How to Mirror iPhone to Insignia TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mirroring your iPhone to your Insignia TV allows you to view content from your iPhone right on the big screen. This is great for showing off photos and videos to a group, or for watching movies and playing games on a larger display. Mirroring is easy to set up with AirPlay and only takes a few minutes.

Quick Answer:

Here are quick answers to how to mirror an iPhone to an Insignia TV:

  • Make sure your iPhone and Insignia TV are connected to the same WiFi network. AirPlay needs a WiFi connection to work.
  • On your Insignia TV, go to Settings > Network & Internet > AirPlay & HomeKit and enable AirPlay. This allows your TV to receive the AirPlay signal.
  • On your iPhone, open Control Center by swiping down from the top right (iPhone X or later) or swiping up from the bottom (iPhone 8 or earlier).
  • In Control Center, tap the Screen Mirroring icon (looks like a TV).
  • Select your Insignia TV from the list of available devices.
  • Your iPhone screen will now be mirrored to the TV. To stop mirroring, tap Screen Mirroring again and select Stop Mirroring.

What You Need Before Starting

Before mirroring your iPhone to your Insignia TV, make sure you have the following:

  • An iPhone running iOS 12 or later
  • An Insignia TV that is compatible with AirPlay
  • Both devices are connected to the same WiFi network

AirPlay is an Apple feature that allows you to stream content from Apple devices to compatible smart TVs, streaming boxes, and other equipment. Most Insignia TVs produced in the last few years support AirPlay right out of the box.

Step 1: Enable AirPlay on Your Insignia TV

The first step is to make sure AirPlay is enabled on your Insignia TV. This allows the TV to receive the AirPlay signal from your iPhone. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Home screen on your Insignia TV.
  • Select Settings > Network & Internet.
  • Choose AirPlay & HomeKit.
  • Ensure the toggle next to AirPlay is switched on.

AirPlay is now enabled. Your TV can now receive AirPlay streams from your iPhone.

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone and TV to the Same WiFi

Both devices will need to be on the same WiFi network in order to communicate. Here’s how to check:

  • On your iPhone, open Settings > Wi-Fi and note the network name.
  • Then on your Insignia TV, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi and make sure it is connected to the same network as your iPhone.

If your iPhone and Insignia TV are connected to different networks, connect them both to the strongest signal. They need to be on the same network for AirPlay mirroring to work.

Step 3: Swipe Up to Access Control Center on Your iPhone

To start casting your iPhone’s screen, you’ll use Control Center:

  • On iPhone X or later – swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open Control Center.
  • On iPhone 8 or earlier – swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center.

The Control Center provides quick access to handy features like AirPlay mirroring.

Step 4: Tap Screen Mirroring

In Control Center, you’ll see a group of icons near the bottom. Look for the Screen Mirroring icon – it looks like a TV with radio waves.

Tap the Screen Mirroring icon. This will bring up a list of available devices.

Step 5: Select Your Insignia TV

You should see your Insignia TV listed as an available device for mirroring. Simply tap on its name to start mirroring your iPhone to the TV.

Within a few seconds, your iPhone screen will be displayed on your Insignia TV! Everything you do on your iPhone will now be mirrored instantly.

To stop the mirroring, simply return to Control Center and tap the Screen Mirroring button again. You can then select Stop Mirroring to disconnect your iPhone from the TV.

And that’s all there is to it! With just a few taps in Control Center, you can easily mirror your iPhone to your Insignia TV.


Here are answers to some common questions about using AirPlay to mirror an iPhone to an Insignia TV:

Can I mirror my iPhone audio only?

Yes! From Control Center, tap the Audio tile instead of the Screen Mirroring tile. This will send only audio from your iPhone to the Insignia TV.

Can I mirror apps like Netflix and Hulu from my iPhone?

Yes, any app content on your iPhone will be mirrored when using AirPlay. This includes video streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu. Just make sure viewing the content in the app is supported on your TV.

What if my Insignia TV isn’t showing up as an option?

If your Insignia TV isn’t appearing as an available device, try restarting your iPhone and TV. Also, ensure AirPlay is enabled in your TV’s settings. Your iPhone and TV need to be on the same WiFi as well.

Does screen mirroring drain my iPhone battery faster?

Yes, expect your iPhone battery to drain a bit faster while actively mirroring. Make sure you have your iPhone plugged into a power source if mirroring for an extended period.

Can I mirror my iPhone if my TV isn’t an Insignia model?

Possibly! As long as the TV is AirPlay compatible, the same mirroring process will work. You’ll just select your TV brand/model instead when mirroring.


Mirroring your iPhone to your Insignia TV is a breeze with AirPlay. In just a few quick steps you can be viewing your iPhone content on the big screen. This allows you to display photos and videos from your iPhone for everyone to enjoy, or watch movies and play games with a larger, more immersive experience.

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