It is priced at 9, 99 dollars, but all the different features it integrates make it worth its cost. If you want to use a cheaper alternative from third party manufacturers, it will be at your own risk. Connecting the iPad to the projector Besides the Lightning port the iPad has no further port, so connecting it to a projector is really easy.
The end with the Lightning adapter 1 goes into your iPad. As for the small port 3 next to HDMI is an extension to the Lightning port; it simply allows you to power your iPad during the presentation: The screen of your iPad is automatically mirrored on the connected display or projector. No complicated configuration is required, you simply have to launch PowerPoint and start your presentation.
I recommend going with HDMI if you had to choose. With one single HDMI cable, audio and video can pass through together to your projecting device. With the introduction of iOS 4. The first requirement is not difficult to overcome since there are alternative ways to bypass not having access to Wi-Fi in a classroom or conference room.
But the second is important to note since AirPlay is only available for the iPad models 2 and up and requires iOS 5 or later. Before explaining how to create a wireless network let me point out that if your presentation requires internet access — this will not work. To create a wireless network, I like to use and recommend to other Apple gadgets. Before your presentation preferably the night before define a Wireless Network using your iPad or iPhone and the Airport Utility app. You can define the connection between the two via wireless, but in this case, I prefer relying on the older method of connecting things via an actual cable than to do it wirelessly.
By the way, if you think that this extra step and precaution might be a waste of time and money, ask yourself do I want to take a chance walking into the unknown? Remember your goal during a presentation is to think about your audience and delivering value to them, and not about equipment failure or getting hacked.
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Thank you for your blog. The instructions sound really simple; but as a novice techie who is used to only doing power point presentations the old fashioned way by computer with MS power point and an LCD projector, I am overwhelmed by them and feel lost. I know, like all disciplines, technology has its own language and terminology. Unless you understand the terms used, it is almost impossible to understand the instructions.
I am a retired teacher classroom and inspirational instructor from the old school who loves to use visual representation of the material I am covering. I would like to also be able to use videos from the Internet, but have not mastered that skill either. Perhaps you can help me — maybe about doing presentations from iPad wireless for dummies,?!?!? Thanks for any help…. Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and the suggestion.
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Hi I am a teacher and I have ipad mini and want to connect ipad to overhead projector and there ia no wifi or apple tv. Plz suggest what dock to buy to connect to conventional overhead projector. Thanks so much for the help. Any surprises and limitations in mirroring via AirPlay that would be good to know about before I purchase the tech would be really helpful.
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Thanks for the guidance. I have a blue tooth speaker synced with the iPad but nothing comes out of the iPad or the speaker when connected to the projector. Do I need to turn something on within the iPad? I am trying to get some Keynote for iPad questions answered. I have been into Mac stores asking questions with no real questions being answered properly as people have not really used Keynote. I have a 16 Gb iPad 1st generation 5.
I understand this will not work with the keynote app. I also have an iMac computer I think I will purchase a iPad air. I would like to use the iPad to a projector on the ceiling onto a large screen. In the future I may have to move a number of projects back into the iPad to get portions to add to my new project. Can this be done? Is 16gb big enough to add projects into it with pictures in each or should I be thinking in getting the 32gb iPad?
Can PowerPoint projects be moved into iPad Keynote? I was recently at the big box electronics store the blue one looking for this same information and the applicable cables to attach my iPad Air to a projector; 2 blue shirts later I still got the wrong set up. Your blog should be required reading for anyone who retails apple products!! Glad you found the blog and the information helpful. I have iPad 2 and a monitor without audio output.
I connect the two with HDMI cable. Do you have a suggestion on what I could use to override the audio signal and force it to use an external source?
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Since I usually use the monitor to display class handouts our sign language videos, audio is usually not an issue. Welcome and thanks for visiting the site. Please let me know if this works. Hi, I work for the government, I have a user who would like to use his iPad, iPhone to give presentations. Most of the time he is giving his presentations where there are no Wi-Fi connection or a network.
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I would rather not use the Apple TV or iAir option. Is there a Bluetooth portable projector that I can use that will be compatible with the iPad and iPhone? Welcome and thanks for commenting. When using Airplay, when mirroring occurs, does this mean it will display on projector exactly how it appears on iPad air? I would like to be able to have my iPad on presentation mode so I can see my notes but not have this projected on the screen for the audience.
How do I accomplish this?
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Welcome to the site and thanks for the great question. Your understanding of airplay mirroring is correct. And yes, in both methods what you see on the iPad screen will be projected. For example, the iPad app that I use is Haiku Deck. What they see is just my slides and not my notes. If you need help finding out this feature in your app please let me know. By selecting — This slide and Notes: Shows only the current slide but also your notes for that slide.
Can you tell me best way of connecting mini projector to iPad Air. I have been using the Ipad in the classroom and projecting the image through a VGA cable using an adaptor and it worked great! I recently upgraded the operating system to 7. Any suggestions that would allow me to use the same method? I am in a school situation with 20 iPad 2s. The iPads were purchased as a set They all are running 7. Some will project fine directly connected to a projector through a VGA cable and adapter. Do you have any ideas? Just a small question probably a piece of cake for you. I tried to project an ipad screen today using a dock connector to VGA adapter.
However, nothing came up on the screen. Well the dock connector to VGA adapter cable could be faulty but is there any settings change either on the projector or the iPad or anything else I should be aware of? Thx for leaving a comment. Just plug and play. If you need more help connect with me on twitter or Google Plus. Hope things get sorted out. Thx for the suggestion, however unfortunately nothing happened for me.
Same problem persists Craig Turner and Mary: Before the upgrade I used to have flawless projection in the classroom using the dock connector to vga adapter. I strongly suspect the incompatibility is with the ios 7. Welcome and thanks for sharing your insights. Have you brought this problem up to the folks at the Apple Store or Apple Support? Is there a way to switch from one pad screen to another on the large monitor? Hi Len, Great question and please excuse the late reply.
Thanks for all the great information , I do have a question about using the Apple Tv and Airport Express to create a wireless network. Would I have to set them back to factory settings in order to forget the current network first?