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How do you connect an iPad to an Apple TV?

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By using AirPlay Mirroring, an iPad can be connected to an HDTV to play the same content on both screens through a Wi-Fi network. A second- or third-generation Apple TV is required, and the process only works with the iPad 2 or any later versions.

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  1. Connect the iPad and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network

    Ensure that both the iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network at the same time. If you experience connectivity issues, the connection may be weak, so try moving the device closer to the Wi-Fi hotspot.

  2. Access the Control Center, and select AirPlay

    On the iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Control Center. On this menu, there should be the option to select AirPlay in the bottom right corner. If the AirPlay icon is not present, then the iOS or Apple TV may need updating.

  3. Select the Apple TV to connect through AirPlay

    Once the AirPlay menu is open, select the name of the desired Apple TV, and tap on the Mirroring button to turn on the function. Once this has been enabled, the TV should mimic whatever you see on the iPad's screen.

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