With iPadOS 16, Apple has given some cool new features to its users. The ability to edit or unsend recently sent messages has been a lifesaver for many.

However, it feels like the devices are still stuck in that “mobile” category instead of the “computer” category that everybody wants them to be in.

On top of that, when the device stops working with external displays, the overall functionality gets even more limited.

iPadOS 16.1 screen mirroring not working

Many iPad users are facing an issue where the screen mirroring feature has not been working for them (1,2,3,4,5).

iPadOS 16.1 screen mirroring not working
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It looks like the screen mirroring functionality that allows iPad owners to connect to external displays is currently broken. Also, iPad doesn’t even recognize the monitors.

iPad owners have been able to mirror to bigger monitors via USB-C to HDMI hubs on iPadOS 15. But this stopped working after the latest iPadOS 16.1 update.

This issue isn’t related to the highly anticipated external display support that Apple has scheduled for release later this year.

I’ve updated my IPad M1 to ipad OS16 and tried to connect it to my monitor. Tried two different monitors a usb-c to HDMI dongle. Also tried a HP thunderbolt docking and tried a usb-c/HDMI cable. Nothing works… Anyone knows why?
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I used to be able to connect my iPad Pro to my tv via usb-c-hdmi converter. I updated to ipad16.1 and it hasn’t worked since. I’ve checked my cords and they all work with everything else. I just can’t watch my ipad through my tv anymore via USBc-hdmi. So frustrating! Anyone else have this issue after updating to ipados16.1?
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Some users managed to connect their iPad to an external display, however, the picture isn’t available in fullscreen mode:

iPadOS 16 full screen
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One of the affected users has suggested that the third-party adapters might be the reason why screen mirroring or external display is not working.

iPadOS 16 adaptor issue
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iPad users have been big fans of this functionality and they use it on regular bases. So, this issue has been a huge inconvenience for many users.

We hope Apple soon patches the iPadOS 16.1 screen mirroring not working problem. When they do, we will be updating this space to reflect the same so stay tuned.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple section, so make sure to follow them as well.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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