We’ve heard about remotely accessing your work computer or even home computer while at home. But, what about remote controlling your iPhone? Sounds funny, but you’d be surprised at how efficient you can be with a larger screen.
Currently, there are two third-party apps that can handle this: AirServer and Reflector. Yes, you can do this with the Apple supported operating system features, but the AirPlay mirroring is still infantile in its features.
AirServer may be used with PCs and Macs. Wow, finally software that plays nicely with Windows support. With this, you can mirror your iPhone, or iPad, iTouch, or any other iOS devices to your PC or Mac. You can also do the same mirroring with your Mac running Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or higher. You get a free 7-day trial, or pay only $7-20 to buy depending on its use.
Reflector also may work with your Macs and PCs. Reflector runs a tad faster since it uses the AirPlay function that your iPhone already has. It simply installs an AirPlay receiver on your target Mac or PC you’d like to mirror the screen to. It does have a cool feature where you can mirror to multiple devices simultaneously. Think quad-screens for your iPhone. That blows my mind! At $13, it’s a good deal and you’ll love it if you like Apple TV.
Why would you want to mirror your iPhone screen to your computer? Business presentations, watching movies on a larger screen, organize your apps easier, and well just because it looks cool.