Apple Adapter Cheat Sheet

For the past ten years, Apple has stopped equipping laptops with VGA ports, the standard connection used to connect to projectors. As a result, it is necessary to use a VGA adapter, or "dongle," in order to connect Apple laptops, phones, and tablets to the VGA connections provided in DCS classrooms. Because there is no standard adapter, there is no one dongle that DCS can provide for use by instructors. Instructors using Macs will need to provide their own adapter to project.

Below is an overview of Apple devices and their associated adapters. Members of the Rutgers community can purchase adapters and other computer-related items at a discounted rate through View our detailed instructions for how to project from laptops and other mobile devices. For some recommended phone and tablet apps, read our article on top apps for instructors.