3 Ways To Disable Screen Mirroring

It’s enjoyable to watch videos on your smartphone. But do you know what’s more enjoyable? “Watching videos on a big screen!”

Screen mirroring gives you the medium to display the small screen of your smartphone on a larger screen (TV), which allows you to wirelessly display the content of your phone on a widescreen TV.

Screen mirroring is an enjoyable experience, particularly when watching videos or playing high-resolution games. However, this feature can be challenging to turn off at times, which sucks.

Several users have reported that this feature makes them go crazy because it turns on by accident at times when it’s not needed. If you’re having the same problem and want to disable this feature but don’t know how to go about it, don’t worry. Patiently read through to learn how to disable screen mirroring on different devices.

How to Turn Off Screen Mirroring on Android

Although each brand’s Android device has its own set of features, they all share a feature known as Casting or Screencast in some cases.

Go to the “Screen Cast / Smart View” menu to disable screen mirroring on Android devices.

When you open the quick links panel on the home screen of most Android phones, you’ll find the Screencast or Smart View option. You can turn off any connected device by tapping on it. Remember that the name and the interface may differ depending on the model.

• Navigate to Settings.

• Search for “Cast” on the Search Bar.

• Select Cast.

• Disconnect any device that is currently connected for screen mirroring.

How to Turn Off Screen Mirroring on iPhone and iPad

Follow these simple steps to disable screen mirroring on the iPhone and iPad:

• Go to Settings.

• Navigate to the Control Center.

• For iOS 12 and later, swipe down from the top-right corner. You can swipe up on your home screen if you have an older iPhone model running on iOS 11.

• The Screen Mirroring option is located below a few other options. Tap it to see which device in your house is mirroring your screen.

• Select “Stop Screen Mirroring” from the menu.

• Disconnect any device you wish to remove.

How to Turn Off Screen Mirroring on TV

Different TV brands have different settings, and as a result, the steps may differ slightly. We recommend that you study your TV and phone settings. However, we’ll show you a couple of methods for turning off screen mirroring on your TV.

Samsung Television

Check your phone for the Samsung SmartThings app. This app is already available on Samsung phones, but you can download it if you don’t have one.

• Begin by launching the SmartThings app. Choose Smartview from the quick links panel on your homepage.

• A pop-up menu will appear, displaying all of your connected devices. Toggle the toggle to disable screen mirroring.

Sony Television

• Go to your Sony Smart TV’s home screen and select APPS. Find the Screen Mirroring tab and select Disable.

If you have a Sony phone, you can also disable screen mirroring.

• Navigate to Settings.

• Choose Device Connection.

• On this page, you’ll find the Screen Mirroring option. Tap it to activate it.

• It will display the connected device here. Tap the Disconnect button in the bottom-right corner.
You’ve successfully disabled screen mirroring on your Sony TV.

LG Television

To disable screen mirroring on LG TV:

  1. Use a dedicated app such as LG ThinQ.
  2. When you open the app, choose Screen Sharing, and see all the connected devices there.
  3. Tap the Disconnect button.

It’s important to remember that most TV brands have a dedicated app for controlling screen mirroring and other settings. If you don’t intend to use screen mirroring for a long time, uninstalling such apps can help you avoid accidental screen mirroring.

How to Watch TV Content Without Screen Mirroring

Imagine being able to play your favorite games and watch your favorite shows on your TV from anywhere without ever having to enable screen mirroring. Isn’t that music to your ears?

All you’ll need is a Fire TV stick!

This tiny three-inch plug-in device stores all your TV content and is very portable. Connect it to your Amazon account. After that, you’ll have access to all of your purchased content. Even if you’re on vacation, plugging this device into a compatible TV will make you feel at ease.

In our opinion, the Fire TV Stick is a good option because it does not compromise your privacy like screen mirroring with a phone does. Furthermore, no content is compromised because you can watch YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, surf through unlimited apps, and play games.

How can I turn off Screen Mirroring on my iPhone?

To stop mirroring on your iOS device, open Control Center, select Screen Mirroring, and select Stop Mirroring.

How can I tell if Screen Mirroring is enabled?

Swiping your finger from north to south on your phone’s screen will bring up the hidden quick links, and among the quick links will be the “Screen Casting” icon, which looks like a box with the Wi-Fi logo in the bottom left corner. You can also access this feature by going to the SETTINGS menu on your phone.