Second Screen Tool (iOS)

The Second Screen tool offers users a host of presentation options. Below are a list of those options and instructions for how to use them.

To use the Second Screen tool, first you must connect your iOS device to another screen and turn on Airplay Mirroring.

  • You can connect either wirelessly or with a physical cable.
  • You must be using one of the following iOS devices: iPhone 4S (or later), iPad 2 (or later), iPad mini, or iPod touch (5th generation)
  • See directions for using Airplay Mirroring, here.

Once you are connected and projecting onto a screen, select the 2nd Screen button from the bottom menu bar in the app.

  • Note: If you tap the 2nd Screen button before turning on Airplay Mirroring, the contents of the resulting window are different than described here. (Scroll to end of this lesson, for details)

A window will open, presenting you with the following options:

  • Disable - disables the airplay connection; Nothing is displayed on the destination device.
  • Second Screen - displays content of the open item on the projected screen, without showing the menu controls and tools, still visible on the device's screen. This allows you continue to use the menu controls and tools, without revealing them to your audience.
  • Mirror - displays your device's screen, as is, on the projected screen.

Here are the results of each display option, as viewed on the projected screen:

Mirroring on display (1) and on iOS device (2).

Second Screen on display (1) and on device (2)

Note: If you tap the 2nd Screen button before turning on Airplay Mirroring, you will be presented with directions on how to connect, rather than the options listed above.