Sometimes, you may need to connect phone to TV with USB cable. But how to do that? In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how to connect phone to TV with USB cable and solve troubles that may occur during this process.

Why Connect Phone to TV with USB

Nowadays, most smartphones allow you to connect them to TV and then cast contents from phones to the TV. In most cases, you will choose to connect phone to TV wirelessly, so that you can watch TV while playing phones occasionally.

However, there are some problems that may make you abandon to connect phone to TV, for example:

  • There is something scrambling your Wi-Fi, causing stutter, lag, buffering, and other annoying problems.
  • You forget to charge phone when the battery is not enough, disrupting the wireless connection.

If you connect phone to TV with USB, you can eliminate these issues, because your device and your TV can share data directly and the TV may provide power directly to your device.

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How to Connect Phone to TV with USB Cable

To connect phone to TV with USB, you can refer to the following steps:

Tip: If you can find your TV's manual, please read it first. The manual should have a lot of useful information about the port, its location, and how to use it.

Step 1: Find the USB port on your TV and then connect your phone to TV via a USB cable. In this step, you may encounter the following issues:

  • You can't find the USB port: The USB port has many shapes. Please find it according to the USB mark, not a specific shape (like square).
  • There is no USB port: Most modern flat screen televisions will be equipped with this port, but if your TV is too old, it may have no USB port. In this case, you should find the HDMI port and connect your phone to TV via an HDMI to USB adapter. Most TVs have several HDMI ports.
  • USB cable issue: You should make sure the USB cable fits both your device and your TV's USB port. You can check USB port and plug shapes in the post: USB types and speeds. In addition, your TV may not support USB hubs and other extension devices. These devices may cause some problems.
  • Charging issue: If you find the phone is not changed when it is connected to TV, it's possible that the connection is no correct or your TV doesn't support this feature.

Step 2: Leaving your phone plugged in, and then look for the Source button on your TV's remote control. This may also be on the side of the TV, or available in the TV's menu under Source. Select the USB option.

  • No USB option: If your TV doesn't see your phone as a source, this may be because your TV is designed to view anything plugged into their USB as an external drive. In this case, you need to resort to an HDMI to USB adapter, so that the television will recognize the phone and the two devices can work together.

Step 3: Now you can see your phone's screen on your television. Then, you may need to rotate your phone horizontally so the screen is filled.

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