Mirror your iPhone on your Windows laptop with Dell Mobile Connect

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Your iPhone and laptop can be friends with Dell Mobile Connect
Your iPhone and laptop can be friends with Dell Mobile Connect.
Photo: Apple/Dell

Integrating your iPhone with your Dell computer just got far easier. A significant update to Dell Mobile Connect lets users mirror applications running on their iOS handset to their Windows computer. Wireless files transfers between the two were also added.

Big changes for iPhone and Dell Mobile Connect

With this software update, Dell Mobile Connect enables an iPhone user to work with iOS applications displayed on their Dell laptop or desktop. The iPhone software appears in a window on the PC, where it can be controlled with a keyboard and mouse. And drag-and-drop support for photos and videos has been added as well.

Dell’s cross-device application debuted in 2018, but  previously was limited to initiating and receiving phone calls and text messages from the Windows PC. Or receiving notifications from mobile apps.

The version of Dell Mobile Connect now in the iOS App Store makes app mirroring and file transfers available to those running Windows 10 on a Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro, Alienware and G Series computer. However, the PC maker warns that it’s not supported on PCs purchased before January 2018 “to ensure the highest level of quality you expect from Dell.”

The iPhone must be running iOS 13 or higher for mirroring and file transfer to work.

Source: Dell

NOTE: This article first ran January 2, 2020. It’s been updated to indicate that the iOS application is now available.