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MIUI 11 cast screen function user guide: How to miracast your phone’s screen to TV or PC?

BySophia Windsor 2019-11-15 30742

The newly released MIUI 11 operating system offers many new features for our convenience, such as Always On Display, Dark Mode, Mi Share, as well as cast screen. The cast screen feature has already existed on MIUI 10, this time the MIUI 11 offers more screen mirror options like minimize window, cast with screen off, hide private items. These new features will bring us better screen mirroring experience. Where is the cast screen function on MIUI 11? How to display your Xiaomi phone’s screen to TV or PC? Just check the detailed guide below.

MIUI 11 cast screen function 

What is cast screen function on MIUI 11?

The cast screen function has been originally offered on MIUI 10, but it’s furthered optimized on MIUI 11. With this function, we can easily mirror our phone’s screen contents to an external monitor like a TV or PC. Moreover, the MIUI 11 adds three new options for our great convenience, they are:

● Minimize window: minimize the window that’s being cast to be able to use other feature of your phone.

● Cast with screen off: You can keep casting when the screen of your device is turned off. This feature decreases power consumption.

● Hide private items: Don’t display floating notifications, incoming calls and other private items on external monitors.

MIUI 11 cast screen function 

Which Xiaomi phones support cast screen function?

Almost all the Xiaomi phones running the MIUI system offer the miracast service. However, with the latest MIUI 11, you can enjoy the further optimized cast screen feature.

Presently, the MIUI 11 global stable version has been available for many Xiaomi phones, such as Pocophone F1, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Note 10, Redmi K20, Xiaomi Mi 9T, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A, etc. You can check the official update plan of MIUI 11 in this guide: These Xiaomi and Redmi phones will get MIUI 11 and Android 10 update by the end of 2019.

Where is the cast screen function on MIUI 11?

It’s very easy to find the screen function on MIUI 11. Just go to Settings - Connection & sharing - Cast. Then you can enable the screen functions here.

Where is the cast screen function on MIUI 11 

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How to mirror your phone’s screen to TV with the cast screen function on MIUI 11?

Step 1. Before using the cast screen function, please check if your TV supports screen mirroring function (Miracast). To do this, just go to TV settings and find if there are any WiFi option available, or see if there is WiFi logo on TV box. Usually, almost all the smart TVs support screen mirroring function, including Xiaomi Mi TV, LG, Samsung smart TV, etc. If your TV is not smart TV, it needs chromecast dongle or similar device hooked up. If your TV supports screen mirror function, just continue following the steps below.

Step 2. Make sure your Xiaomi phone and smart TV have been connected to the same wireless network.

Step 3. Turn on the Bluetooth function on your phone.

Step 4. Enable the screen cast feature on your Xiaomi phone. To do this, just head to Settings - Connection & sharing - Cast. Tap the “Cast”, then it will pop up notifications of “Cancel” or “Turn on”. Click “Turn on”. Then your phone will starts searching for the available devices nearby.

Enable the screen cast feature on your Xiaomi phone 

Step 5. Select the TV name you want to mirror. Once they are successfully connected, your phone’s screen will be displayed on the TV. Meanwhile, a casting icon will appear on the upper left corner of your phone’s screen. Then you can start displaying your phone’s content on the TV.

 

In addition to the normal cast mode, there are also three other casting options: Minimize window, Cast with screen off, Hide private items. You can tap the casting icon on the upper left corner of your phone’s screen to set the casting mode.

the casting icon on the upper left corner  

How to mirror your phone’s screen to PC with the cast screen function on MIUI 11?

Step 1. Connect your Xiaomi phone and Window PC or laptop to the same wireless network.

Step 2. Click the "Start" button on the PC.

Step 3. Go to "Settings" - System - select "Projecting to this PC".

Step 4. Select "available everywhere" from the first dropdown.

How to mirror your phone’s screen to PC with the cast screen function on MIUI 11​ 

Step 5. Enabling the cast screen feature on your Xiaomi phone via this path: Settings - Connection & sharing - Cast. Tap the “Cast”, then it will pop up notifications of “Cancel” or “Turn on”. Click “Turn on”. Then your phone will starts searching for the available devices nearby.

Step 6. Select the PC name you want to mirror. Once they are successfully connected, your phone’s screen will be displayed on the PC. Meanwhile, a casting icon will appear on the upper left corner of your phone’s screen. Then you can start displaying your phone’s content on the PC or laptop.

Note: The cast screen settings on the PC will vary from Windows versions. The methods mentioned above are based on the Windows 10 operating system.

Like the miracast to TV, you can also set the casting mode through tap the casting icon on the upper left corner of your phone’s screen.  

Have you mastered the tricks of the cast screen function on the new MIUI 11? Just have a try and enjoy the great convenience of the feature.

  


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