Can I connect my iphone to a computer monitor to surf the web?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ixi, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. ixi
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    Hi, probably been asked but I couldn't find any answers.

    Can I connect my iphone to a computer monitor somehow? I'd love to have just a monitor in my RV and plug in my iphone for simple web browsing. Is this possible? Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Not possible.
     
  3. ixi
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    not possible....yet, or never.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    doesn't there is a dock conection to plug it to a tv?
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    Not possible yet, so far, maybe in the future. It's not like the classic iPod where you can get the plug-in to the iPod earphone plug-in and then hook-up the white, yellow and red wire to your TV. :(
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this will only let you see videos played on the iPhone, not the interface itself, Safari, etc.

    It seems like it would be pretty weird to try using an iPhone while looking at another screen. How would you know where to tap?
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Will this be possible with 3.0? Right now Im posting this from an internet explorer within a citrix desktop on my ipod touch . If I could 'dock' this to a keyboard, mouse, and external monitor, this ipod touch could literally be my work laptop! That is very exciting to me.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I purchased the composite cables (30 pin connector to the red, yellow, white RCA? type plugs) from an Apple store so I could watch video on different TVs while traveling.

    I can confirm that only the IPOD video on my IPhone actually works on the TV. (No safari, etc.)

    Actually, I tried playing audio from the Ipod on the IPhone through the TV and that does not seem to work.
    Would be REALLY nice to get audio and maybe the photo album slideshow.
    Would be great if all output could be viewed on a monitor/TV.

    The video, even on a big screen TV (I think what we were watching last night was > 40 ") looked very good.
    (I had thought the resolution would be pretty bad, but it was actually pretty good.)
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Someone released an App that allowed you to share your iPhone's connection. But it got pulled fast. So I guess you won't be able to in the future.
     
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    Drumjim85

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    He's not asking about tethering, he's asking about screen sharing..

    It can be done somehow. Apple does it with their presentations. But I'm sure it's some hacked modded iphone.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but how would this make web browsing simple. If you connected your iPhone to a monitor you would have to look at your iPhone to type or make any kind of input. It would be pointless.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    i think he is talking about tethering...maybe just didn't quite know how to say it...
    but yeah, with iPhone OS 3.0 you will be able to, or if you were fortunate enough to get Netshare when it was up, and are savvy enough to set it up, you can do it
     
  13. macrumors 68000

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    With 3.0, you can connect your iPhone to your laptop and surf the internet while on the road (and connect the laptop to another monitor if you want).

    If you wanted the iPhone to go straight to the monitor, then that's different. You wouldn't be able to (Apple uses a modified iPhone in their keynotes).
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    seriously?:confused:
     
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    Andrew K.

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    that was redundant :D
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    I would like to hook my iphone up to my computer screen

    I would like to hook my iphone up to my computer screen to look at certain apps on a larger screen such as workout apps and such.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    Hey, in answer to your question, 'is it possible to Connect iPhone to monitor,.
    Well a few weeks ago I asked myself that verry question. So I researched it online for a while and the closest thing I got is this, you can wirelessly connect it to your computer via wifi with something called veency, you can surf the web, view pictures ect on ur pc and it can control your iPhone with ur pc, it's pretty cool. Just do a YouTube search for veency and follow a tutorial. Please tell me if this infomation was helpfull. Thnx :D
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    iPhone to external monitor thoughts

    Some thoughts.

    iPhone dock to HDMI with dock pass through for charge and sync.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC953ZM/A

    iPhone dock to VGA.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC552ZM/B?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

    Apple AV Dock
    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Connection-iPod-Connector-White/dp/B000E5XHGK

    Apple dock with S-Video
    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Dock-iPod-4G-White/dp/B0007KX4UQ

    Apple dock with component video
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC917ZM/A

    I'm also trying to figure out if I can go to a pivoting portrait mode monitor, leave the iPhone in portrait, use the iPhone as the touch interface, use an Apple bluetooth keyboard and then I will finally be able to use my iPhone as my only computer. Nice!
     

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