How to Extend Mac Screen to Ipad

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of working on a small screen? Do you wish you could extend your Mac screen to your iPad for a more immersive and productive experience?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of extending your Mac screen to your iPad. Let’s get started!

Requirements

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A Mac computer running macOS Catalina or later
  • An iPad running iPadOS 13.1 or later
  • A lightning cable or USB-C cable (depending on your iPad model)

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your Mac

The first step is to physically connect your iPad to your Mac using the lightning cable or USB-C cable. Make sure both devices are powered on.

For iPads with a lightning connector:

  1. Plug one end of the lightning cable into the charging port of your iPad.
  2. Plug the other end of the lightning cable into an available USB port on your Mac.

For iPads with a USB-C connector:

  1. Plug one end of the USB-C cable into the charging port of your iPad.
  2. Plug the other end of the USB-C cable into an available Thunderbolt/USB-C port on your Mac.

Step 2: Enable Sidecar on Your Mac and iPad

To extend your Mac screen to your iPad, you need to enable a feature called Sidecar. Follow these steps:

  1. On your Mac, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Sidecar.”
  4. Ensure that both “Enable Sidecar” and “Show Sidebar” are checked.

Now, let’s move to your iPad:

  1. On your iPad, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen (iPad with Home button) or swiping up from the bottom of the screen (iPad without Home button).
  2. Long-press on the Screen Mirroring icon.
  3. Select your Mac from the list of available devices.

Step 3: Enjoy Your Extended Mac Screen on Your iPad

Once you’ve completed Step 2, your iPad will start working as an extended display for your Mac. You can now drag windows and apps from your Mac screen to your iPad screen. Enjoy the productivity boost!

Note:

The Sidecar feature is not supported on all Mac models and iPads. Make sure to check Apple’s official website for compatibility information before attempting to enable Sidecar.

Congratulations! You have successfully extended your Mac screen to your iPad.

Now you can enjoy a larger workspace and boost your productivity. Take advantage of this powerful feature and make the most out of your Apple devices!

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