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Mirror Your iPad or iPhone to an Apple TV with AirPlay


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Fairfield University's classroom televisions and projectors  are equipped with Apple TVs, which allow you to mirror your iOS device's screen via AirPlay. This guide shows how to connect to and disconnect from an Apple TV using AirPlay. It has been created using screenshots from an iPad. Although visuals may differ slightly, the method below may also be used for an iPhone.

 

In order to connect to AirPlay, your iOS device must be registered for campus Wi-Fi use. For assistance with Wi-Fi registration, please go to Fairfield.edu/wireless. If you still need assistance please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or submit a ticket by going to itshelpdesk.fairfield.edu.

 

Note: While AirPlay facilitates both your device's visuals and sound, you should not use it to show lengthy videos. Connecting your device to an HDMI cable is the most reliable way to display videos. Please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or itshelpdesk@fairfield.edu if you need an adapter for connecting your iPad to classroom cables.

 

1) Connect to the Apple TV via AirPlay


Confirm that your classroom's TV or projector is set to its Apple TV's input. An AirPlay screen similar to the one below should be displaying.

 

Note: You may have to cycle through input's using the wall panel's Source or Video button. Apple TVs are usually found on the HDMI 1 input.


 

Swipe upwards from the bottom of your iPad's screen to pull up its Control Center. Start your swipe from the black border around the screen.

 

If they are not already blue (active), tap the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons.

 

Note: The Control Center also has a Rotation Lock toggle and Screen Brightness Slider.


 

Tap AirPlay Mirroring, wait for all options to appear, then choose which Apple TV you would like to connect to.


 

A 4-digit code will appear on the TV or projector screen you have chosen. Enter it in the AirPlay Password field that appears on your device, then tap OK. Your device's screen should display on the classroom TV or projector screen right away.


 

 

2) Properly Disconnect from the Apple TV


It is important to properly disconnect from an Apple TV prior to leaving its classroom. This prevents issues for the next computer or device that attempts to connect via AirPlay, including your iPad or iPhone.

 

Swipe upwards from the bottom of your iPad's screen to pull up its Control Center. Start your swipe from the black border around the screen.

 

Tap the AirPlay button, which is now displaying your Apple TV's name.


 

Tap Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring.


 

AirPlay on iPads running iOS 12 or higher

 

Swipe downward from the upper right corner of your iPad's screen to pull up its Control Center. Start your swipe from the black border around the screen.

 

Brief Video of accessing Control Center 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wr51d1489i16cty/ControlCenter.mp4?dl=0


If they are not already, blue (active), tap the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons.

Note: The Control Center also has a Rotation Lock toggle and Screen Brightness Slider.

 


 

 

 

 

Tap Screen Mirroring, wait for all options to appear, and then choose which Apple TV you would like to connect to.

 


A 4-digit code will appear on the TV or projector screen you have chosen. Enter it in the AirPlay Password field that appears on your device, and then tap OK. Your device's screen should display on the classroom TV or projector screen right away.

 


2) Properly Disconnect from the Apple TV

It is important to properly disconnect from an Apple TV prior to leaving its classroom. This prevents issues for the next computer or device that attempts to connect via AirPlay, including your iPad or iPhone.

Swipe down from the top right of your iPad's screen to pull up its Control Center. Start your swipe from the black border around the screen.

Tap the AirPlay button, which is now displaying your Apple TV's name. Then Tap Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring.

 

 


 

 

Mirroring Your iPad or iPhone to an Apple TV - PDF

For further assistance, please visit the ITS4U Help Desk located in NYS 215 or call 203-254-4069 during business hours.

Hours can be found here: ITS4U Help Desk Hours of Operation