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Sharing Content from iOS to a Classroom Apple TV

Showing web and video content on your classroom’s projector often means hunting down a dongle or adapter for your laptop. If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, it’s now possible to wirelessly share your screen to the projector through Airplay.


First, make sure to turn on the projector in your classroom and switch the input to the Apple TV. The controls may differ slightly in each room, but the Apple TV input will always be clearly labelled.

A podium control panel. The "ON" and "Apple TV" buttons are lit up.


On your iOS device, depending on the firmware version, either swipe down from the top-right corner or swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a quick menu, from which you can tap on “Screen Mirroring” to select a device to cast your screen to.
 A screenshot of the iOS quick menu, with an arrow pointing to the "Screen Mirroring" button.


From the list of AppleTV devices, choose the one that matches which room you’re in.

A screenshot of the Screen Mirroring device list.


You’ll be prompted to enter a code to connect, check the projector screen for this code.

A picture of the AirPlay code that appears on-screen when attempting to connect your device to the Apple TV.


Once you’ve entered the code, your device should begin sharing its screen to the projector. This will work across many apps, such as your web browser, video apps, and slideshow apps.

A picture of the ipad and projector screen together, showing an example of mirrored content.


To disconnect your device from the Apple TV, return to the quick menu and tap on the device that you’re currently mirrored to, then tap “Stop Mirroring” to end the connection.

A screenshot of the iOS quick menu, with an arrow pointing to the "Screen Mirroring" button. Because the device is connected to an Apple TV, it shows the device's name "D019" in this example.  A screenshot of the list of AirPlay devices, with an arrow pointing at the "Stop Mirroring" button.


It’s also possible to share your Macbook’s screen with the Apple TV through Airplay. For more information, click here to check out Apple’s official documentation.

A full list of Apple TV-equipped classrooms can be found on the IT Services Electronic Classroom page.