How to Share Screen with Zoom on iPhone & iPad

Apr 16, 2020 - 5 Comments

How to Share Screen with Zoom

If you’re using Zoom meetings for teleconferencing, you may find it useful to know how you can share the screen of iPhone or iPad from Zoom. This can be helpful for many reasons, whether to go over work together, show a presentation, walk through something, or any number of other purposes for screen sharing.

Zoom makes sharing the screen of iPhone and iPad quite easy, but like anything else you need to know how it works. This article will show you how you can screen share using Zoom in iOS and iPadOS.

How to Share Screen with Zoom on iPhone & iPad

Although you don’t need a Zoom account to join a meeting, you’ll need one if you want to host a meeting. So, make sure you sign up for a Zoom account and simply follow the steps below to share your screen.

  1. Open the Zoom app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Once you’ve signed into your Zoom account, select “New Meeting” in the main menu.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  3. Here, make sure the toggle for “Use Personal Meeting ID” is enabled and then tap on “Start a Meeting”.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  4. This will launch your iPhone or iPad camera and start the Zoom meeting. In order to share your screen, tap on “Share Content” located at the bottom of your screen.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  5. Now, tap on “Screen” which is the first option, as shown in the screenshot below.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  6. Here, make sure “Zoom” is selected and then tap on “Start Broadcast” to start sharing your device’s screen. If preferred, you can also turn the microphone on/off using the toggle right below this menu.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  7. If you’re not hosting the meeting, you can simply join a meeting and share content in exactly the same way. Alternatively, you can also choose “Share Screen” directly from the main menu to make things easier.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom
  8. Now, you simply need to enter a sharing key or the meeting ID to share your device’s screen to a Zoom room.

    How to Share Screen with Zoom

Now that you have learned how to share screen with Zoom app on both the iPhone and iPad, you’re ready to use the feature anytime you need it.

As you may have noticed, the screen sharing feature is similar to what you’d use for screen recordings on iPhone and iPad, so if you’re already familiar with that it shouldn’t be too foreign to you.

For those who own multiple iOS devices, you can even use one of those devices to video chat and another device to screen share content with your participants. This feature could come in handy during an online lecture or presentation, or for many other purposes.

Zoom offers both free and paid subscription plans. The free plan has a 40-minute limit on group meetings and capable of hosting up to 100 participants. If you want a longer duration limit on your Zoom meetings, you’ll need to subscribe to the Pro plan that costs $14.99 a month and lets you host 24-hour meetings. Additionally, the $19.99/month business plan will let you host up to 300 participants in a single meeting.

That being said, Zoom certainly isn’t the only video conferencing software that lets you share the content on your iPhone or iPad’s screen. There are also great solutions from Google Hangouts Meet, Skype for Business, and there’s even MacOS native screen sharing if you’re on a Mac, so you can use whichever works for you for your particular needs.

Whether you’re using Zoom for online classes, work related meetings, medical, or even personal use, you may find that Screen Sharing is a great feature to add to your video conferences.

Did you successfully share your iPhone or iPad screen using Zoom? Do you use multiple iOS devices for doing your presentations, slides, and online lectures? Do you use another screen sharing solution instead? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on Zoom in the comments section down below.

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Posted by: Hamlin Rozario in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Hal Durnford says:

    I am curious as to whether Zoom sharing from a cloud service such as iCloud, etc listed, reduces the bandwidth I need for the share. That is, does it avoid me downloading and sharing a multi-gig video for example, over a slow cellular connection.
    I haven’t been able to determine this.

  2. Hans says:

    Why Zoom?

    This app is criticized for its privacy leaks, and a lot of people already have removed this app.

    So why?

    Are U asleep?

  3. Tom Nisbet says:

    Loved the tutorial on the cropping/zoom feature on IPhone which is so useful yet not readily obvious. Thanks

  4. laverne lachapelle says:

    Using my iPhone Xs, I carefully followed your first set of instructions but after tapping on the subsequent screen did not have at the top. It showed every other choice in your screenshot, just not the first one .

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