How to Connect a MacBook Air to a Monitor

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Add an external display to your MacBook

Steps to connect Mac Air to Monitor using USB C to HDMI Cable

  • Extended Display: Go to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, then click and drag the display icons.
  • Mirror Displays: Go to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and check off the box next to Mirror Displays.
  • Use Apple AirPlay to wirelessly connect to a compatible smart TV or iPad.

How Do I Connect MacBook Air to an External Monitor?

Connecting your MacBook Air to an external monitor is a straightforward process, but you need to make sure you have the right cables first.

The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Air—or Thunderbolt 4 if you have an M1 model—can be used for video output. Depending on what type of external display you’re using, you’ll need one of the following adapters:

  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter: Connects to an HDMI display or HDTV.
  • Thunderbolt/USB-C cable: Connect to a USB-C monitor.
  • VGA Multiport Adapter: Connect to a VGA display or projector.

NOTE : If you have an older MacBook Air model (2009-2017), it’ll be equipped with either a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2. In this case, you’ll need a different type of adapter than the ones listed above. Check out Apple’s handy ports guide to find out exactly which type of adapter you’ll require

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