iPad Pro Just confirming this IS possible...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chukwithak, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. chukwithak macrumors regular

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    With the launch of the new mini and IPP, I'm thinking about picking up the 12" IPP and the Mac mini riding the MacBook Pro and old IPP. Essentially I want to use the IPP for mobility, as in taking to school for taking notes, reading books, and drawing, and then when home at the desk, using the IPP as a monitor to the Mac mini, with a blue tooth keyboard and mouse.
     
  2. loybond macrumors 6502

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    Did you mean you wanted to use the iPad Pro in some kind of remote desktop scenario with the Mac Mini? That might work, but I don't think they've enabled the functionality to use the iPad Pro AS a monitor via USB-C if that's what you're thinking.
     
  3. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I use this app to remotely control my Mini - Screens

    I don’t think you would want to use this as a primary screen due to lag, but it’s great for remoting to the device for occasional tasks.
     
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Yes Ive done this. I used duet display to display my mac mini onto my iPad. I will say however, that sometimes I did have trouble when restarting the mac mini, and duet display didnt launch correctly. So I had to connect it to my TV or use a remote app like splashtop to go and turn it back on.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/21114303/
     
  5. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    For info, you can re-boot with Screens no problem
     
  6. chukwithak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, this exactly what I want to do. I've read it can be down well with Duet, and would assume with the new technology and USB-C it should be easier, but want to double check. Allows me to have my most needed device, the iPad, but also update my CPU (MacBook Pro) at a minimal cost. I only use the CPU for javascript programs in school.
     

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