Use the Lightning to VGA Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning to VGA Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your VGA-equipped TV, display, projector or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.
It also outputs video content - movies, TV shows, captured video- to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach your Lightning to VGA Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via a VGA cable (sold separately).
What's in the Box?
- Lightning to VGA Adapter
- Requires a VGA cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Does not support audio output.
Ratings & Reviews
Don't give bad review because no audio. VGA has never supported audio.
While Kenneth G. is right, he's mistaken in giving it only 3 stars. VGA does not and has never supported audio. It is your fault i While Kenneth G. is right, he's mistaken in giving it only 3 stars. VGA does not and has never supported audio. It is your fault if you buy this thinking it has the same functionality as HDMI. It does exactly what it's supposed to, display high definition video. That is all. It's like buying a 60hz television and giving it a low rating because it isn't 3D. 5 stars. …
- Written by Mitchell D from Lynchburg
938 of 1046 people found this useful
I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewe I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewers to see everything on the ipad: apps, safari, camera, everything. I appreciate that the projector recognizes it with no fuss whatsoever. It's an exciting tool and well worth the purchase! …
- Written by Lindsay C from Henderson
640 of 691 people found this useful
Doesn't not work with protected movies
I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to my NEC Multimedia projector. It's an older proj I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to my NEC Multimedia projector. It's an older projector that does not support HDMI. However, despite the description for the VGA adapter that says you can watch movies and shows on TVs and projectors, it does NOT work. When I play the show I purchased from iTunes, I am given a message that says "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES." I get the same error message when I connect my computer monitor to the adapter.
Perhaps the description of this product should be changed to say that you can watch movies and shows on TVs and Projectors--EXCEPT the ones you buy from iTunes? I feel that Apple is sending me the message that I should get my content from torrents rather than buying it from iTunes. Are there Apple-branded projectors or monitors that will support this adapter? What's the point of having a VGA adapter for your device if you cannot watch iTunes content that you purchased?! …
- Written by Stargazer O from Blaine
808 of 1081 people found this useful
Doesn't work under iOS 8.
Fine until the iOS 8 update, now useless on iPad air and iPhone 5s.
- Written by Andrew M from Peterborough
2 of 2 people found this useful
Does not work with Movies
I bought this $50 cable for the sole purpose of watching a movie i bought from itunes on a larger screen and it does not do that. I bought this $50 cable for the sole purpose of watching a movie i bought from itunes on a larger screen and it does not do that. I thought it would be as easy as my kindle that i just connect and play but was a huge wast of money. Please do not buy this. You would think a movie you buy would be able to play wherever you want it to but all they want you to do is spend more money on itunes tv. …
- Written by luis M from Fremont
2 of 3 people found this useful
does not work
it does not work with most projectors, so no presentations......
- Written by Eugénio T from Lisboa
5 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What's in the box with the iphone5?
- Asked by Linda H from Ferriday
- Oct 27, 2012
Lightning sync/charge cable, charger, new-style ear buds and nano-sim ejection tool. Oh - and a quic Lightning sync/charge cable, charger, new-style ear buds and nano-sim ejection tool. Oh - and a quick start guide. …
- Answered by Darrin S from London
- Oct 27, 2012
Does the audio pass through the lightning connector?
- Asked by Mark S from Bellevue
- Nov 28, 2012
The Lightning port does support audio. However, VGA does NOT.
You will not get audio out via a VGA The Lightning port does support audio. However, VGA does NOT.
You will not get audio out via a VGA adapter and cable. …
- Answered by Nathan C from Portland
- Jul 16, 2013
Can I use the lightning to VGA to make my Ipad Air a second monitor for my PC?
- Asked by Aaron S from Milford
- May 13, 2014
No, this is for outputting VGA from your iPad, not for accepting VGA into the iPad for display.
- Answered by Nam L from Dorchester
- Jun 13, 2014
Has anyone used this with slideshark? Can you use notes view and have just the slide view projected, or does it ONLY mirror the ipad?
- Asked by Barbara F from Indianapolis
- Jan 19, 2014
SlideShark gives you the option to view your PowerPoint presentation (including all graphics and ani SlideShark gives you the option to view your PowerPoint presentation (including all graphics and animations) in full screen or in a notes view where you can see the slide notes, a roll of upcoming slides and a window showing the slide playing through with all the animations (still controlled by clicks/taps), a bit like presenter view on PowerPoint. When you connect your iPad to a second monitor, the second monitor will only ever show the full screen presentation show, but you have the option on the iPad to have a mirror (full screen) or presenter view. You can't see the SlideShark menu on the second screen either, so you can move between different presentations really easily.
For me, it's a superb app and one of the main reasons for getting an iPad. It works really seamlessly, and you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a remote too, so you don't even need to hold the iPad. …
- Answered by Richard G
- Jan 23, 2014