Relying on wifi to connect your phone to the tv is such a drag, especially in places where you cannot find a connection. Gladly, there are ways in which you can skip sending your friends to search for one and still connect your phone to your tv. So, here’s how to mirror a phone to tv without wifi:
- By using Miracast
- HDMI cable
- Chromecast screen mirroring
- Selective screencasting
- Laptop as a middle man
6 Ways To Connect Your Phone With Your TV Without Wifi
Here we come up with the 6 methods with step by step guide.
1. Use Miracast
Miracast is a mirroring feature of the latest smart TVs. It mirrors your phone on your tv by using the built-in Bluetooth on both devices.
However, if your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth, you could always purchase a Bluetooth dongle to enable it. It’s available on major shopping websites for cheaper prices.
But before that, make sure that your phone supports Miracast. The newer Android and iOS versions may support it but not the older ones. Still, there’s no harm in trying.
How to do it?
Step 1: On your phone, enable Bluetooth by going to the Settings and then turning it on. You could also do that from its dedicated drop-down or pull-up menus. If you’re not sure about that, just drop down or pull up the menu, long-press the Bluetooth icon until settings open, and then turn it on from there.
Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on your TV also. Next, find the Screen Mirroring option.
Step 3: Your TV will start searching for any Bluetooth-enabled device nearby. Once your phone is found, select it and enter the password shown on your phone. You may be asked to set a password right there for extra security purposes.
Step 4: If you’re connecting the two for the first time, you may have to agree to the terms and conditions of the two, mainly the TV.
Step 5: After a while, the connection will be established and you’ll see your phone on the TV. Enjoy!
This is by far the easiest method to connect the two devices. However, you may have to buy an HDMI cable with a USB-C on one side for your phone to connect. Alternatively, you could use an HDMI cable, an HDMI to USB adapter, and your phone’s USB cable.
How to do it?
Step 1: Connect the HDMI with your TV.
Step 2: Connect the USB-C portion with your Phone. If you’re following the second mechanism, insert the HDMI to the HDMI to USB adapter, and then connect the free end of the USB to your phone.
Step 3: Both ways, you have to enable the “USB debugging” option on your Android phone. This permits your phone to communicate with the TV.
Step 4: You should see your phone’s screen mirrored on your TV after a while.
3. Screen Mirroring Via Chromecast
Chromecast is a device by Google that facilitates screen casting between your TV and Android phone. It comes at a reasonable price but with better features.
Here’s how to connect your phone with your TV by using Chromecast:
Step 1: Insert Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.
Step 2: You should have Google Home installed on your phone. If not, the app is available on Playstore from where you could install it.
Step 3: In this step, you need the internet to connect the two. Use your ethernet connection to do so. Unfortunately, the Chromecast has no ethernet input, so you may have to buy an ethernet adapter to connect it to the device via a USB cable.
Step 4: Now open the Google Home app and follow the instructions to establish a connection between the two.
4. Selective Screencasting
You could also cast the screen of your phone on the TV through screencasting. Your TV does not have to support screencasting but it should be a smart TV.
Step 1: Open the selective apps on both your TV and phone. The apps that could be cast on your TV would have the icon for it. The icon shows as if two screens are lying on top of each other.
Step 2: Press or tap the screencasting icon on your phone but make sure that the app is open on your TV also.
Step 3: Wait for a while as the two connect for you to watch the content on your TV.
5. Laptop As A Middleman
You could also use your laptop as a middle man to establish a connection between the phone and TV. By doing so, the connection will be indirect but it will work.
Step 1: Connect your Laptop to the TV via HDMI. Your TV will act as a monitor for your laptop.
Step 2: Use the phone’s USB to connect it to your laptop. Make sure that screen sharing is turned on. You could also use third-party apps for this. But before that, do check out the Link to Windows app by Microsoft. On Windows, it is now called Microsoft Phone Link.
Step 3: Open the Microsoft Phone Link on your laptop and the Link to Windows app on your phone. Go to the Phone Screen and follow the instructions. It will ask your permission to access your Android phone. Do allow them.
Step 4: Wait for the connection to be established.
How To Mirror Netflix From Phone To TV Without WiFi?
You could do that by opening the app on both devices. Your TV should support screen casting. Select the screencasting icon on your phone and you should get the display on your TV. You could also use your laptop as a middle man to establish a connection between the two. The details are given above. Remember, however, that you must have the required Netflix package.
How To Mirror Phone To TV Without WiFi? Conclusion
Connect your phone to TV by using Miracast, an HDMI cable, Chromecast’s screen mirroring features, selective screencasting of selective apps like YouTube and Netflix, and by establishing a bridge between the two via your laptop. The details of these ways are shared above in the article. Follow the steps one by one to make a successful connection.