How to connect iPhone to TV

How to connect iPhone to TV

If you have content on your iPhone that you want to enjoy on a larger screen, keep in mind that you don't need to own a Smart TV or even an Apple TV to do this. There are several ways to connect your iPhone to your TV without necessarily breaking the bank. Whether or not you have a smart TV will not prevent you from achieving this.

You may need a little more technical assistance, but it can still be accomplished. Below are some ways to do this.

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Using an HDMI cable

Using an HDMI cable between your TV and your iPhone is one way to do this. However, you will also need an adapter to connect the HDMI cable to your iPhone. These adapters can be purchased at any Apple Store or online if you don't already have one.

Once you get the cable and adapter, first insert the cable into the HDMI port on the back of your TV.

the other end of the HDMI cable, connect the Lightning AV adapter before connecting it to your iPhone.

Then turn on your TV and tune to the HDMI channel to which you have connected your HDMI cable.

To prevent your iPhone battery from being discharged during the process, charge it by connecting one end of the adapter to the USB port before plugging it into the power source.

Using AirPlay

Developed by Apple, Airplay is a protocol that lets you share your media files from your Apple devices, including your iPhone, to your Apple TV and other smart TVs. It connects to your wireless TV allowing you to reflect your phone's display on the TV screen.

Some of the newer TVs have Airplay built-in, which means you can easily sync your TV and iPhone using the process below.

First make sure that Apple TV and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If your iPhone's iOS is 12 or higher, open your Home screen and swipe down to reveal the Control Center . If your iOS has an earlier version, swipe up instead.

On the Control Center, press 'Screen Mirroring' then select your Apple TV model from the list (if you have more than one Apple TV).

A four-digit code will appear on your TV monitor; enter it on your iPhone.

To alternate between landscape and portrait view on your TV, tilt your phone from either side and hold it that way.

Later, when you want to end the session, return to the Control Center and press Stop Mirroring.

Airplay consumes less autonomy on your iPhone compared to a process like mirroring. It also allows you to perform other tasks using your iPhone at the same time.


Assuming you don't have a smart TV or even an adapter cable, you can use mirroring apps with Roku, Chromecast, or Fire TV.

If your smart TV doesn't come with a built-in Chromecast, you can buy the Chromecast dongle online. In addition, if an iPhone user has a Chromecast, they can use it on any TV with a compatible application to preview their multimedia content. One of these apps is the Google Home Companion app.

If the Chromecast is not integrated into your TV, plug the Chromecast dongle into the HDMI port on the back of the TV. Then make sure your iPhone and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Open the pre-installed mirroring application on your iPhone. Then press the Broadcast button (which has the shape of a rectangle with a Wi-Fi symbol) and select "Chromecast" on your application screen.

After you press the play button, the multimedia content from your phone will appear on your TV screen.

For those who use Roku, you can share the multimedia files on your iPhone using the Roku mobile app. Download it to your iPhone, install it and tap the Media icon to get started.