Lightning vs. VGA adapter for connecting to a projector?

kat.hayes

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anyone have any experience with one of these? Is there anything that needs to be done to make the connection work with a projector or does it do it automatically? Is it a reliable way of connecting to a projector or does it sometimes not work?

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Brookzy

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The adapter's main reason for existence is for hooking up to a projector. It will work just fine! It can mirror the display, and run a presenter-presentation dual screen setup in Keynote/PowerPoint. :)
 

xraydoc

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I use both Lightning-to-HDMI and Lightning-to-VGA adapters to connect to projectors at the office and they work beautifully. I also managed to get an AppleTV installed in one particular conference room, so frequently use that for wireless presentations too.
 

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Somewhat related question :With an iPad connected to a projector, how can you use an iPhone to control a keynote presentation.
 

Abazigal

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Somewhat related question :With an iPad connected to a projector, how can you use an iPhone to control a keynote presentation.
Yes, just link the two together via Bluetooth.

I do sometimes face an issue where my VGA adaptor doesn't seem to work if it is facing the 'wrong' way up, and I have to reverse the orientation before it projects out. Not sure if the problem is my adaptor though.
 

xraydoc

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I do sometimes face an issue where my VGA adaptor doesn't seem to work if it is facing the 'wrong' way up, and I have to reverse the orientation before it projects out. Not sure if the problem is my adaptor though.
That I haven't seen. Mine works regardless of how I connect it.
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Somewhat related question :With an iPad connected to a projector, how can you use an iPhone to control a keynote presentation.
Same wifi network or pair via BT. Then launch Keynote on each.
 
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stanw

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That I haven't seen. Mine works regardless of how I connect it.
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Same wifi network or pair via BT. Then launch Keynote on each.
Is it really that simple? If both the iPad and iPhone are on the same WiFi network what setting needs to be enabled to make this work OR does it automatically work if both files are opened through Keynote?

How do you pair the iPhone and iPad to do this via bluetooth?

Thanks for the info!
 

brand

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The adapter's main reason for existence is for hooking up to a projector.
That must be included in some secret Apple documentation since it does not say thats the main reason for existence on the packaging or Apple website.
 

Brookzy

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That must be included in some secret Apple documentation since it does not say thats the main reason for existence on the packaging or Apple website.
Your invaluable contribution to this thread is immensely appreciated. :rolleyes: