApowerMirror. Using ApowerMirror alone cannot stream the Android audio.

Record screen

Note: On Windows computer, before recording, you may go to “Options” > “Capturing settings” and choose the video format, video quality, output directory, or audio input. This application can record system sound from both the mobile phone and the computer with the right operation. Besides, it can also record the microphone of your computer. You can press Ctrl and +/- simultaneously to adjust the volume.

Capture Settings

Take phone screenshots with one click

ApowerMirror allows you to make screenshots of the phone with ease. Simply turn the phone to the screen you want to capture, and then click the “Screenshot” icon on the right bar or press Ctrl+Q.

Take screenshot

Exclusive Functions for Android

Control Android from PC

ApowerMirror allows users to fully control devices running Android 5.0 and higher from the computer with mouse and keyboard. For now, it allows you to control three Android devices simultaneously. For the first time, please use USB to get connected. After the “Control from PC” mode has been activated, you can also use WiFi connection to achieve it. If a window appears saying that the “Control from PC” mode has not been enabled, just tap “Enable now”.

Note: the “Control from PC” mode may be disabled if you restart the phone. In this case, please connect your phone to PC through USB cable again.

Control Android from PC

Send Android messages from PC

After connection via USB or WiFi, you can enter SMS, WhatsApp, and other social network apps to send messages with mouse and keyboard conveniently. You can change the input method of the computer so as to enter the right language you want. What’s more, you can press Ctrl+C to copy the texts from the computer and press Ctrl+V to directly paste them on your phone.

Send messages

Display Android notifications

This software can also show the notifications on your Android phone. After you build the connection through USB or WiFi, you will see a dialog coming out, inquiring whether you want ApowerMirror to show the notification. Hit “Enable now” and it will jump into the “Notification access” screen. Turn on “ApowerMirror”.

Open Notification on PC

You can also make the settings on your Android phone. Run the ApowerMirror app on the mobile. Tap the menu button on the upper left corner. Choose “Settings”, open “Desktop notifications”. Turn on “ApowerMirror” and tap “OK”.

Open Notification on phone


Q: How can I turn on “Control from PC” mode?

A: Once you successfully connect your Android to ApowerMirror via USB cable, it will be activated automatically.

Q: Why is the “Control from PC” mode displaying disabled by itself?

A: Due to the system restriction, if you restart your phone, the permission of enabling “Control Android from PC” will be disabled by Android system. Therefore, you need to connect your Android to the application using USB cable to re-activate it.

Q: Do I need to connect via USB cable to activate the “Control from PC” mode every time I use WiFi Connection?

A: Not necessary. As long as you don’t restart the phone or clean the cache, theoretically, the mode will be enabled all the time once activated.

Q: Why can’t I connect my phone to ApowerMirror via WiFi?

A: It is possible that your phone and PC are not connected to the same WiFi network.

Q: Why can’t I connect my Android to ApowerMirror via USB?

A: It is possible that you haven’t turned on USB debugging on your phone.

Q: Why can’t I hear/record the sound of my Android after I connect it to PC using ApowerMirror app?

A: Sorry, ApowerMirror app cannot stream the Android audio. You need to use Chromecast or Google Home to cast your Android to ApowerMirror via WiFi so that you can hear or record it.

Q: Do you have any shortcuts when using ApowerMirror?

A: Yes. You can press Ctrl+Q to take screenshots, Ctrl+R to record screen, Ctrl++ or Ctrl+- to control the volume, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy the texts from the computer and paste them into the phone.

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  • i uninstalled apower mirror on both my phone and computer but but it still appears on my computer when ever i connect a cable,it doesnt appear in the installed softwares list so i can uninstall
    • Hi, you can go to the folder where you installed ApowerMirror. Find uninstall and double click it. Thank you!
  • mirrorin has no sound (useless for videos)
    • Hi, sorry for it. As mentioned in the guide, iPhone users can stream the audio to PC via AirPlay, while Android users need to use Google Home or Chromecast service to stream the audio to PC.
  • I've on USB debugging. but when I try to connect after 18% to says enable USB debugging every time.
    • Hi, sorry for the problem. Would you please send feedback along with log file from the desktop program? Our technician needs it to locate the problem. Thank you!
  • In my lenova a6000 plus mobile control from pc not working properly,Touches are not working
    • Hi, sorry for the problem. Please follow the screenshot below and send feedback along with log file to us. Thank you! ApowerMirror Feedback
  • Hi I have just installed this on my Mac and Android Phone. If I use Wifi to connect it mirrors the Android phone with no problems. If I use USB it won't connect. (It get to 27%). Debug is on.
    • Hi, sorry for the problem. Please send feedback along with log file from the program. Our technician will check it soon. Thank you very much!
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