How to Connect iPhone to TV Even Without Apple TV

If you want to mirror iPhone to TV, this post is exactly what you need. It shows you detailed steps to connect iPhone to TV, even without Apple TV. Keep reading and get more.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jan. 21, 2022

Enjoying a movie on an iPhone is of great fun, but it is undoubted that watching a movie on a device with a bigger screen is better, that’s why many people are so trying all methods to connect iPhone to TV. Here in this post, we will show you several ways to mirror iPhone to TV, even if you don’t have an Apple TV, these methods will also work to help you connect iPhone to TV.

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How to Connect iPhone to TV Even Without Apple TV

There are two methods in total that you can use to mirror iPhone to TV. Please adopt the method catering to your needs most.

Part 1. Connect iPhone to TV Without Apple TV via A Cable

This is the easiest way that you can adopt to mirror iPhone to TV without Apple TV. With a Lightning Digital AV Adaptor, your Apple device could be connected to your TV’s HDIM port, even though it is not an Apple TV. Below are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Get the right Lighting Digital AV Adaptor. You will also need one HDMI cable.

How to Connect iPhone to TV - Step 1

How to Connect iPhone to TV – Step 1

Step 2. One end of the HDMI cable needs to be attached to the AV Adaptor’s HDMI slot and the other end of the HDMI cable needs to be attached to the HDMI port on the back of your TV.

Step 3. Turn on your TV and surf through the HDMI channels until you reach the HDMI port you’ve plugged into. Play any video on your iPhone and then you have successfully been able to mirror iPhone to TV.

Part 2. How to Connect iPhone to TV via AirPlay

Via Airplay, you don’t have to use a cable to be able to mirror iPhone to TV, however, this method only applies to connecting iPhone to Apple TV.

Step 1. Set up your Apple TV, connect your iPhone and Apple TV under the same Wi-Fi.

Step 2. Swipe up to bring up the control center. Tap Airplay Mirroring. Select your Apple TV. Your Apple TV will start streaming a mirror of whatever on your iPhone’s screen. Please note that you can only use Airplay to stream media purchased from iTunes.

Bonus Tip: How to Download Free Videos to iPhone

Downloading videos is easier than ever. Sometimes you can just search on the Internet and then click the Download button. As for videos on YouTube or BBC, you might need to pay to be able to download videos. How excellent it is if there is a downloader capable of downloading all videos from all websites for free! AnyTrans is there for you.

Developed by iMobie team, it has won many admirations as an iPhone data manager. Now, with new features added, AnyTrans can also work as a media downloader. Here are reasons why AnyTrans is one of the best video downloaders.

1. AnyTrans supports downloading videos from 900+ websites, like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Break, BBC.

2. AnyTrans supports downloading videos in all formats and while downloading videos from the Internet to iPhone, it could automatically convert videos to iPhone supported format, saving you lots of time doing converting.

3. It is absolutely free to use AnyTrans to download videos online.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for two ways to mirror iPhone to TV and the introduction of one free tool to download videos online. If you find the two methods helpful, we’d appreciate it if you can share it with others. By the way, besides downloading free videos online to iPhone, AnyTrans  can also help you manage iOS contents, like transferring videos from iPhone to iPhone, removing videos from iPhone, transferring videos from iPhone to computer. Why not download it now and give it a try?

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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