How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with an HDMI Cable

By | November 23, 2021

How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV and Mirror the Screen

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a great phone with many features, including being able to display to a TV.
How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV and Mirror the Screen Overview
This can be done wireless or with an HDMI cable.

Using an HDMI cable is quick and easy, with the TV only needing an HDMI port.

This has an advantage as many older TVs cant screen mirror wirelessly.

Can I Connect My Galaxy S21 to my TV?
Yes, the Galaxy S21 can be connected to a compatible TV, both wireless and with an HDMI cable.

The TV will need an HDMI port to use a cable.

What Items Do I Need To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV?
A USB-C to HDMI cable will be needed to connect to a TV.
How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with HDMI and Mirror the Screen
Alternatively, there are also Type-C Hubs and other electronics for more advanced setups.

Depending on where the phone was bought, the box that came with the phone sometimes has the cable.

If not it can be bought at many locations such as Walmart, Amazon, or eBay.

See here for an Example USB-C to HDMI cable on Amazon

How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with an HDMI Cable

  1. Connect the HDMI side of the cable to the TV
  2. How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with HDMI and Mirror the Screen Step 1

  3. Set the TV to the Correct HDMI Input
  4. How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV and Mirror the Screen Sources

  5. Plug the USB-C side of the cable into the Galaxy S21
  6. How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with HDMI and Mirror the Screen Step 3

  7. The screen will display on the TV
  8. How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with HDMI and Mirror the Screen Step 4

    Summary
    Hooking a Galaxy S21 to a TV is quick and easy to do.

    Once the cable is connected, be sure to be on the right HDMI input.

    If nothing displays the check the connections and the cable as it may be bad.

    After connection, Samsung Dex will come up which can help with displaying to a big screen TV.

    Samsung Dex is not required and can be ignored if you do not want to use it.

    Also, turning the phone sideways into portrait mode will display a full screen to a TV.

    Have you connected your S21 smartphone to a TV? Let us know in the comments below.




2 thoughts on “How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with an HDMI Cable

  1. John Royer

    I connected my new S21 to my TV. I have a good HDMI cord and adapter. TV set to correct HDMI port. I have no picture on the TV at all- NOTHING! I use YouTube Premium, and want to show a video on the TV.

    Reply
    1. Don

      I would test out another HDMI cable since it is the only component that can be bad.

      Reply

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