Common Management is a brand new function that Apple revealed throughout WWDC21. Common Management permits information to be exchanged between a MacBook, iPad, or iMac in a very new manner.
The “Common Management” function is considerably paying homage to the Sidecar operate, which transforms an iPad right into a secondary monitor. Nonetheless, the iPad doesn’t operate as a show right here, but it surely permits Apple gadgets to be managed instantly through the trackpad or mouse of a MacBook or iMac. This additionally permits you to switch information backwards and forwards simply.
Once you swap from the Mac to the iPad, the cursor will change from an arrow to the iPad’s signature spherical dot. The cool factor is that this: each gadgets can be utilized collectively completely. This selection might be arrange through the system settings.
To ensure that the pairing to work, each gadgets must be logged in through iCloud utilizing the identical Apple ID with Handoff activated. The gadgets will trade knowledge over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Simply guarantee that each gadgets are comparatively shut to 1 one other to facilitate a clean knowledge trade course of.
There’s a caveat although: not all MacBooks and iPads are supported.
Supported iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs for Common Management
- MacBook Professional (2016 and later)
- MacBook (2016 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac (5K Retina 27-inch, late 2015)
- iMac Professional, Mac mini (2018 and later)
- and Mac Professional (2019)
- iPad Professional
- iPad Air (third technology and later)
- iPad (sixth technology and later)
- and iPad mini (fifth technology and later)