Is AirPlay not working after iOS 15 update? Is AirPlay lagging, or freezing? If you experience any of these problems, check out our troubleshooting tips below to fix your AirPlay problems on iPhone running iOS 15.
If your AirPlay is not working in iOS 15, you may need to troubleshoot the involved Apple or AirPlay-compatible devices or your Wi-Fi router.
What is AirPlay?
AirPlay is a feature that allows Apple devices (commonly iPhones) to share media – like videos, images, and music – to other devices like TVs and monitors for dual screen mode, as long as they’re all within the same network. This means AirPlay can only work if both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, within Bluetooth range, or connected to the same router using an ethernet cable.
When everything is working properly, you can use AirPlay to send video from your iPhone to an Apple TV or another AirPlay-supported device.
Here is a list of things to check on each device when AirPlay is not working after iOS 15 update.
What to do when AirPlay is not working after iOS 15 update
Most of the time, if AirPlay isn’t working, it simply fails to work at all – your device, like an Apple TV or your television doesn’t appear in the AirPlay device list. But AirPlay can also suffer from other glitches, like if the audio or video stutters or is otherwise low quality.
Before you start troubleshooting, make sure your iPhone and AirPlay device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Follow these troubleshooting tips to fix AirPlay problems on your iPhone running iOS 15:
You can do this from Control Center or go to Settings > Bluetooth.
Toggle your Wi-Fi
The easiest way to do this is to put your iPhone in airplane mode for a few seconds, then turn off airplane mode (Do this from Control Center or go to Settings > airplane mode.
Make sure your iPhone is up to date
If you experience sudden issues with AirPlay, make sure that your iPhone is running the latest iOS version. You can check this by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Restart your iPhone
A software glitch might be preventing AirPlay from working properly, so restarting the iPhone can clear the RAM and close any apps running on your device and let it work normally
press and hold the Side button with either Volume button, then slide to power off.
Apple TV, smart TV, or speaker troubleshooting
Power on your device
Make sure the device you want to play to is powered on and awake.
Connect to the same Wi-Fi network
Make sure the second device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. If not, switch networks to sync your devices.
Make sure the device is successfully using Wi-Fi
Try to use the device to stream content from the internet. If that’s not working, AirPlay won’t work either, and you might have a more serious issue with your device, or the router might need to be restarted.
Check for software update
If you’re using an Apple TV, make sure the device is up to date. Check for software updates and install it if available by going to settings > General > update software.
Restart the device
A restart can clear the device memory and star the connection fresh. You may need to disconnect power to do this.
Check the device’s audio
If AirPlay is only partially working – you see video but don’t hear audio, for instance – make sure the device’s audio isn’t muted. Also, make sure your iPhone isn’t set to mute.
Wi-Fi router troubleshooting
Restart your router
If the source of your trouble appears to be your Wi-Fi or internet connection, restart the router. Just unplug it from power source, wait for 30 seconds, and then plug it back in again.
Update your router
Check your router to see if it needs a firmware update. Many modern routers are easy to update via a mobile app; if your router is older, you might need to log into its web console (see the router’s user guide for details).
- Make sure there is only one device trying to stream at any time: Some third-party apps interfere with AirPlay. In particular, apps that offer similar functions as AirPlay, such as Duet and AirParrot. Uninstall any apps that send your screen or media files to other devices.
- Turn off restrictions from Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.
AirPlay not working after iOS 15 update: Fixed!
We hope the above troubleshooting tips have helped you fix AirPlay problems with your iPhone running iOS 15. Now that AirPlay is working again, check out these iOS 15 tips and tricks to help you navigate Apple’s latest update with ease.