The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a great phone with many features, including being able to display on a TV.
This can be done wireless with no cable or with the smartphones 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, but most TVs have an HDMI port.
Can I Connect My Galaxy S21 to my TV?
Yes, the Galaxy S21 can be connected to a compatible TV, either wireless or with an HDMI cable.
The TV will need an HDMI port to use the cable.
Both methods work well but using an HDMI cable is often much easier to connect to a TV with.
What Items Do I Need To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV?
A USB-C to HDMI cable will be needed to connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV.
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 usually has the cable.
If not, it can be bought at many locations such as Walmart, Amazon, or eBay another locations.
See here for an Example USB-C to HDMI cable on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
How To Connect a Galaxy S21 to a TV with an HDMI Cable
- Connect the HDMI side of the cable to the TV.
- Set the TV to the Correct HDMI Input.
- Plug the USB-C side of the cable into the Galaxy S21.
- The screen should display on the TV, if not read below.
- If the screen does not display on the TV, go to Settings–> Connections–> More Connection Settings–> HDMI Mode.
- Select Screen Mirroring
Hooking a Galaxy S21 to a TV to display the screen is quick and easy to do.
Once the cable is connected, be sure to be on the right HDMI input.
If nothing displays, 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.
Dex is a Samsung option that allows the smartphone to act like a standard computer on a monitor.
It will have a desktop and other options much the way a PC has.
If Dex is not used, the screen will mirror the phone screen with no changes.
Wither option works with is a personal preference for how the screen is laid out.
If the Dex option does not work for you, change the option to screen mirroring, which usually solves the issue.
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 on a TV.
Have you connected your S21 smartphone to a TV? Let us know in the comments below.
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