How to Hook an iPhone Up to a TV Using Audio Composite Cables

By Amanda Gronot

To watch your iPhone's media on your TV, you can connect your devices using either a composite or a component cable. If you look on the back of your TV, you will see either a yellow video input port or blue, green and red video ports. Use a composite cable if you have yellow; otherwise, you should use a component cable. Use a composite or component cables that feature the Apple dock connector, as standard AV cables cannot be connected to the iPhone.

Step 1

Insert the yellow plug of the composite AV cable into the yellow video input port on the back of your TV.

Step 2

Insert the red and white plugs into the red and white audio ports on the back of your TV.

Step 3

Insert the USB plug into either a USB wall charger or to your computer to keep your iPhone charged while you watch.

Step 4

Insert the dock connector plug into the bottom of your iPhone.

Step 5

Set your TV to the correct input for composite AV; this is usually done with buttons on the side or bottom of the TV. Turn on your iPhone and use it as normal to play your media on the TV.