One of the aspects that I loved about iOS was the ability to quickly and easily share my iPhone or iPad display on a projector via a USB or VGA cable. As one who regularly is showing mobile apps for the day job, it was handy and efficient. Since moving to Windows Phone I’ve been looking for away to do the same thing it actually was right under my nose the whole time. In fact, in some ways, it’s a little bit easier. In this How To I’m going to show you how to project your Windows Phone screen to your Windows PC via a USB cable. There is no special cable required – your phone’s charging cable will do the trick – and only requires a free download from Microsoft to do it.
For this How To you will need to have a Windows Phone running v8 or v8.1 and a Windows PC running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. You will also need your USB-to-MicroUSB charging cable that comes with your Windows Phone. Finally, you will need the Project My Screen for Windows Phone app from Microsoft which is a free download.