At Kettner Creative, our professional audio visual technicians connect iPads to Projectors on a daily basis. We’ve put together our best information to help you connect your iPad to your projector as easily as possible.

Required Equipment

Before you get started, you will need the following equipment:
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How To Connect iPad to Projector

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Use the following steps to connect your iPad to your Projector

  1. Place your projector on the table where you want it.

    Typically at the front of the room, perpendicular to the projector screen. 

  2. Place your iPad on the same table (as close as possible)

    The further away you are, the longer HDMI cable you will need. 

  3. Plug in the power cable and turn the projector on.

    The projector will typically take 2-3 minutes to turn on and be ready for input. 

  4. Make sure your iPad is fully charged and turn it on. 

    Always restart your laptop before attempting to connect it to a projector. 

  5. Plug the HDMI cable into the iPad

    You will need the following adapter to make this work:
    iPad: Lightning to HDMI Adapter
    iPad Pro: USB-C to HDMI Adapter
    *we recommend only using the official adapters from Apple.

  6. The projector should automatically connect. 

    You many need to double check the input source selection on your projector if you have multiple inputs. 

Pricing & Specs For Equipment Mentioned

Connect iPad to Projector Chapters

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:49 Before You Get Started
  • 0:55 Powering Up
  • 1:15 Connecting The Equipment
  • 2:23 Troubleshooting Tips
  • 3:05 Resolution Information
  • 3:30 Using YouTube
  • 4:30 Final Thoughts

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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