• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I gave this two stars because when it did work it was pretty cool to display movie apps from my phone to my TV, but it started working sometimes and then just completely stopped all together. It would be nice if there was some way to replace it instead of buying another one especially since I only bought it 2 months ago for $50.00 plus.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple really couldn't care less

    This adapter worked at first, but quit and now does not. It will start, but then loses the picture. No Apple assist available as far as I can tell. My experience has been just as the others have described and I have an Apple pro.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit working

    Well, I read all of the reviews and still tried it out anyway. 7 months later, no sound is being transmitted. The video feed is working, however.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I got one so I could play games on a tv, but it's too laggy. I can't believe Apple would make such an oversite on quality.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    Works for about 5minutes then screen freezes. Sometimes, I'll get lucky and enjoy about 15min of screen transfer before it freezes again. Tried on multiple TV's with multiple devices (e.g., iPhones, iPads, etc.), but still doesn't work very good. Why does this cable even exist if everyone seems to have problems with it?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    It worked for all of 2.5 months. No surprise since every apple product I have owned has had issues after a short period of time. Do yourself a favor and just switch to android products. The converter is half the price an actually works. I will personally never buy, or use apple products again. Thank God my contract on this phone is almost over, I will be switching back immediately.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck are you all doing?

    I can't understand what all the whining is about. I've had one of these since Christmas and never had a problem with it in 6 months. If you have wifi I can't imagine you needing this adapter -- just get a device like the Fire TV stick or Roku or whatever so you can watch all the Netflix/Hulu you want. But for those of us who are out of wifi range or just don't even have traditional internet (like houses in the boonies that only satellite internet can reach) yet DO have unlimited cell phone data, you can't go wrong with this.

    Like someone else said, there's some simple tricks for making it work.

    A) Don't be a slob. Don't bend or twist the connector, don't leave it laying around in dusty or dirty places, don't shove it in your pocket when you go to a friend's house. Blow out your (probably filthy) lightning slot before inserting the adapter. Maybe $50 isn't a lot to other folks but I've been treating my adapter like it's worth a lot, and it's rewarded me in turn.

    B) Seriously, just start the freaking video on your phone before you plug the adapter into it. You'll miss what, .5 seconds that you can rewind? Video connection has always been guaranteed for me when I do this. I watch all the major streaming apps with no problem.

    42 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's true, works only for few weeks

    In my case, no sound.

    All the bad comments are true

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working out of nowhere!

    I was so excited when I bought this product. I has researched many options to display my phone screen on my tv to watch all of my favorite shows that are on my apps. This device worked beautifully and perfectly mirrored my phone screen to my tv. I am the only one who uses it and I was always gentle with it because $49 is a lot to spend on a small adapter like this. However, even after being careful with this pricey adapter, it began to go in and out. It did this for a couple of hours anytime I picked up my phone. It had never done this before. It was going in and out as if I had unplugged the adapter from my phone and then plugged it back in. After a couple hours of this it just stopped working completely. When I unplug the adapter and then plug it back in, the blue bar that normally appears at the top of my phone screen shows up but then after about 5 seconds, it goes back off. And even though the blue bar shows up, nothing shows up on the tv at all as if nothing is even connected. I have even tried powering my phone off and back on before connecting the adapter. I'm really disappointed because I really liked this product at first. Guess I will see if I can get my money back or exchange it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone on the big screen!

    Love this product! Most of my friends don't have an  tv so when you need to play something big this guy comes to the rescue! I love this thing and have been carrying it for a while now. Works well with iPhone and iPad! I e been hiking the AT and when I come into a town and stay for a night or two I love being able to hook up my iPhone to their tv's and watch whatever I want!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work, do not purchase

    I recently purchased this digital adapter & I have not been able to get it to work. I have tried on multiple TV's & three different HDMI cables. Either I get a no signal message or the video freezes within seconds of starting. The video will still play on my iPhone, but will not play on any TV. I wish I had read the many negative reviews prior to making this purchase.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchase these cables twice both stopped working after a few weeks

    Worked great then just stopped working after a few weeks. I purchased one for me and one for my sisters family. The one I used stopped working two months in. The one that my sister had stopped working three weeks later. Both saying no signal on the screen when plugged in. Thought maybe it was the hdmi cable or tv input. I tested it on different TVs with different hdmi cables but still came up no signal.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I used it reliably for several months and now everytime I try to play a movie on a TV I get a message stating "The connected display is not authorized to play protected movies" This initially happened with only select movies but now occurs with all my itunes purchased movies (over 100 Titles).
    Very disappointed!

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shows Airplay black screen after every commercial break!

    With apple removing all these ports and pushing all these dongles on us they should at least work. This thing has so many bugs I cant believe its an Apple product. Biggest frustration is after every commercial is just shows the the airplay black screen, have to close the app then open it back. SO annoying.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 10 seconds

    It works for 10 seconds..
    Then the image freezes on screen.
    Sometimes it lasts longer but I can reliably crash it by swapping screens repeatedly.

    When apps control it like YouTube, it seems to be reliable for longer, well at least the audio. The video stops updating after a minute or two but the audio continues.

    Sometimes in other apps where it mirrors (that's why I got it), it causes the apps to experience getting disconnected from the network temporarily. It is really weird.

    Tested on both the iPad mini A1489 and one of the new iPads model A1566

    Do not recommend.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working :(

    Was going to great - only used for my daughter to watch purchased movies and Netflix from the iPad Air 2 through the TV. Was so good for about 6 months, then about 2 weeks ago, started being very fiddly to connect and read. Tried different TVs, HDMI cables, and tried connecting to my iPhone as well. Would eventually get it to work but then couldn't touch the iPad or it would drop out. Then today it stopped completely, saying 'Apple does not support connected device'. It's a genuine Apple product! :(
    Don't want to buy another one, will need to find an alternative way to connect to TV.
    We have 4 Apple products currently in our house (have had about 10 in total over time) between two adults - some loyalty in return would be appreciated!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    I just got my Lightning Digital AV Adapter yesterday. I use high speed HDMI cable with ethernet from ACE Hardware and everything is works fine! Seamless mirroring, responsive performance, and high definition display. I'm very satisfied with this product. Now I hope it's quality last long, since the price is quite expensive in Indonesia.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    This product displayed clear quality for about a week. After a good week of use out of it the quality became horrible and it works very slow. I like apple but this is a bad product and bad investment.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hdmi AV adaptor for iPhone

    Doesn't work! says device isn't supported when l plug it into an iPhone 6 or 5s. ps not 1 but no stars Apple

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Video Output Ruined by Black Border

    No matter what you do, or what device you are using (iPad, iPhone, etc) it surrounds the video output with a small black border on ALL sides. Completely ruins all output for any practical use!

    I was going to use this for streaming, but this non-full aspect ratio output ruins that completely. Also, if I wanted to use this to send a signal to my TV, it is a total waste as I can't get the full aspect ratio from that either. It doesn't matter if you are using 16:9 or 4:3, it will put the black border around ANY AND ALL OUTPUT.

    Total waste of money, and terrible product. Funny enough, the VGA version doesn't have this video border problem, but it also doesn't capture audio... so also worthless for streaming and pretty much everything else unless you want to use a separate feed for audio.

    20 of 27 people found this useful