Written by Dewy

Advice on iPhone and iPad Lightning converters by Apple

Apple likes to keep things simple and we can also see that in the Apple iPhone connectors. The latest iPhone models only have one: Apple Lightning. The headphone jack already disappeared from the iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. Fortunately, Apple Lightning connectors do much more than charge and sync. All you need is a cable converter. There are different converters for different applications. I will show you the possibilities of the Apple iPhone.

What do you want to join?

Connecting screen

Connecting screen

Want to connect your iPhone to a television or an external monitor? You can. Which converter you need depends on the connection of your external screen. Options include VGA and HDMI converters. Most televisions now have HDMI ports. Because iPhone doesn't have a HDMI connector, you need a special HDMI adapter. The converter you need also depends on your iPhone. Do you have an old iPhone with 30-pin connection or a later model (from iPhone 5) with a Lightning connector? Other than the adapter, you also need an HDMI cable to connect the screen.

Connect an SD card or camera

Connect SD card

Quickly transfer photos and videos from your camera to your iPhone? Go for it. You have 2 options. The first is a Lightning to SD card reader. You can insert your SD card in the adapter to transfer images to your iPhone in no time. Another possibility is the Lightning to USB camera adapter. This way, you can transfer photos from your digital camera to your iPhone. On your iPhone, you can view your captured photos on the beautiful Retina display. You can now save them in iCloud in full resolution. This way, your precious photos can be kept safe.

Connect headphones and earbuds

Connect other products

Apple removed the headphone jack from the latest iPhone models (starting with the iPhone 7). Do you have headphones or earbuds with a 3.5mm connector? No worries. You can still use it. You'll receive a Lightning to 3.5 mm Jack Adapter with your iPhone. Did you lose it? You can just buy a new one. Connect your earbuds or headphones to the mini cable and listen to music like you're used to.


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