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Connecting to Your Audience with Presentation Mode

A Concepts for iOS Tutorial

Learn how to connect your Concepts canvas to external devices and present live with AirPlay.

Presenting in Concepts is easy, it simply works when you connect your device to a secondary source via AirPlay or HDMI cable. You can sketch and discuss live with your work team or classroom, share notes or design plans, or draw live for an audience.

AirPlay supports connecting to an Apple TV, to video conferencing apps like Zoom, and to macOS AirPlay apps like Reflector.

Once connected, you can choose whether to present your canvas without menus or to mirror the full canvas with controls, as well as toggle whether you’d like to share your stylus or finger touches with the audience.

*Please make sure that Concepts is updated to 5.3.2 or later.

Connecting your iPad or iPhone to a Secondary Source

1a. Connect your source (TV screen, monitor etc) to your iPad or iPhone using an HDMI cable (see Apple’s recommendations).


1b. Enable an AirPlay connection between your iPad / iPhone and your Apple TV or other AirPlay receiver. To do this, open the command center on your iPad (in iOS 12, drag downward from the top right corner of your screen) and tap “Screen Mirroring”. The available screen options will appear.

2. If you’ve never connected your device to that receiver before, select the device name that appears. A code will appear on the secondary screen. Enter that code into your iPad and the devices will pair. Your iPad will remember the device in the future for instant mirroring.

3. You will be taken back to your main screen, and will see the contents of your iPad screen displayed on the secondary source.

Open Concepts and start sketching. You can draw, zoom, pan, select, adjust and do everything you normally do in the app.


Presentation Mode Toggles

1. Inside your drawing, you’ll see a red “PRESENTING” status on the status bar at the top of the screen. Tap “PRESENTING” to find your toggles.

2. Choose whether you’d like to “Show Touches” as you draw. Then choose whether you’d like to “Mirror Everything” - your full canvas with tool menus, or leave it to the default "Presenting" mode that shares only your canvas.

3. In "Presenting" mode, you may see two horizontal boundaries that show you what your audience views on the other screen. You will only see these boundaries if the shape of the external screen is different than the shape of your device’s screen.

Good luck with your presentations!

If you have any questions about presenting in Concepts, please tap Help > Ask Us Anything or email us at We'll be happy to help.

By Erica Christensen


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