How to connect iPhone to TV - detailed Instruction

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Please, tell how can I connect my IPhone to TV or monitor. Sometimes I do have such necessity. Do I need to buy something? Thanks in advance!
asked Nov 7, 2016 in Computers by anonymous

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Not everyone knows that iPad or iPhone can be connected to a TV set or to monitor. Still, there is such a possibility. Of course, for this you’ll need to buy an adapter. But selling expensive accessories is in general an old marketing policy of the Apple Company. So, there is nothing new in this – they have always been making us to purchase all types of adaptors. For example, recently presented iPhone 7 has lost its standard 3.5 mm headphone jack making the users to go in for an adaptor.

What for you need to connect your tablet or smartphone to TV

There are various ways of using your gadgets like this, for example:

  • Looking photos with a family on the big screen;
  • Games;
  • Demonstrating presentations on the projector.

How to connect iPhone to TV

So, there are two types of adaptors for connecting Apple smartphones and tablets to TV or monitor or projector:

  • Lightning to VGA Adapter;
  • Lightning to HDMI Adapter (another name "Lightning Digital AV Adapter").

Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Accordingly, for the first one you’ll need an analogous VGA cable, for the second one – a digital HDMI. Both adaptors have a jack for a Lighting cable, so you will be able to load your gadget simultaneously with connecting to external screen.

Both adapters are not very cheap – 49$ for each piece.

Lightning to VGA Adapter

Talking about advantages it is worth to mention that there are no settings. You just connect a device and forget about anything else. Still, it can be considered a small disadvantage as well – there are no connection settings.

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answered Nov 7, 2016 by Expert Ryan (8,620 points)

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