How to Connect iPhone to RCA Projector


Connecting your iPhone to an RCA projector allows you to mirror your iPhone’s screen and display content like videos, photos, and presentations on a larger screen. Here are the key steps to connect your iPhone to an RCA projector:

What You’ll Need

To connect your iPhone to an RCA projector, you’ll need:

  • iPhone
  • RCA projector with HDMI port
  • HDMI cable or Lightning Digital AV Adapter
  • WiFi connection (for AirPlay)

Connect with HDMI Cable

  1. Use an HDMI cable to connect your iPhone to the RCA projector.
  2. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into your iPhone’s charging port.
  3. Plug the other end into the HDMI port on the RCA projector.
  4. Turn on the projector and select the HDMI input.
  5. On your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom edge to open Control Center.
  6. Long-press the media playback widget.
  7. Tap on the AirPlay icon.
  8. Select your RCA projector to mirror your iPhone’s screen.

Connect with Lightning Digital AV Adapter

  1. Connect the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to your iPhone’s charging port.
  2. Use an HDMI cable to connect the adapter to the HDMI port on the RCA projector.
  3. Turn on the projector and select the HDMI input.
  4. On your iPhone, open Control Center and select your projector for AirPlay mirroring.

The Lightning Digital AV Adapter allows you to charge your iPhone while mirroring the screen.

Connect with AirPlay

If your RCA projector is AirPlay compatible, you can wirelessly connect with just WiFi:

  1. Connect your iPhone and projector to the same WiFi network.
  2. On your iPhone, open Control Center.
  3. Select Screen Mirroring.
  4. Choose your RCA projector to start mirroring.

AirPlay is convenient since it doesn’t require any cables between your iPhone and projector. Both devices just need to be on the same WiFi network.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you can’t mirror your iPhone to the RCA projector, try these tips:

  • Check that the projector is turned on and set to the correct input.
  • Reconnect the HDMI cable or Lightning adapter.
  • Make sure WiFi is enabled on both devices if using AirPlay.
  • Restart the iPhone and projector.
  • Check for any software updates for the projector.
  • Adjust the projector’s display settings if the image looks distorted.


What cables can I use to connect my iPhone to an RCA projector?

You can use an HDMI cable or Lightning Digital AV adapter. For wireless connection, use AirPlay if your projector supports it.

Can I play music from my iPhone through the RCA projector?

Yes, any audio from your iPhone will play through the projector’s speakers when mirroring your screen.

What apps work well for mirroring iPhone to a projector?

Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Keynote, Photos, and web browsers allow you to display content from your iPhone onto a larger projected screen.

Can I connect my iPhone to a projector and external speakers at the same time?

Yes, you can connect your iPhone to a projector via HDMI/Lightning adapter and then connect external speakers to your projector’s audio output jack. The audio will come through the external speakers while the video is projected.

Do I need to install any apps on my iPhone to connect to a projector?

No additional apps are needed. You can use the built-in AirPlay mirroring in iOS to connect to a projector wirelessly or use cables to connect directly.