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Mirror Android Screen on PC wirelessly or USB for Free

We all sometimes required to mirror android to a bigger screen like PC or MAC. The screen mirroring is quite simple for the rooted device but still, there is a workaround for non-rooted devices.

Why Mirror Android on PC?

If you are more like a PC guy and spend most of your time on PC then you won’t find comfortable checking the mobile notification frequently. What if you have some presentation or video files to show but don’t want to transfer to PC. There can be various reasons for one to opt for android mirroring.


Mirror Android Screen on PC

There are many apps available in the play store which claim to mirror & control the android screen but very few actually do the task correctly. Some apps provide screen mirroring support for free of cost but when comes the controlling part these apps charge hefty money.

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The most basic problem with these apps is that they want apps to be installed on both mobile and computer to communicate. Most of these apps are filled with bugs, ads and suck huge system resources. 

So here we have searched the most reliable open-source application Scrcpy (v1.12.1) which doesn’t require any installation. The best part is its rendering speed which is just amazing compared to any application out there.

This application provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access. I have explained the methods for windows only but it works on GNU/Linux and macOS as well.

It focuses on:

  • lightness (native, displays only the device screen)
  • performance (30~60fps)
  • quality (1920×1080 or above)
  • low latency (35~70ms)
  • low startup time (~1 second to display the first image)
  • non-intrusiveness (nothing is left installed on the device)

Requirements

    1. The Android device requires at least API 21 (Android 5.0).
    2. Make sure you enabled ADB debugging on your device(s).
    3. On some devices, you also need to enable an additional option to control it using a keyboard and mouse.



Mirror Android Screen on PC [USB]

Step 1: Connect Smartphone with PC through USB cable

Mirror Android Screen on PC

Step 2: Enable USB debugging and USB debugging(security setting) from the developer options.

Step 3: Download the Scrcpy (Latest Version)  and extract it somewhere on your PC.

Step 4: Open the extracted folder and double click on the scrcpy.exe

Step 5: If everything went fine then the android screen will start mirroring and you can control everything with mouse and keyboard. Check out the below video for more details.

Also read: How to root any android device (smartphone/tablets)

Mirror Android Screen on PC [Wirelessly]

Scrcpy uses adb to communicate with the device, and adb can connect to a device over TCP/IP:

  1. Connect the device to the same Wi-Fi as your computer.
  2. Get your device IP address (in Settings → About phone → Status).
  3. Enable adb over TCP/IP on your device: adb tcpip 5555.
  4. Unplug your device.
  5. Connect to your device: adb connect DEVICE_IP:5555 (replace DEVICE_IP).
  6. Run scrcpy.exe as usual.

If you are are not satisfied with the general settings and want to utilize the full potential then you must visit Gitub-Genymobile/scrcpy.  These are some keyboard shortcuts


Shortcuts

Action Shortcut Shortcut (macOS)
Switch fullscreen mode Ctrl+f Cmd+f
Resize window to 1:1 (pixel-perfect) Ctrl+g Cmd+g
Resize window to remove black borders Ctrl+x | Double-click¹ Cmd+x | Double-click¹
Click on HOME Ctrl+h | Middle-click Ctrl+h | Middle-click
Click on BACK Ctrl+b | Right-click² Cmd+b | Right-click²
Click on APP_SWITCH Ctrl+s Cmd+s
Click on MENU Ctrl+m Ctrl+m
Click on VOLUME_UP Ctrl+ (up) Cmd+ (up)
Click on VOLUME_DOWN Ctrl+ (down) Cmd+ (down)
Click on POWER Ctrl+p Cmd+p
Power on Right-click² Right-click²
Turn device screen off (keep mirroring) Ctrl+o Cmd+o
Rotate device screen Ctrl+r Cmd+r
Expand notification panel Ctrl+n Cmd+n
Collapse notification panel Ctrl+Shift+n Cmd+Shift+n
Copy device clipboard to computer Ctrl+c Cmd+c
Paste computer clipboard to device Ctrl+v Cmd+v
Copy computer clipboard to device Ctrl+Shift+v Cmd+Shift+v
Enable/disable FPS counter (on stdout) Ctrl+i Cmd+i

¹Double-click on black borders to remove them.
²Right-click turns the screen on if it was off, presses BACK otherwise.

Wrapping Up

This application has huge potential which can be utilized if you are willing to run small CMD commands. Audio is not forwarded by scrcpy but in future updates we can likely see this feature coming.

Nitesh Rajputhttps://www.techscanner.in
I Love technology and the way it is transforming our lives, call me a geek!! Apart from that, I spend my time playing games, watching movies & most importantly the Painting. Reading books is one of my best sources of inspiration.

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