If you’ve been using a Mac for a while, you might be wondering how to connect it to a monitor. While there are a few different ways to do this, we’re going to focus on the easiest way to get your Mac up and running on a monitor.
The first thing you’ll need to do is gather the proper cables. For this, you’ll need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, or a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to DisplayPort cable. If you’re not sure which one you need, you can check the ports on your Mac. If you see a Thunderbolt 3 port, you have a Mac that uses Thunderbolt 3.
Once you have the right cable, it’s time to connect your Mac to the monitor. To do this, simply plug the cable into the appropriate port on your Mac, and then plug the other end into the monitor. In most cases, the monitor will power on automatically. If it doesn’t, you can press the power button to turn it on.
If everything is working properly, you should see your Mac’s desktop on the monitor. If you don’t see anything, or if the image on the monitor is fuzzy, you can adjust the resolution by going to System Preferences > Displays. From here, you can select a different resolution for your monitor. We recommend choosing the “Default for display” option to start with.
And that’s all there is to it! Connecting your Mac to a monitor is easy, and it can give you a lot more screen real estate to work with. Just remember to use the proper cable, and to adjust the resolution if needed.