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
900 of 1005 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
618 of 666 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
773 of 1028 people found this useful
Not iTunes Compatabile?!
I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal sense, because I was only considering iPads and Macs, and they cost a lot. I have been getting by fine without a bigger screen, especially since I bought this adaptor. I've been able to watch Netflix and it has been awesome. So, I decided to buy my FIRST iTunes video. The latest Walking Dead; I don't have cable and it isn't on Netflix. I paid Apple money for the video. I can't watch iTunes videos on external displays using a VGA connection??? Really?? Somebody just didn't think that through, and know I have to watch the show on my tiny iPhone, after paying Apple for the video, the adaptor, and the phone. …
- Written by Rachel H from San Antonio
Piece of you know what.....
Will not work with netflix or any other show purchased thru iTunes. Gives some BS reason..... Waste of money
- Written by Melinda F from scottsdale
4 of 7 people found this useful
This thing is not working on most of the projectors I connect it to....may be they are old...but that what I bought it for..to wor This thing is not working on most of the projectors I connect it to....may be they are old...but that what I bought it for..to work on projector...it just worked on my home monitor....really disappointed....worst accessory I bought from Apple …
- Written by Ahmed A from Baltimore
11 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the audio pass through the lightning connector?
- Asked by Mark S from Bellevue
- Nov 27, 2012
Yes, the Apple Lightning connector passes audio in digital format through any official Lightning cab Yes, the Apple Lightning connector passes audio in digital format through any official Lightning cable. For instance, I use a Lightning cable to pass a digital audio signal from my iPhone 5 to my Sony PHA-1 external portable DAC/Headphone AMP combo and it sounds amazing! …
- Answered by Daniel M from Garden City
- Jun 29, 2013
What's in the box with the iphone5?
- Asked by Linda H from Ferriday
- Oct 26, 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
Will it stream my BT sports app to the TV
- Asked by Patricia C
- Aug 18, 2014
No answers yet
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 12, 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 12, 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 18, 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 22, 2014