I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 and an Apple Composite AV Cable. I cannot find the TV Out option that used to be under the dearly departed 'iPod' settings menu that is now gone for iOS 5. This is quite perplexing because I have been watching video off of this iPhone and operating system as recently as a week ago, on a different television, and now I cannot figure it out.

Where is the TV out option? Can I suddenly not watch videos?

EDIT: I have seen that it is supposed to magically appeared when it is plugged into the dock, under "Settings > General", but I have it plugged into the cable and nothing is happening. I don't have a "dock," I just have the composite cable.

  • And it still does not appear when the other end of the cable is plugged into the TV (or monitor) and the TV is turned on?
    – GEdgar
    Dec 23, 2011 at 4:31

1 Answer 1


The cable has a faulty connection and takes effort to connect to the iPhone. The TV Out option wasn't appearing because the cable wasn't connecting to the iPhone unless I pushed it in, held it, and then gently left it alone. When that happens, the TV Out option appears.

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