If you want an extended view of your Mac screen to be more productive at work, you need to connect it to an external monitor. This article will walk you through the steps on how to configure and connect your Mac to an external monitor.
Before connecting your Mac to a monitor, take note of the ports each device has and whether you need any adapters to make them compatible. If you're not sure which port to use with your external display, check your Mac's model with these steps:
Now that you know what ports, cables, and adapters to use for your Mac, you can connect it to your external monitor by following these steps:
The image appearing on the external monitor should mirror what you see on your Mac’s screen. While you can connect your Mac to the external monitor before turning your laptop or computer on, you won’t be able to see anything on the external monitor until you log in.
If you want the external monitor to act as a secondary display instead of mirroring what’s on your Mac’s screen, simply follow the instructions below:
If your Mac is not detecting the external monitor, try performing these troubleshooting steps:
If you continue to experience problems after following the steps above, try the following:
Clicking on the Detect Displays button will let your Mac detect the external monitor. If your device still can’t find the monitor, you could have a hardware issue. It’s best to take your Mac to a licensed service center for checking.
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