Sketch Mirror

Our iOS counterpart app, Sketch Mirror allows you to preview your designs near real-time on an iPhone or iPad over a Wi-Fi network, or connected via a USB Lightning cable.

Combined with local sharing you can also preview your designs on any device with a web browser. Browsers waiting for access to Mirror will show up in the Mirror popover on Sketch where you can securely control their access.

Mirror popover

Sketch Mirror is fully optimized for the iPad Pro and has also been updated to support all iOS 9 features such as Split View and multitasking. Through the Sketch Mirror overview, you can quickly browse between Artboards on different pages. If you switch away from Mirror and switch back we will automatically restore the connection.

Requirements

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or above
  • Sketch Mirror, which can be downloaded from the App Store for free
  • A copy of Sketch 3.8 or above
  • Connection to a Wi-Fi network or a USB Lightning cable

Connecting via Wi-Fi

Make sure that both your Mac and iOS devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can check your network preferences under Settings on iOS, and on the Network panel in System Preferences on the Mac. Once done, click the Mirror toolbar item in Sketch, and select your device’s name from the list to connect.

Connecting via USB

Connecting to Sketch via a USB Lightning cable couldn’t be simpler! Connect your iOS device to your Mac, and that’s it—you’re connected!

Troubleshooting

Sketch and Sketch Mirror find each other using an Apple service called Bonjour. Some corporate networks are setup to block this service. If you’re connecting via Wi-Fi and are on the same network, you may have to ask your network admin to add a rule to allow _sketch-mirror._tcp.local traffic in the network.

For more troubleshooting steps, please check our FAQ. If you still can’t connect, please get in touch with our customer support, and we’ll help you get Sketch Mirror up and running.