I am using the digital AV USB-C to connect my iPad to an external display via HDMI. Now I want to connect external speakers via a headphone jack. I plugged the AV adapter into the iPad, plugged HDMI into the adapter and plugged the headphone jack in the AV adapter using the USB-C headphone jack adapter from apple. (I used the USB-C Port of the AV adapter).

The iPad does not recognize the external speakers, and the audio is coming out of the iPad speakers. I cannot change this in the control center.

Is the AV Adapter capable of routing audio to its USB-C port? Or am I missing something?

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The USB-C port on the Digital AV Multiport adapter is for charging only. It doesn't carry any data at all - and therefore also not sound.

  • I'll add that a USB-A to audio out adapter should work, and should Bluetooth audio.
    – MacGuffin
    Commented Jan 1, 2021 at 19:40

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