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All iPads iPad as main display for Mac Mini with sidecar

rosyapple

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Mar 25, 2018
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Just like the title says, can an iPad act as a main display for 2018 Mac Mini with sidecar?
 

ericwn

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Apr 24, 2016
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I haven’t tried it but the feature is probably called Sidecar for a reason.
My guess is no.
 

trollied

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Nov 22, 2009
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I don't think so, as there is no way for the iPad to request that it receive a screen from a remote machine - it's initiated from macOS.
 

DNichter

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Apr 27, 2015
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I have been interested in this as well, but from everything I have read - no, it does not seem that this is possible. At least currently.
 

Puonti

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Mar 14, 2011
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I'm hoping you can still VNC to your mini and initiate the Sidecar connection that way. That'd work for me. Even better if it's possible to assign a keyboard shortcut / macro to Sidecar. Wake up the mini with a keyboard (blind-type password if necessary), press shortcut and you're good to go.
 
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