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How to Mirror iPhone to Roku TV Without WiFi

As an iPhone owner who was frustrated with the lack of options for mirroring my device to my Roku TV, I decided to do some research and testing to find a solution. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to successfully mirror my iPhone to my Roku TV without using WiFi! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing how I solved the problem and other solutions that I discovered along the way.

You only need a standard HDMI cable to connect your iPhone to your Roku TV manually. 

Tips:

  • You can mirror your iPhone to your Roku TV without WiFi by connecting an HDMI cable and a Lightning Digital AV to HDMI adapter to your device.
  • To set it up, connect the adapter to your iPhone, then plug one end of the HDMI cable into the adapter and the other end into your TV.
  • Access the HDMI port where you plugged the cable from your TV’s home screen to mirror your device.
  • You can also mirror streaming apps on your iPhone to your TV via Bluetooth.
  • All you need is a few supplies, our handy guide, and you’re all set to successfully mirror your iPhone to your Roku TV without WiFi.

How to Mirror iPhone to Roku TV Without WiFi

Before we start, look at the supplies you’ll need.

What You Need

To mirror your iPhone to your Roku TV, you’ll need two different types of cables. Both can be found at any electrical store.

 Even if you’re using a Roku player connected to your TV, you’ll need to use the HDMI port in the TV and not the player.

Step 1: Connect the Adapter to Your iPhone

Start by connecting the adapter to the USB charging port of your iPhone. Since most iPhones no longer come with a headphone jack, it’s better to invest in an adapter that connects to the charging port

On the other end of the adapter, you’ll see two ports. One is a type C port, and the other is an HDMI port. To mirror the phone, you’ll be using the bigger-sized HDMI port.

Step 2: Connect the Adapter to Your TV

Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your adapter and the other end to your TV. The port in your TV will be marked as HDMI.

Keep in mind that the TV comes with several numbered HDMI ports, such as HDMI 1, HDMI 2, and so on. Pay attention to the number of the HDMI port you connect to because you’ll be accessing it from your TV.

Step 3: Set Up Your Screen From the TV 

Press the home button on your Roku remote. Next, select the HDMI port where you plugged the cable. This means if you plug the cable into HDMI 1, click on HDMI 1, and so on.

If you don’t see an HDMI port on your home screen, you might have accessed the incorrect home screen through a different remote, so make sure to use your TV remote.

If you select a different HDMI port, you’ll probably see static or a home screen. However, once you choose the correct port, your iPhone screen will appear on the TV!

FAQ

Here are some common questions to help you out.

What if I Can’t Find the Right HDMI Port?

If you can’t find the HDMI port, you can do one of the two things. First, you can change the HDMI port your cable is plugged into so you can find it easier on the screen.

The other thing you can do is access your setting from your home screen. The settings are typically on the left side of the screen. 

Click on TV inputs and look for the HDMI port you’re using. It’ll likely be located under “Inputs Not Used.”

Change this setting by clicking on ‘Set Up Input.’ Then, you’ll find the HDMI port when you return to the home screen.

Can I Mirror My iPhone to My Roku TV Through AirPlay?

AirPlay usually uses Wi-Fi when mirroring iPhones.

If you prefer not to use Wi-Fi, you can use peer-to-peer AirPlay. However, this feature is compatible with only Apple devices. In other words, if you’re mirroring your iPhone to your Apple TV, you won’t need Wi-Fi.

However, with a Roku TV, you’ll need a wired connection between your iPhone and TV. 

Can I Mirror My iPhone to My Roku TV via Bluetooth?

Yes, you can mirror streaming apps on your iPhone to your TV via Bluetooth. So, for example, if you’d like to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime, you could connect the TV with your iPhone.

All you need to do is access the TV settings and select Remotes & Devices. Next, go to Pair Bluetooth to look for the iPhone.

If you can’t find it, make sure that the Bluetooth on your phone is on and that you know the name of the device.

Once both devices are connected, you can share the phone screen with the TV. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to use your phone as a remote if you have the Roku remote app!

Wrap Up

So, how do you mirror your iPhone to your Roku tv without WiFi? Follow these three simple steps, and you’ll be mirroring your iPhone in no time!

You don’t even need to be a tech whizz to do it. All you need is a few supplies, our handy guide, and you’re all set.

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