Airplay mirroring

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wateron, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. wateron macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #1
    Are only certain things supposed to work with airplay mirroring? I can't get any of my games to show up, get the audio but no video. Had heard that Angry Birds works but it doesn't for me.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
  3. testerdennis macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    #3
    Everything works for me..You need 4.4 software on your Apple TV AND MAKE SURE when you start the APP double click home button and keep sliding to the right then you can activate mirroring.
     
  4. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

    Ronnoco

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    United States of America
    #4
    Everything works for me:
    iPhone 4S
    Apple TV2 with 4.4 software update
     
  5. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #5
    I have 4S, latest update for Apple TV & mirroring is on
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #6
    I have the 4S and it doesn't show mirroring. Even with two Apple TV 2 pucks.

    Both are 4.4
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
  8. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #8
    D'OH. I didn't swipe all the way to the left hehe
     
  9. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #9
    My Apple TV says software is up to date & the version is 4.3 (2557)
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #10
    It isn't up to date. You need to update it to 4.4.
     
  11. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #11
    When I go to "Update Software" I get the message "Your Apple TV is up to date"
     
  12. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    Seattle
    #12
    rofl!!
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #13
    You can force it to update by plugging it into iTunes.
     
  14. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #14
    How do you plug it into itunes?
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #15
    There's a micro-USB plug in the back, just below the HDMI port. Plug it into a computer with the latest version of iTunes. It'll see it and offer you an update, either 4.4 or 4.4.1.
     
  16. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #16
    Unfortunately I don't have a micro usb cable. I have signed into itunes thru the Apple TV but doesn't show any update. Don't know why if there is an update my Apple TV doesn't show it available.
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #17
    Try restarting the Apple TV and if you want to, resetting it. Hopefully one of those two options will get the update to appear.
     
  18. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #18
    When did 4.4 come out? I unplugged it but that did nothing, how do you reset?
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #19
    4.4 came out on October 12th. The option to reset the Apple TV is in the General settings. Forget where exactly. Warning: It will erase your settings and set it up factory fresh.
     
  20. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #20
    Doing a restore - see what happens!
     
  21. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #21
    Waste of time

    Did a complete restore - Software version is still 4.3, still have no video on anything except YouTube which works fine.
     
  22. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #22
    Just noticed something

    Looking at the instructions for Airplay mirroring in the TUAW forum and it says this;

    •Double Click the Home Button
    •Swipe twice from left to right in the fast app switching task bar
    •Click on the AirPlay icon which looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up
    •Select your Apple TV and turn the toggle switch on for Mirroring

    When I swipe twice I get two selections, one is "iphone" and the other is "Apple TV". All I am selecting is which speaker to use. There is no toggle switch for Mirroring. I am wondering if the software on my iphone is up to date.
     
  23. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #23
    The problem is the Apple TV firmware needs to be updated in order for AirPlay mirroring to work. The Apple TV must be running 4.4.
     
  24. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    #24
    I restored my Apple TV which installed the lastest software which again gave me 4.3. How else am I supposed to get 4.4?

    Why doesn't my iPhone show a toggle switch for mirroring - Is the TUAW forum correct - should that switch be there?

    What is supposed to be "mirrored" Is whatever you see on your iPhone screen supposed to show up on your Apple TV
     
  25. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #25
    Download this: http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/041-2846.20111017.34NPe/AppleTV2,1_4.4.1_9A335a_Restore.ipsw Plug in your Apple TV into iTunes and press Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) then navigate to the 4.4.1 IPSW and restore your Apple TV.

    Your iPhone will show the switch for mirroring when it sees a compatible Apple TV.

    AirPlay Mirroring will show everything that you see on your iPhone's screen, on the Apple TV.
     

Share This Page