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How to connect tablet to projector wirelessly

How to connect tablet to projector wirelessly
Written by khubaib

There is a lot of interest these days in using tablets as projection screens. It is an excellent method for more effectively sharing information with others.

However, this question arises quite often How to connect tablet to projector wirelessly? Many factors must be considered before connecting a tablet to a projector.

 

Before wirelessly connecting a tablet to a projector, make sure your projector has a wireless receiver.

Check the projector specifications to see if it supports wireless connectivity.

Setting up a wireless connection may appear to require extensive technical knowledge, but the truth is that connecting a tablet—or any device—to your projector wirelessly is simple.

Also check our article, How to connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to an Android Tablet

How to connect tablet to projector wirelessly? Follow these simple steps. 

Here are some simple steps to take to get content from your tablet to the big screen without using any cables.

Using Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a popular device that can wirelessly connect your tablet to your projector.

It connects wirelessly and runs on mobile apps; simply plug it into the HDMI port of your projector, connect the USB cable to the Tablet’s USB port, and turn on the power supply.

Google Chromecast wirelessly mirrors the contents of your Android phone, tablet, or PC browser via Wireless-N. (802.11N 2.4GHz network connectivity features).

The best part is that it is very inexpensive in comparison to other devices on the market.

Step 1- Turning off the projector and connect it

The first step is to turn off the projector and then connect the Chromecast to the projector’s HDMI port.

In general, the HDMI port is located in the back of the projector, and the majority of Chromecast dongles support both HDMI 2.0 and 3.0.

Step 2- Connecting Chromecast’s power

It is now time to connect the Chromecast’s power supply, which is mostly in the form of a USB port.

However, some projectors fail to provide the necessary power via USB.

As a result, Chromecast now includes an additional power adapter into which you can plug the USB cable and draw power from any nearby power socket.

Step 3- Google Home download and installation

Then, on your tablet, download and install the Google Home app. You must be patient as the process may take some time.

This app will assist you in configuring the Chromecast and establishing a stable connection.

After you’ve installed it, create an account on that app by filling out all of the required information.

Step 4- Locating the HDMI source

Now, turn on the projector and navigate to the input settings. Choose the HDMI option as the primary source under the input tab.

However, because most modern projectors automatically detect the HDMI source, this procedure is only applicable if the projector does not detect the Chromecast.

Step 4- Connecting the Chromecast to the Internet

In this step, you will connect the Chromecast to the local Wi-Fi network using the app on your tablet.

On your tablet, scroll down until you find the mirror device option.

Finally, select “Cast Screen,” and your tablet’s display will be visible on the big screen.

If your tablet is unable to locate the projector’s Wi-Fi, restart the Wi-Fi and it will automatically locate the device.

Using Miracast

Miracast is another excellent option for connecting a tablet to a projector, and it allows you to easily mirror your tablet.

If you don’t want to use a Chromecast to connect your tablet, this is a convenient method.

To finish the setup, you’ll only need a Wi-Fi HDMI display dongle, and most of them have a long range, so coverage won’t be an issue.

Notably, almost all tablets support Miracast, so the possibility of incompatibility is almost non-existent.

The following are the steps to complete the connection:

Step 1- Connect the dongle and turn off the projector.

The first step, as with the previous procedure, is to turn off the projector.

Ensure that the dongle is properly inserted into the projector’s HDMI port; otherwise, you will experience a display problem.

If you are having trouble connecting the projector dongle, you can use the HDMI extension to connect it freely.

The extension is usually included in the package, but if it isn’t, you’ll have to purchase it separately.

Step 2- Power on the dongle

Now turn on the dongle and then the projector. It will aid in the detection of the dongle automatically.

Connect the dongle to the existing Wi-Fi connection where you will connect the tab to the projector once everything is ready.

It is best to give the dongle a distinct name so that you can easily identify it when connecting it through your tab.

Step 3- Connect the system to the internet via Wi-Fi.

In this step, navigate to your tablet’s Wi-Fi settings and connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as the projector.

After connecting it to the Wi-Fi network, go back to the settings menu and look for the Display option.

You will find the “Miracast” feature under the Display option, which you must enable.

This option, however, is only available if you are using an Android or Fire Tablet.

For the iPad, go to the settings and enable the “wireless display” option.

When you enable it, you will see a long list of wireless devices, and you will need to tap on the name of the dongle to access it.

Both devices will now automatically pair, and you will see your tablet’s display on the big screen within a few seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to connect a tablet to a projector?

All Android devices include either a micro-USB or a USB-C port. You can connect your Android device to a projector that uses an HDMI cable directly with the right cable.

MHL is another supported standard that connects via HDMI ports.

What is the best way to connect my tablet to a WiFi projector?

On your tablet, go to “Settings,” then “Wireless & Networks,” and finally “WiFi.” Choose the network with the same SSID as the projector from the available networks.

Then, launch projection, tap “Projector,” and choose the projector with the correct SSID and IP address.

How long does it take for my tablet to connect to my projector?

It is determined by the model of your tablet. If you’re using a tablet, the wireless connection should be ready in under 10 seconds.

Is it possible to connect a Samsung tablet to a projector?

You can connect a Galaxy Tab to a projector or mini-projector if the connection ports on the projecting device are compatible with the connection ports on the Galaxy Tab.

If your Galaxy Tab has an HDMI output connection, you can connect it to a projector that has an HDMI input connection.

Conclusion

We discuss, how to connect tablet to projector wirelessly in this article. Many projectors now support wireless connectivity.

You can use Google’s Chromecast or Apple TV 4th generation to wirelessly stream content from supported applications on devices connected to the same wireless network.

Another simple option is to enable a Wi-Fi connection or mirroring on your device, which will allow you to directly stream content from your tablet onto the big screen without the need for any cables – this will work for most Android and iOS operating systems.

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