iPads have large screens, but sometimes we need bigger ones.
Whether you want to watch a movie on TV, show pictures or presentations, or even play games, you can cast your iPad to TV using AirPlay or HDMI cable.
How To Connect iPad To TV Wirelessly
There are actually two other ways you can connect your iPad to your TV. Let’s quickly have a look at them:
Connect iPad to TV with AirPlay
If you open up YouTube or Netflix you will notice there’s an AirPlay icon on your iPad, when you press it it allows you to connect it to your TV. Your TV and your iPad need to be connected to the same WiFi network in order for this to work.
- For Netflix, the AirPlay icon will be in the left corner of your iPad.
- For YouTube, the AirPlay icon will be in the left corner of your iPad.
If you want to stream from another app, search for the AirPlay icon somewhere.
When you use this method, you’ll have Netflix or YouTube displayed on your TV screen, and the best part is, you can continue using your iPad for browsing while it’s casting to the TV. iPad turns into a second screen.
iPad Not Connecting To TV
This happens. You will need to adjust the settings.
- Open settings on iPad
- Set Automatically AirpLay to TVs – Automatic
It won’t automatically play videos on TV, don’t worry, you will still have to press the icon in Netflix, YouTube or other apps in order to stream it to TV.
Bug: There’s a bug with AirPlay often. You press the icon, you connect your iPad to TV and the video is just buffering. Close the app on your iPad, reopen it, and do it again, I’m not sure, why this is happening, but it happens quite often, and this is a silly solution, but it works.
Screen Mirroring from iPad To TV
If you want to show a presentation or photos on your TV or whatever there’s a great feature on your iPad called “Screen Mirroring.”
Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the control center of your iOS device by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on ‘Screen Mirroring.’
- Pick your TV.
In order for this to work your iPad and TV needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. In case your TV doesn’t show up under the Screen Mirroring, enable the settings on your TV, usually, they are enabled by default.
How to Cast iPad to TV Using an HDMI
Setting up is easy; you just need an adapter with USB-C on one end and HDMI on the other. Here’s how to do it:
- Connect the HDMI cable to one end of your TV or monitor.
- Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the adapter.
- Now, plug the USB-C end of the adapter into your iPad.
- Your screen should light up with your display.
There’s nothing to worry about if it doesn’t work right away:
- Go to “Settings” on your iPad.
- Find “Display and Brightness.”
- To use your display, find “Connected Displays” and tap it.
- Finally, switch from HDR to SDR, and it should start working perfectly.
USB-C To HDMI Adapters for iPad
I know many of you might be confused about the adapter, and many of you might be waiting for my suggestion. So, just like most of the time, here’s my personal suggestion:
Note: This list only recommends USB C devices, so if your iPad has a lightning USB port, it might not work for you.
Here are some adapters for the iPad:
Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
- Compatible: with all latest iPads that have USB-C Port
- Connector Type: HDMI
- Color: White
The USB-C digital AV multiport adapter is like a handy bridge for your USB-C Mac or iPad. It’s a great tool that lets you do several cool things at once!
First, it connects your iPad to a big HDMI screen or TV. So you can show whatever’s on your tablet on a much larger display. It’s perfect for watching movies, giving presentations, or just enjoying your content on a bigger screen. But remember, you’ll need to grab an HDMI cable separately for both the video and sound.
Second, it has a regular USB port. That’s super useful for plugging in stuff like flash drives, cameras, or even charging your iPhone or iPad.
And last but not least, it also has a USB-C port for charging. So, while you’re doing all these cool things with your Mac or iPad, you can keep it powered up and ready to go.
Anker USB C to HDMI Adapter
- Compatible Devices: with all latest iPads that have USB-C Port
- Connector Type: HDMI
- Color: Black
The Anker USB C to HDMI Adapter is a perfect companion for any device with a USB-C port, and it’s compatible with any HDMI-enabled display.
With this HDMI adapter for USB-C devices, you can enjoy stunning 4K video at 60 fps on any screen. A simple plug-and-play setup is all that is needed; it is incredibly simple to use.
Furthermore, it is made tough with a reliable, lightweight aluminum design and strong nylon braided cables. However, there’s a small issue that it gets very hot very soon. Other than that, it works perfectly.
With the 18-month warranty and our helpful customer support, the Anker 310 USB-C Adapter (4K HDMI) is a great choice.
You can connect your iPad to TV either by Screen Mirroring or you can buy an HDMI adapter for your iPad in case your TV doesn’t support AirPlay.
This is a great way you can mirror movies from iPad to TV among of course other things.
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