At some point, all of us have wondered if we could connect external devices to our computer’s display. Well, the Wireless display feature allows us to do that. It can be added to Windows 11 as an optional feature.
Wireless Display allows other devices to connect to the computer and project their screens. It even allows you to use the input devices connected to your computer to operate the projected screen.
Enabling Wireless Display
Enabling Wireless Display is a quick and easy process. It can be added to Windows 11 as an optional feature. Start by opening up the ‘Settings’ app from the Start Menu.
On the Settings window, select ‘Apps’ from the left panel, and then click on ‘Optional features’ on the right side.
Next, click on the ‘View features’ button next to the “Add an optional feature” label.
The ‘Add an optional feature’ dialog box will appear. Click on the search bar and type ‘Wireless Display’ and you should immediately see it in the search results.
Now, tick the checkbox next to ‘Wireless Display’ and click on the ‘Next’ button on the dialog.
Next, click on the ‘Install’ button, and Windows will automatically download and install the Wireless Display feature.
After the installation finishes, it will show as ‘Installed’ under the Recent actions section on the Optional features screen.
Finally, restart your PC for the changes to take effect and enable the Wireless Display feature on your Windows 11 computer.
Using Wireless Display on Windows 11
You can easily get to the Wireless Display settings by searching for it in Windows Search. Simply type ‘Projection settings’ and select it from the search results.
On the ‘Projecting to this PC’ window, click on the first dropdown menu where it says ‘Always Off (Recommended)’ and change it to ‘Available everywhere’ OR ‘Available everywhere on secure networks’ option.
After that, click on the ‘Launch the Connect app to project to this PC’ link.
Now you will be able to connect your smartphone or laptop to this display and it will appear in the Connect window.
In order to connect to your computer’s display, the device must be connected to the same network. Otherwise, it will not be able to detect the display.
How to Uninstall Wireless Display
Uninstalling Wireless Display is just as easy. First, click on the Start Menu icon from the taskbar and then click on ‘Settings’.
On the Settings window, select Apps from the left pane and then click on the ‘Optional features’ option on the right.
Then, scroll down until you see the ‘Wireless Display’ feature and click on the dropdown icon next to it.
Now, from the expanded details, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button to remove the Wireless Display feature from your Windows 11 computer.
You can confirm that the feature has been removed when you see ‘Uninstalled’ next to the Wireless display under the Recent actions section.
We hope this guide helps you project your other devices to your PC’s screen wirelessly.