iOS 5 - the operating system feature bump for up-to-date iPhones, iPod touchs, and iPads - is now available to download, and it comes with about 200 or so nifty new features to enjoy.
Mirroring your iPad to your TV has been a built-in feature since the iPad 2 debuted: but so far only over HDMI. iOS 5 lets you take your iPad 2 and your iPhone 4S, hook them up to an Apple TV, and stream their screens wirelessly to your plasma. Here's how.
On your Apple TV hit Settings > AirPlay and then turn this feature on (you can set a passcode, too). Now your iPad or iPhone should have the AirPlay icon in supported apps like Music, Videos, and YouTube.
But to mirror your entire device simply pull up the multitasking panel (tap the home button twice), swipe left, and tap the AirPlay icon. Choose "Mirroring" and - as if by magic - your homescreen will appear on the TV.More iOS 5 How Tos:
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