Lightning vs. VGA adapter for connecting to a projector?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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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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  2. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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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. :)
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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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.
     
  4. stanw macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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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.
     
  7. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
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  9. brand macrumors 601

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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.
     
  10. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Your invaluable contribution to this thread is immensely appreciated. :rolleyes:
     
  11. brand macrumors 601

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    No reason to get snarky when someone points out something that is not true.
     

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