How to get Project My Screen working with Windows 10 Mobile

Project My Screen now works fine with Windows 10 Mobile on all devices while connecting via USB. Project my Screen over WiFi still works only with Windows 10 Mobile / PC Redstone Build 14328 and higher. You can check our tutorial on how to set it up  by clicking here. In below tutorial we will tell how to do it via USB connection.

Update:

As of Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.420 / Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14364, we can confirm that Project My Screen via USB connection is working fine with most of the devices.

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How To use Project My Screen:

  1. Install Project My Screen app on your PC. Click here and follow the installation screen instructions to complete the installation.
  2. Once installed open the Project My Screen app on the PC and connect the Windows 10 Mobile running device to PC using an USB cable.Project My Screen prompt
  3. You should see a prompt on your device asking for your permission to project your screen.
  4. Allow it to see your device getting projected on your PC.

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What to do if you are not getting prompted to project your screen:

  • In case your phone was already connected to your PC you may need to remove it by going to Control Panels—>Device and Printers.

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  • Also try uninstalling and reinstalling your phone drivers on your Windows PC.
    • Connect your phone to your Windows PC using a USB cable.
  • On your PC, go to Start and open Device Manager.Device Drivers Project My screen

  • Click Universal serial bus devices, right-click on your Windows Phone / USB connectivity items, then click Uninstall. Make sure that you uninstall any Windows Phone devices / USB connectivity items that appear in this list. (You may need to restart your PC.)Device Drivers

  • Disconnect your phone from your PC, then reconnect it. It’ll automatically reinstall the correct drivers.

  • Restart both PC and Phone (Recommended)

  • Now open the Project My Screen app on PC and connect the phone. You should see the prompt.

Check below for instructions for Windows Phone 8.1 running devices.

Windows Phone 8.1 brings unique ability to project phone’s screen on a computer, TV, external display etc.

The wireless projection is now possible with “Miracast” in selected devices like Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520 running Lumia Cyan. The screen projection with help of a USB connector is possible for all the devices, including even Lumia 520 and Lumia 525.

This tutorial aims to tell you, how to do that.

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First you need to download and install the “Project my screen” app on your PC. Click here and follow the installation screen instructions to complete the installation.

project my screen2 appOnce you have “project my screen app” installed, launch it on your PC, connect your Windows Phone 8.1 device to PC with help of the USB connector. You should see a prompt on your device asking for your permission to project your screen. Allow it to see your device getting projected on your PC.

Update:

In case you are facing issues with your PC not prompting you for “allow screen projection”, when you connect PC to phone, you can go to Control Panels——-> Devices & Printers on your PC and remove your phone, if already present.

Now launch the “project my screen” application on your PC, connect your device to PC with USB cable and it will ask, if you want to allow screen projection.

Thanks Mika for the workaround!!

Click here, if you are still facing issues.

Settings: You can see controls available in PC app and you can use them for screen orientation. The best part about this USB connection and “Project my screen app” is that it really works in real-time and what is happening on your phone screen promptly reaches to your PC screen. On your PC, you can use alt+enter to control the full-screen app view.

pMS2By going to Settings—>Project my screen on your phone, you can enable “Show Touch” in the advanced settings and you can also chose in which color your touch will be shown.

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Nayan
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
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  • Marco Sevriens

    sometimes the app crashes and i have to reconfirm the projection prompt.
    Is there a way i can automatically accept that? Sometimes the phone is connected to a pc i remote desktop into and i am not able to re enter the prompt if the app crashes on the pc.

    • Kamal

      Microsoft needs to know about it via feedback

  • Charis Ntouroutlis

    it’s working just fine! Thank you!

    • Kamal

      Glad to know that.

  • st-genis

    It does not work with Nokia 930 and Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile Build 10586.

    • Kamal
      • st-genis

        Sorry, I tried everything. There is just no prompt appearing in my Nokia 930 asking for permission to connect to screen. Tried with Lenovo Laptop and Surface. Used to work with Windows Phone 8.1. Thanks anyway

        • Sann

          me too on 730 10586

    • cris

      Yeah…Me too on Nokia Lumia 730 DS…with Win 10 build 10586.218

    • rijpens

      Just to confirm that I have tried a lot and still have the same issue. Prompt not appearing on phone. Other phone works, used to work in Phone 8.1 🙁

  • Noo

    I did it all like in this post and I can’t project my Lumia 640’s (Win 10 build 10586.218) screen to computer… Can you help me somehow?

  • Stolzes Herz

    Now? You’re late, man.

  • Works since Build 10581.

  • Alexis

    It does work but I can’t project my phone to my Roku TV like my dad’s Lumia 640(windows 8.1).

  • Peter Roskilly

    considering the Lumia 530 and Windows 7 are both the products of Microsoft it is inconceivable that they will not connect via Bluetooth, I’m getting ” no Bluetooth peripheral driver installed” and I cant find a free driver download that works, either from Acer, or Microsoft!.

  • kaushik

    I have lumia 520 , I want to download mp3 tamil music. which is the best app?

  • Parth

    Not working for me . Showing blank page

  • Kate Pearson

    why is everything so complicated????? It should not be neccesary to have to download all sorts of crap via a PC, the phone should work on its own . . . . . but then I did, unknowingly, purchase a Windows phone . . . big mistake, anything that has anything to do with Microsoft is rubbish

    • True Said I just wanna get my windows phone lost so that i can get back to android…
      Hell for a linux user like me…

  • mike

    tried everything mentioned here, but still not working

  • mike

    tried everything mention here, still not working

  • sumit

    thankzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz X 1000000000
    working 100%. i was too tired, but after changing contraol pannel setting i get……….. thanks once again…….

  • sro

    doesn’t work on my 920
    tried all suggestions above

  • Nathan Haynes

    I can’t seem to watch Netflix on my laptop with project my screen. the app stops updating my laptop screen when I start loading my video, anyone know why?

    • Kamal

      May have issue with streaming DRM protected music.

  • raja

    you are great thanx

  • Maryln

    I’ve tried this 1. Remove your WP device from Control Panels Devices & Printers
    2. Start application in windows 7
    3. Connect your WP device to PC with USB cable
    4. Vóila, it asks if you want to connect your phone to PC.
    5. You either let it or don’t

    and for some reason its still not working for me, my computer just reinstalls it and it doesn’t bring up the allow or deny on my phone any soloution for that? running Windows 7 here and Nokia Lumia 520

  • vijay

    please install project my screen apps

  • vasanth

    not working on 1320 🙁

  • Arti

    does this work for lumia 520?

  • SAYAN

    it really works. very nice features.like it

  • Ben

    Didn’t work for me, although I didn’t need it to.

  • paramour

    How about a tutorial on projecting it on tv? I’ve read a lot of tutorials but nothing says about projecting on tv.

  • Unfortunately, it is not working for me 🙁 The phone shows nothing when connected to the PC.
    Tried on two systems, but the same result.

    • Roy

      Me neither… On my #NokiaLumia1020

      • Kamal

        Did you guys open the app on PC before connecting it to phone?

    • I tried on windows 7 not working but windows 8.1 it is working.

      • Kamal

        I have a basic netbook running Windows 7 starter and it worked fine. I don’t know what is wrong there. Before connecting your phone to PC, you need the app open on PC and then you should get the prompt.

        • Mika

          Doesn’t work for me with Lumia 625, tried connecting phone before and after starting application on Windows 7 HP.

          • Mika

            Got it working, by removing device from Control Panels Devices & Printers and then starting application on Windows 7 and plugging phone in, then is asked if I want it to connect to PC.

            Mika

            • M. Afzal Siddiqui

              i have lumia 625 too but unable to connect, can you pls write briefly what exactly I’ve to do to connect it with my laptop?

              • Mika

                1. Remove your WP device from Control Panels Devices & Printers
                2. Start application in windows 7
                3. Connect your WP device to PC with USB cable
                4. Vóila, it asks if you want to connect your phone to PC.
                5. You either let it or don’t

                Mika

    • maheshlal

      please go to settings-sync my setting then ON app settings

      • Fazil Baig

        after installing project my screen app. first open app in pc and then connect usb with pc..

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