With MacOS Catalina came Sidecar. Sidecar is a feature that allow ssomeone to use their iPad as a second screen for their MacBook. In this article, I will tell you how you can do this and some ways to use it. This feature is wonderful for artists, students, and many, many more!
Unfortunately, sidecar does not work with every model of MacBook or iPad. It primairly works on MacBooks that are 2018 or older. If you have a MacBook that is older than that, it probably will not work. For iPads, you need to have one that is young enough to support Apple Pencil. That doesn’t neccessairly mean that you have to have a new iPad Pro with the second generation Apple Pencil, it will still work with an iPad that works with the first generation Apple Pencil.
To set this up, your iPad does not even need to be turned on. Go into your MacBook and hit the AirPlay button at the top. In case you don’t know, that icon looks like a TV with an arrow in the bottom of it. You click that, and there should be a button to connect it to your iPad. Click on that, and your computer screen should transfer onto you iPad. It automatically sets it up so it thinks yor iPad is on the right of your MacBook. Now, you can drag apps or tabs to the right, and it should appear on your iPad. Your cursor will be able to go between both of your screens.
As a student, I use this feature a lot to take notes. I will put my notes up on my iPad, and then type them on my MacBook. If you are an artist, you can draw on your iPad, and see it on your computer. This is an amazing feature for people who don’t have a monitor or a touch pad to draw on. Sidecar helps a lot of people in a lot of ways. This is personally one of my favorite ways that two Apple devices have worked together.
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