How to Connect Samsung Monitor to MacBook Air (5 Easy Ways)

How to Connect Samsung Monitor to MacBook Air

Having recently purchased a Samsung monitor to link with my MacBook Air, I’m familiar with how intimidating this process can be.

After all, laptop and desktop monitors are designed differently, and connecting one to the other requires an extra level of knowledge.

But with some patience and a few steps, you can easily set up your Samsung monitor on your MacBook Air in no time!

In this article, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about connecting your Samsung monitor to your MacBook Air.

So let’s get started!

How to Connect Samsung Monitor to MacBook Air

There are several series/ models of Samsung monitors, and it will be difficult to say how you can connect it to your MacBook Air. 

Because these monitors might have different connection ports, or a few of them can have multiple ports. So, you can connect your MacBook to the Samsung monitor using the port. 

Here are a few methods to connect the Samsung monitor to your laptop. 

1. HDMI Port OR Thunderbolt-3 to HDMI 

The first method to connect your MacBook to the monitor is using the HDMI port. Most of Samsung monitors have an HDMI port; on the other hand, an old MacBook might have this port. 

You will need to buy a new HDMI cable and firmly insert one end into the laptop and the other into the monitor’s HDMI port

If the laptop doesn’t have an HDMI port, you will need to buy a USB-C to HDMI dongle, or you can get a multi-function dongle. 

Here are steps to use a dongle in connecting the Samsung monitor: 

1. Plug the dongle into your MacBook Air USB-C port. 

2. Then, take your HDMI cable and insert one side into the dongle and the other into the monitor. 

3. After inserting the cables securely, your MacBook will automatically detect it and displayed on your monitor. 

2. Displayport & Thunderbolt to Displayport 

Most of the monitors come with different input or output ports; if your Samsung monitor has a DisplayPort, you can use it to connect the MacBook Air to your monitor. 

To connect the monitor with this method, you will need to identify if your laptop has a mini DisplayPort or not. 

You can use a mini DisplayPort to an HDMI cord to connect it to the monitor. You can get this cable online and plug it into the laptop and the other end into the monitor it will be connected to. 

Also, you have another option you can buy a USB-C to DisplayPort cord to connect the laptop to your monitor. 

Now you can use your Samsung monitor to use a wide display for watching movies, Netflix, or graphic designing. 

3. DVI Port or Thunderbolt to DVI

Another option is the DVI port; if you have this option in your Samsung monitor, you can mirror your MacBook using a thunderbolt to DVI cord. 

You should purchase a high-quality thunderbolt-3 to DVI cable and plug the USB end to the laptop and the other side into the monitor’s DVI port. 

4. USB-C Port 

If the monitor has a USB-C port then you can use this to connect the laptop. You should plug the cord into the MacBook and the other end into your monitor’s USB-C port. 

The monitor should detect it automatically; in a few cases, it doesn’t detect it; you should go to the monitor settings and change the input to USB-C. 

5. Using airplay 

Here are the steps to connect the Samsung monitor to the Macbook Air by using the airplay.

  • In order to connect your monitor and Mac, you should ensure that the monitor and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.
  • Ensure that both devices are powered on 
  • Now click on the Apple menu on the top left corner of the screen to choose the “System settings.”
  • If you did not upgrade the Mac Ventura, then select the “system preferences”
  • Now click on the monitor icon. If you’re using the macOS, Ventura, then you will see it on the top of the left menu
  • Click on the checkbox at the bottom of the display window 
  • Click on the airplay icon on the menu bar 
  • Now click on the monitor which you want to connect 
  • Now select the “mirror display” if you want to display on the monitor that you’re using on the Macbook
  • But if you want to use it as a second display, then select the “separate display.”
  • When you have done and want to disconnect, click on the airplay icon in the menu bar and click on the turn-off airplay 

Why won’t my MacBook Air connect to my Samsung monitor?

When you are facing issues with your MacBook Air that it is not connected to your Samsung monitor, you should ensure all wires/ cords are connected correctly from both ends. 

If it does not work then you can also try removing and reconnecting the code to the laptop and monitor and then check if it works. 

Also, you should ensure the cable you are using is not faulty; you can try another cord and check if it works. 

Can I use a Samsung monitor with a MacBook Air?

Yes, you can connect or use your Samsung monitor with a MacBook Air. However, there will be a few things to consider which kind of port your MacBook Air has. 

If you have the latest MacBook Air, you’ll have only a USB-C port that you can use to connect it to your Samsung monitor. 

You’ll need to purchase a multi-function thunderbolt-3 dongle that you can use to connect the USB-C to your monitor’s HDMI, Displayport, VGA, or DVI inputs.

How do I connect my Macbook to my Samsung monitor?

In order to connect your Macbook to the Samsung monitor, connect an HDMI cable to the display HDMI port and connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the Macbook HDMI port.

If one of your devices does not have an HDMI port, then you should use the DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to make a connection.

You can also use Thunderbolt or USB-C cables to connect the Samsung monitor to the MacBook.

Wrapping Up 

There are a few methods that you can use to connect your Samsung monitor to your MacBook Air: 

  • Using HDMI Cord 
  • With VGA Cable 
  • Using the DVI Port 
  • Displayport 

Now I’d like to hear from you!

Which port does your Samsung monitor have to connect to the MacBook Air? 

Let me know in the comment. 

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