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How To Mirror Android Phone Screen To Windows Computer

In this technological world, there are so many new things that have been introduced to all of us. As we all know, Android is one of the most popular mobile operating system among all the other, which comes with a plenty of useful features and facilities included in it. In this article, I'm going to explain you how to mirror your Android device screen with windows computer.

Phone screen mirror to PC can help you in various way. If you're a developer and in the middle of coding process you might want to check your app without having constantly reach for your Android device. Also screen mirroring can help you to view all the photos and videos in the phone through big screen monitor without copying or uploading the photos and videos to the computer. For such, screen mirroring can help you in many situation and save your valuable time.


If your Android mobile is rooted, screen mirroring can be very easy. But if your Android device is not rooted, screen mirror can be a bit hard. So in this post I'm going to show you how to mirror Android screen to desktop computer. There are many ways to mirror Android screen with PC such as through USB cable, WiFi and mobile data.

What Is Screen Mirroring?

Screen mirroring is a process where we share a screen of a particular device to another device. For example sharing your Android smartphone screen to another laptop. So in that case, we will be able to manage or operate the Android device directly from the laptop.

When you have the ability of screen mirroring your Android with your windows PC, you will not have to check out your phone to see what notifications you get. All of that can be directly done from the PC itself. This will also be helpful if the touch option is not working in your Android and so you can operate the system using your PC. This way there are so many things that can be done using the screen mirroring.


Prerequisites Of Screen Mirroring 

To get the screen mirroring process you will have to have the USB debugging turned on from the Android developer option. So let’s see how to enable the developer options.

In your Android smartphone you have to go to the Android ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘About Phone’.


Next you have to scroll down and tap on the ‘Build Number’ five times.

Then go back to system settings.

Their you will have the ‘Developer Option'.

Now to enable the USB debugging on your Android device.


Go to the Android settings and select the option ‘System’ and then ‘Developer Options’.

There you have to scroll down and toggle on the USB debugging.

You can also tick on the ‘Always Allow’ for the ‘Allow USB Debugging’ to popup. So that you doesn’t have to repeat the process.


Always remember that Android screen mirroring need a strong internet connection if you are going to use the wireless option. You can also use the USB cable to view the phone screen from the PC.

Let's see a few simple ways to mirror your phone screen with PC through Android application using easy steps.

How To Mirror Android Screen

You have to get the app named Screen stream mirroring directly from Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tablet.

Let's move on to know, how to mirror Android phone screen with another device to get remote access.
Firstly start the app and it will ask your permission to capture everything displayed on your Android screen.


Next, a screen will appear as shown in the image below. Here you will need to swipe the phone screen left to right side.


Now select the option called 'Preferences' as shown in image below.


Now you will get a screen like this shown below and here you can setup mirroring options as per your requirement such as video performance, audio performance, etc..


Once you finish the mirroring setup, again swipe you phone screen left to right side and select the option called 'Web Browser' as shown below.


Now you can start mirroring your Android phone screen to computer and once you start the mirroring enter the web address in any browser from your computer as shown in the application.


That's it. Now you will be able to see your Android phone screen in your computer. This 'Screen Stream Mirroring' application is one of the most popular screen mirroring application available free at Google playstore. You can download this application to your Android smart phone by Clicking here.

Using Vysor

This is one of the simple and effective app that can be used for the purpose of screen mirroring. Using this app you will be able to manage the screen or do any works in your Android smartphone from the windows PC.

You can use the free version to simply drag and drop the screen. 'Vysor' works fast and also the latest version is super easy to setup. It also allows the users to click, play and share screenshots and recordings directly.

So now let us see how to mirror the Android screen to a windows PC through USB using 'Vysor' app.


You have to get the app named 'Vysor' mirroring software to your windows PC.

Then connect your Android device to your PC using a USB cable.

Next allow USB Debugging prompt on your Android.

Now you have to open the Vysor Installer File in your PC.

Then the software will prompt a notification saying 'Vysor Has Detected A Device'.
You have to tap on the 'View' to start the mirroring process.

That’s it, now it will cast the Android device on your windows PC screen.

Using ApowerMirror

This is another great alternative app that can be used to mirror the screen of your Android with your PC or the other way around. Using this app you can control your Android from your PC using the keyboard and mouse and also at the same time you can control your PC using your Android device.

You also have a paid membership over the subscription. There are so many features available and it will take a little time for you to set them up. You also have a best game keyboard feature.

Now let us see how to use this app to mirror the Android screen to your PC without the internet connection.

First you have to get the app 'ApowerMirror' to both your windows PC and Android smartphone.

Then move on to the developer option and enable the USB debugging.

Next connect the Android to the PC using a USB cable. (Allow USB debugging prompt on your Android).


Now you have to open the app and press on the 'Start Now' and provide the permission to capture the screen.


That’s it, this is a very simple process. Now let us also not forget to check on how to mirror Android screen wirelessly.


For that you have to first remove USB cable from the PC.

Then run the mirror app on your Android device.

Next you have to tap on the ‘M’ button which is available on the bottom end of the app.

Now make sure your PC version is up and running. Then you have to select your Computer name from the list provided.

Here choose the ‘Phone Screen Mirroring’. You can go to the option if you want to mirror the PC screen to your Android device.

Then tap ‘Start’.

That’s it, now you will have the mirroring process. Note that you have to first use the USB cable method before the wireless one, because only then functions will work accurately, or else you will only have the window on your PC without functionality.

Using Airdroid

'Airdroid' is one of the best apps liked by so many people, as it comes with a lot of features including the ability to synchronize between Android and a PC.


Using this Airdroid app, the users will be able to read messages, look at the notifications and even check missed calls and so on. You can use the free version with limited access and also subscribe for all the pro version. It allows you to take screenshots and record the screen for free.

To mirror Android wirelessly,

You have to get the app ‘AirDroid’ to both your windows PC and Android device.

Then open up the windows app and create an 'AirDroid' account.

Next you have to add your account by signing in the 'AirDroid' app version.

Simple as that, now you will be able to access your Android directly from your PC. You can check on your messages, files and so on. You will have a floating bar on your PC screen which will show all the notifications you get.

If you want to receive desktop notification, go to Android Settings> Apps And Notifications > Special App Access> Notification Access > Then Toggle On The AirDroid.

If you want to stream your Android on PC,


You have to open the app AirDorid on your PC and tap on the ‘Air Mirror’ tab. 

Then select the ‘View Only’ mode.

Next go to the Android device and select the option ‘Start Now’ from the popup message.


That is all, the Android will start streaming on your PC.

So these applications let you to mirror and broadcast your phone screen as well as audio in real time in your PC. You can mirror anything from your phone to computer such as YouTube videos, games, etc by using this most powerful screen mirroring.

How To Record Windows Computer Screen

We are all living a life in the technological world, where we have the capability to record something that is happening around us and save it to take a look at any time we want. To do that we have the camera, phones and all those smart devices. 

Not only that but when we see some images or video clips using our phones, we have the ability to save the file by downloading that particular image or video clip. Later on, people found out ways to not waste their internet data by downloading the files, rather they were able to screenshot them and screen record video clips using the smart phones. But are we able to do so in our computer? Well, definitely yes and it’s a simple task to follow.


When technology rises to its peak with all the new inventions, won’t we have ways to screen record clips in our PC? There are quite a few ways that you can do it and there are many software that would allow you to screen record but I can’t assure you about the quality and the security, as we know there are many fake and fraudulent apps and software available today. That is why, I have made a good research on this topic and came up with the best ways on how to do screen recording in your windows PC’s.

If you are someone who is working in an office who needs to recheck on so many videos clips might need this option in your PC, not only them but the methods I am going to show below would help teachers and lecturers who download video clips for the purpose of teaching, now you will not need to waste your WiFi data. So come let’s move on to see the methods on how to get your computer screen recorded using a few steps.


Record Your Computer Screen Using Game Bar

To use this method, your PC should support at least one of the following encoders provided.

  • AMD VCE – ( AMD Radeon HD 7900 or newer) 
  • Intel Quick Sync H.260 (Intel 2nd generation CPU or newer.
  • Nvidia NVENC (Most Nvidia Geforce 600, Quadro K series or newer)
Firstly, you have to press the start button and then the gear icon in the start menu which will open up the settings tab.


There you have to select the option ‘Gaming’.


Now under the game bar you have to toggle on the ‘Record Game Clips, Screenshot And Broadcast Using The Game Bar Options’.


Then type in ‘’Win+G” default keyboard shortcut to open the game bar. It might ask you if the highlighted application is a game, simply press yes.

Next the game bar will appear in the screen’s top edge. It will provide you to access many overlays such as sound, performance and capture.

The capture overlay of the gamebar will appear by default, if its not available you can click on the webcam icon present on the game bar and select start recording on the capture overlay. You can press it again to stop the recording process. Or else you can also press ‘Win+ Alt+R’ to start and stop the record.


All the video recorded will be saved in as an MP4 file. So this is one of the method which available in windows computer to record the screen. Now let's see another method to record the windows screen.


Record Your Screen Using PowerPoint 

Firstly, you have to open the PowerPoint in your PC and then click on the insert tab and then select the screen recording button which is located on the media panel.


Then you will see a toolbar pop up in the top center edge of your screen, there you will notice a red boundary cutting through the overlay which will represent your recording space. In case you want to record the whole screen, then together press on the ‘Windows + Shift + F’ keys.

Now you have to click on the record button or you can also press the “Windows + Shift + R’ keys simultaneously.


You can ‘Pause’ and ‘Stop’ the recording using the provided keys.

To save the recording to your PC you have to right click on the video displayed on your PowerPoint and select ‘Save Media As’ option and then follow the on screen prompts that follows after a popup menu.


This way you can record the screen using PowerPoint in your windows computer. Next let's see some offline apps for computer screen recording.


OBS Studio App: This is one of the frequently used offline application for the purpose of screen recording. It provides you unlimited screen recording opportunity with free of charge. You can record full screen without watermarks. This app is used for professional purposes and thereby it works without any errors. It also has a built in streaming function for those who wish to go live while recording. It has a great hardware support which enables 60 frames per second.



Snagit App: This is an app that can be used paid. It has so many options that it targets the startups more than the gamers. They got tons of recording features that can be used for show casting products and creating marketing videos, how-to features, vlogs and so much more. The added features in the app is worth it and can be used professionally.

That’s it, now we have checked on a few methods on how to screen record manually using the game bar, PowerPoint and also two other alternative apps that can installed if needed. You can go through the posts and find what is the best for you and select the right method. Hope this article would have been useful for you in funding out not one method but a few more on how to screen record in your windows PC.

Remotely Shutdown Computer Using Smartphone From Anywhere

Smartphone has became an essential thing in our daily life in this technologically developed world and we use it for various way to fulfill many purposes easily within a moment. We do use smartphones almost all the time, from checking the time to pay electric bill to every little things smartphones are playing very important role to make the lifestyle easier.

So in this article, I'm going to share a trick to shutdown your home or office desktop computer using a smartphone. Yes, it's possible with a simple software and here you will need to send just a command from your smartphone to computer to shut down remotely from anywhere in the world over the internet.


This trick might be useful in situation where you forget to shut down your PC. In such a situation, you can simply send a command from your smartphone to computer which will shut down your computer smoothly through the internet.

'Airytec Switch Off' is a simple windows based software which is designed to shut down any windows computers over the internet via any smartphone. This software allows you to shutdown the computer in very easy steps through any web browser in a smart device. So let's have a look on how to do this with screenshots.

How To Shutdown PC Using Smartphone


You have to get the app named 'Airytec Switch Off' to your windows computer.

Let's move on to know how to shutdown a computer remotely using any smartphone over the internet connection.
Firstly launch the app in your PC and you will see the software icon in system tray as shown image below.


Click in that icon and setup the changes as your requirement or go with the setup as shown below in image.


Once you finish the setup, right click on shutdown icon from system tray and click on Settings. There you will find a option called 'Remote' section and click on it. After that click on edit web interface settings as shown in the image below.


In this window, enable web interface tick and click on apply button.


Once you finish the settings, click on view/ update static address and note the shutdown URL. This is the URL will be used in web browser later to shutdown computer remotely. Finally double click on the shutdown icon from system tray to enable the settings for remote shutdown from anywhere through the internet.

That's it. You've prepared your computer for remote shutdown. 

Now start any web browser in your smartphone and enter the URL which you have note down earlier from your computer. The interface of that particular URL will looks like this.


Now click on Shutdown button and soon your computer will shutdown with the command from your smartphone. So this is one of the most easiest way to shutdown home or office computer remotely using any smartphone.

You can download 'Airytec Swtich Off' software to your computer by Clicking here

This coolest software not only allows you to shutdown the PC remotely, also you can restart, put in sleep mode or even hibernate the computer through this app as well.

Other Alternative Methods To Shutdown PC Remotely

Using Unified Remote

This app is also another great app that can be used as a remote control for you PC. You can get the 'Unified Remote' app and make it the remote to shutdown your PC from anywhere without any difficulties. It is not complicated and I would rather say 'Unified Remote' app for the Android is a very effective app to have in for an easy process. It is free to get from the Google playstore. So now let us check on how to get this done.

Firstly, you have to get the app named 'Unified Remote' directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone or tab.

Next you have to install the client application in your windows PC.

Then you have to connect your Android device and your computer to the same WiFi connection. 
Now open you Android smartphone and when you are connected to the internet, you will get a screen like shown below stating Connected to ‘Your PC Name’.


Now you will be able to check on all the options in your mobile app like the ‘Basic Input’, ‘File Manager’, ‘Keyboard’ and etc.


There you have to select the option ‘Power’.


In the next screen, you will come across the options such as ‘Restart’, ‘Shutdown’ and so on.


All you have to do is, press on the option ‘Shut Down’ and your PC will automatically shut down.

Simple as that. You can also choose the other options as you prefer. This method is very simple and effective. Works on a great scale and has a very fast performance.

Using Shutdown Start Remote

This is another alternative app that can be used to shutdown or restart your PC using your Android smartphone, which will act as the remote controller. This app is also fast and very easy to use. All you will need is the app downloaded in your Android and your PC and that is all, then you can manage your PC using your phone itself without any tensions. Let us see how to set it up.

Initially you have to get the app named ‘Shutdown Start Remote’ directly from the Google playstore to your Android smartphone.

Then you have to also get the windows client to your computer to get started with the process.

Next make sure you have connected both your Android smartphone and your PC to the same WiFi connection. When connected, take your Android smartphone and when you open the app, you will notice a screen like shown in the picture below.


Scroll down and tap on the option ‘Start Search’ option and it will literally search for the computer and get it detected.


Ones it detects all the PC that is close by, select your computer and tap on it.


Then it will lead to a screen like shown below. There you can either set a timer for the PC to shutdown or you can also immediately restart, shutdown or hibernate your computer.


That is all, these are all very simple steps to follow and get your phone setup as a remote controller to your computer. You can easily shutdown or restart you PC with ease.

Using Shutter

This is a great tool developed for an easy access of your PC using a web browser. Using the ‘Shutter’ app you can shutdown, restart or even hibernate your PC. It is a great app that you can control your PC from a web browser remotely. So let us now see how to get it done.

Firstly, you have to get the application named ‘Shutter’ to your windows PC and when you install it, it will open up to the main interface of the app.

Next you have to choose to ‘Set Events’ that will trigger actions. For an example you can choose low battery on events to trigger the ‘Shutdown Or Hibernate’ your PC.


Then after the event is selected you have to select the action. Go to ‘Actions’ and choose ‘Shutdown’ from the option and select the ‘Start’ button to continue.


Now, choose ‘Options’ and go to the ‘Web Interfere’.


There you will have a list of IP menu, you have to select your computer’s IP Address from the list and choose the ‘Port’ that you want to use. Then enter your ‘Username And Password’ and click on ‘Save’.

Next you have to open the web browser and enter the IP Address along with the Port number. It will then ask for your Username and Password, enter the required and select anything from the list provided.


That is all, using these steps you can now shutdown or hibernate your PC from anywhere at any time. It is less complicated to do. You can also use your smartphone web browser and easily shutdown the computer when you are far from it.

Gmail Tips And Tricks You Must Know

Communicating methods has turned out to be very simple in this world today. We can easily connect to anyone from anywhere of the earth within seconds. From the ability to audio calls to video calls including group or conference call, things have changed and updated in a great manner. We strongly got hold to the technological changes that brought us good enough facts to get the best from it. One of the most used communication method, especially for official uses is the email.

We get emails from our working places, from airlines regarding the tickets we books, from hotel inquiring about our booked rooms or meetings and so many of such official mails get loaded up in our inbox. Even educational messages from schools or college to the students and the parents are being sent via emails. That is why we always check on to our mails and stay updated. There are so many mails that we have today to choose and one of the best and the most trending mails that the majority of the internet users use today is the Gmail. Gmail is a very simple and a reliable mail service found in the internet so far.



Well, apart from just receiving and sending mails in Gmail, have you checked upon some of the other amazing features that’s available in it? If you are not sure of what I am talking then let me explain in brief. Though most of us don’t know, there are other features which can be used to make the experience in Gmail a way better one. You can get in control of your emails using some of the tips and tricks. If you are eager enough to know what it is, then come let us move ahead and figure them out.

Best Gmail Tips And Tricks 

Respond quickly using the smart compose

This smart compose feature helps you to finish up your sentence before you could write it. Just like how it detect the other words that should line up along with it. When you start to type out an email, the Gmail’s artificial intelligence algorithm will guess your sentence and provide you with the rest of the words. You can press on the tab key for the suggestion to automatically populate the email. So if you turn on the smart compose in your Gmail account then it will help you out in a great way.


To get it done, you have to go to the ‘Settings’ tab and then press on the ‘General’ option and there you have to toggle on the ‘Smart Compose’ option.


Schedule Email To Send Later

Well, of you have ever forgotten to send mails and when you do remember, the deadline is already passed? Or have you been slammed in at work by the boss for not being responsible enough to send the mails on the particular time and not late or earlier? If so, you could have simply set the time in prior so that the mail will be sent automatically on time.


To schedule the mails all you have to do is, type in the mail and click on the down arrow which is on the bottom left, beside the ‘Send’ button. It will lead to the ‘Schedule Send’ option, select it and set the correct time and date for the email to be sent. Then click on the ‘Schedule Send’ and now the mail will be sent at the accurate time provided.

Cut (Trackpad) Corners With Keyboard Shortcuts

It would be easy if we can use some shortcut keys to make the Gmail pop up on the screen rather than browsing for it which would take a longer time. Gmail has got a few such unique keyboard shortcuts that can be used. You can press on the letter ‘C’ on your keyboard and the email compose screen would appear on top of your screen. If you want to check on the draft then click both’B+D’ together. But first you have to activate this feature.


To do so, go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘Advanced’ and then enable the keyboard shortcuts. There you would find all the lists of keyboard shortcut, you can take a view at all of them and if you wish to make some change, you can do so and customize your own key patterns. Make sure the keyboard shortcuts is also turned on in ‘Settings’> ‘General’ > ‘Keyboard Shortcuts. To see the fill list of keyboard shortcuts press ‘Shift’ + ‘\’ together. Likewise there are many shortcuts that you can get into use.

Unsend An Email

Most of the time there can be situations where you send an email to the wrong person or you have a mistake in the email and wants to unsend it. Well, that possible with Gmail. You can do it only within 30 seconds after sending it.

To get this settings done, you can to go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > Toggle on ‘Undo Send’.


Personal Assistant In Gmail

Sometimes you might have to go through all the emails to check what time your flight is at or what time you have a meeting planed, even catch up with your bestie or such events. Now with Gmail, you can have an assistant to whom you will not have to pay. The Gmail assistant feature searches all your inbox for any events planned, flights, hotel or restaurant reservations and any such programs and piles them up under one place. All your past reservations would also be kept under track.


This feature can be activated by clicking on your ‘Profile Pic Or The Circle With Your Name’s First Letter’ and select ‘Google Accounts’ > ‘Payments and Subscriptions’. Then select the option you want to view.

So that’s it, now we have checked on a few special and unique features provided by the Gmail that we never knew or didn’t use. All of these tips would really help you out to have and maintain a simple yet an organized mail app. So I hope you would have gained some great tips and tricks from this guide.