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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Broadcast Your iOS Device’s Screen

On a Mac, you can enable screen sharing in such a way that another device (with the relevant permissions) can remotely initiate a session of viewing or controlling the Mac as long as it’s on and awake. There’s nothing quite like that in iOS, which makes sense because mobile devices weren’t designed to function as always-on servers. You can—with some limitations—initiate a broadcast of your iOS device’s screen (and audio, if any) onto another device of your choice. It’s not true sharing, however, because there’s no way to control an iOS device’s screen from another device.

Why might you broadcast an iOS device’s screen? Perhaps you start watching a video on your iPhone or iPad and want to watch the rest on your ...

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