Lightning Digital AV Adapter

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  • Overview

    Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your HDMI-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 the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    What’s in the Box

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter

    Tech Specs

    HDMI

    Lightning

    System Requirements

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    iPod Models

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Quit working

      Only worked good for about 3 1/2 months now it takes forever to get it to work and I can't touch or move my phone. I have never had an apple product with this t Only worked good for about 3 1/2 months now it takes forever to get it to work and I can't touch or move my phone. I have never had an apple product with this terrible of quality. For $50 should definitely last longer especially not used much and always put up when not in use. Would not recommend wasting your money.

      • Written by Charla M from Hennessey

      1429 of 1546 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quit working

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Video Quality and No Audio Out of Headphone Jack

      Instead of outputting native HDMI, this little device seems to take the output from the phone, compress it, and pass along an HDMI signal. The result is the vid Instead of outputting native HDMI, this little device seems to take the output from the phone, compress it, and pass along an HDMI signal. The result is the video quality is far below good HD quality. Expect all kinds of artifacts and other issues including lower than expected HD resolution. This is not a device that can replace a good streaming alternative, which is too bad considering Apple's devices are more than powerful enough for that purpose. For those of us hoping to use our phones or iPads to connect in business settings to display content, be aware that audio is only transmitted through the lightening port when this is plugged in, which gives no audio out through the headphone jack. That means that if you are plugging this into a projector's HDMI input, you are likely going to lose any sound that goes along with your presentation (or anything else) as most quality projectors do not have speakers. This is a big oversight in my opinion as lots of devices keep the analog audio out of a headphone jack or the like live while also transmitting sound over HDMI. Similarly, sound is not also sent via bluetooth when this is plugged in, so that's not an alternative either. I have both the bluetooth and headphone jack options open on my laptop, which has an HDMI out. So much for replacing a good old laptop.

      • Written by David A from Golden Valley

      1140 of 1239 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Video Quality and No Audio Out of Headphone Jack

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesnt work with my ipad pro 12

      It worked once, then never, tried it on 4 diffrent tvs. Waste of money.

      • Written by Abdulrahman A from Dhahran

      930 of 1043 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesnt work with my ipad pro 12

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Possible solution - works for now

      Having similar issues to what others have posted and through trial and a lot of error have figured out a sequence that works for me on the iPhone anyway. Here i Having similar issues to what others have posted and through trial and a lot of error have figured out a sequence that works for me on the iPhone anyway. Here it is in order: 1. Disconnect everything from the adapter and wait about 10 seconds 2. Connect power cord to adapter 3. Connect HDMI to adapter 4. Turn on your TV/Display which should already have the other end of the HDMI cable attached 4. On iPhone (haven’t tried with iPad) make sure you toggle off everything wireless - WiFi, bluetooth, personal hotspot, airdrop and cellular data 5. Connect adapter to iPhone and wait until you see the adapter icon show up at the top right of the iPhone screen and then in a couple of seconds the iPhone screen will be mirrored on the TV 6. Once the mirror starts, you should be able to start adding back the wireless options you toggled off previously, I typically restart cellular data then bluetooth followed by WiFi and because I use this at our lake house which has no WiFi I start my personal hot spot last which grays out the WiFi I just started....I know, I know it sounds redactively redundant but none of this makes sense anyway and it seems to work...for now 7. Play your video that you downloaded or if you’re streaming, stream away 8. Hopefully this works for you, if it does, then pay it forward by voting in the 2020 presidential elections, if it doesn’t, let others know so they don’t waste their time.

      • Written by Bruce M from springfield

      Is this review useful?Possible solution - works for now

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Adapter not working

      My adapater was working fine until I updated to 12.4. I contacted apple support and tried everything. It works fine on my iPad with 9.whatever software. They sa My adapater was working fine until I updated to 12.4. I contacted apple support and tried everything. It works fine on my iPad with 9.whatever software. They said it must be in the update and have to wait and see if they fix it.

      • Written by Kenneth H from Willismsburg

      12 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Adapter not working

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      FIX the issue with Lightning Digital AV Adapter

      I wish I would of read all the reviews before I wasted $50 on a products that only worked properly for 3 months!!!! In reading this exact problem was happening I wish I would of read all the reviews before I wasted $50 on a products that only worked properly for 3 months!!!! In reading this exact problem was happening in 2016, Why hasn’t apple done anything about it and/or put label on it or stop selling it!!!! How disappointing for an Apple product!!!

      • Written by Christina L from Canton

      13 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?FIX the issue with Lightning Digital AV Adapter

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