AirPlay icon Missing in iPhone XR, XS/XS Max/X/8/7/ 7 Plus/iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus: iOS

Last Updated on May 31, 2019

In Many cases, Screen Mirroring or AirPlay icon didn’t work or show/ Enabled on control center when your iPhone locked or unlocked. For access, Apple gave Airplay icon in the control center so you can easily enable and start entertainment without delay in establishing the connection between your iOS device and AirPlay-enabled remote devices. Some of the time you can’t see AirPlay icon in control center or AirPlay icon missing in iPhone XR/iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max/iPhone X/iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus/ iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPad, iPod Touch due to an internal error or connection problem/ AirPlay Settings and Not supporting devices.

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In the case of remotely play audio and video file to your other devices at your home or office network without cable, wirelessly through AirPlay.

AirPlay compatible devices: Streaming from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to Media devices (2nd Generation Apple TV, AirPlay Speaker, AirPlay Receivers)


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Airplay icon missing on iPhone and iPad

Airplay icon missing on iPhone and iPad

Poor connectivity causes one of the main reasons behind the AirPlay icon not showing/ Disabled from the control center. So keep your both sending and receiving devices near to possible.

AirPlay doesn’t support the parallel connection between more than one iOS devices to a single AirPlay device. So you can’t connect another device for sharing photos, Videos or audio to AirPlay device.

Airplay for Music Output

Easily Switch Between all connected device like Bluetooth Home Theater, Bluetooth Airpods, and iPhone Speaker.

Open Control center on your iPhone lock screen or Home screen. Now Check Music Card and Tap & Hold until you see in full-screen mode.

Screen Mirroring or Airplay icon missing on Control center on iPhone XR iPhone XS iPhone XS max iPhone X

Screen Mirroring or Airplay icon missing on Control center on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS max, iPhone X

Again, Tap on bluetooth Mirroring icon to switch between paired Bluetooth devices.

Music Switch Between Airpods and Bluetooth Speakers or iPhone

Music Switch Between Airpods and Bluetooth Speakers or iPhone

Screen Mirroring Was Formally known as an AirPlay

  • If you are using Screen Mirroring for Mirror your iOS screen to Mac, Apple TV, Then Your Devices must be connected with the same wifi network.

Update device: Check and Update your iOS device

Keep your Apple Device up to date with new iOS version (Setting > General > Software Update). And from Apple TV (Setting > General > Software Update) and more about update TV OS.

Disable or Enable: AirPlay from Apple TV (Setting > AirPlay), Restart your both device for reconfiguration internet setting or remove data packets from the network.

Check router configurations

Reset Network Settings, Go to Settings > General > Reset > All Network Settings.

Remove AlterNet WiFi device

Any other Wi-Fi device is running synchronously, that time your device auto-detect and connects on poor connection with other networks, So you might lose AirPlay connectivity.

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