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How to Connect a Phone to a Projector Using USB?


Projectors can be connected to different devices. Although, this is dependent on their compatibility.

Some projectors are limited to laptops and PCs and others have a wider range of compatibility, as they can be connected to smartphones and tablets. On the other hand, smart projectors do not need to be connected to other devices for you to watch contents on a big screen.

You can watch content from your smartphone using different methods. One way is to mirror the screen of your smartphone using Chromecast. You can also make a wireless connection via Wi-Fi or you connect using cables and USB cords.

Since all phones are not the same, there are different ways to connect them to a projector using a USB. Android phones and iPhones use different cords, thus the procedures for connecting them to a projector differs.

What you should know.

Before you decide to connect your projector to your phone, you should consider certain factors. Some are:

  • Compatibility of the projector with your smartphone.
  • Availability of a USB port or an HDMI port on your projector.
  • Video output support on your smartphone.

If your projector has one or more of these features, then it can be connected to your smartphone. Read on to see how to connect your Android and iPhone to a projector.

How to connect your phone to a BeamerKing projector using USB

Connect A Device To Projector’s USB-A Ports

Below are the steps on how to connect your smartphone to a projector via the USB port. It is almost the same procedure for Android phones and iPhones, only a few processes differ. So, without further delay, let’s get to it.

Turn on your projector, and select the source button. This will open a selection menu at the top left corner of your projector screen.

Continue pressing the source button, and select the “multi-screen” option (click OK to select).

Select “plug and play” in the multi-screen option.

At this point, the rest of the procedure differs for both Android phones and iPhones.

For iPhone:

Connect your iPhone to your projector using the USB cord. However, note that you will have to confirm the security of the connected device, on your phone.

After the security is confirmed, the image on your iPhone screen will automatically show on your projector screen. This way, you are sure that the connection is successful. Play content on your phone to further confirm the connection.

How to connect to iPhone via just with a USB cable? For each BeameKing projector- iPhone version

For Android

Download the Ezcast app; you can get it from the Google play store. Connect your android phone to the projector via the USB cable.

Open the Ezcast app. Once the app is opened, select the “connect” icon. This will show a menu on the screen. Click on “USB Debugging” and enable this feature in the screen settings.

Just like the connection process for the iPhone, you will need to confirm the security of the connected device. Wait for the projector screen to be synchronized with your phone screen.

Once the screens get synchronized, play content like a movie or game, to confirm the connection.

How to connect to Android phone via just with a USB cable? For BeameKing projector- Android version

Not all projectors have a USB port. Others have an HDMI, VGA, or a Display port. Apart from the USB port, you can also connect your smartphone to the projector via the HDMI port.

We will discuss each of these methods in the next section.

How to connect an iPhone to a Byintek Sky GP70 projector via HDMI port using a USB cable

What you need

  • The projector
  • Lightning to HDMI adapter or an MHL to HDMI cable adapter.
  • Lightning to USB cable
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See the steps below:

Turn on your projector. Plug-in the HDMI end of the adapter into the HDMI port on the projector, and plug-in the USB end into the USB port. Note that the USB end of the cable is meant to bring power to the MHL to HDMI adapter. This means that you can plug it into your phone’s charging adapter, to bring in current.

Connect the lightning to USB cable to your iPhone, and then to the adapter. The screen of your phone will be synchronized with the screen of your projector.

Play content to be sure the connection is successful.

How does a smartphone connect to a projector?

How to connect an Android phone to Byintek LED projector using USB via the HDMI port

Android phones have a micro-USB port and they use a micro-USB cable for charging and for file transfer. You can also use this cable when connecting to a projector.

Note that some android devices like Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 can be charged with a USB-C cable. For these types of android smartphones, an MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) to HDMI cable adapter is required.

There are also Android devices with a mini-HDMI port. To connect such devices to the projector you need a Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable. However, we will look at how you can connect your Android phone to a projector using a USB cable.

What you need

  • The projector
  • A micro-USB cable
  • An MHL Micro USB to HDMI female video converter adapter cable
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Below are the steps:

Turn on your projector. Plug-in the HDMI end of the adapter into the HDMI port on the projector, and plug-in the USB end into the USB port. This is to supply power to the adapter.

Connect the micro USB cable to your android phone and then to the adapter. The screen of your phone will be synchronized with the screen of your projector.

Play content to be sure the connection is successful.

How to connect the phone to the projector via HDMI pallets?

It is possible that your smartphone does not support USB connection to a projector; either directly or via the use adapters. In this situation, you need other methods to connect the phone to the projector.

One common method is to connect it via HDMI using adapters. For Android phones that have the USB-C port instead of a Micro-USB port, you will need a USB-C to HDMI adapter.

All you need to do is to connect the HDMI cable to your projector, and the other end to the adapter. Plug in the USB-C end to your phone, and you’re set!

The only disadvantage of this method is that there is a lack of power, unlike the MHL to HDMI method which has an extra USB cord for power supply.

Projectors like the Viewsonic projector and some BenQ projectors use a USB-C cable to connect to smartphones. The projector has a USB-C port so it is easy to make the connection using a single cable.

How to connect the Viewsonic projector to a smartphone

How to connect smart devices with the projector via USB Type-C

How to connect an iPhone to an Epson projector via HDMI using adapter

What you need

  • An HDMI cable
  • A lightning to HDMI adapter
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How to do it

Turn on your projector and plug-in one end of the HDMI cable to the projector.

Plug the other end of the cable to the lightning to HDMI adapter. The lightning end of the adapter should go into the iPhone.

Turn on your iPhone, and wait for the projector’s screen to be synchronized with that of your phone. If this takes too long, press the source button at the back of the projector.

Select the connection option from the menu that is displayed on the screen. This should get both screens to be synchronized. Play content to be sure the connection is successful.

How To Connect An iPhone to Projector

Conclusion

If your projector does not support the MHL or HDMI adapters, it may be difficult to make a wired connection. In this case, you need to make a wireless connection or mirror the screen of the smartphone using Chromecast.

Not every projector has a USB port, although most of them have an HDMI port. On the other hand, smart projectors have both, so you can use any method you are comfortable with.

The HDMI connection is the most common type of wired connection in projectors; the USB connection can be considered the second.

When connecting to your projector via a USB cable, take note of the type of connection your projector is using. Also, be sure to use the right cables and adapters when connecting your smartphone.

It is better to get these accessories from the company that produced your projector. It will guarantee its originality and quality.


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