More and more people ask, how can I connect my iPhone to a projector, giving me a larger screen. Ultimately because there are so many versions of the iPhone it can be confusing.
to project from your phone the key factors to consider are;
It’s important to know what inputs are available on the projector. Generally, modern projectors use HDMI. As a rule, always check as some older office projectors use VGA. You can save money by using existing cabling to connect the iPhone .
Firstly projector location is important when deciding how to connect to an iPhone. With complex projector installations, cables may be hidden or run to other rooms.
Secondly, what is more practical, a wired or wireless solution to connect the iPhone to a projector
to the projector.
If the budget allows the easiest way to wirelessly project to projectors is by using an Apple TV (cost from £149). This works by using airplay to create a wireless bridge between the iPhone and Apple TV.
- Freedom to move device around the room
- Easily hidden, minimal cabling.
- not reliant on connector ports
- Not as portable
If using a wired connection, it is important to know your model because the connectors vary
A wired connection to connect the iPhone to the projector uses an ‘AV Dongle’. Ultimately this is a small cable that allows the iPhone to connect to the existing projector cable.
- Low cost
- portable connector
- device must have a cable connected at all times.
- locked to the device connector version
Conclusion – How to connect iphone a to projector
If the budget allows we would always suggest a wireless connection for your iphone for ease of use. If you are constantly on the move. Using different projectors and meeting rooms then a AV dongle may be quicker cheaper and more flexible for you.