The makers of AirDroid have released a new app called AirMirror which is designed to give you remote access and control over other Android smartphones on your own Android device or even your computer. The new app tries to cater a very niche user base, technicians who are providing assistance for Android devices. Via AirMirror, a user can simply gain full control of another device through their own, allowing them to diagnose and fix any issues. As for general users, most would be using AirMirror to remotely control the whole of their smartphone through AirDroid from a larger screen such as a tablet or from the comfort of a laptop. Right ahead, we will give you feature details as well as an AirMirror APK download link.
Key thing to remember here is, AirMirror is a partner app to AirDroid and the whole AirDroid infrastructure, it can’t be used as a stand-alone app. You would need an AirDroid account, proper plug-in installed on your browser and a reliable internet connection. What’s different with this app from AirDroid’s general UI is, AirMirror gives you a full mirror of your phone’s output rather than relaying information through its very own UI. Ahead, we will discuss more about AirMirror and also show you how to download and install it.
AirMirror – What it Offers
Think of AirMirror as an external display to your smartphone but with all the controls. Your phone’s display is mirrored directly to the device you are controlling it from. Added on that display output is the input functionality. If your controlling device is another phone, all controls would stay as they are but would be shifted to input on the device that is being controlled. Simply put, if you are familiar with TeamViewer on the desktop computer platform, AirMirror is the same thing for Android.
Some use case scenarios for the app include: providing assistance to senior Android device users, solving issues with an app, testing an app on separate hardware and so on. The audience might be small but there is a definite market.
Feature List for AirMirror:
Here is the official run-down of the functionality being offered by AirMirror:
- Remote Support: Provide support to the phones from family with remote access.
- AFK (Away From Keyboard) Assistance: Handling mobile games from remote devices.
- Monitoring in real-time: Checking the surrounding with device camera, guard family safety
Below, we have listed down steps for how to manually install AirMirror APK on your device. Users can also use Google Play Store listing to download it directly.
How to Install AirMirror APK on Android Device
Step 1 – Download AirMirror APK:
Size: 16.08 MB
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, we have written a tutorial. See link below on where to find this setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. You can open the app by using the same shortcut you had before or through the app drawer.
Now, you should have a running installation of AirMirror. Be sure to have AirDroid installed as well on the device you are controlling from as well as the smartphone or tablet that’s being controlled.