Connecting an iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPhone, or iPod to an External VGA Computer Display



This mobile technology tip provides you with what you need to know to connect an Apple mobile device to an external display.

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To make the connection, you’ll need the following:


Follow these steps to connect everything:

  1. Plug the VGA cable into the computer display.
  2. Plug the Lighting to VGA Adapter into the iPad (or similar device).
  3. Plug the USB Lighting Power Cord into the Adapter so the iPad continues to get a charge and then have the other end plugged into a power adapter.