How to Use an iPad as a Second Monitor

iPads are a great way to boost your productivity. By connecting your iPad to your computer, you can use it as a second monitor. This can come in handy when you need extra screen real estate, or if you want to keep an eye on something while you’re working on something else. Here’s how to set it up.

1. Connect your iPad and computer

To use your iPad as a second monitor, you’ll need to connect it to your computer. You can do this with a Lightning to USB cable, or a Lightning to USB-C cable. If your computer doesn’t have a USB-C port, you can use an adapter.

2. Download and install Duet Display

Once your iPad and computer are connected, you’ll need to download and install the Duet Display app. Duet Display is a free app that lets you use your iPad as a second monitor. It’s available for both Mac and PC.

For Mac:

  1. Open the App Store on your Mac.
  2. Search for “Duet Display” and install the app.

For PC:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store on your PC.
  2. Search for “Duet Display” and install the app.

3. Open Duet Display and select your iPad

Once Duet Display is installed, open the app. You should see your iPad listed as a connected device. Select it and click “Start.”

4. Adjust your settings

Once you’ve started Duet Display, you can adjust the settings to your liking. To do this, click the “Menu” button in the top-left corner of the app window. From here, you can adjust the resolution, framerate, and color depth. You can also enable or disable the pressure-sensitive stylus support.

5. Enjoy your extra screen real estate

That’s it! You should now have an extra screen to work with. You can move windows and apps to your iPad just like you would with a regular monitor. When you’re done, you can disconnect your iPad by clicking the “Menu” button and selecting “Disconnect.”

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