Now, use your iPhone apps on your Mac, more than just phone mirroring

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Key notes

  • macOS Sequoia’s iPhone Mirroring lets you control your iPhone directly from your Mac.
  • Use your Mac’s keyboard, trackpad, and mouse to interact with iPhone apps.
  • Present iPhone apps on a larger screen or seamlessly move content between iPhone and Mac apps.

Apple unveiled a new feature called iPhone Mirroring during its WWDC 2024 keynote. This functionality, which is going to be part of the upcoming macOS Sequoia update, lets users to control their iPhones directly from their Macs. Google tried to do something like this with ChromeOS.

iPhone Mirroring expands upon Apple’s existing Continuity features. Users can now mirror their iPhone’s screen onto their Mac, and can do the interaction with iPhone apps using the Mac’s keyboard, trackpad, and mouse. This functionality extends to

  • swiping through Home screens,
  • launching apps, and
  • even typing text within iPhone applications.

iPhone Mirroring allows for a more seamless workflow between Mac and iPhone applications. Users can, for example, edit a video on their Mac using Final Cut Pro and then drag and drop it into an iPhone app template.

iPhone notifications are mirrored alongside Mac notifications, which lets users to respond directly from their Mac. Audio from the iPhone will also play through the Mac’s speakers or headphones.

Notably, the iPhone remains locked while mirrored. Information from the iPhone’s Standby mode remains accessible while the mirroring function is active.

The first developer beta of macOS Sequoia, including iPhone Mirroring, is available now. A public beta is expected next month.