8 Quick Fixes for When Screen Mirroring is Not Working

Screen mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly display your phone, tablet, or computer screen on another device screen. Screen mirroring is often used during meetings, presentations, and lectures to easily display content related to others in the room.

Smartphones running Android 4.2 and later operating systems include screen mirroring technology.

For example, if a user using a Samsung smartphone for screen mirroring, it may contain a Samsung version of screen mirroring called Smart View. This feature is easy to use on Samsung TVs with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Screen Mirroring Not Working? Here are 8 Things to Try

Screen mirroring is not completely error-free. Hiccups may occur and may not work as expected. This article describes how to fix the error when your TV does not share the screen with other devices. 

If this happens to you too, there are some fixes you can apply to work around the issue on your device.

  • Try Using a Wireless Adapter
Wireless adapter for Screen Mirroring Not Working
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To share your device screen to a TV using a wireless display adapter or dongle, you must follow these steps:

Connect the wireless display adapter to the HDMI port on your TV and a power source such as a wall outlet or power strip. Then change the input source of your TV.

Turn on the screen mirroring from the view menu of the settings app on your smartphone or mobile device.

Select an adapter from the displayed device list and follow the on-screen guidelines for completing the setup process. See the adapter user manual for device-specific setup instructions.

  • Check TV Input

The first thing you want to do is check is if your TV input is set to the screen mirroring option.

If the TV input is set to something else, such as an HDMI source, you might experience some difficulties with mirroring your smartphone screen to your TV.

On most TVs, you can simply go to the settings menu and change the current input. Alternatively, you can do this using the options available on the screen.

  • Connect One Device At A Time

Screen mirroring services are often restricted to one device at a time. Therefore, make sure you have only one device connected to your TV at a time.

If your TV detects that you are trying to connect multiple devices, you may experience issues with the connection.

  • Check Bluetooth

Screen mirroring usually works over a WiFi connection, so you don’t need to enable Bluetooth on your TV. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that can interfere with your connection. Turn off the Bluetooth feature on your TV and try again.

  • Pair The Device With TV

For some smart TVs, you must first pair your smartphone with your TV before using the screen mirror feature. This could be from the TV settings and is to ensure you are the authorized user to perform the task.

Your TV manual has all the steps you need to pair your phone with your TV. Once your phone is paired with your TV, you can then try mirroring your screen again.

  •  Use A Third Party Mirror Service

If you still cannot perform screen mirroring, there may be a problem with the protocol you are using. Apple AirPlay and Google Cast don’t always work.

Use other services such as Chromecast to see if it helps you get the job done. This should also fix the problem of no sound on the Samsung Smart TV.

  • Restart Your Devices

We know restarting devices seem like a burden but sometimes, the fastest way to solves screen mirroring issues is to reset all your devices. Devices here include your smartphone, TV, and Wifi. You could try restarting them one at a time to see if the problem gets resolved.

  • Upgrade TV

If your TV is still unable to mirror your screen then your TV does not support screen mirroring. So, you might have to upgrade your TV.