So you want to connect your Lenovo Yoga to an External Monitor? It must be because you need a bigger display. Small laptop displays don’t meet the requirement at times but don’t worry because you can easily connect Lenovo yoga to an external monitor if you know the exact ways.
You just need one or more pieces of equipment in order to connect your laptop to an external monitor. It depends on the laptop ports you own because the slots may differ. So without further delay, let’s go through the complete guide.
How to Connect Lenovo Yoga to External Monitor?
You will have to buy the equipment according to the laptop and external monitor you have. In most cases, when it comes to Lenovo Yoga, you’ll need an HDMI to HDMI cable.
Depending on the external monitor you have, the requirement may change. If your laptop provides a VGA port instead of the HDMI port, you need a VGA to HDMI cable. As you see there so many ways to connect, so let’s find out the steps for each:
Before you start for connection, make sure to unplug all the cables with the power source. Your safety first!
Connect External Monitor Using an HDMI Port
Most of the laptops and external monitors nowadays come with HDMI ports. For this, all you have to do is connect the HDMI cable in the inputs of both laptop and monitor.
Then in the external monitor, you may have to select the HDMI channel according to the port you’re using as most monitors nowadays offer more than one port.
In case you want the external monitor as the only display, that is possible too.
Sometimes you might see your laptop saying Lenovo external monitor not detected HDMI.
In that case, you have to toil a bit to manually tell your laptop identify the external monitor that you can set from your laptop’s display settings.
- just go to Settings on your Lenovo laptop
- Choose display
- Then on the multiple displays section, click on “show only on 1.”
Connecting to a Monitor with VGA Port
You already own an HDMI cable, but your monitor only offers a VGA port? Don’t worry at all, as all you will need is an HDMI to VGA converter. People also call it male to female cable.
This device is widely available in computer stores, and they are half the price compared to cables.
It’s pretty simple and easy. Just connect the HDMI cable to the converter before connecting it to the monitor.
Notes: However, when you’re using a VGA cable, the quality will be reduced by a bit as it won’t transfer High-Definition Multimedia.
Connect Lenovo Laptop to Monitor Using USB-C Cable
Most of the Lenovo Yoga of recent times come with the USB-C port. Most definitely, you’ve used this port to charge or transfer data from your cellphone. But, maybe you didn’t know that it can also connect the laptop to an external monitor.
It’ll be the easiest if your external monitor also has a USB-C port, but they don’t offer this facility in most cases.
So, here you also need a converter called USB C to HDMI or USB C to VGA cable according to your external monitor’s port.
Nowadays, you can find USB C to HDMI converters with Thunderbolt 3 compatibility also.
Besides, some budget-friendly USB C to VGA adapter cables are also available in stores though not seem popular at all.
However, converters of this type are available everywhere at a reasonable price.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can’t We Connect A Lenovo Yoga to a Monitor Using Bluetooth?
No, so far, there is no feature like that in Microsoft Windows. However, there is a slight possibility that Windows 11 may have this ability as the operating system is inheriting a lot from Android Operating System. The only type of computers that provide this facility is Macbooks and iMacs.
USB-C Vs HDMI?
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, so it’s the major job of the HDMI cable to create a display connection and keep the quality at its best. In contrast, it’s not the major task of the USB C cables. The quality is obviously going to be a bit reduced when you are using a USB-C cable. However, it is still better than VGA cables.
Are VGA Ports Available in Lenovo Yoga?
No, Lenovo Yoga does not have a VGA Port as Lenovo Yoga laptops are really slim, and HDMI does the same job but better.
So there are 3 effective ways to connect Lenovo yoga to external monitor. The best choice yet goes for the HDMI cable, but there are alternatives too.
Alternatives may require a bit more money spending but its worth it. Owning converters can come of use anytime for other technical needs too.
Now that you know what you have to do let’s not waste more time. Just follow my lead.