Do you find the iPad screen way too small to do your task? There is a solution. You can connect the iPad to the projector and switch to a larger display without any hassle. The only issue or struggle you might have(if you have never established such a connection before) is connecting the iPad to the projector.
Connecting the iPad to the projector is not hard, it’s just that you do not know how to do it. iPad can be connected to the projector in three ways(via adapter cable, Apple TV, or a Barco ClickShare), and here are they;
How to Connect an iPad to Projector with Adapter Cable?
Connecting the iPad and the projector via an adapter is super simple, all you have to do is connect one end of the adapter to the HDMI or VGA port and the other end to the iPad’s relevant port. The connection is done.
Most iPad users prefer to connect it to the projector via an adapter. Therefore, you should give preference to this method as well.
The method is super simple. However, there are a few things you need to be careful with. The two things that you need to keep in mind are;
If you need to get better audio and visual quality, use the HDMI port for this connection as the VGA does not support audio.
You can use any adapter of your choice. If the iPad has lightning parts, you have to get a lightning adapter. However, if you are using any recent model with a USB-C port, you would need a USB-C adapter to establish a connection.
Connecting the iPad with Apple TV
Apple TV is another sure way to connect the iPad to the projector. The method is just as simple as the above-mentioned one. Therefore, if you are having a hard time connecting the two devices via an adapter, give this method a try. Here’s how you can do it;
- Have a high-quality HDMI cable.
- Now plug the Apple TV into the projector using the high-quality HDMI cable
Once the Apple TV is connected via HDMI cable, plug the power cable into the reliable power source.
- Wait for a few seconds to see if the Apple TV automatically connects or not
If no connection is detected even after minutes of waiting, locate the source button on the projector.
- Press the source button and begin searching for an HDMI connection.
- Connect the iPad to the same Wifi connection as the Apple TV.
- On iPad, swipe up from the bottom to reveal the menu and move ahead with the plan.
Connecting iPad to the projector via Barco ClickShare
This is a least preferred but reliable way of connecting the iPad to the projector. It is least preferred because of one reason and that’s needing to have a Barco ClickShare device for connection. If you are okay with purchasing a Barco ClickShare device to connect an iPad to a projector, here’s how you can do it;
- Unpack the Barco ClickShare device and connect it to the projector using HDMI, VGA, or the DisplayPort cable
- Once the projector is connected, it’s time to connect the iPad to the base unit Wi-Fi of the ClickShare device
- Set the username and password to be ClickShare
- Enable Airplay
- Select ClickShare from the options
- Enable mirroring
- You are done
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easy to connect the iPad to the projector?
Yes, it’s super easy to connect the iPad to the projector. There are many ways to connect the two devices as well, you can select whatever is feasible for you.
What are the most preferred ways to connect the iPad to the projector?
You can connect the iPad to the projector in many ways. However, iPad users usually prefer to connect it to the projector via an adapter, Apple TV, or ClickShare device.