Sometimes you want to show or demonstrate something right on your iPhone or iPad during a Zoom meeting. Of course, you can join a Zoom call from your mobile device. But what if you’re already running the meeting on your computer? That will work too.
Zoom’s sharing feature includes an option to share the screen of your iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is install a plugin to get started. You can then use your device’s screen mirroring option to share the screen. Let’s see how that works.
- First, make sure that your computer and your iPhone or iPad are connected to the same network. While using the Zoom call, click the Share Screen icon. In the screen sharing window, click the iPhone / iPad option, then click the Share button in the lower right corner.
The first time you do this, you will be prompted to install a plugin. Click the Install button.
2. Follow the instructions on the next screen. Activate Control Center on your iPhone or iPad (swipe down from the top right corner or from the bottom down, depending on the model). Tap the screen mirroring icon, then select the name listed on the zoom screen, usually Zoom – followed by your name.
3. In your Zoom meeting, the screen of your iPhone or iPad is mirrored. You can then control your mobile device as usual and the screen will still be mirrored in your meeting.
To stop sharing, either turn off screen mirroring on your iPhone or iPad, or click the Stop Sharing button at the top of the zoom screen.