Run a presentation from your Android phone

You can walk into a meeting room with just a smartphone and present a slide show on a large screen.

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  • A PowerPoint presentation on your phone or stored in a cloud service such as OneDrive.

  • An Android phone that supports Miracast. For example:

    Brand

    Phone

    Alcatel

    A7 and A7 XL

    HTC

    U11 Plus and U11 Life

    LG

    V30 and V30 Plus

    Samsung

    Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8

    Sony

    Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

    Xiaomi

    Mi 5X

    Check your smartphone manual or check with the manufacturer to find out about Miracast support on your phone.

  • PowerPoint for Android installed on the phone.

  • A large screen that supports Miracast.

    Some large wall-mounted monitors (and larger TVs) have Miracast built-in. If the monitor or projector doesn’t have Miracast built-in, an adapter can be used. For example:

The exact steps vary depending on the brand of your phone. This procedure, like the video above, describes the procedure on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note8.

  1. On your phone, slide down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.

  2. Tap Smart View to open that app.

    In Quick Settings, find Smart View and tap to open it

    Smart View looks for a nearby monitor that supports Miracast. When it finds the monitor, it connects the phone and the monitor. If multiple screens are available, they'll be listed on your phone screen. Tap a name to connect to it.

    When the connection between the phone and the monitor is established, the contents of your screen appear on the monitor.

    Once the phone and large screen are connected, the phone screen is copied to the large screen
  3. On your phone, switch to PowerPoint and open the presentation. Tap Slide Show Tap this icon to start the slide show beginning with the currently selected slide. to begin presenting.

  4. Navigate through the presentation as you normally would, tapping the forward and back arrows on the left and right side of the slide on your phone.

    While the slides appear full-screen on the large monitor, you see Presenter view with notes and navigation controls on the phone screen

    To turn on the laser pointer, press and hold the slide. Once it appears, move the pointer by dragging.

  5. To stop casting your phone to the screen, tap the connection icon Connection icon for Miracast on a Samsung smartphone to open the Smart View controls, and then tap Disconnect.

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