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Use an external display with your MacBook Pro

The Thunderbolt ports on your MacBook Pro support video output. You can use an external display, a projector, or an HDTV with your MacBook Pro.

A MacBook Pro next to an HDTV used as an external display.
  • Connect a VGA display or projector: Use a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter to connect the display or projector to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.

  • Connect an HDMI display or HDTV: Use a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to connect the HDMI display or HDTV to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.

  • Connect a USB-C display: Connect the display to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.

Note: The 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as some 13-inch and 15-inch models, can support full 6K resolution on the Apple Pro Display XDR. See the “System requirements and compatible Mac models” section of the Apple Support article Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR.

See MacBook Pro accessories for details about adapters to use for connecting external devices. Adapters and other accessories are sold separately. Visit apple.com, your local Apple Store, or other resellers for more information and availability. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer to make sure you choose the right product. See Adapters for the Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C port on your Mac or iPad Pro.

Tip: If you have an HDTV connected to an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to mirror your MacBook Pro screen on your TV screen in up to 1080p HD. See Use AirPlay on your Mac for details.

Learn more. See the Apple Support article Use external monitors with your Mac for details about extending the desktop, video mirroring, and other display preferences. To troubleshoot an issue with an external display, see Get help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac.

Sours: https://support.apple.com/guide/macbook-pro/use-an-external-display-apd8cdd74f57/mac

Connecting a MacBook/Air/Pro to an External Display

Students, faculty, and staff can connect their Mac to an external display. 

Connecting a Mac, Depending on Age

The number of available options for connecting your Mac will depend on the age of your computer. 

2012 - 2015

MacBook Air/Pros from 2012-2015 can use the following adapters:

Thunderbolt 2/Mini DisplayPort to:

  • VGA, 
  • HDMI, 
  • DisplayPort  
  • DVI

2016 - Present

The MacBook/Air/Pro from 2016-Present can connect using the following Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) adapters: 

Thunderbolt 3 to:

USB-C HDMI-Enabled Classrooms

ITS is adding USB-C HDMI cables to UConn classrooms; your classroom may already have one built-in. This means you will not need an adapter, and you will see the USB-C HDMI option on the touch panel. To proceed, 

  1. Connect the proper adapter to the available display cable (VGAHDMI, DisplayPort, DVI).

  2. Connect the adapter to your laptop. 

  3. Turn on the monitor.

  4. Change the input of the monitor to the input you are using.

    Monitors

    Please note that not all monitors change input the same way.

Changing MacOS Display Settings When Connected to an External Display

To modify display settings, 

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.
  2. Select System Preferences. 
  3. Select Displays from the second row. 
  4. Under the Displays window select the Arrangement tab. 
  5. The Mirror Display check box is located in the bottom left corner. This option will duplicate what is being shown on the laptop screen to the projector. If you do not wish to have the same windows on both screens do not check this box.

Mirrored Desktop

If the desktop is mirrored, 

  1. A secondary window will appear with options to adjust the resolution when the Mirror Display option is checked. On the Display window, select the Display tab. 
  2. From the Optimize for drop down menu, select Display. 
  3. Select the Scaled option just below the drop-down menu.
  4. Depending on the display and the connection type, you will be offered multiple resolutions. Select the resolution that works best for you.

Extended Desktop 

If the desktop is extended, you will need to use both your MacBook screen and the classroom preview screen to adjust resolution. To do so, 

  1. Deselect the Mirrored Display option under the Display Menu. 
  2. On the classroom preview monitor you will see a Display window. Scroll your mouse to the right to access the second screen.

  3. Select the Display tab on this window.
  4. Select the Scaled option. 

  5. Depending on the display and the connection type, you will be offered multiple resolutions. Select the resolution that works best for you.

  6. After these settings have been adjusted, they will become the default settings for when you connect your laptop to the same external monitor. Close all windows related to Display and System Preferences. 

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Adapters for the Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C port on your Mac

Learn about different adapters for the Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C ports on your Mac.

The adapters and cables in this article work with these Mac computers:

  • Mac models introduced in 2016 or later with Thunderbolt 3 ports or Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports. These ports support both Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections.
  • Mac models introduced in 2015 or later with USB-C ports. These ports support USB-C connections.


  

To find the right cable or adapter for your Mac, check the connector on the end of the cable meant to plug into your computer.
  

 

Thunderbolt 3  Thunderbolt icon

If you're using a Thunderbolt 3 cable, such as the Apple Thunderbolt 3 Cable with your display or other device, it will connect to your Mac without an adapter.

The Apple Pro Display XDR and LG UltraFine 5K Display use Thunderbolt 3.

 

 

USB-C  USB icon

If you're using a USB-C cable, such as the mophie USB-C Cable with USB-C Connector with your device, it will connect to your Mac without an adapter. 

The LG UltraFine 4K Display uses USB-C.

 

Thunderbolt  Thunderbolt icon or Thunderbolt 2  Thunderbolt icon

If you're using a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 cable with your Apple Thunderbolt Display or other device, use the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. 

Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 are not the same as Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort icon. They have the same shape, but use different symbols on the cable and port.

 

Mini DisplayPort  Mini DisplayPort icon

If you're using a Mini DisplayPort cable with your display, use a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort cable, such as the mophie USB-C Cable with Mini DisplayPort Connector. Check with its manufacturer for compatibility with your Mac and display model.

Mini DisplayPort is not the same as Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt icon. They have the same shape, but use different symbols on the cable and port.

DisplayPort

If you're using a DisplayPort cable with your display, use a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter or cable.

 

DVI

If you're using a DVI cable with your display, use a USB-C to DVI adapter or cable. Check with its manufacturer for compatibility with your Mac and display model.

 

 

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