How To: Mirror iPad on HDTV

Want to see your Siris character in Infinity Blade II battle a legion of titans on a bigger screen? You can with the mirroring capability of the iPad. Available on the iPad 2 and the new iPad with iOS 5 and up, video mirroring allows you to put on your TV basically everything you see on the iPad. This includes movies, photos, documents, and basically all there is that you can see on the iPad, including apps.

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You can mirror the iPad in two ways: wirelessly via Apple TV or through an iPad adapter via HDMI and VGA. Here’s how to get started.

iPad mirroring via Apple TV

What you need:

  • iPad 2 or the new iPad, with iOS5 and later
  • Apple TV (2nd generation or the new model) with software version 5.0 and later
  • An 802.11a, -g, or –n wireless network

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How to set up:

    1. Connect you iPad and the Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
    2. On the iPad, go to your recently used apps by swiping up the screen with your four fingers. Swipe left and look for the AirPlay button.
    3. Open AirPlay and you will then see a list of available devices. Choose the Apple TV from the list.

iPad mirroring via adapter

What you need:

  • iPad 2 or the new iPad, with iOS5 and later
  • Digital AV Adapter (for HDMI) or iPad VGA Adapter (for VGA). Please see your TV/monitor for available ports.

How to set up: Connect the iPad to the TV via the adapter. Enjoy.

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