October 7th 2013
AirPlay Mirroring is one of the coolest features on iOS. As the name suggests, it allows you to mirror your iPad screen to a nearby Apple TV or a Mac – so everything done on the iPad is shown instantly on the bigger screen.
This is a superb feature for presentations, screencasts and demos, and for entertainment and gaming.
In iOS 7 the controls for AirPlay Mirroring have moved. In iOS 6 they were found on the Multitasking Bar where you switched between recently used apps. iOS 7 now uses a card style view to show running apps and switch between them – and the controls for AirPlay Mirroring are no longer shown along with those.
Here is how you turn AirPlay Mirroring on and off in iOS 7:
– Swipe up from the bottom bezel (the black area just below the iPad dock).
– This will bring up Control Center, where you have quick access to many useful controls.
– Right in the middle of the bottom row of Control Center you’ll see the Airplay icon, as shown in the screenshot at the top of this post.
– Tap on the AirPlay button and then tap on Apple TV to mirror to that device, or on iPad to, in effect, turn mirroring off.