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macdogpro

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Hi,

So previously when I want to mirror my iPad Pro 2020 screen (or project different screen with compatible apps such as Lumafusion) to my old external monitor, I use 8 in 1 USB type-C hub that includes VGA port on it.

But since Hubs tends to drain more battery power, I bought a single USB type-C to VGA port adapter (3 bucks) that cannot seems to work.
So I bought another adapter with known support for iPad Pro (10 bucks).

The later VGA adapter works great without noticeable battery drain like using the hub.
But now the OS detected the connection as “Dock Connector” and redirect the audio output to that connection as well, even though VGA connection don’t carry audio signal like HDMI, and my monitor doesn’t have any speaker on it anyway. So I don’t get any audio output from my iPad’s speakers now.

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Even when I play Spotify, there’s no option to redirect the sound output to iPad speakers.

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The only solution that I found is to connect bluetooth speaker, but for personal preference I would like to use my iPad’s speaker for this setup.

Is there any solution for this?

Would welcome any possible suggestions. Thanks!
 

macdogpro

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Why not attach power to the hub?
Yes the hub supports PD port for that, but I also would like to preserve the iPad’s battery health by not charging as often or even continuously charging all the time.
 

Allan in T.Dot

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Jul 14, 2010
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I've had a similar problem as yours and it was trial and error to find out that...*drum roll please*.

-Plug in your USB-C cable.
-Play music/video etc.
-Press the triangle with the 3 circles to the right of the word Kryptonite in your photo?
-Select where you want the audio to come from and ta-da!

Should work fine now. The 'problem' is the USB-C which is rerouting all the information, audio and video.
 

macdogpro

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I've had a similar problem as yours and it was trial and error to find out that...*drum roll please*.

-Plug in your USB-C cable.
-Play music/video etc.
-Press the triangle with the 3 circles to the right of the word Kryptonite in your photo?
-Select where you want the audio to come from and ta-da!

Should work fine now. The 'problem' is the USB-C which is rerouting all the information, audio and video.
Unfortunately, I tried this already and the second picture shows no option to reroute back the audio to the iPad speakers.
What kind of adapter do you use for this similar situation?
 

Allan in T.Dot

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Jul 14, 2010
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Unfortunately, I tried this already and the second picture shows no option to reroute back the audio to the iPad speakers.
What kind of adapter do you use for this similar situation?
I have had 2 USB hubs that did this and worked fine when I rerouted the audio. The first was an Anker model with HDMI output. The second is a Thinkpad hub with a bit of everything including headphones.

Which hub are you using?
 

macdogpro

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I have had 2 USB hubs that did this and worked fine when I rerouted the audio. The first was an Anker model with HDMI output. The second is a Thinkpad hub with a bit of everything including headphones.

Which hub are you using?
My hub is from Baseus with HDMI and VGA output, it’s working fine with the audio rerouting function.
It is my VGA adapter that doesn’t provide the ability to reroute audio.
 

Allan in T.Dot

macrumors regular
Jul 14, 2010
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yah, the HDMI is grabbing your audio unfortunately and the system can't account for both vide.....wait. That's the problem. The IPP can only display video on other external device right? So it's getting confused by the hub having two external video ports. I bet any hub with a single video out won't have this problem.
 

macdogpro

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Yah, the HDMI is grabbing your audio unfortunately and the system can't account for both vide.....wait. That's the problem. The IPP can only display video on other external device right? So it's getting confused by the hub having two external video ports. I bet any hub with a single video out won't have this problem.
No, the hub with the two external video ports is functioning fine.
The one I’m having issue with is another singe port VGA only adapter, picture below:

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