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How do I connect a monitor to a tablet?

A tablet is a good replacement for your laptop or desktop. But what if you want to work with your tablet on a slightly larger screen? In this article, I'll explain how to connect your iPad or Android tablet to an external monitor.

Apple iPad via cable

Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter

You can connect your Apple iPad to an external display in 2 ways. The easiest way is with an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter. You connect this cable with the Lightning connector to your iPad and plug in an HDMI cable on the other side. You connect this to your screen. That way you'll receive the image from your iPad on a monitor.

Apple iPad via Apple TV

Apple TV with remote

Do you already have an Apple TV at home? Connect it to your screen via an HDMI cable. Then connect your iPad to the Apple TV with AirPlay. This way, you'll also receive the image from your iPad on the monitor. Due to the delay, this is less suitable for editing documents, but it's still great for giving presentations.

Android tablet via a cable

Monitor tablet cable HDMI USB

How to connect an Android tablet to an external monitor depends on the model. Does your Android tablet have a Micro HDMI connection? Then it's simple: buy a suitable cable and connect it to the HDMI port of your screen.

Does your tablet not have this connector, but does it support MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)? Then you buy an adapter that you connect to the USB port of your tablet on one side and to an HDMI cable that you connect to your screen on the other side. Some displays support MHL directly, so you can easily connect the device via USB. This way your phone will be charged at the same time.

Android tablet via Google Chrome

Google Chromecast

If your Android tablet doesn't have the above options, you can still display the tablet on your monitor via Google Chromecast. To do this, connect a Chromecast to your screen and cast your screen from the Google Home app to this Chromecast. You do this by pressing menu on the top left, and then Screen/audio casting. Select your Chromecast and you'll get an image of your tablet on the monitor. A slight delay does occur, which makes this option less suitable for editing texts, for example.

Android tablet via USB-C cable

Monitor Android tablet USB-C

You have plenty of choice for an Android tablet with USB-C cable. There are several USB-C cable converters with an HDMI or DisplayPort connector on the other end. To transfer Full HD images, you'll need a USB-C cable. If you want to play 4K movies, make sure that the converter supports 60Hz. This means more frames per second and smooth moving images on your monitor.

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Uhro Monitor Expert.

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