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.
iPad (4th generation)
iPod touch 5th Generation
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 f 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
473 of 530 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 ector 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
340 of 428 people found this useful
I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewe rs 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
266 of 296 people found this useful
Does not work for me
I have been using a 30 pin ipad without a problem in my classes. The new lightining connector does not display on any of our proje ctors here. It displays on my external screen but not the projectors. And unfortunately the iPad does not have a way for us to control resolution, etc. …
- Written by Ronaldo M from Palm Bay
29 of 33 people found this useful
Does not work
This connector does not work with all VGA projectors. I was able to get the iPad to show up on a computer monitor, but when plugg ed in to the projector it would not display anything. I am a school teacher, so I also tried the classroom next door with the same results. The computer specialist at my school also tried to get it to work, and again the same result. Just be prepared that if you purchase this connector, it may not work with your projector. …
- Written by Stephanie W from Charlotte
55 of 59 people found this useful
It Does What It does ! Good Job Apple ! :)
- Written by RALPH D from PATERSON
17 of 28 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Deborah J from Houston
- Apr 18, 2013
Lightning supports audio and video, but VGA is only for video. You will need a separate cable for au dio …
- Answered by Michael L from Norwalk
- May 15, 2013
- Asked by Karl R from Hobbs
- Mar 29, 2013
The lighting to VGA adaptor does not support audio. VGA cables have never supported audio.
- Answered by Sean O from North Haven
- Apr 1, 2013
I tried this by connecting the 30 pin adaptor to the lightning VGA adaptor, then connecting the vide o feed to the video in of a TechnoGym treadmill and the 30 pin cable into the designated dock on the machine. The video worked fine and the phone receives charge (from the 30 pin cable). However the gym equipment did not recognise it as a compatible device and would not allow media control or Nike Plus functions. These do work when the 30 pin adaptor is used by itself. It appears the lightning socket on this product does not pass through much more than power (if anything). …
- Answered by Ashley A from Evesham
- May 21, 2013
- Asked by Michael Z from Brooklyn
- Nov 18, 2012
Of course you can, don't forget to connect your Ipad mini audio output to external audio amplifier.
- Answered by German M from Miami
- Apr 30, 2013
- Asked by Susan M from Casa Grande
- Apr 6, 2013