Zoom Screen Sharing 101: How to Share Screen on Zoom

Learn how to enable screen sharing on Zoom, the easiest screen sharing option for business and entertainment.

What app is best for screen sharing? Zoom is a strong contender, mainly because even its free version offers basic screen sharing! In this article, we will teach you how to share your screen on Zoom plus some useful tips about sharing a screen on Zoom!

Related: FaceTime Not Working? 10 Ways to Fix It in iOS 15

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How to Screen Share on Zoom

Both ends of the call need to have the Zoom app installed. You can get the app from the iOS App Store and the Mac or PC versions from the Zoom.us website. We will demonstrate the process on the iPhone. To learn more about ways to use Zoom and other apps, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Open the Zoom app.

    Open the Zoom app - zoom meeting share desktop
     
  2. Tap New Meeting.

    Tap New Meeting - zoom meeting share screen audio
     
  3. You may toggle Video On as you see fit. You won't need to use your iPhone's cameras for screen sharing to work, and while screen sharing is working, your audience won't see your face via the cameras. But you might want to say hi before sharing your screen.

    You may toggle Video On as you see fit.
     
  4. Tap Start a Meeting. This will begin a web meeting.

    Tap Start a Meeting. This will begin a web meeting.
     
  5. Once the conference starts, tap Participants. The menu for these options automatically hides when you aren't using it. Just tap the screen to get it back.

    Once the conference starts, tap Participants.
     
  6. Tap Invite to invite your audience into the meeting.

    Tap Invite to invite your audience into the meeting.
     
  7. Choose a method to send your invitation. I'll demonstrate with Send a Message

    Choose a method to send your invitation.
     
  8. This opens the Messages app. Choose who you want to send it to, then tap the send arrow. They will receive a link that will automatically open their Zoom app.

    This opens the Messages app - zoom meeting share screen
     
  9. Back in the Zoom app, tap the Share Content icon.

    Back in the Zoom app, tap the Share Content icon - zoom enable screen share
     
  10. On the list of content, tap Screen.

    On the list of content, tap Screen - screen share on zoom
     
  11. If you see multiple options under Screen Broadcast, choose Zoom. The other options will create a screen recording and save it to that app. 

    If you see multiple options under Screen Broadcast, choose Zoom - how to share a screen using zoom
     
  12. If you want to talk while sharing your screen, make sure the microphone is on. If it is off, you can tap the microphone icon to turn it on.

    If you want to talk while sharing your screen, make sure the Microphone is On - how to share video on zoom
     
  13. Tap Start Broadcast. After a three-second timer, you will be sharing your screen.

    Then tap Start Broadcast - how to share a screen on zoom
     
  14. You are now broadcasting your screen to the members of your Zoom call. Tap anywhere on the blurry background to return to the Zoom app and swipe up to minimize the app. The participants will be able to see any apps, photos, texts, or other content you have on your screen until you stop screen sharing.

    You are now broadcasting your screen to the members of your Zoom call.
     
  15. To stop, tap the clock on your iPhone screen.

    how to enable screen sharing
     
  16. A popup will ask if you want to stop. Choose Stop.

    Choose Stop - request screen share zoom
     
  17. This will end screen sharing but it won't stop the Zoom call. To do that, you’ll have to tap the clock again.

    If you are the host, you’ll have to tap End Meeting for All.
     
  18. Tap End.

    Tap the clock again - how to share screen on zoom on ipad
     
  19. If you are the host, you’ll have to tap End Meeting for All. Or you can tap Leave Meeting so the other participants can continue without you.

    Tap End - best way to share screen mac

That's the best way to share your iPhone screen on Zoom.

Why Zoom Is Best for Screen Sharing

When someone asks, "What is the best free screen sharing software?" our answer is: Zoom. It's a great way to set up screen sharing on an iPad, iPhone, Mac, and even PC and Android. Screen sharing is slightly limited on the free version of Zoom, but it is still one of the best options out there. Next learn how to screen share from your Mac!

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life who lives in Hawaii. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on her blog The Travel Bug Bite! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.