How to connect your iPhone to your TV
How to connect your iPhone to your TV

Did you know you can stream your favorite shows, movies, or photos from your iPhone to your TV? If you’re keen to upsize your viewing experience, this guide will walk you through the process.

Why Connect Your iPhone to Your TV?

Connecting your iPhone to your TV allows you to enjoy your smartphone’s content on a bigger screen. It’s perfect for sharing memorable photos with family, watching streaming apps, or even playing games.

Preparations Before Connecting

Check TV Compatibility

Before starting, ensure that your TV has the required input options such as HDMI or has Wi-Fi capabilities for wireless connections.

Check iPhone Settings

Also, ensure your iPhone is running the latest iOS version and its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions are operating correctly.

Connecting via HDMI Cable

Equipment Needed

To connect via HDMI, you’ll need a Digital AV Adapter and an HDMI cable.

Steps to Connect

  1. Connect the Digital AV Adapter to your iPhone.
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the adapter and the other end to your TV’s HDMI port.
  3. Switch your TV to the appropriate HDMI input.
  4. Your iPhone screen should now be mirrored on your TV.

Connecting via Apple TV

Equipment Needed

If you own an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay for wireless streaming.

Steps to Connect

  1. Ensure your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your iPhone, swipe down from the top right corner to open the Control Center.
  3. Tap on “Screen Mirroring” and select your Apple TV from the list.
  4. Your iPhone’s screen will now appear on your TV.

Connecting via AirPlay

Equipment Needed

If your TV supports AirPlay 2, you can connect your iPhone directly without an Apple TV.

Steps to Connect

  1. Connect your iPhone and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Follow steps 2-4 from the Apple TV section above. However, select your TV instead of Apple TV in step 3.

Connecting via Third-Party Apps

Some Popular Apps

Apps like Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV also allow iPhone to TV connections.

Steps to Connect

  1. Install the chosen app on both your iPhone and TV.
  2. Follow the app-specific instructions to connect the two devices.

Potential Issues and Solutions

Connectivity Issues

If you’re having trouble connecting, try resetting your Wi-Fi router or restarting your iPhone and TV.

Quality Issues

For streaming issues, check your internet speed. For wired connections, ensure all cables and adapters are working correctly.


There are several ways to connect your iPhone to your TV, from wired HDMI connections to wireless solutions like Apple TV or AirPlay. Choose the method that best suits your setup and enjoy your iPhone’s content on the big screen!


  1. Do I need a smart TV to connect my iPhone to my TV?
    • No, as long as your TV has an HDMI port, you can connect your iPhone using a Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable.
  2. Can I connect my iPhone to any TV brand?
    • Yes, but the method may vary depending on the TV’s features and compatibility.
  3. Why isn’t my iPhone connecting to my TV?
    • You might be facing a compatibility issue, a faulty cable, or a network issue. Check your setup and try again.
  4. Can I connect my iPhone to a TV wirelessly without Apple TV?
    • Yes, if your TV supports AirPlay 2 or you’re using a compatible third-party app.
  5. Can I control my TV with my iPhone?
Eric Chan

Hi! I’m Eric and I work on the knowledge base at  You can see some of my writings about technology, cellphone repair, and computer repair here.

When I’m not writing about tech I’m playing with my dog or hanging out with my girlfriend.

Shoot me a message at if you want to see a topic discussed or have a correction on something I’ve written.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *