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How to Connect iPhone to TV or Desktop

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If you are here in this article means you want to know the process of “How to Connect iPhone to TV” or “How to connect iPhone to Desktop”. We also know that in this way you want to show your pic or photos to your friends or family.

In the meantime, the screen is often nearer to a larger screen, like a television or computer monitor. Is there a solution? Connect your iPhone/iPad on the bigger screen, naturally!

Now, the big technological innovation is that Apple is working with leading TV manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony so they can introduce the Air Play protocol as part of their new TVs. By doing so, you can easily stream your content directly from your iPhone/iPad to your TV – whether you have a 2018 or 2019 television. Are you looking into connecting from an older model as well as a desktop monitor?

Here, You can choose from the following options:

  • Step 1 : Connect adapter with HDMI or VGA Cable.
  • Step 2 : Connect VGA cable to an input in the television or Desktop.
  • Step 3 : Now, Plug in the adapter to the iPhone’s Lightning port and turn on the phone.
  • Step 4 : Now it’s Done, Use TV’s Remote Control to switch to the input.

Process 1: Using the official Apple lightning in to your HDMI adapter

The first thing is the good news: both the iPhone and iPad are capable of video output and mirror mounting that is baked inside them. The bad news is that you have to purchase some additional hardware which include Apple’s special Lightning to HDMI adapter. They sell for $49 each, that is a lot, considering that an HDMI adapter cable will not be a part of the price. Apart from it you will have to purchase one separate cable or you can use a cable which is currently you are using with your handset, setup box, or the game console. Please note that in case that you got the latest iPad Pro, all you have to do is to have a USB type C to HDMI cable adapter, as the latest Apple Appliances are not equipped with the patented Lightning connector. These also cost $49 each.

Apart from advatntages there are several disadvantages as well when you are using a Lightning to HDMI adapter which helps to bring your small screen to the big screen. The first and foremost is it’s connectivity it’s with wire instead of wireless so you can’t move your system easily from one place to other place. Sure, don’t use up your Wi-Fi bandwidth, but you probably will lack all the convenience of viewing movies while sitting in the comfort of your sofa. Also at this situation you may find out some concerns about the resolution which inconsistencies with softer images that may occur when you use a cable to plug your iDevice with a bigger screen.

On the other hand, you can use this method anyway by simply plugging the cable adapter in your device. You can use an HDMI cable between your iPhone or iPad and your television connected through the adapter. Check that you have turned the television into the input to which the tablet or phone is plugged in. It will automatically begin to send video as well as audio data into the television in a few seconds. The image projected over the TV screen may be a little delayed. This delay is due to the fact that the power adapter converts it into a signal without a malfunction. The Apple adapter also allows for the connection of your iPad or iPhone with an HDMI input on a computer monitor. And if HDMI is not available because of any reason, Apple has an adapter from Lightning to VGA ($49). Most computer TVs and monitors are compatible, but it can’t carry any audio. The Digital Lightning AV Adapter can be purchased from the Apple Retail Store and major retailers.

Process 2: Using Apple TV and AirPlay.

Have you heard of Apple TV, right?

It’s the $149 Apple set-top box where you can see music and movies on your big screen TV. Plus, this great feature called AirPlay comes with it. By using it, the screen of iPhone or iPad can be mirrored directly on your TV screen – without any wires, via your home wireless network. It is a fairly simple process to enable AirPlay mirroring on Apple TV. Just keep in mind and make sure that your iDevice and your Apple TV will be on the same Wi-Fi network. Once that’s done, an AirPlay logo appears in your home control center. Simply tap it, then select your Apple TV screen and turn mirroring on. There you go! You will now see your device’s screen on your TV. AirPlay 2 is fully compatible in the latest Smart TV from Sony, Samsung, LG, MI and other major manufacturers. So you don’t have to worry about compatibility.

On the other hand, you will need a model that is of 2018 or more recent. As for the HDMI adapter, a small gap may exist between what is displayed on the phones or tablets and the TV, however it is not supposed to be so important. Apple TV is now available from the Apple Retail Store and major retailers. Even you can purchase from Amazon as well here is the link.