I’m sure some of you have installed video apps such as YouTube and Netflix and usually watch videos on your iPhone. However, don’t you feel that movies and other videos are not powerful enough on the iPhone’s small screen? The videos you can watch on your iPhone can be connected to a TV to be viewed on a large screen.
There are two ways to display your iPhone screen on TV.
One is to use a wired connection, which provides a stable, high-speed connection and is less susceptible to external influences.
The other method is to connect via wireless WiFi. It has the advantage of not using cables, but it also requires the purchase of expensive equipment and can be affected by an unstable network connection.
Connecting iPhone to TV via wires
Connecting your iPhone to your TV via a wired connection is a relatively simple process.
To connect your iPhone to your TV via wires, you will need an HDMI to HDMI conversion adapter and an HDMI cable.
The operation is very simple. Just follow the steps below.
- Plug the HDMI adapter into your iPhone’s charging port
- Connect the HDMI cable to the TV
- Connect both the iPhone charging cable and HDMI cable to the HDMI to HDMI adapter
- Turn on the TV and press the input switch button on the remote control
- Select the HDMI channel where the signal is being output
You can buy both HDMI to HDMI conversion adapters and HDMI cables on Amazon and Rakuten.
Advantages and disadvantages of wired connection
There are two advantages to connecting your iPhone to your TV via a wired connection.
Easy to operate
First, connecting your iPhone to your TV is as easy as charging it. Once connected, there are no difficult settings and you can immediately watch your iPhone on the TV.
For those who do not like complicated settings, we recommend the simple method of connecting your iPhone and TV via wire.
More stable communication
One of the advantages of a wired connection is the stability of communication.
Since it is connected to the TV via an HDMI adapter and HDMI cable, it is not affected by wireless communication conditions and you can always playback a high-quality screen on the TV.
The disadvantage is that you need to connect your iPhone to the TV with a cable. If you are someone who always walks around with your iPhone, this may not be the best choice for a wired connection.
Wirelessly connecting your iPhone to your TV
If you want to connect your iPhone to your TV wirelessly (wifi), you will generally need a dedicated wireless connection device, WiFi for a stable connection, and possibly an HDMI cable.
Tools you need
There are a number of wireless devices that can be used to connect your iPhone to your TV.
- APPLE TV
- Fire TV Stick
The usual way to connect is as follows
- Connecting the device to the TV with an HDMI cable (some require a power supply)
- Connect your device and iPhone to the same wireless LAN (WiFi)
- Open the dedicated app and make the initial settings
- Use the iPhone’s screen mirroring function to transfer the phone’s screen to the TV
Advantages and disadvantages of wireless connection
The advantage of a wireless connection is that there are no restrictions on where you can put your iPhone, so you can walk around the house with it without affecting the TV.
However, there are distinct disadvantages as well.
Dedicated wireless connections are usually more expensive (e.g., APPLE TV devices cost about 20,000 yen).
Compared to wired connections, there is a gap in the reflection of the screen.
It is also very susceptible to the effects of WiFi communication, and the image may be distorted.
For this reason, it is recommended to use a fast connection and an expensive WiFi router with fast communication speed.
Also, if you are not good with machines or initial settings, you may not be able to use it even if you purchased it at a high price. Therefore, if you are not good with machines or initial settings, we do not recommend it.
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