With the new Apple TV operating system iOS8, it is possible to project your mobile device on an Apple TV screen without a wifi connection. This is a significant development as it will help those who have a problem accessing wifi in their locality but still want to mirror their mobile devices on the Apple TV’s screen.
To be able to connect to your Apple TV without a wifi connection, you will require having an iPad, iPod or an iPhone whose operating system has been upgraded to iOS8. Your Apple TV will also require being the 3rd generation Rev A. To know if you have the right TV, you will check if the EMC number which can be found near the serial number is 2633. If you have all that is required, here are the simple steps that you will follow to connect your mobile device to your Apple TV without wifi:
- Get a projector or a television set that has HDMI capabilities and connect your Apple TV to it.
- Ensure that the mobile device you will be using has been updated to iOS8 and also ensure that the software of your Apple TV has been upgraded to the latest version.
- Reboot your iPad, iPhone or iPhone and the Apple TV as well.
- If your mobile device has a wifi connection at this point, ensure that it has been disabled using the settings option on the device.
- Enable the Bluetooth functionality on both your mobile device and on your Apple TV.
- Using the control center menu, swipe up from the lower end of your device to enable you to access AirPlay.
- Once you press the AirPlay button, you should be able to view the Apple TV. If this is still not possible, you can try restarting both the mobile device and the Apple TV to see if they will work.
- The last step will be to turn the “Mirror’ on and you will be able to use your Apple TV without a Wifi connection.
It is important to note that you will not be able to view YouTube videos without a Wifi connection. However, you can use the mobile network on your mobile device to access the internet if you still need to watch videos on YouTube. If you are yet to upgrade your Apple TV to the latest version, you will not be able to enjoy the privilege of using it without a wifi connects which will limit its use to only places where it is available.