There is one significant change with Apple’s new operating system that will impact our classrooms in a very positive way.
With the new operating system you are now able to communicate between your mobile device and an Apple TV without Wi-Fi using Airplay.
This means for those of you who are having trouble getting Wi-Fi in your gym/teaching Space, you won’t need it anymore.
The following steps will help you get started using your Apple TV without Wi-Fi.
Here is what you need
- An iPad, iPhone or iPad touch. Make sure you have updated your operating system to ios8
- A 3rd generation Apple TV Rev A. you can determine if you have the correct Apple TV by looking at the back. Close to the serial number you will see an EMC number. If this number says 2633 then your Apple TV will mirror your mobile devices without Wi-Fi.
Once you have established that you have what you need, follow these steps to set up Airplay without Wi-Fi
step 1: Plug in your Apple TV to a projector or TV with HDMI capabilities.
step 2:Update your mobile device to ios8 and also update your Apple TV software to the most recent version.
step 3:Reboot both your mobile device and your Apple TV.
step 4:If you have established a Wi-Fi network on your mobile device go to your settings and forget the Wi-Fi network.
step 5:Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both your mobile device and your Apple TV.
step 6:Go to the control Center Menu to access Airplay by swiping up on the bottom of your device.
step 7:Push the Airplay button. Apple TV should show up. If it does not, restart your mobile device and Apple TV and try again.
step 8:Turn “Mirror” on.