If you own an iPhone and an LG TV, you may have wondered if you can connect them. Being able to If you’re like most people, you probably spend a lot of time watching TV. And if you have an iPhone, there’s no reason why you can’t watch your favourite shows and movies on the big screen. In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect your iPhone to your LG TV in three different ways. So whether you want to use AirPlay, use an HDMI cable or just mirror your phone’s screen, we have a method for you. Keep reading to find out how!
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HDMI Cable Connection
The most basic way of connecting your iPhone to your LG TV is to use an HDMI cable. Of course, most smartphones don’t have an HDMI input port so you’ll need to purchase an adapter. This means you’ll have to spend more money but you’ll get a steady wired connection that will be stronger and less ‘laggy’ than a wireless one.
When it comes to iPhones, you have two options, depending on the generation of your iPhone;
- The earliest models of the iPhone 4 / 4s use a Digital AV adapter.
- For Apple smartphone versions 5 / 5s and later, the Lighting adapter is used.
All you have to do is connect the HDMI cable into the back of your LG TV and then insert the other end into your adapter. Then, pop the iPhone end into your phone and the connection will be automatic. If it’s not, use your LG TV remote to find the right AV channel that relates to your HDMI cable.
The only drawback of this method is the length of the wire and the fact you have to be a bit closer to your TV. As mentioned, you’ll also need to shell out for a new cable to be able to do this method.
If you have a newer (2019 or later) LG Tv, it’s likely that your TV has Apple’s AirPlay software built into it. This means you can use Airplay to share content from your iPhone with your LG Tv. Here’s how:
1. Connect to the same WiFi network as your LG Tv.
2. Open the streaming app you want to use.
3. Choose the content you want to watch and click the AirPlay icon.
4. Look for LG Smart TV in the devices.
5. The code may be used to connect to the LG Smart TV and view the streaming there.
Connect iPhone Via Apple TV
Another option that will allow you to connect your iPhone to your LG TV is via an Apple TV box. Of course, this is another outlay that will set you back about £170 but you’ll get a great product in the process. With Apple TV, you’ll get a variety of great TV shows, movies, a convenient way to listen to music and more. You can also use it to connect your iPhone to your LG TV.
Here’s how to do it;
- Set up your Apple TV box.
- Connect your Apple TV to your Wi-Fi
- On your iPhone, press the ‘Home’ button and then go to Settings.
- Select AirPlay and choose your Apple TV from the options listed.
Your iPhone will then be synchronised with your Apple TV box and you’ll have a projection of your iPhone screen on your TV. To disconnect your iPhone from your LG TV, just turn off AirPlay when you’re ready.
The next method is a very easy option. All you need are a couple of apps and Wi-Fi that both your iPhone and TV can connect to. Having a wireless connection between your LG TV and iPhone means you can move around your house whilst keeping your connection live.
For this method, you need the Smart Share app on your LG TV. This app is designed specifically for connecting phones with your LG TV. You’ll also need the Twonky Beam app on your iPhone which can be downloaded from the App Store.
Here’s how to connect your iPhone to your LG TV with this method;
- Make sure your iPhone and TV are both connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- Open the Twonky Beam app on your iPhone and allow it to search for your LG TV
- Open the Smart Share app on your LG TV
- Once your LG TV finds your iPhone, tap the Bearing button.
Your iPhone will then be connected to your LG TV via Wi-Fi allowing you to watch videos and view images from your iPhone.
Other apps you can find on the App Store include LetsView which can be used to search for your LG TV and pair with it so you can instantly watch your media on your LG TV screen.
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Connect iPhone To LG TV With USB Cable
Connecting your iPhone to your LG TV with a USB cable is the easiest way to do it. LG TVs usually have USB ports on the side of them which makes it easy to not only charge your iPhone but also connect it to view images and files.
However, the biggest drawback of this method is the fact that you can’t use your iPhone to watch anything or browse the internet which is not going to be ideal for most people. Essentially, when you connect your iPhone to your LG TV via USB, you’re iPhone acts like a big flash drive allowing you to download videos and images from your TV onto your iPhone.
This is handy if you want to transfer anything from your LG TV to your iPhone but the functionality of your iPhone is very limited with this method.
Connect iPhone To LG TV With Analog Cable
Another option for connecting your iPhone to your LG TV is to use an old analog connector. These cables aren’t as popular anymore but they still work a treat and are reliable. You will however need a special adapter to connect your iPhone to it in the same way as an HDMI cable. These analog cables aren’t as common as they used to be because they predate HDMI cables. This means the picture quality is poor in comparison but you can still watch and stream on your iPhone and have a projection of your content on your TV.
If you have the option of HDMI or analog, HDMI should be your first choice.
What’s The Best Way To Connect iPhone To LG TV?
With all of these different options, you may be wondering which is best for you. Most users will want to connect to their LG TVs wirelessly because that has become standard practice these days. The benefits speak for themselves; you can move around with your iPhone and you’re not forced to sit near your TV with your iPhone plugged into a cable. You also don’t have to invest in any special cables, all you need is your Wi-Fi. However, with a wired connection, you’re more likely to get a stable picture with less lag. Sometimes you can experience a delay on your TV screen when you use a wireless connection to your LG TV or you can get a broken picture that stutters. This is especially likely if you have a poor internet connection.
Whatever your preference, you can any of these methods to connect your iPhone to your LG TV.