How to share iPhone screen to solve problems
As with Mac computers, sometimes problems can also arise on the iPhone, and depending on your level of expertise, you may need to call that tech-savvy friend to help. To avoid having to get to it - or the other way around - you can share your iPhone screen with it so you can give directions on how to proceed. Check out some ways to do this sharing, either using Facetime or the Mac itself!
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How to share iPhone screen with FaceTime
The video calling app can be a good ally when sharing the iPhone screen. However, this method does not give control of your mobile device to the contact who will assist you. In addition, you must have a third device available: two to make the call and the problematic iPhone to be guided through the process.
That is, your contact may give you indications of which menus to navigate to solve the problem. So you don't have to feel like an octopus when handling both devices, you can use an iPhone tripod while calling, while following the instructions and fussing with your smartphone without any fuss.
How to share iPhone screen through Mac
If both users have a Mac, you can also split screens on your iPhone using QuickTime Player, released with Yosemite. Activate a sharing section from the Sharing menu, available from the System Preferences menu.
From there, simply click on the Screen Sharing box. Run a search for the same term on Mac and enable the namesake option. Then, enter the other person's Apple ID, who will receive the invitation and accept it with Control my Screen checked. Plug your iPhone into your Mac for anyone accessing your Mac to help troubleshoot your iPhone.
The person helping to troubleshoot the issue should now enable QuickTime Player. Go to File and enable New Movie Recording . With the new window open by the program, click the arrow next to the record button and select iPhone. Then click the button.
Once started, the screen should look like this while troubleshooting:
Tip: After resolving the issue, you can save the recording so that your contact can resolve the issue if it resurfaces.
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Have you needed to share iPhone screen to resolve any errors?
Did you go through a similar situation and did not know how to solve? Using this method to let a contact, be it a friend or a professional, can be a good way to solve them, as someone with more knowledge can be very helpful. Have you used any of the ways mentioned in the text? Tell us how was commenting on this article!