Side Car - Has anyone got it working?

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by jas07, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. jas07 macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,

    Has anyone managed to get SideCar working in Catalina? Had a look over the release notes but cant see any mention of it not being in Beta 1.

    Thanks
     
  2. lisai9093 macrumors newbie

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    I think only usbc to usbc connection works. So both computer and iPad should have usbc in order to work.
     
  3. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    What iPad has a USB-C connector?

    I have it working with a first generation iPad Pro 12.9" using a USB-C to Lightning cable.
     
  4. nesl247 macrumors member

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    I’ve used both the wireless connection and usb-c. Both work. The only difference is performance.
     
  5. AnthonyHarris macrumors 6502

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    I can't even seen an option for it. I have both the new operating systems installed on my MacBook Pro 2017 and iPad Pro 2018.
     
  6. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Just used it wirelessly, which worked fine. However when I disconnected, the iPad was frozen. Had to do a hard reset.
     
  7. AnthonyHarris macrumors 6502

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    If you can’t see the sidecar icon in system preferences, use force quit to close it down and then open it again with shift held down.

    Sidecar appeared after that for me, anyway.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Sidecar is working fine for me (2016 MacBook Pro, 10.5" Pro). Have only tried it wirelessly so far.
     
  9. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Will Side Car be compatible with a Mid-2015 MacBook Pro? I saw on Reddit that one user was using it with his iPad Air 2, which makes me happy!
     
  10. Brammy macrumors 68000

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    I don't see sidecar on my 2014 11" Air. I have the 1st gen 12.9. I am not sure if that combo doesn't work, or I am just tired.

    I tried the shift-launch on System Prefs.
     
  11. The Reason macrumors member

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    I get a an unable to connect, the device timed out error. Both wirelessly and with USB-C cable.
     
  12. ipottersmith macrumors member

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    Unfortunately this didn't work on my with me 2014 MacBook Pro :(
     
  13. coolbreeze2 macrumors 6502a

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    Sidecar working for me wirelessly. See my devices in my signature.
     
  14. urbanmacUser, Jun 4, 2019
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    urbanmacUser macrumors regular

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    I tried 10.15 on a MacBook and 9.7inch iPad (A1673) and no sidecar.
    Just added it to a MacBook Pro and Sidecar is working with same iPad.

    I see the preference and the menu bar item but and I can extend the screen to the iPad wirelessly but my Apple Pencil is not working on the iPad....EDIT, working now had to pair the pencil again :D

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    Looking at the preference options I'd say SideCar might only work with TouchBar Mac's.
     
  15. scotio200 macrumors regular

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    Can't seem to get this working on a VM, has anyone else tried?
     
  16. Brammy macrumors 68000

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    I'd be surprised, since that would rule out iMacs and the like.
     
  17. ipottersmith macrumors member

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    Apple actually mentions on their site that this will include touch bar features even on Macs that don’t have a Touch Bar, so we’re good on that front!
     
  18. thingstoponder macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2012 MBP and a 5th gen iPad and have no option in the Menu Bar or System Preferences, wireless or with a lightning cable.
     
  19. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    All current Pros?
     
  20. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    I must have missed that detail when they were released.
     
  21. MrGunnyPT macrumors 6502

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    Which iPads are supported wireless? I was thinking of getting the new iPad just for this for when I'm at work.
     
  22. lisai9093 macrumors newbie

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    I think the problem is on Mac side.
     
  23. urbanmacUser, Jun 5, 2019
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    urbanmacUser macrumors regular

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    Definitely early days with sidecar, randomly looses connection. Sometimes connects sometimes fails.
     
  24. Ultracyclist, Jun 5, 2019
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    Ultracyclist macrumors regular

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    If only usb -C MacBooks support this feature maybe a CAT (continuity activation tool) like tool will be the solution for this inconvenience...


    Edit:

    If found this when hunting for information on my 2015 MBP 15"

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    (You cant open pref. Sidecar because it is currently not available,
    to show this you might need to attach a device to your computer)

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  25. ipottersmith macrumors member

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    This reddit user has done some interesting research on the topic: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/bx3eet/sidecar_support_on_older_macs/

     

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