How to use Universal Control on your Mac and iPad – Step by Step Tutorial
Apple has finally released their much-awaited software upgrade package with the iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and macOS Monterrey 12.3 all being distributed over the air as a free upgrade. The new package brings in a host of new features, but one feature that has been hyped for almost a year now is universal control. The feature, which is still in beta allows you to use your MacBook trackpad for your iPad and also drag and drop items from your iPad to Mac or MacBook and vice versa. Now, if you own an iPad that is running iOS 15.4 and a Mac or MacBook that is running the new macOS Monterrey 12.3 version, then you can use this tutorial, to set them up for universal control. We have tried this out when the OS was in the beta stage and now in the final release build as well and the feature seems to be working absolutely fine and it’s actually a lot of fun.
In order to get things ready for universal control, we will tackle the two sections one by one. But before that, make sure that the iPad and Mac or MacBook are signed in with the same Apple/iCloud account, and have Bluetooth enabled. The range for Universal Control maxes out at 30 feet, which is a typical Bluetooth range. Once this is verified, let’s start setting things up.
On the Mac/MacBook
Step 1. Open the System Preferences on your Mac/MacBook.
Step 2. In the settings menu, click on the ‘Displays’ option.