How to Connect an iPhone to a TV in 3 Different Ways

No matter what your reason, it's easy to connect your iPhone to a TV or computer monitor. Photos and videos display at full resolution — much better than the limited resolution of your iPhone — so connecting an iPhone to a larger screen can be a viable substitute for a smart TV.

There are three ways to connect your iPhone to a television or monitor: via an AV cable, using your iPhone's built-in screen mirroring feature, or using AirPlay from directly within third-party apps like Hulu.   Usb Splitter Cable

How to Connect an iPhone to a TV in 3 Different Ways

The process is essentially identical to connecting your iPad to a TV, and in fact, you can use the same adapter or Apple TV for both your iPhone and iPad.

Here's how to do it. 

To connect your iPhone to a TV, you'll need an adapter cable that matches the style of input on your TV or monitor.

If possible, use an HDMI cable, as that will provide the highest quality. You'll want to get a Lightning to Digital AV Adapter from Apple. There are third-party options available as well, but they might lack High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) — without HDCP, streaming service apps won't pass video on to your television.

If you have an older monitor without an HDMI input, Apple also sells a Lightning to VGA Adapter. 

Once you have an adapter, here's what to do:

Quick tip: You might notice that the adapter has an extra Lightning port. You can use this to plug it into an AC adapter to power your phone while it's connected to the TV. You'll need an extra AC adapter and Lightning cable for this since Apple doesn't include one with the adapter.

While it's simple enough to connect your iPhone via an AV adapter, you have a completely wireless option as well. If you have an Apple TV device connected to your television or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, you can screen mirror from your iPhone's Control Center via Wi-Fi. 

Here's how to do it: 

Quick tip: When you begin playing a video on your phone, the sizing and orientation of the video should automatically adjust to fit the TV screen. If it doesn't, try using AirPlay instead, outlined below.

How to Connect an iPhone to a TV in 3 Different Ways

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