Are you thinking of presenting a business to an audience or even making a presentation in your school, whether it is a project presentation in front of numerous people and all you have to use is your MacBook? Do not be bothered as we will assist you to do this. For that, you need to connect your MacBook to a projector. It is not that easy, and it is not that difficult to do. Here, I will give you the steps that will help you to use a MacBook with a projector.
How To Connect MacBook To A Projector
First, go and Get An HDMI Cable and an Adapter
You will be able to connect your MacBook to a projector with the help of VGA, DVI or HDMI cable. Sadly, Apple doesn’t support HDMI or VGA ports on their MacBooks. So, you will need to get an adapter separately. There are different adapters online and even in the market, but do ensure that you purchase the right one. First, recognize what type of ports your MacBook supports and the kind of ports the projector also has.
You can make use of USB-C Digital AV Multi-adapter or USB-C VGA multi-adapter. If you own a MacBook or even MacBook Pro that was made in the late 2008 and later, make use of Apple Mini Display Port for VGA adapter. You will also be needing a video cable, like HDMI or VGA cable.
Connect MacBook To Projector
Before you insert the adapter and the cable to your projector and MacBook, you have to switch on the two devices. Now, connect the adapter to the MacBook ports. Then connect the other end of VGA or HDMI cable to the projector and then connect the other end to your adapter. Ensure that the adapter and the cable are plugged rightly.
Set Up Your MacBook
After you must have connected your MacBook to a projector using the adapter and the cable, it’s time for you to set up your MacBook below:
- Click on the Apple logo that is at the right corner of your MacBook screen and chooses System Preferences.
- On the new window, look for Displays and click on it.
- Once the Display window shows up, click the drop-down options tab that is next to the “Optimize For.” Here, you will notice your projector name. Tap it.
- Click Arrangement on the upper window tab of the Display window and ensure to tick the “Mirror Displays” box.
- And that is all; we are done here.
Now, you are set to watch a movie or do your presentation from your MacBook making use of the projector.