Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your HDMI-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 the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
What's in the Box?
- Lightning Digital AV Adapter
- Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.
Ratings & Reviews
Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI
I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Ap I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Apple Web site first! Do not miss the IPad (4th gen) tech spec ;)
" . . . Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter . . ." …
- Written by Valeri F from East Setauket
2003 of 2351 people found this useful
This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image wa This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image was poor.
It is excessively overpriced for what it is and performs poorly. This is an absolute insult from apple. …
- Written by Ben P from Ojo Sarco
1769 of 2204 people found this useful
Works well with the iPad (4th generation) and iPhone 5
Works well at mirroring iPad 4th generation and iPhone 5 via HDMI cable. Tried it with photos and video and worked well.
- Written by Michael G from El Dorado Hills
874 of 1103 people found this useful
Just got this in the mail. Plugged my HDMI (tv) to the adapter. Plugged adapter to iPhone 6. Set TV to correct HDMI port. Put a vi Just got this in the mail. Plugged my HDMI (tv) to the adapter. Plugged adapter to iPhone 6. Set TV to correct HDMI port. Put a visualizer with song and mind-blowing visualizations the iPhone 6 has with big screen. Awesome! If it was ten dollars less it would have a five. …
- Written by Philip E from Ashland
WORKS FOR ME
but grossly overpriced. For another $20, just buy an Apple TV box and be able to perform same function completely wirelessly!
- Written by Andre M from Emeryville
Failed after iOS 8.3 upgrade!
Worked great for the one week I had it before the iOS 8.3 upgrade. Now it is dead. As is the replacement adapter I ordered. Que Worked great for the one week I had it before the iOS 8.3 upgrade. Now it is dead. As is the replacement adapter I ordered. Questions related to this go unanswered in the support area. Apple... what happened to you? "It just works" used to be true. Now it is a bad joke. Don't you test anything anymore? I didn't mind you locking everything down to make sure it didn't get messed up by a user. But it ends up leaving us high and dry when there is a problem. I have purchased 4 mac laptops, 3 desk tops, 7 iPhones, 3 iPads and who knows how many iPods... 12? 15? for my family. Get your, um, "stuff" straight or I will make a change. …
- Written by Joel M from Berlin
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I see the HDMI plug but what is that second plug for?
- Asked by Robert R from Menifee
- Oct 23, 2012
The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are using the HDMI port.
- Answered by Carlo S from Miane
- Oct 26, 2012
how do you accessory firmware update for Lightning Digital AV Adapter on OS8.2
- Asked by D A K from Ohope
- Mar 15, 2015
Reset your device... Just sent a previous answer that many are reporting iPhone 5/5s that updates t Reset your device... Just sent a previous answer that many are reporting iPhone 5/5s that updates to iOS 8.2 pops up a dialog that it's downloading updated firmware (which it does not really do) and the AV adapter won't work.
Several of us have resolved the issue by backing up the iPhone, then "reset iPhone" and then restored the backup to get data and settings back and that seems to solve the issue and no more dialogs about firmware downloading -adapter just works as it used to prior to iOS 8.2...
Apple Support KnowledgeBase article HT201252 describes detailed steps how to use iTunes to reset the iPhone.
This was such a relief to know that it was not the adapter and not having to wait until an iOS 8.3 update. …
- Answered by Wayne W from Wailuku
- Mar 26, 2015
Can lightning adapter be used with Netflix
- Asked by Lesley K
- Mar 11, 2015
Yes i use it and works great
- Answered by Juan V from Albuquerque
- Apr 11, 2015
Can you switch the output to the TV to portrait? So rather than black bars you can match the iPhone rotation and rotate your TV?
- Asked by Emerson A from Washington
- Feb 19, 2013
NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in ord NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in order to get this functionality to work and still its horrible.
All Apple has to do is allow the orientation of the apple TV to be changed to vertical and it will be freaking awesome!
if they add this simple feature then they will once again have change everything. people will be able to use apple TV as a signage device. or have vertical TVs as hanging picture frames in your home.
I can not believe they have not add this feature yet!
it is quite frustrating.
PLEASE APPLE ADD VERTICAL PORTRAIT ORIENTATION TO YOUR APPLE TVS! …
- Answered by Bryan A from Bakersfield
- Apr 3, 2015
Will this fit with a iPhone 6 Lifeproof case?
- Asked by Tami B from Ketchikan
- Jan 15, 2015
This does NOT fit in the "Lifeproof frē" case. The Lightning plug is slightly larger on the adapter This does NOT fit in the "Lifeproof frē" case. The Lightning plug is slightly larger on the adapter I purchased yesterday (3/24/2015) than the Apple-branded Lightning-to-USB cord that comes with the phone. The socket on the bottom of the Lifeproof frē case is, unfortunately, sized to exactly fit the Apple-branded Lightning-to-USB cord. …
- Answered by Scott S from Tampa
- Mar 25, 2015