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How to Control your iPad using Mac

Find out how to use the universal control in which you can control your iPad from your Mac! Read to know more at iSTYLE Apple UAE.

The integration between iPads and Macs can go even further with the Universal Control feature. Control your iPad from your Mac and use it as an external display!

How to Control iPad using Mac

How to control your iPad from your Mac

Step 1: Update your iPad and Mac

The first thing you need to do is update your iPad and Mac to the latest version of the operating system.

Step 2: Ensuring if you have Universal Control Compatibility

You need to have access to Universal Control so you can control your iPad from your Mac. Controlling your iPad from your Mac and using Universal Control requires a strong, stable connection between the iPad and the Mac. The equipment compatible with Universal Control is as follows:

You can find your iPad's generation in Settings > General > Information. For the Mac, go to the Apple menu at the top left > About this Mac.

Step 3: Ensure that your device is connected to the Same Wi-Fi network and Apple ID

This is the easiest part! Just have your iPad and Mac on the same Wi-Fi network and logged in with the same Apple ID. To check if you have the same email address as your Apple ID, go to System Preferences > Apple ID on your Mac. On the iPad, go to Settings > Your Name.

How to Control iPad using Mac

Step 4: Enabling Universal Control to control an iPad from your Mac.

You probably already have all of the above done, maybe you just need to update your iPad or Mac. Once you’ve done that, you just need to follow these steps. It's super easy!

How to enable Universal Control

Step 1 - On your Mac, go to System Preferences> Displays> Add screen

Step 2 - Select Link Keyboard and Mouse

Step 3 - Adjust the location of the iPad screen and you're done!

Now you can swipe back and forth, open iPad Apps, type with the Mac keyboard on the iPad, and drag files between them.

How to Control iPad using Mac

Universal Control is one of the most revolutionary features we have seen recently. It's crazy being able to control your iPad from your Mac. Yet another feature in the Apple ecosystem!

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