4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2012 5:02 PM by HereIsTom
AB 1969 Level 1 (0 points)

I have iPad 2 and trying to connect to apple tv. Have gone into videos and music and put in my apple id and password but won't work. Pick up my PC fine though.


Any ideas? Have tried usual switching on and off again but no change

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1
  • HereIsTom Level 4 (1,475 points)

    Here you can read all about setup Airplay with Apple TV; http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5209

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    What exactly is happening? Or not happening?

    1. Atv and pad need to be on same wifi network.

    2. Home sharing needs to be turned on in computer/iTunes/advanced.

    3. Home sharing turned on on pad/settings/music

    4. Home sharing on with same apple Id on atv/settings.


    Make sure atv software is current.   There was a flurry of updates a couple of months ago.  If your atv is new, it is likely not current.


    Lastly, reboot your router.

  • AB 1969 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the replies


    Both Atv and iPad are on same wifi.

    On my pc I have turned on home sharing on the advanced tool bar, and it works fine, but on iTunes on iPad there is no toolbar setting so I have gone into videos and music on the settings page and entered my apple ID and password .


    It is the latest Atv and it did an update when I first switched it on.


    I have no AirPlay icon showing on my iPad


    I have tried rebooting my iPad,Atv and router.  Tried unplugging and leaving for a minute and plugging in but still nothing

  • HereIsTom Level 4 (1,475 points)

    Here’s what you need to do to turn on AirPlay Mirroring on your iPad 2:

    – Have iOS 5 installed on your iPad 2

    – Make sure your Apple TV software is up-to-date. You can check for updates on the Apple TV by going to Settings > General > Update Software.

    – Have your TV turned with Apple TV active and showing.

    – Double-tap the home button on the iPad to bring up the Multitasking Bar.


    – Swipe to move to the left of the Multitasking Bar, so you can see the set of controls just to the left of the volume adjustment slider.

    – The button just to the right of the Fast Forward button – the one that has a rectangle with a solid, upward-facing arrow in it – is the AirPlay button. Tap to switch from iPad to Apple TV.

    – Once you do that you’ll see the Mirroring section appear just below the entry for Apple TV. Just tap to turn that On, and the iPad 2 will immediately begin mirroring to your TV screen.