How to Connect an iPhone to a Projector?

It’s 2022, therefore, time to change the way we use technology. Instead of using a laptop or desktop, connect your iPhone to the projector to display content conveniently.

Many modern projectors allow wired and wireless connections to your iPhone. Connect iOS to the projector using Bluetooth tech or WiFi.

How to Connect an iPhone to a Projector?

The iPhone can be connected to the projector with a wired and wireless connection. The exact step may vary from model to model but it will give you an idea of what you need to connect these two devices and how to.

Connecting iPhone to a Projector with Cable

A projector owner would need a simple adapter to hook up the iPhone and projector. Apple sells two adapters in this regard

  • Lightning Digital AV Adapter – This adapter lets you directly connect an iPhone to an HDMI cord.
  • Lightning to VGA Adapter – It is plugged into the Lightning port of the iPhone and gets connected to VGA video cables.

Here’s how you can connect both devices

  • Plug Adapter in the Connector Port – Plug the Lightning Digital AV adapter’s 30-pin connector to the connector port of the iPhone located on its bottom.
  • Connect – Ports on the adapter are labeled, plug one end of the HDMI cable to the adapter’s HDMI port, and insert the other end to the HDMI port of the projector.
  • Turn on Both Devices – Test whether the connection is established or not, turn on the projector and iPhone, hit ‘Source’, and see if the projector displays an image from iPhone.

Connecting iPhone to a Projector Wirelessly

Many modern projectors give you the luxury to ditch cables and connect iPhone and other streaming devices wirelessly over WiFi.

The steps may differ slightly for connecting the iPhone to the projector depending on the model.

Whereas others might require the owner to connect the projector to the receiver and iPhone to the transceiver.

Visit the brand’s website and type model number to see if it can be connected wirelessly and how.

Some projectors allow easy setup with on-screen instructions, iPhone gets connected to the projector within minutes by following these instructions.

Usually, there are two simple ways to link an iPhone to the projector, using Projector’s app or AirPlay.

Use Projector’s App

Connect iPhone and projector wirelessly without the need for additional cables and adapters.

After connecting both devices to a similar WiFi network, follow these steps to link the projector and iPhone.

  • Step 1 – Go to Settings and then tap on ‘WiFi’, select the projector model from the available devices.
  • Step 2 – Hit the ‘Lan Button’ and select ‘projector’s Network Menu’,
  • Step 3 – Open the iProtection app, choose the ‘Projectors’ option, and press on the projector.
  • Step 4 – If you can not find your projector model, click on the ‘other’ option or use the projector’s IP address. Select the projector to connect to the iPhone wirelessly.

Use AirPlay

There are not many issues connecting iPhones and projectors wirelessly. Wireless connection is more convenient without the need for fiddling with the cords.

AirPlay lets you mirror iOS devices to your projector screen. Follow these easy steps to complete the setup

  • Launch AirPlay – Open the AirPlay app, Click Control Center, and choose Screen Mirroring.
  • Mirroring – Click on the sharing icon to mirror photos and videos, select the projector model to start mirroring.

Connecting iPhone to Projector via Bluetooth

If the projector is Bluetooth-capable, pairing with the iPhone becomes even easier. A few simple clicks here and there to get the job done.

  • Step 1 – Switch iPhone to pairing mode, press the jog lever at the center position of the projector menu.
  • Step 2 – Navigate to the Bluetooth function and turn it ON. The pairing mode will be switched on after the Bluetooth logo displays on the screen.
  • Step 3 – Open Device List and select the device that you are planning to connect. If it is required, enter the passkey.
  • Step 4 – Upon successful connection, the Bluetooth logo turns to Blue, otherwise it remains grey.


Though cable is the most popular connection method, there are several ways to make sure that they match perfectly. Everyone loves ditching cable, thanks to a few handy solutions, both devices can get connected wirelessly. Get access to all the content on the iOS device for projection purposes.


  • Will Nob

    Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published. Nob Will

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