Finally, Mac OS Catalina has declared that you can officially use your iPad as a second screen to your Mac. Before Apple Sidecar was an iPad feature, in fact it was the best known as a delicious cocktail. But we’ll prepare a glass to Apple’s new dual-screen tool.
Sidecar is really the best choice when its necessary to change your location constantly and you need the portable one, for example when you are on travel most of the time. The new feature will work on your Mac, if it’s running MacOS Catalina. Here is the list about what we really know about Apple Sidecar works and its exact facilities:
Apple Sidecar will provide a situation to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac.
Which iPads work as a second screen with Sidecar
Not all iPads that run iPadOS 13 software update will work with Sidecar. Here are the compatible iPads.
All iPad Pro models
5th-generation iPad Mini
3rd-generation iPad Air
Macs with Sidecar support
Along a compatible iPad, you’ll need a Mac that can work with Sidecar :
2018 Mac Mini
2018 MacBook Air or newer
2017 iMac or newer
2016 MacBook Pro or newer
2016 MacBook or newer
2015 iMac 5K or newer
Upcoming 2019 Mac Pro
Sidecar will be fine when you connect your Mac and iPad for dual displays.
- Connecting your iPad to your Mac
To make Apple Sidecar work, first of first you’ll need to connect your iPad to your Mac with a charging cable or a wireless Bluetooth connection. Don’t forget, you’ll have to stay within a 10-meter range of your Mac. Its because of Bluetooth connectivity. Second step please make sure both devices are logged in to the same iCloud account.
How to set up Sidecar when your iPad is connected?
when your iPad is connected, click the AirPlay menu on your Mac. Your iPad should appear in the menu. Here you have two choices that you can set up your dual screens:
– You can extend your desktop display, so you’ll have two different screens.
– You can mirror your screens, so they both show same thing.
Extend your Mac screen to your iPad
Extending your screen is really a great option because you can have one set of apps and browser tabs available on your Mac in a same time, while having a completely different app or set of apps on the iPad. For example, you can easily watch a video on the iPad while typing on the Mac. You will be also to drag and drop any kind of documents and other items from one screen to another screen.
Mirror your two screens
When you set up Sidecar with iPad it means that displaying the same screen on both devices by mirroring your screens. also you’ll see the exact same set of apps on both screens at the same time.
Extend your Mac desktop screen to your iPad or mirror your screens.
All these options are really useful when:
- You want to draw on your iPad during a presentation. specially while others are looking at your Mac.
- If you’re on an airplane, you can watch a movie on your Mac while your seatmate watches on the iPad, so you don’t have to both hunch over the same single screen.
But this issue has some problems for example, since Sidecar gives you a second screen to work with, many of your iPad features won’t be available while you’re connected to your Mac. Here are some solutions:
1- Sketch with the Apple Pencil
If you want to write on your own handwriting, draw, design graphics and edit photos, you can use Apple Pencil on your iPad. Since MacOS Catalina makes it possible to connect your Mac to your iPad, your sketches are easily transferable to your Mac by dragging and dropping them from one screen to the other.
2- Use the touch bar and sidebar controls
With Sidecar, you can also use your iPad as a touch bar (the app tray at the bottom of your screen) for easier access. You can also change it into a sidebar tool (your most frequented docs are stored here as icons) to create shortcuts to apps (see below).
3- Apps you can use with Sidecar
Apple declared that Sidecar will work with these following apps, but probably more apps will come in the future very soon.
- Adobe Illustrator
- Affinity Designer & Photo
- Cinema 4D
- DaVinci Resolve
- Final Cut Pro
- Substance Designer & Painter
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We repair all kind of problems in iPad on the spot by experienced technicians from broken or damaged screens, to charging issue and battery replacement. Our cost effective repair service gives you the peace of mind you deserve with a premium product such as the iPad. We used Brand new OEM parts and professional installation. We always being one step ahead of completion and offering the lowest prices and best services.
Every iPad Repair and iPod Repair starts with a free diagnostic exam to determine what the issues is and this step is completely FREE. Our comprehensive diagnostic service helps us identify the problem and decide which of our repair services will best fix it. From there, repairs can begin in-store right away and usually take about an hour.