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
656 of 733 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
428 of 469 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
543 of 705 people found this useful
Excelent for presentations and classes!
- Written by Guylerme F from Campos dos Goytacazes
1 of 1 people found this useful
ipad mini and pico pix 1430 projector
if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- t if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- turn on the projector when the app is open and you will be prompted to choose a pixel setting. Choose the one in the middle and exit the app. Screen sharing should now be in full screen mode rather than a green margin down one side
I use my mini with a pico pix 1430 and the phillips dual vga cable although i don't plug in the audio lead as speakers work better connected to the mini then this cable connects to the adapter and then to the mini and voila after the app steps above. The cables cost a bunch but the adapter was the cheapest at tescos especially if you have coupons! …
- Written by TIMOTHY D from Chester
4 of 4 people found this useful
Does not work with older projectors
I bought this to use at work. It did not work on our older projectors that we use with windows laptops. This was a disappointment.
- Written by Keith L from Peoria
8 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what gender is this adapter-my projector has female connection
- Asked by Lloyd R from Russell
- Oct 16, 2013
The usual protocol is that all 'devices' are female and interconnecting cables are male on both ends The usual protocol is that all 'devices' are female and interconnecting cables are male on both ends. That is, computer = female; projector = female; interconnecting cable is male on both ends. Since this dongle is basically what would be on a 'device' it is female as the picture on the web page clearly shows. …
- Answered by Peter S from Kent
- Oct 28, 2013
Can I use the lightning to VGA in the reverse so that my iPad w/Retina Display is my projector?
- Asked by Leah H from Lincoln
- Sep 25, 2013
No, you cannot. It only works for video output.
There is, however, an app called Air Display fro No, you cannot. It only works for video output.
There is, however, an app called Air Display from Avatron Software that claims to be able to do exactly this, with no additional hardware necessary. Search the App Store for it. …
- Answered by Marc M from Arcata
- Nov 1, 2013
does lightning to vga adapter show all apps ?on a projector or just the main apple and video apps
- Asked by John S from New York
- Jul 19, 2013
Starting with the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, everything is mirrored on the projector or monitor. So if yo Starting with the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, everything is mirrored on the projector or monitor. So if you have the iPad with Retina Display, iPad Mini, iPhone 5/5S/5C (which are the only models this adapter is currently supported by) you will see apps, videos, pictures, and even apps that don't necessarily support TV Out.
The iPod touch 5th generation is also supported, which I believe also has the video mirroring feature. …
- Answered by Matthew L from Pittsburgh
- Sep 30, 2013
- Answered by Irene H
- Oct 26, 2012
Will I be able to play films from my storage device using my file browser app on my iPad to a TV using this ?
- Asked by Hayley F
- Feb 9, 2013
Only if the app you use supports video playback. Some file browsers (mainly the free ones) let you c Only if the app you use supports video playback. Some file browsers (mainly the free ones) let you copy, paste, move, etc., but don't actually let you open the files. …
- Answered by Matthew L from Pittsburgh
- Sep 30, 2013
Does the iPad 4 support an output resolution of 1600 x 1200 over this Lighting to VGA Adapter?
- Asked by Derek S
- Aug 25, 2013