To connect an iPad via USB, you need an original Apple cable through which you can connect it to a computer.
Its type depends on the connectors of the gadgets:
- Ipad Pro (11-inch) and iPad Pro (3rd generation) work with USB-C.
- 2014 to 2018 and simple iPad 2019 require a Lightning USB cable.
- Older tablets (before 2014) require a 30-pin cable.
You may also need such cords and adapters that are not included in the basic package:
- Usb-C Lightning is needed to connect iPad Pro to Apple devices, which have all the slots occupied except Lightning.
- The USB-C USB adapter comes in handy when connecting the latest iPad Pro models to a PC from other brands.
- Usb-C AV or USB-C VGA when connected to older computers.
Launching and configuring iTunes
Most methods require iTunes to be installed for full sync. Also, the application will come to the rescue when you need to send data to the iPhone or to another technique of the apple ecosystem.
The procedure is as follows:
Connect iPad to PC via USB cable. This step is required the first time. Then everything can be done by air
- Wait until the end of the driver installation. It may take 15 minutes.
- Open iTunes. It usually starts automatically. If this does not happen, you should run the program in any way.
- Select an iPad in the Device menu.
- Synchronize gadgets by clicking on the rectangular icon at the top left.
- Go to the Overview subsection, find Settings and click on Sync iPad over WiFi.
How to work with files
You can get acquainted with the documents in Windows through the built-in Explorer. On macOS with Finder or iTunes. You can change files only in the iTunes program.
For this type of connection, you need a Bluetooth adapter on your computer. In this case, no cables are needed.
- Turn on Bluetooth on gadgets;
- Select the required PC from the list to connect;
- Sync devices.
How to connect iPad to computer
There are 4 methods for doing this. Each has its own characteristics that will simplify life in one case or another. For example, the USB connection is the most stable, Wi-fi can easily connect devices even on different floors, and Bluetooth does not require the usual manipulations of Yabloko.
Details about each of the methods are described below.
The easiest method of connecting two gadgets, which additionally allows you to recharge the tablet during data transfer. This type of connection is a mandatory step when you first connect via Wi-Fi.
The connection algorithm practically does not differ from the Wi-Fi connection. The only difference here is that the tablet itself will be the gadget that distributes the Internet.
Important: This connection option is only available on iPad models where you can insert a work SIM card. These are called WiFiCellular. It will not be possible to replace the iPhone with gadgets, since you cannot call through them, but you can surf the network via the mobile Internet.
The algorithm of actions is as follows:
- Go to iPad settings;
- Go to the Cellular Data menu and enable it.
Click on Modem Mode and start Internet sharing. It can go through wi-fi, bluetooth or usb. After that, you should connect iPad to PC in one of the following ways:
Via Wi-Fi, it is enough to connect from the PC to the network by entering the created password.
- When synchronizing via bluetooth, follow the steps described in the paragraph above.
- The USB connection option will be relevant if the PC does not have WiFi or Bluetooth module.
Connecting an external monitor in Windows 10
Each OS has its own principles for connecting with additional equipment. Before connecting a second monitor, it is proposed to carry out similar manipulations in the specified sequence:
Connect two gadgets with a cable with a specific interface. Windows 10 helps you find the attached screen.
- Searching for Display Options. After that, you need to click on the second display line and carry out the work on setting.
- An important step is the choice of projection. Several options are offered. The required user chooses independently, depending on the purpose of the screen.
As a result of connecting a monitor, you can adjust the brightness and clarity of image transmission, resolution and other parameters. It is proposed to do this through the settings menu.
Choice of connection interface: HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI
There are several variations of the connection: HDMI, VGA (also called D-Sub), DVI. Each method of connecting devices has different characteristics. The connectors differ in the following ways:
Bandwidth the rate of transmission of information through the cable to the monitor.
- Maximum allowable resolution. This value is measured in pixels and directly depends on the first indicator. The higher it is, the more pixels the picture contains.
- Signal type for transmission. It includes analog and digital.
In past years, a standard VGA connector was used to make the connection. Over time, the interface ceased to cope with signal transmission due to the increasing power of the latter. This led to the need to create new connectors.
Vga (Graphics Array). It dates back to 1987 and is still used in technology. The interface reproduces an image with a maximum rate of up to 1280×1,024 ppi.
Initially, the connector was designed to work with TVs, later it began to be used for liquid crystal displays.
- Inability to transfer pictures with quality higher than 1280×1,024 pixels
- Lack of resistance to interference of natural origin;
- Fuzzy transmission of brightness and colors.
Dvi (Digital Visual Interface). The most famous nest. The image through it is broadcast with a resolution of up to 7.4 Gbps.
There are several variations:
1. Dvi-D transmission of digital signal only.
2. Dvi-A transmits an analog signal.
3. Dvi-I contains two types of transmission.
A large number of devices recognize this connector.
Hdmi (High Definition Multimedia Interface). Characterized by the ability to broadcast clips and sounds and through which you can easily connect the monitor to a laptop. This type is present on the following equipment: projectors, speakers and other devices.
Technical characteristics of the connection interfaces
Projection Views and Second Monitor Setting
After the connection, it is necessary to carry out the adjustment. The connection is fast and without configuration intervention. However, you can make the connection so that the pictures on the monitor and the connected screen are not synchronous. For example, be a continuation of the desktop or transfer a completely different picture.
Reproduction of unequal pictures can be obtained as follows:
- Right-click at any point on the surface. In the window find Settings or Screen Resolution.
- The next step is to choose a projection method. Several types stand out.
- Another simple and affordable way to launch is the hotkey. It has an image of the monitor. For example, the F8 or F11 button depending on the keyboard brand. To activate, press in parallel with the FN key.
After opening a menu where it is proposed to choose a projection method, the user should press one of 4 options. There are the following types of settings:
1. Play only computer screen. And the second monitor will be disconnected, but remains connected to the PC display via a cord.
2. Duplication. Both screens display the same picture. This is convenient when you need to make a presentation. Indeed, on a small laptop screen (for example, Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13IKB models), not all details and details will be visible.
3. Expansion. It is the most popular transmission method. This method significantly increases the work space, allows you to move the cursor from one screen to another. This makes it possible, for example, to simultaneously work and reproduce.
4. Only the sub screen functions. In this case, the other display remains black.
Connecting an external monitor to a laptop in Windows 7
After the external monitor is connected to the laptop, subsequent format adjustment is required. The display attached to the device automatically adjusts to the resolution. But if this did not happen, then it is necessary to perform the following operations:
A key combination is located that depends on the computer model. For example, on the ASUS X541UA-GQ876D laptop, the F8 button is used to switch screens, which is clamped in parallel with Fn.
- A distinctive feature of Windows 7 is that the developers have simplified the settings when using two screens. One way is the “WinP” button combination.
- Another connection is using the Screen Resolution menu. To do this, use the mouse to open a window, set the desired parameters and projection method, click OK.
Selection of cables and adapters for connection
Before purchasing an accessory cord, you need to find out the type of plug. On modern devices, HDMI is usually found, but there are others. In addition to the connector itself, various indicators are taken into account. To transmit high quality picture with clear sound, you should choose modern versions and cable specifications.
This will allow you to transfer pictures and documents, as well as broadcast movies and games without freezing and other problems.
Separately stands out USB, which is also capable of connecting the computer to the screen. This type of wire will also allow transferring information to other electronic gadgets. In a situation where you need to connect two monitors to one PC, you should use extension cords, splitters or adapters.
We connect the monitor via HDMI to a laptop (computer)
The connection process of the auxiliary display is carried out in the same way. First of all, you should be sure that all components have the same connector, choose a cord for it. How to connect a monitor to a laptop via hdmi:
1. Turn off screens. Many users do not use this advice, but in vain. This action will save the equipment from damage. It so happens that due to non-observance of this simple rule, a card or other part burns out.
2. Connecting the monitor to the device using a cable. One end of the cord is inserted into the laptop connector, the other into the screen. With the right choice of the connecting wire, problems with the connection will not occur. If it is not possible to get an HDMI cable, then you can use adapters.
3. The final stage is the inclusion of equipment. After loading the operating system, an image appears on both monitors.
The advantage is that you do not need to go into additional settings and spend a lot of time synchronizing. Modern cards such as Intel HD, Nvidia (e.G. Asus GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4GB DDR5 OC card) or AMD do not require additional adjustment.
If the picture is not automatically displayed on the monitor, then you need to manually reconnect. Hot keys are used for this. They can be F4, F8 or others. It depends on the gadget model.
How do I connect a monitor to my tablet? Instructions
A tablet is, of course, a powerful and advanced gadget that has managed to replace a computer and a TV for many, but you will not be going to watch a company with a tablet and you will not work with the same comfort as in front of an HD-monitor of a powerful computer or laptop. No matter how offensive it may be, the tablet did not move the old technologies primarily because of its compactness.
Well, in this case, old and new technologies need to be friends, and many people are already wondering how to connect a monitor to a tablet, a tablet to a TV, and so on. In fact, all this is quite realizable and does not require much effort. In this article, we will find out how to do it.
How to connect a monitor to a tablet via USB?
Let’s consider the first way to connect via a USB cable. It should be noted right away that there are two options for connecting a tablet:
- As a USB drive (like a USB flash drive).
- As an additional display (like a computer via HDMI).
In the first case, you need a TV that supports USB storage. If there is one, then it is enough to connect the tablet to the TV using a standard cable that comes with any smartphone, tablet, and so on. Then on the TV you need to select the connected device as the source, find the file to play and press Play.
In the second case, a TV with USB support is not needed, but an adapter for the tablet is needed. The easiest and most convenient option is the MHL adapter (micro-USB on one side and HDMI on the other). Most TVs support this technology, which allows you to stream data from a tablet to a screen or monitor. Thus, you can stream games, movies and music to the big screen and fully enjoy the content. Older monitors and TVs work either via USB to VGA or composite adapters. This method is only suitable for tablets running Android version 4.0 and higher.
How to connect a monitor to a tablet via WiFi?
The method presented above is perfect for those who own an old monitor or TV without SMART support. If you still have SMART-TV or a monitor with brains, then you should think about connecting a tablet via Wi-Fi. You can use Miracast wireless technology. This method only works with devices running Android version 4.2. So, to duplicate an image from a tablet to a SMART TV, you need:
- Connect TV and tablet to the same WiFi network.
- Go to the TV settings and select the Image duplication item there.
- Go to the tablet settings, open the Display submenu and enable the Miracast option in it.
- Select the desired one from the list of external monitors and click on it.
Once the connection is established, all content from the tablet will be mirrored on the connected monitor or TV.
You can also set up sharing files between your tablet and TV using the DLNA standard. This requires:
- Connect TV and tablet to the same WiFi network.
- Activate UPnP protocol on the router.
- Download a server application for managing devices in the same local network.
- Send a file in the tablet’s memory to the desired TV (a corresponding request will appear on the TV, which will allow you to play the sent file).
How to connect monitor to tablet wirelessly and Miracast? Let’s make SMART-TV out of it. Any modern monitor can be turned into a kind of SMART TV by connecting a Chromecast to it, an inexpensive repeater that connects to the HDMI port and receives audio signals from mobile gadgets (in the case of Android, you can send a mirror image from the device). It costs only 35 and works with any monitor that supports HDMI. A more advanced version with 4K support will cost 60, which is in any case cheaper than buying a SMART TV, and more convenient than connecting a monitor via an MHL adapter.
How to connect a monitor to iPad via AirPlay?
As for iPad owners, things are a little more complicated. Due to the closed nature of the iOS operating system, it will not be possible to connect the iPad to the monitor directly. To stream from YouTube or music from Google Play, you can use the same Chromecast, but to fully work with an additional monitor and display a mirror image, you will have to purchase an Apple TV of the 3rd generation or later.
Apple TV connects to a monitor using an HDMI cable, and iPad connects to an Apple TV using Bluetooth or WiFi. The user only needs to open the iOS Control Center, click on AirPlay repeat and select the desired set-top box. The mirrored image is automatically transferred to the monitor connected to Apple TV.
Key features of using a mouse on iPad
To go to the Dock in an open application, make a quick swipe to the bottom of the screen.
To open Control Center, tap on the battery icon in the menu bar and drag down.
To open the Action Center, click on the time display in the menu bar and drag down. To hide the Notification Center, press at the bottom of the screen and drag up.
To activate the icon editing mode on the home screen, press and hold the icon of any application.
The right mouse button does not work in iPadOS or iOS, the context menu, for example, in the Files application, is invoked by pressing and holding the file.
Calling the context menu in text applications (copy, paste, etc.) using the mouse is not available.
Which mice work with iPad or iPhone
Roughly speaking, all wireless mice work with the iPad or iPhone. We were able to easily connect Apple’s Magic Mouse. In addition, Logitech Bluetooth mice connect perfectly, for example, models: MX Master 2S, M535, M557, M720, etc. Even a mouse with a USB receiver (dongle) can be connected to an iPhone or iPad. In this case, a Lightning to USB adapter cable is required to connect the camera.
How to connect a mouse to iPad or iPhone
1. Open the Settings app and turn on Bluetooth in the Bluetooth section, and put the mouse itself into pairing mode. This function is activated depending on the mouse model. For some, a special key is responsible for this, which must be pressed, while for others, you just need to turn it off and on again.
If you are using Apple’s Magic Mouse, you will need to manually disconnect it from your Mac first. This can be done through the System Preferences menu. → Bluetooth. Then unplug and re-enable the mouse. Only then will the manipulator become visible to the tablet or smartphone.
On most Logitech mice, you have to press the pairing button to make the device available for connection to a tablet or smartphone. The most advanced mice generally have several communication channels for connecting to various devices with different operating systems.
2. Search for and pair your mouse under Bluetooth on iPadOS or iOS. After the mouse is detected, select it and the connection will be made. A dot cursor will instantly appear on the screen.
3. To configure the parameters of the connected mouse, go to Settings → Universal access → Touching → AssistiveTouch.
This location already suggests that Apple has no plans to make the feature publicly available. The company believes that it is intended for those in need of additional physical assistance. Mouse support is designed as a replacement for touch, not full cursor control as it is on the Mac.
How to use a mouse on iPad
The first thing that catches your eye is the screen cursor (see below). It is different from the usual mouse pointer. However, this element is not too distracting.
Familiar mouse actions will become available immediately after pairing with a device by default, you can scroll around the screen, launch applications, open the dock, Control Center, Notification Center, etc.
However, for full control, you need to enable AssistiveTouch, after which a virtual Home button will appear on the screen. Clicking on it can bring up a menu with a number of additional options.
The Assistive Touch virtual button that appears allows you to quickly go to the Home screen, Notifications or Control Center, and you can also control the volume, lock and rotate the screen. All this is intuitive and neat, this type of menu is familiar to all those who once had to work with a disabled Home button on old iPhones.
Settings menu → Universal access → Touching → AssistiveTouch has an Action Settings section where you can assign actions for a simple tap, double tap, and long.
The system offers a choice of 22 actions, such as going to the home screen, opening the dock, changing the volume or locking the orientation. In the section, you can configure one of six options for scrolling a list or page, as well as activate an already configured quick command.
In the Create New Gesture section, you can now add a user-created gesture with a mouse. This can be a certain movement of her with a pressed button, some kind of zigzag or circle. It remains only to bind one of the available actions to this gesture. The practical use of such a possibility is doubtful than drawing zigzags with a pressed button, it is easier to hang the function immediately on a specific mouse button.
Settings menu → Universal access → Touching → AssistiveTouch → Devices will show the mouse connected to the iOS device. You can also customize any of the manipulator buttons.
At the very bottom of the Settings section → Universal access → Touching → AssistiveTouch has the ability to customize Auto Tap and Hot Corners.
Unfortunately, using Hot Corners on iPadOS is significantly different than on macOS. To perform an action on a Mac, simply move the mouse cursor to one of the four corners of the screen, while on iPad, Hot Corners work only when the Auto-clicks option.
That is, to perform a given action, you need to move the cursor to the corner of the screen and wait for the auto-press response time. This is not very convenient.
How to connect a mouse to iPad or iPhone: setup and features
With the release of iOS 13.4, Apple has finally enabled wireless mouse support for iPads (and iPhones). We will tell you about which mice are supported, how to connect and configure the pointing device control in iPadOS and iOS, in this material.
What’s the bottom line? So far so good!
We know that Apple does not recommend using a mouse in conjunction with an iPad, and even more so with an iPhone. However, this combination still works. The interaction scheme is not yet as simple as when working with a mouse on a computer. It may take hours to understand mouse operation in iPadOS.
Apple pro users will find something more in this feature. Assistive Touch lets you create your own gestures. If you work with them a little, then with the mouse you will be able to perform most of the tricks that users can do on the iPad and iPhone.
Unfortunately, working with the assignment of additional actions to the mouse buttons is impossible without activating the AssistiveTouch mode. In the meantime, only there you can bind to them in addition to basic actions, additional ones, including gestures. A good solution seems to be the ability to adjust the volume with the mouse, switch between programs and run quick commands.
Obviously, in the future it is necessary to create an additional menu that would allow assigning certain actions when pressing the right mouse button. In the settings menu for a long press or the second mouse button, a similar binding is provided, but gestures do not work, and in applications this additional menu is not.
Connecting iPad to Computer
It is more convenient to work with settings, documents, and other files on a large computer screen than on an iPad. In this article we will analyze what connection methods exist, and the solution of possible problems associated with this process.
Option 3: Bluetooth
The least popular way to connect a tablet to a computer, which also requires a special adapter that accepts a Bluetooth signal from iPad and other devices.
- Pre-enable Bluetooth on your PC, and then go to the iPad settings.
Go to the Bluetooth section and slide the switch to the right to activate. In the list of devices, select the desired computer and click on it. In the next window, enter the numbers that appeared on the PC. This is necessary for successful synchronization with an unfamiliar device.
Connecting iPad to Computer
Connecting the iPad to a PC will be relevant when the user needs to work with files or just charge the tablet via a USB cable. The only difference is whether you need iTunes or another program to sync the device and PC.
Ipad models with the ability to use a SIM card (in the name of the device they usually write as Wi-Fi Cellular) allow you to distribute the Internet to your computer. To do this, you can connect it via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB cable and enable a special function in the settings. You can find out how to do this in our article.
Using an original cable from an iPad or iPhone, you can connect to a PC / laptop via USB, after which the device will automatically charge. You can view and edit files both using the standard iTunes program and through Windows Explorer.
Varieties of USB cable
There are currently 2 types of USB cable for Apple tablets:
- With a 30-pin connector. Fits iPad, iPad 2 and The new iPad, the oldest models;
- Lightning. Latest cable included with iPad 4th generation and up and all iPad mini.
Therefore, before connecting the iPad to your computer, check which model you have and which cable is suitable for it.
Before connecting your iPad to your PC for the first time, you need to download iTunes from the official Apple website. It will install the necessary drivers for the successful synchronization of the device with the computer. The user just needs to connect the tablet via USB, open iTunes, enter the login and password from the Apple ID account and confirm the trust in this PC by clicking the corresponding button in the pop-up window.
You can view files, namely, on iPad, without using iTunes. To do this, we only need a connected device and knowledge of the folder to which we need to go. However, in this case, the user will not be able to edit and delete files.
Connect your iPad to your computer and open My Computer.
- Find the connected device in the list and click on it.
Go to the Internal Storage folder and then to DCIM. If it doesn’t appear, unlock your iPad.
In the window that opens, the folders with the ending APPLE contain everything and the tablet.
These are kind of analogs of iTunes, with which you can view basic information about the device and manage all files. The most popular of them are iTools and iFunBox. You can read more about them in the article on our website.
In fact, this method helps to configure certain settings once in iTunes and on the device, and then always have the sync on between the computer and iPad via Wi-Fi.
Setting up in iTunes
Connect your tablet to your computer via USB. This needs to be done once, later this will not be necessary. Open iTunes and click on the icon of the connected device.
Go to the Overview section, find the Settings item and tick the Sync this iPad over Wi-Fi checkbox. Click Apply.
Then confirm the settings by clicking Sync.
Setting up on a tablet
Go to General Sync with iTunes over Wi-Fi Sync.