How to Connect Phone To Projector Wirelessly – Getting Started
Before you start connecting your phone to the projector wirelessly, note that the steps you should be following are different for Android and IOS devices.
This is because the wireless configuration and technology used in both devices are quite different.
Connecting an Android phone to a projector wirelessly.
To start ahead with the process of connecting your android phone to the projector, you firstly need accessible wifi and an adaptor ( VGA OR HDMI), depending on the projector you use.
You can then follow the below methods and steps to connect an android phone to a projector.
Using Chromecast can be termed one of the easiest methods to connect your android device to the projector. Both Android and Chromecast come over as a product from Google. So, you don’t need to worry about their compatibility and connection.
Purchase a Chromecast adaptor from the market or any online stores, and you can then proceed with the below steps.
- Power on the Projector and carefully plug the Chromecast into the Projector’s HDMI port.
- Once done, gently plug the power cable into the USB port provided at the bottom end of the projector
- Download the google home app on your smartphone and establish a connection with the Chromecast
- Project your android phone via Chromecast by selecting the cast button in the function you are putting to use.
Besides Chromecast, android users can also use Miracast to proceed with the connection to a projector. This way, they can connect effortlessly to a projector and send and view their favorite media on the projector.
Speaking of the connection process, it is similar to the one used for the connection via Chromecast earlier.
Inbuilt feature in Projector
Certain Projectors come with a special ‘ Smart Projector’ feature that easily connects with Android or IOS devices. You need to check for the product specifications and details online to locate the same.
Connecting an iPhone to a Projector wirelessly
Coming to an iPhone, the process of connecting to a projector is quite easy and convenient. Still, it all depends on the model and version of the projector you are using for the purpose.
Certain projector models( latest ones) bring along an inbuilt ‘ smart feature’ to easily connect to any phone, not just an iPhone.
In other cases, you just need to read through the particular projector’s user manual to understand the connection procedure.
Most of the projectors come with detailed guidelines on their control panel regarding establishing a connection with iPhones.The same information is also available in the user manual to refer to it for a start.
Also, simply search regarding the connection capabilities of the projector you use on the internet, and the rest of the process won’t come as hectic to you.
FAQs regarding how to connect a phone to a projector wirelessly
Q. I can only see the video and no audio?
A. Check whether you have made any changes or adjustments to the projector or iPhone’s audio or video settings while connecting.
Most of the time, the issue stands with the projector or the application you are using to connect the devices.
Also, check for the audio modes, level of volume, and other aspects carefully before going any further.
Q. My Projector doesn’t support a wireless connection. What to do?
A. You can bring in a VGA cable or digital VGA cable or HDMI cable in use to establish the connection.
Before proceeding, check whether the phone or projector you are using is compatible with the provided cables and adaptors.
Also, use only high-quality adaptors and cables purchased from legit sources.
Using bad quality or degraded accessories and cables may not provide you with the desired results with the streaming or projecting.
Q. My iPhone doesn’t let me connect to a projector wirelessly?
A. IOS devices are quite infamous for their technical sensitiveness towards a particular device or gadget. So, you must check whether the projector is compatible with wireless connections with IOS devices.
Also, certain old iPhone models like iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 may not provide you with the desired result due to outdated configuration.
Bottom-line for How to connect the phone to projector wirelessly
Always check for the compatibility and accessibility of the devices before creating a connection. You can refer to the manufacturer’s website or the projector’s provided user manual for the same purpose.