Dell Mobile Connect adds screen mirroring, file transfers for iPhones

Dell Mobile Connect and iOS
Dell Mobile Connect and iOS (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • A new update is out for Dell Mobile Connect.
  • The update adds screen mirroring, file transfers, and more when paired with iOS devices.
  • The updates are available now as version 3.0 on the Microsoft Store and the Apple App Store now.

If you use Dell Mobile Connect, the company's software for letting you use your smartphone on your PC, it just got a whole lot better for iPhones. As Dell previewed at CES, the app will now let you mirror your iPhones screen and transfer files on your PC. The update is rolling out now as part of Dell Mobile Connect version 3.0 on the Microsoft Store and Apple App Store (via Windows Blog Italia).

Previously, only Android phones were able to use screen mirroring and file transfers with Dell Mobile Connect. This update brings both platforms in line, allowing you to do more with your phone without taking it out of your pocket. Importantly, it also gives Dell Mobile Connect a leg up of Microsoft's Your Phone app when it comes to iOS devices.

Here's a look at the full release notes for Dell Mobile Connect 3.0:

  • File Transfer for photos and videos is now available for iPhone users.
  • Mirroring is now available for iPhone users.
  • MMS support for image or videos for Android users.
  • No need to keep the Dell Mobile Connect iPhone app in the foreground for sending SMS.

If you're using a Dell or Alienware PC and want to give Dell Mobile Connect 3.0 a shot, you can grab the 3.0 updates from the Microsoft Store and the Apple App Store now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • And it works like a charm after sideloading and older version, then updating in the App Store to my Surface Pro 7.
  • Where can i find the older version. i'd like it try it on my surface laptop 3
  • Alas, with my SPX here I sit broken hearted...waiting and waiting for Your Phone to get started
  • Lots of us prefer our security and privacy. Was on Android, literally never again. I'd use a tablet with VOIP before I'd go back to that mess.
  • Hope you aren't using Windows. Security is very poor over here.
  • Oh.. It's bleached.
    Would have been nice if you read the article you are citing very well.
    It has been used on limited targeted form. User have to participate in the exploit (open rogue document), If previewed in Outlook, no problems, if done in file explorer (yes problem, then how many people open emailed documents in file explorer?) Do you ever ever have any positive thing to say about MSFT ever, have MSFT ever ever do anything, 1 thing that you bleached ever ever say "MSFT that was well done"
  • I was just pointing out this person is likely using Windows, the least secure operating system, while complaining about the security of another OS that is more secure. I have said I like how 10X is looking, and Windows 10 itself is great. Other than that, Microsoft has dropped the ball. They are even blowing it with 10X. Why it isn't on ARM and available on cheap hardware today I don't understand. Their strategy of Intel, and super expensive folding devices will guarantee low sales and no user base to build a following.
  • 1) I use Windows and Linux, both have had significant security vulnerabilities over the years. 2) In no world is Windows less secure than Android. Android is also significantly less secure than Linux, macOS and iOS. 3) I ran Android for 2 years. I spent more time securing it and blocking tracking by both apps and Google than I spent using it as a phone. I don't like to have to fight my devices. 4) 8 years of my career were spent working on various Android ports and branches. It hardened me against using it for anything I cared about. But sure, there was a vulnerability disclosed the other day. That happens, nobody is immune to the occasional zero day. How an organization responds is what is important. Here's a list for you, ranked by score:
  • To be fair, macOS these days is a lot better than it was five years ago. It's not for me, but being honest about it it's stepped up it's game big time. Linux really depends on the distro. Mint is a security nightmare, Ubuntu or Debian are roughly equivilant to Windows, and anything based on SELinux policies is hardened beyond any desktop OS. Android is a nightmare, worse than Mint. The link I posted shows just how bad, in the 11 years it's been out just the core OS has had around 830 security issues ranked 9 or higher. That is an average of multiple per month. And that's just the core OS, not the software stack Google places in top of it.