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How to Fix Airplay Not Working or Not Connecting From iPhone to Macbook M1 Pro or Air

How to Fix Airplay Not Working or Not Connecting From iPhone to MacBook M1 Pro or Air

  • Update both your iPhone and M1 MacBook pro or air to the latest software update and both devices are connected to the same wifi internet network and check with airplay compatibility and system requirements.
  • Turn on Airplay on iPhone and M1 MacBook Pro or air and change firewall settings and turn it off and try airplay from iPhone to MacBook and it will get connected and start mirroring your iphone to macbook pro or air.

When you are trying to connect your iPhone to M1 MacBook pro or air and you are having issues connecting and iPhone airplay not connecting to MacBook pro or air and not working then you can fix this issue easily on your own. So, let’s see in detail.

Many users experience this issue when they airplay from iphone to macbook pro and first thing you need to try is that you are connected to the same wifi network and your both devices software are updated and updated to the latest version.

Fix Airplay Not Working or Not Connecting from iPhone to M1 MacBook Pro or Air

Below methods will help you fix airplay not working when connecting from iPhone to MacBook pro or air.

Update Your MacBook and iPhone to Latest Version

If you are running an older software version of iPhone or macbook then this issue can happen.

First, you need to try to go ahead and update your M1 MacBook Pro or air to latest version and also iPhone iOS to latest version iOS 16 or later and then try to connect your iPhone to MacBook pro or air using airplay and it will connect without any issue.

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Turn on Airplay on iPhone

Step 1: Go to Settings on iPhone

Step 2: Open General Settings

Step 3: Tap on Airplay and Handsoff

Step 4: Tap on Automatically Airplay to tv’s option and tap on Automatic.

Step 5: Now, go back one step and turn on hands off feature as well.

Turn on Airplay on M1 MacBook Pro or Air

Step 1: On top left corner -> Click on Apple logo on your Macbook

Step 2: Click on System Preferences

Step 3: Click on Sharing option

Step 4: On left side menu -> Check the box Airplay Anywhere option

Step 5: On right side menu -> Anyone on the same network or click on everyone option.

Step 6: A pop up window will appear and Simple click on Allow

Once you turn on airplay on both iphone and m1 macbook pro or air then your issue of airplay not working on m1 macbook pro or air or not connecting from iPhone to macbook pro or air issue will be resolved successfully.

Turn off Firewall on M1 MacBook Pro or  Air

Step 1: Click on Apple logo on top left corner.

Step 2: Select System Preferences

Step 3: Now, click on Security.

Step 4: Now, In Security settings -> Click on Firewall tab

Step 5: Click on lock button at bottom.and enter your macbook password to make changes to firewall settings

Step 6: Now, click on Turn off firewall and close security settings windows.

Now, once you turn off firewall and change firewall settings on M1 Macbook pro or air, then you can connect your iphone to macbook pro without any issue and it will connect easily and airplay from iphone to m1 macbook pro or air.

Airplay from iPhone to M1 MacBook Pro or Air

Step 1: Grab your iPhone and Tap on photos or videos that you want to share on your M1 MacBook pro or air

Step 2: Select the video or photo and tap on share button on bottom and Scroll down and select airplay

Step 3: On bottom you will be able to see your M1 macbook pro or air and simply tap on it.

Step 4: Now, On your macbook you will get a Airplay notification and simply click on Allow and airplay code will  be displayed on your M1 MacBook pro or air.

Step 5: Enter the code on your iPhone and tap on Ok and your iphone will start screen mirroring and it will airplay from your iPhone to M1 Macbook pro or air.

That’s it, this is how you connect or start airplay from iphone to m1 macbook pro or air on MacOS Monterey or MacOS ventura or any older macOS from any iphone iOS.

Check with M1 MacBook Compatibility

If you are still having issues connecting your iPhone to M1 macbook pro or air then you need to check with compatible devices and check with system requirements and you may be having system compatibility issues.

Why Airplay Not Connecting or Not Working from iPhone to M1 MacBook Pro

If you both devices (iPhone and macbook) are not updated to latest software update or if you are not connected to same wifi network and if you turn off airplay on any one device or if firewall is enabled then your airplay will not connect when you airplay from iphone to macbook pro or air.

FAQ

Why can’t I AirPlay my MacBook?

Check with system requirements and airplay compatibility mac Models and every mac that runs on macOS will not be compatible to run. 

How do I enable AirPlay on my Mac?

Click on Apple logo -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> Check the box airplay receiver and select everyone or anyone or same network.