Top 11 Ways To Turn Off Screen Mirroring In Record Time

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How To Turn Off Screen Mirroring On iPhone, iPad, Mac & Android

Screen mirroring allows you to project your device onto a display, such as a television or computer monitor. While this can be useful for sharing content with others or casting videos to TV there may be times when you want to turn off screen mirroring for privacy or other reasons. Here, we will discuss eleven methods of turning off mirroring on various devices, including iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Android.

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For iPhone and iPad

1 | AirBeam TV Screen Mirroring Apps

Want to know how to turn off screen mirroring with one of AirBeamTV apps? Here’s what you should do:

  1. Click on the button in the app that says ‘Screen Mirroring’.
  2. Then, tap ‘Stop Mirroring’. It’s the red button in your screen.
  3. After that, press ‘Stop Broadcast’.

That’s how you can stop screen mirroring.

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2 | Control Center Method

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen (or up from the bottom of the screen on some older models).
  2. Tap the “Screen Mirroring” button. This will open a list of available devices that you can mirror your screen to.
  3. Tap the device that you want to stop mirroring to. This will disconnect the screen mirroring session and turn off screen mirroring on your device.

You can also use Control Center to turn off silent mode on iPhone or iPad.

3 | Turn Off Your iPhone or iPad

Another way to stop screen mirroring on an iPhone or iPad is to simply turn off the device. This is the perfect method if the iOS device becomes unresponsive. Please note that all other open apps, browsers, etc will also be closed with this method.

To turn off your iPhone or iPad, you can use the following steps:

  1. Press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power-off slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider to the right, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off.

Alternatively, you can also turn off your device by going to the “Settings” app and selecting the “General” option. From there, scroll down to the “Shut Down” option and tap it to turn off your device.

4 | Drain Your Device’s Battery

Another way to make it stop is by draining your device’s battery. This is the slowest method out there. You do this as follows:

  • Make sure your phone, tablet or computer isn’t charging. So remove the charging cord and make sure that no new energy enters the device. When doing that, make sure to unplug your charger as well to save energy!
  • Eventually, the device turns itself off when it runs out of battery power. This ends processes. So the screen mirroring will also stop.
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For Mac

1 | Turn Off AirBeamTV Screen Mirroring

You can find the AirBeamTV app icon on the right side of Mac menu, at the top of the screen. From there, you can easily control all things mirroring! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click the AirBeamTV app icon in the panel at the top of your Mac screen.
  2. Press “Stop Mirroring”
  3. Done!

2 | Turn Off AirPlay

AirPlay is Apple’s own casting feature. Here’s how to disable it:

  1. On your Mac, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the device that you want to stop mirroring to.
  3. Click the “Stop Mirroring” button to turn off screen mirroring on your Mac.

3 | Mac Control Panel

You can find the Mac Control Panel icon in the top right corner of the screen. It’s a slider icon and is located between the search tab and Siri. If you’re using screen mirroring, the icon will be highlighted.

  1. Click the Control Panel icon.
  2. Press “Screen Mirroring”.
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For Android

Don’t have Apple and want to learn how to cast Android to TV? Or, how to turn this off? Discover the following steps below.

1 | AirBeamTV Apps For Android

AirBeamTV produces mirroring apps for Android as well. Here’s how to disable screen mirroring:

  1. Go to the app.
  2. Head over to the main screen.
  3. Click “Stop Mirroring”.

2 | Android Settings

  1. On your Android device, go to the “Settings” app.
  2. Tap the “Connected Devices” option, then select “Cast Screen”.
  3. Tap the “Stop” button to turn off screen mirroring on your Android device.

3 | Screen Cast

Android phones have their own native screen mirroring feature. It works exclusively with Chromecast devices.

  1. Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen.
  2. Swipe it once more to expand the menu.
  3. Navigate to the left.
  4. Click “Screen Cast” icon.

4 | Restart your device

Restarting your Android device will stop any ongoing processes. That includes mirroring! If you’re having trouble with your device or the screen is stuck, this is the method to try. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Press and hold the lock button on the side of your device.
  2. Click “Restart”.
  3. Wait for your device to boot up.
  4. Enter your security pass to unlock the device.

Is your phone locked? Here’s how you can reset a locked Android device.

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Turning off screen mirroring can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re having trouble with no sound, or experience lagging when the performance should otherwise be smooth.

Maybe you’re only seeing a black screen instead of the mirrored image, or perhaps there’s suddenly no network connection without any explanation. Perhaps you can’t even find the TV to reset the connection! All of these are potential causes for turning off screen mirroring and can help improve your streaming experience.

Still Can’t Turn Off Screen Mirroring?

Have you tried all the above methods, but still can’t stop mirroring? Then take a look at our frequently asked questions. Or, if that doesn’t help either, feel free to contact our customer service. Please note; we can only help you with questions related to our screen mirroring applications.

Are you experiencing problems with your phone, tablet or computer? It may be better to contact the supplier of your device. For example, the Apple Mac Store. There they help you free of charge with questions or Apple hardware.

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In conclusion, turning off screen mirroring on your device is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily. Whether you are using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Android device, the steps are similar and can be completed in just a few minutes. By following the instructions outlined above, you can stop screen mirroring and keep your device’s screen private.

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