How to Use Universal Control on Mac and iPad?

This year, Universal Control is by far the most awaited as well as most-liked feature ever in Apple’s best in class operating systems on iPad and Mac.

The all-new helpful feature allows you to work seamlessly and provides a versatile multi-tasking experience across three of your compatible Apple devices, including iPad, Mac notebook, and Mac computer. So Here’s how to set up the new incredibly useful feature.

How to Use Universal Control on Mac and iPad?
  1. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Display, and click “Universal Control.”
  2. Click each check box to select them (or follow on-screen instructions).
  3. On your iPad, go to Settings > General, and tap AirPlay & Handoff.
  4. Turn on Cursor and Keyboard.
  5. Make sure you’re signed in to the same iCloud account on all your devices.
  6. Place your Mac and iPad next to each other.

Now, you can use a single keyboard and mouse or Trackpad to move between your Mac and iPad and even drag and drop content. This is how Apple’s world-class hardware and software technologies can give you universal experiences in many perspectives of usability.

Note that the iPad you want to utilize to access the new feature must have to run on iOS 15.4 (or above), while the Mac should be running on macOS Monterey (or above).

This week, Vivek Agrawal, Software Product Marketing at Apple who is working on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, said in a new Podcast interview that “Universal Control” is a result of working on iPadOS, helps to create a more continuous experience between the ‌iPad‌ and Mac platforms, building on existing Continuity features such as Universal Clipboard and the ability to unlock a Mac with an Apple Watch.”

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