Windows Phone 8.1 has a new feature that allows you to project the phone’s screen to a larger display in real time via USB connection. This is very useful when giving presentations or demonstrating an app to an audience. You can turn on Show touch, which is found in the Advanced section of the Project My Screen App to display a dot where your Windows Phone screen is being touched, making it easier for your viewers to follow along during a presentation. The only drawback is that it does not have audio support yet.

Project Your Windows Phone 8.1 Screen to Your PC

Before you start, make sure you have the following:

  • PC running Windows 7 or higher
  • Windows Phone 8.1

First thing you have to do is to download and install the Project My Screen App found on the Microsoft Download Center on your computer.

Once the Project My Screen App is installed, launch the app. It will open in full screen mode by default. If you want to resize it, just press the [Esc] key on your keyboard.

NOTE: You will find the Project My Screen App in the Apps section of the Start screen. Right-click the app to pin it to your desktop or taskbar for easier access. The Project My Screen App will also have a desktop icon automatically created once it is installed.

Next, connect your Windows Phone 8.1 to your computer using the USB data cable.

Now go to settings, and then tap project my screen.

Your Windows Phone 8.1 will display a message asking you if you want to project your screen. Tap yes to proceed.

There you have it! You will now see your Windows Phone 8.1 screen mirrored on your PC.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:09:08 PM and is filed under Sweet Tech.

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