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Casting your Android device screen to a Windows 10/11 PC is a convenient way to mirror your smartphone display on a larger screen for presentations, gaming, or other purposes.
How To Cast Android Screen To Windows 10/11.
To cast your Android phone’s screen to your Windows 10/11 PC, you will need the following:
- An Android phone that supports Miracast and offers a screen casting feature. Google dropped Miracast support when it launched Android 6.0 and began developing Chromecast. However, almost every Android OEM implements the feature with a custom Android skin under a different name. Some of them are:
- Samsung – Smart View
- Xiaomi/Infinix/Tecno – Cast
- Oppo – Screencast
- A Windows PC that supports the Miracast feature. Both Windows 10 and 11 (even Windows 8.1) support Miracast. So, no troubles here; as long as you have Wi-Fi on your system, you are good to go.
Enabling Wireless Display on Windows.
Windows offers Wireless Display as an optional feature. Since it isn’t preinstalled, so you must enable it on your system first. After that, you can use the Wireless Display app to cast your Android screen on Windows 11. Here’s how:
- Press the Windows key and type Optional Features. Click on the Open option.
- In the Optional Setting window, locate the Add an optional feature option. Click on the View Features button.
- A new window will pop up. Scroll down the list of available optional features and find the Wireless Display feature. Click on the check box next to it and then click Next.
- After that, click on the Install button. Wait for the installation to finish. Wireless Display will now appear in the Installed Features list.
Screen Cast Android to Windows.
Before commencing the screencast from your Android device, you need to configure some settings.
- Configuring the Projecting to This PC settings
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Find the Projecting to this PC setting in the System section and click on it.
- Click on the Ask to project to this PC option and select the Every time a connection is requested option from the list.
- Next, click the Require PIN for pairing drop-down menu and choose First Time.
- Lastly, disable the toggle below the This PC can be discovered for projection only when it’s plugged into a power source section.
Launching the Wireless Display App and Screen cast to Windows PC.
Follow the steps below to screencast to Windows PC using the Wireless Display app:
- Press the Windows key to open the Start menu on your PC. Type Wireless Display and press Enter. The Wireless Display app will launch.
- Swipe down to open the Notification Panel on your Android phone. Find the Screencast option and tap on it. Allow the app to use the Location and Wi-Fi services.
- Wait for the app to search for all nearby available devices. Tap on the name of your Windows PC in the search result.
- Check the Wireless Display app on your Windows PC for a pairing code.
- Input the pairing code in your Android phone and tap the Accept button.
- Wait for a short while. Your phone screen will appear in the Wireless Display app.
While it is feasible to cast your Android screen to a Windows PC, the experience may not be exceptional. Although there is no apparent delay between your phone’s actions and how quickly it appears on the Windows PC, you cannot operate your Android device through the Windows PC.
An internet connection is not necessary to screen cast the Android display to a Windows PC. As long as you have a functional Wi-Fi connection, it will function even without internet access. Additionally, there is a common misconception that the screencast requires both devices to be on the same Wi-Fi network. However, we were able to seamlessly connect both devices to different Wi-Fi sources.