Lightning to VGA Adapter

  • Overview

    Use the Lightning to VGA Adapter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector. The Lightning to VGA Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your VGA-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.

    It also outputs video content — movies, TV shows, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach your Lightning to VGA Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via a VGA cable (sold separately).

    What’s in the Box

    Lightning to VGA Adapter

    System Requirements

    Requires a VGA cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Does not support audio output.

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  • 2.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't give bad review because no audio. VGA has never supported audio.

      While Kenneth G. is right, he's mistaken in giving it only 3 stars. VGA does not and has never supported audio. It is your fault if you buy this thinking it has While Kenneth G. is right, he's mistaken in giving it only 3 stars. VGA does not and has never supported audio. It is your fault if you buy this thinking it has the same functionality as HDMI. It does exactly what it's supposed to, display high definition video. That is all. It's like buying a 60hz television and giving it a low rating because it isn't 3D. 5 stars.

      • Written by Mitchell D from Lynchburg

      1139 of 1264 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't give bad review because no audio. VGA has never supported audio.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Beatifully

      I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewers to see everything on the ip I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewers to see everything on the ipad: apps, safari, camera, everything. I appreciate that the projector recognizes it with no fuss whatsoever. It's an exciting tool and well worth the purchase!

      • Written by Lindsay C from Henderson

      768 of 825 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Beatifully

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't not work with protected movies

      I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to my NEC Multimedia projector. It's an older projector that does not support HD I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to my NEC Multimedia projector. It's an older projector that does not support HDMI. However, despite the description for the VGA adapter that says you can watch movies and shows on TVs and projectors, it does NOT work. When I play the show I purchased from iTunes, I am given a message that says "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES." I get the same error message when I connect my computer monitor to the adapter. Perhaps the description of this product should be changed to say that you can watch movies and shows on TVs and Projectors--EXCEPT the ones you buy from iTunes? I feel that Apple is sending me the message that I should get my content from torrents rather than buying it from iTunes. Are there Apple-branded projectors or monitors that will support this adapter? What's the point of having a VGA adapter for your device if you cannot watch iTunes content that you purchased?!

      • Written by Stargazer O from Blaine

      928 of 1267 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't not work with protected movies

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with Netflix

      I have the iPad Air and bought the Lightning to VGA Adapter so I could watch Netflix on the big screen while on my treadmill. When I hook it up, I get an error I have the iPad Air and bought the Lightning to VGA Adapter so I could watch Netflix on the big screen while on my treadmill. When I hook it up, I get an error that says it's not supported. I am able to watch VUDU movies with it so I know I do not have it hooked up incorrectly. I've read tons of reviews and see I'm not the only one with this issue, yet I've seen nothing from Apple on how to fix it. $40 for a product that doesn't work. Really??

      • Written by Angela V from De Pere

      9 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with Netflix

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Do not waste your money!!

      I paid over 50$ for this adapter for my iPad Air 2 and it worked great...twice. Now I get the "connected display is not supported" message. I even tried using a I paid over 50$ for this adapter for my iPad Air 2 and it worked great...twice. Now I get the "connected display is not supported" message. I even tried using a different VGA cable just to rule that out as a cause for the problem. The Adapter is garbage and a complete waste of money.

      • Written by Sara J from Edmonton

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Do not waste your money!!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works well for my purposes, but...

      The lightning to VGA Adapter does what I need it to, and its a great little tool. The front of the classroom space I teach in once a week is dominated by a giga The lightning to VGA Adapter does what I need it to, and its a great little tool. The front of the classroom space I teach in once a week is dominated by a gigantic SMARTBoard, so I wanted something to present my own keynotes and videos without having to use the laptop in the classroom or bring my own and mess around with software or wifi passwords. I can display keynotes and videos directly from my iPad to the SMARTboard with no issues, but be aware that the VGA end of this is just for that... Video Graphic Array, as in, no sound. The volume turned up on the iPad works, but I wish that by using the additional lighting plug spot on the adapter and a USB cable I could plug in the sound to my speaker. The iPad believes it's sending everything to the SMARTboard so the sound will not play through a second source. I am wondering about the HDMI Digital Video Adapter cable though...I bet that would work if the SMARTboard had speakers. My one star removal is because of the price. At the time I bought this adapter, it was literally half the price of an Apple TV. Really? I will say this though...one of the other teachers tried mine and liked it so much he bought himself a non-Apple version...and promptly sent it back because it did not work at all.

      • Written by Elizabeth C from Cohoes

      7 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works well for my purposes, but...

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