Whether you need to do more work on your iPad or simply need a bigger screen, there are plenty of ways to connect your tablet to a monitor or TV.
If you have an iPad Pro or newer, you can use the USB-C port to hook up a monitor or projector. You can also use a USB-C to HDMI adapter.
Bluetooth How to Connect Monitor to iPad:
If you want to use your iPad as a display for a presentation, you can connect it to a monitor wirelessly. This method offers more screen real estate for showing pictures and videos.
You can also connect your iPad to a monitor via an HDMI cable. However, this requires an adapter, such as one of Apple’s USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters or the HyperDrive iPad Pro USB-C Hub.
Once you have your monitor and adapter, you can connect the two together using Bluetooth. Fortunately, pairing is relatively easy and should only take a few seconds.
To pair a Bluetooth item to your iPad, open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth. Once the app opens, select the item’s name from the list that appears below the “Bluetooth” slider.
You may have to wait a few seconds for the Bluetooth item’s name to appear on your iPad’s screen, so be patient. Otherwise, you could run into issues with your iPad’s Bluetooth connection.
How to Connect Monitor to iPad USB-C:
USB-C is the new standard for connecting USB devices, which means that you can now connect your iPad to your monitor via a single cable. It’s a lot faster and more powerful than previous USB standards like USB-A, Micro-B and USB Mini-B.
USB-C also supports various exciting new USB standards, including USB 4 for faster data transfer and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) for improved power delivery over your USB connections.
Despite their differences, the new USB-C connectors can still work with existing devices, and the underlying USB standard is backward compatible.
That’s great news, because it means you can use your old USB peripherals with the newer ones — and that includes all those defunct cables in landfills around the world!
If you’re not sure what kind of USB-C cable or adapter you need, be sure to check our Cable Finder tool.
Once you’ve identified the right one, you’ll be ready to go! Don’t forget to get a USB-C to HDMI adapter if you want to view your iPad’s screen on a HDMI monitor.
If you’re looking to connect your monitor to your iPad, you’ll need an HDMI adapter and cable. You’ll also need to make sure that your TV is compatible with AirPlay and that you’re using the same Wi-Fi network for both your iPad and monitor.
HDMI is a standard connection that sends video and audio between modern AV devices, including TVs, display monitors, soundbars, AV receivers, game consoles and computers. It supports most video and audio formats, from simple 2-channel PCM stereo to 8-channel uncompressed digital audio.
HDMI also features transition-minimized differential signaling (TDMS) technology, which helps to protect the information being transmitted from degradation as it travels through a long cable length.
However, HDMI isn’t immune to distance limitations, as it can only be used up to 328 feet or 100 meters, depending on the source.
This is because of the way it uses pulses of light to transmit data through optical fiber instead of conventional electrical wires.
Connecting a monitor to an iPad can be handy for displaying photos and videos, giving presentations, or taking notes on a second screen. The process is relatively easy if you have the right adapter and cable.
Apple’s iPad models released in late 2018 and later with a USB-C port support HDMI and USB-C to VGA adapters for connecting to a display or projector. These adapters are also compatible with an older iPad.
A VGA connector was introduced in the early 1980s to facilitate the connection of a computer or monitor to a television or projector. Large manufacturers stopped supporting VGA around 2010 and began phasing out the format.
Most modern devices don’t have VGA ports, so you need to use a VGA converter if you want to utilize a monitor or television with a newer device.
The converters cost a few dollars and include a 3.5mm audio jack to transmit sound. They also require an HDMI cable, so you should get a high-quality one to ensure that the video and audio look good on the TV.