Sidecar in macOS Catalina: How to Turn Your iPad Into A Second Display

In macOS 10.15 Catalina and iPadOS you are now able to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac. It si easy to do and there are a few perfernces that you can use to make it your own.
Here is our hands-on that teaches you everything you need to know on how to use Sidecar.  

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27 thoughts on “Sidecar in macOS Catalina: How to Turn Your iPad Into A Second Display”

  1. I connected my Macbook to my iPad but I can't drag any program from my macbook to the screen of my iPad. I think the instructions of this video are not very clear

  2. I have an iPad Pro, and a MacBook Pro 2019 and the iPad not work as. second display. It is not detected by the MacBook. Any idea. ? I have the last OS X and iOS in both.

  3. I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and a new iPad Pro, and I can not do this. Do I really have to buy a new MacBook to do this????????????????????????????????

  4. I have tried every fault finding idea I can find and it still won't connect. Details: iPad Pro running 13.1.3, iMac running Catalina 10.15 Bluetooth on and connected, whiff both on same LAN. HELP!

  5. I have macbook air and ipad 2018. 2 device can't connect directly. The problem solves with cable. Manual way ? But actually better than purchase app dual display.

  6. During a power outage we can power up our mac, ipad, iphones, and our home furnace or fridges for 50-70 hours, using our car!

  7. Sidecar is a great feature indeed. Thanks for the tips. May i ask you why, whenever I connect my MacBook Pro 2017 to my iPad Pro (9.7 inches), the Mac's screen gets smaller, the same size of the iPad? I cannot see then the commands on the top of the screen of the Mac. Do I miss something?

  8. It’s not working on my iPad I have an iPad mini 4 running iPadOS with a MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina it’s not finding my iPad in order to connect to it


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