You’ll like how Apple Watch Mirroring can assist if you want to work hands-free. I’ll demonstrate Apple Watch Mirroring for you. With this function, you can wirelessly transfer what’s on the Apple Watch display to your iPhone so that you can keep working while attending to other matters. Don’t worry if you are curious about this new function but are unsure of how to use it. You’ll be all set to go if you follow this advice!
The Apple Watch Series 6, Series 7, and Series 8 all support the Apple Watch Mirroring feature. Along with iOS 16 and watchOS 9, this feature is released. The function enables users to control their Apple smartwatch from the screen of their associated iPhone. The assistive functions of the linked iPhone are used for Apple Watch mirroring.
With Apple Watch mirroring, you may cast (mirror) the screen of your smartwatch onto your iPhone. You’ll be able to operate your watch without touching it once you’ve enabled this feature. How to use Apple Watch Mirroring is shown below.
How to Use Apple Watch Mirroring?
1. On the linked iPhone, launch the Settings app.
2. Navigate to and open Accessibility.
3. In the PHYSICAL AND MOTOR section, Click on Apple Watch Mirroring.
4. Tap on Toggle; it will turn Green which means the Apple Watch Mirroring is on.
5. An AirPlay Mirroring pop-up with an image of the Apple Watch will appear on Your iPhone’s screen.
6. Now, you can close the pop-up, make moves, and manage your Apple Watch virtually.
7. Press X on the top right of the pop-up screen.
That is it. That is how to use Apple Watch mirroring.
While mirroring, there is a blue border around your Apple Watch display. It indicates your watch is being shared on your paired iPhone. Your Apple Watch will display a notification at the start and end of the mirroring.
Users can mirror their Apple Watch to their iPhone’s screen with iOS 16 and watchOS 9. We put it to the test to see how it functions and what uses it might have.
Mirroring your Apple Watch casts the watch’s display on the iPhone’s screen using a modified version of AirPlay, which is marketed as an accessibility tool. It is currently only accessible to developers beta testing the most recent operating systems from Apple.
Despite being a somewhat specialized feature, it serves a lot of useful uses. We have had a chance to try this feature for ourselves after having the betas loaded for some time. This is how it goes.
How to Use Apple Watch Mirroring
How to mirror your Apple Watch
- Be sure you’re running iOS 16 and watchOS 9
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone
- Tap AccessibilityApple Watch mirroring in Accessibility settings
- Tap Apple Watch Mirroring
- Toggle on the new mirroring featureToggle to enable Apple Watch mirroring
Once toggled on, a model will appear from the bottom of the screen with an Apple Watch frame. After a few moments, your screen should appear.
While mirrored, you’ll see a blue outline around your watch face to let you know that it’s being shared. An alert will appear too to be clear that your screen is mirrored and when it ends.
What you can do with a mirroring iPhone
Mirroring your Apple Watch doesn’t just show a live stream of your watch’s screen. It’s fully interactive as well.
Mirroring our Apple Watch to our iPhone
You can tap on your iPhone’s screen to control your Apple Watch. You can open and use apps and scroll by swiping around, just like you would on your Apple Watch itself.
It isn’t just the screen that is interactive, the physical controls are here too. You can swipe on the Digital Crown to scroll or tap it to simulate a press. The same goes for the Side Button.
A screenshot from our instructional Apple Watch video
This opens up a multitude of uses for this feature. There are instructional applications. While one person looks at the screen or the watch, someone else can demo how to do something — even over a FaceTime call sharing your iPhone screen.
You can screen record at the same time as you mirror your watch, which can make demonstrative videos easier. Here at AppleInsider, we produce countless videos and articles on Apple Watch instruction and this could certainly improve their production.
We’re sure as iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are released, users will find even more uses for this feature.
Apple is expected to release these updates later this fall and a public beta at some point in July.
All of that pertains to using Apple Watch mirroring. In the near future, the functionality might receive additional upgrades. The feature itself, though, is fantastic and useful in many ways. Now, you can start your workouts right from the iPhone’s screen, set alarms, switch backgrounds, and carry out all of the actual functions of your smartwatch remotely.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Apple Watch Mirroring?
Apple Watch Mirroring is an accessibility feature that lets you cast your Apple Watch screen on your paired iPhone’s display. It gives you the power to watch your Apple Watch screen on a bigger display, and manage its settings and all features right from your iPhone.
Which products support Apple Watch Mirroring?
Apple Watch Mirroring is available on Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 7, and Apple Watch Series 8. Your watch(es) and paired iPhone(s) should have watchOS 9 and iOS 16 respectively. It won’t work on previous OS versions.
How to Use Apple Watch Mirroring?
1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone
2. Open Accessibility.
3. Click on Apple Watch Mirroring.
4. Tap toggle on.
5. Your Apple Watch will start mirroring.