Universal Control: How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Between a Mac and iPad | PCMag
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Do you want to read expert, lab-tested reviews for the latest macOS versions? Windows PC owners have the means to need to level up your multitasking? Apple's latest continuity feature allows you to use your Mac's mouse, trackpad, and keyboard on a nearby iPad.
Windows PC owners have the means to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse, but what about Mac users? the universal Control The. The.
Universal Control, although still in beta form by Apple is stable enough to be used without problems. This is a different feature from sidecar This feature allows you to use an iPad as a second monitor. Universal Control allows you to use the same input method to control multiple devices simultaneously.
. Your iPad must be running pads 15.4 At least macOS Monterey 12.3 or older. Each device must be signed into using the same Apple ID
two-factor authentication. Bluetooth, WiFi and Wi Fi must be within 30 feet of each other and off All devices should be on. If your Mac or any other cellular-enabled iPad are sharing the internet, this will not work. Let's see what happens.
.4 and higher. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. You will be prompted to either confirm that your OS is up-to-date or install the latest update. Follow these steps to verify that your Mac is working as it should.
. From the menu bar, select About This Mac. Click the Software Update button. You will see if your Mac has the latest software updates. Click the Update Now button to install uninstalled software updates.
Once everything is updated, you'll need to activate Universal Control. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Displays and click the Universal Control button. Click the Universal Control button.
. Click the button to allow your keyboard and cursor to move among nearby Macs or iPads.
. After you're done click "Done".
Universal Control now is available for you to try it. Your iPad and Mac should be placed near each other. This feature works by analyzing the locations of all your devices. Your iPad will be located left of your Mac. After you've checked Push through to connect the iPad/Mac nearby, move your mouse or trackpad towards the right edge.
Your iPad should now have a circular cursor. You can now navigate with your iPad using the trackpad and mouse or keyboard. Now you can open apps from the iPad with your Mac's controls.
Move the cursor left to go back to your Mac. Now the app should appear on your Mac.
Push through the edge button to connect to an iPad or Mac in the menu bar does not appear. Select Display from the Control Center menu on your Mac.
The blue entry will now be displayed. To make the entry appear on your iPad, move your cursor to the right side of your screen. Click on the entry to iPad in the Control Center window. You should see the blue icon disappear.
Another way to do this is through System Preferences > Displays. Choose the iPad entry in the Add Display menu. To turn off the iPad, click the Add Display menu once more.
. To add another Mac, go to System Preferences > Displays on that Mac and click Universal Control. Make sure Allow your cursor and keyboard to move among iPads or Macs is turned on.
Sometimes it may take some time for the iPad to recognise your device. Click Display in the Control Center of your main Mac. Click on multiple items to indicate that the connection is established.
You can also do this from System Preferences > Displays and click the Add Display drop-down menu. You'll receive a message saying the Mac can't connect if you try to increase the number connected devices.
. This message will tell you to unplug the first device. You can then connect to another device by moving the cursor to the right of your primary Mac. Move your cursor towards the screen's edge to connect to another device.
Drag and drop or copy and paste content from connected devices. Drag and drop a file from one Mac to the other. To drag a file from your Mac to a connected iPad, first launch the files app and open a specific folder.
Alternatively, right-click on the file and select Copy. Drag a file to an iPad or Mac by clicking on it, then selecting Paste.