• Universal Control vs. Sidecar: What’s the Difference?

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    ..With Universal Control, you can use the same cursor and keyboard on any nearby Mac or ‌iPad that’s signed into your iCloud account, and it works between multiple Macs and between multiple Macs and iPads positioned within 10 meters (30 feet) of each other…

    Sidecar works quite differently. Announced in 2019 as part of macOS Catalina, Sidecar is designed to let you use an iPad as a secondary display for your Mac. Up to one iPad can be used to either mirror the content on your Mac’s display or turn it into a secondary display for extra screen real estate in macOS. Universal Control does not extend your Mac’s display to the iPad, so if you want your Mac’s content displayed on the iPad, you’ll need to use Sidecar…

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    • #2431967

      Universal Control and Sidecar Can Be Used At the Same Time in macOS 12.3

      Before macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 were released to the public, many beta testers who tried Universal Control were unable to get it working if they were already using an iPad in Sidecar mode, but it turns out that in the final release you can actually enable both ‌Universal Control‌ and ‌Sidecar‌ simultaneously on different devices, provided your setup allows for this…

      Apple’s Universal Control vs Sidecar Explained

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      How To Activate And Use Universal Control For The First Time

      With the release of macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 Apple has finally released the Universal Control feature to public. Now anyone running the latest available version of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 can take advantage of Universal Control.

      If you have just updated your Mac and iPad to macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 and can’t figure out how to get Universal Control feature working, then we are here to help.

      Follow the simple instructions below to activate and use Universal Control for the first time on Mac and iPad…

    • #2446950

      Universal Control is out of beta in macOS Monterey 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5

      Universal Control is no longer a “beta” feature, with the beta labeling removed in the macOS Monterey 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5 release candidate versions that were seeded to developers and public beta testers earlier today…

      Under System Preferences > Displays > ‌Universal Control‌, the beta labeling next to the ‌Universal Control‌ options has been removed. Likewise, there is no longer a beta label on the iPad under System Preferences > AirPlay > Handoff > Cursor and Keyboard…

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