Is AirPlay not working on iPhone 13? Here are the fixes you can try to get your AirPlay back up and working in no time.
Apple’s AirPlay feature allows users to stream videos, images, music, and other forms of media from an Apple device to another compatible device.
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.
Whether you are experiencing lags or audio problems, or if your Apple TV is not showing in the Home app, or if AirPlay is not working at all, check out our tips below to fix your AirPlay problems on iPhone 13.
Before moving forward, it’s worth noting that both devices have to be on the same Wi-Fi network, ethernet cable, or within Bluetooth range for AirPlay to work.
With that in mind, here is a list of things to check on each device when AirPlay is not working on iPhone 13.
What to do when AirPlay is not working on iPhone 13
Follow these troubleshooting tips to fix AirPlay problems on your iPhone 13.
Note: Information in this article applies to iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Troubleshooting AirPlay problems on iPhone 13
Toggle Bluetooth to fix iPhone 13 AirPlay issues
You can do this by going to Control Center or by going to Settings > Bluetooth.
Toggle your Wi-Fi to fix iPhone 13 AirPlay problems
The easiest way to do this is to put your iPhone in airplane mode for a few seconds, then turn off airplane mode. You can do this by going to Control Center or by going to Settings > airplane mode.
Make sure your iPhone 13 is up to date
If you experience sudden issues with AirPlay, make sure that your iPhone 13 is running the latest iOS version. You can check this by going to Settings > General > Software Update. See this article if AirPlay stopped working after iOS 15 update.
Restart your iPhone 13 to fix AirPlay problems
A software glitch might be preventing AirPlay from working properly, so restarting the iPhone 13 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.
Troubleshooting AirPlay problems on Apple TV, smart TV, or speaker
Power on your device
Make sure the device you want to play to is powered on and awake.
In the Apple TV Settings app, verify that the AirPlay feature is activated. Choose Settings > AirPlay on the Apple TV and confirm it is turned on.
Connect to the same Wi-Fi network
Make sure the second device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone 13. 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. For Apple TVs, this means disconnecting it from the power outlet or unplugging the cord from the back of the Apple TV. Leave it unplugged for a few seconds and then plug it back in. After the Apple TV restarts, wait until it is connected to the network to try AirPlay.
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 13 isn’t set to mute.
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi router
Restart your router
In most cases, verifying that both devices are connected to the same network and restarting them solves the iPhone 13 AirDrop problem. However, in rare instances, the router itself becomes the issue. If the problem persists, reboot the router. If you don’t see an on/off switch on the back of the router, unplug it from the outlet, wait a few seconds and then plug it 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 on iPhone 13: Fixed!
We hope the above troubleshooting tips have helped you fix AirPlay problems on iPhone 13. If we missed something, let us know in the comments section below.