Generally speaking, iPad screens are the ideal size for going about our day-to-day lives.
Whether it be catching up with the latest episode of our favorite show, checking emails, playing our favorite games, or Facetiming family, the iPad screen is the perfect size.
However, there are some activities that don’t suit such a small screen.
For example, if you need to deliver a presentation at work, your small iPad screen won’t be suitable, especially when delivering to larger groups.
Luckily for us, we can connect our iPads to a projector before casting the screen onto a larger display.
To help you connect your iPad to a projector, in this post, we will show you the quickest, easiest, and most hassle-free ways you can connect the two devices.
If this is something you need to learn, be sure to keep reading!
Connecting Your iPad To A Projector Using A Cable
If you already have the right equipment, by far the easiest way you can connect your iPad to a projector is by using a cable.
You can do this by making use of the cable ports your projector should already have.
Usually, a projector will have an HDMI and VGA port. If your projector has either of these, you will be able to effortlessly connect the two devices.
Out of the two types of cables, your best option is probably an HDMI cable.
The reason for this is pretty simple. HDMI cables support audio and videos, whilst VGA cables don’t. VGA cables only support video.
For this method to work, you first need to make sure you have an adapter that lets you connect the cable to your iPad. You can find plenty of options on Amazon.com.
It is worth noting that you’ll need the right type of adapter depending on your iPad. Most iPads have lightning ports, therefore you’ll need a lighting adapter.
Some newer models might have a USB-C port, so you might need a USB-C adapter instead.
Once you have the adapter and one of the cables, simply put one of the cables into the projector and the other end with the adapter into your iPad.
All you need to do then is select the right source on your projector if the projector hasn’t already done it for you.
Connecting Your iPad To A Projector With One Cable
Depending on the type of iPad you have and the make of the projector, it is also possible to connect your iPad to a projector without needing an adapter.
For this to work, you’ll need to own an iPad with a USB-C port. The projector will also have to have a USB-C port.
As a result of needing a few things to come together perfectly for this method, not many people actually use it.
However, if you’re one of the lucky individuals who own both devices that are compatible with USB-C ports, connecting the two devices takes a matter of seconds.
If you’re looking for a projector or iPad that has USB-C port capabilities, you will want to look carefully for the right model.
Newer models of iPad tend to have a USB-C port, so you would need a double-ended USB-C cable for this method to work.
If you don’t have one, simply look for an older model of iPad that has a lighting port.
Projector brands like ViewSonic tend to include a USB-C port in their projector’s design so you might want to check them out first.
To connect the two devices together, simply insert the USB-C end of the cable into your projector and the lighting end of the cable into your iPad.
If you own a double-ended USB-C cable, simply insert one end into the iPad and one into the projector.
The projector should then display your iPad screen for you.
How To Wirelessly Connect Your iPad To A Projector
It is also possible to wirelessly connect your iPad to your projector. This method is handy because cables can get quite restrictive at times, particularly when delivering presentations.
Connecting your iPad wirelessly also prevents you from having to carry around cables with you to the office.
To connect your iPad to a projector wirelessly, you will have to spend some money though, unless you already have an Apple TV box.
For this method to work, you will need an Apple TV box and an HDMI cable.
If you don’t have an Apple TV box, you will have to follow a different method. You can buy an Apple TV box on Amazon.com.
When you have the Apple TV box and an HDMI cable, first connect the two to the projector.
To do this, insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the Apple TV box. Insert the other end of the cable into the projector’s HDMI port.
Once that’s done, you should plug the Apple TV into a power source and turn it on.
If Apple TV isn’t automatically displaying on the projector, search for it in the source menu and select it.
Now, you need to make sure the iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi.
When they are, you can swipe up on the bottom of your iPad screen to reveal a menu that says ‘screen mirroring’. All you need to do now is select the Apple TV option.
In this post, we have shown you three different ways you can connect your iPad to an Apple TV.
While the methods differ slightly, they are all quite similar in the respect that they all require specific pieces of electrical equipment to work.
Before you read the three methods, did you realize just how easy it is to connect an iPad to a projector? If not, hopefully, you do now.
Now all you need to do is select the method that suits you best and get your iPad connected to your projector.