How to Use a Tablet as a Second Monitor
Most Android tablets such as those by popular brands like HP, Samsung, or Dell are easy to connect to a PC using a Windows system. Simply follow the same steps above to set up your tablet as a second screen.
Setting up an iPad as a second monitor is slightly different. Certain Macs and iPads – especially generations from the past three or four years – can use macOS Catalina to utilise a feature known as Sidecar.
To connect your iPad as a display, you can use the corresponding cable to connect to your Mac. Alternatively, you can do so wirelessly by turning on Bluetooth, WiFi, and Handoff. You will also need to ensure that you are logged in to the same Apple ID on both your iPad and Mac.
From there, simply select the AirPlay button in the Mac menu bar and choose your iPad from the list. You will be able to extend your display or mirror your main screen to your iPad. You can also choose whether to show or hide your iPad’s Sidebar and Touchbar depending on how you feel comfortable viewing the screen.
Using Sidecar, you will still be able to use your Apple Pencil to control your iPad. This allows you to use applications such as Photoshop to transform your iPad into a graphics tablet.
Setting up dual screens allows you to have more room to work or play. Using these simple methods, you can set up an additional monitor for your desktop with ease.
For the best visuals, ensure you have a monitor of similar size and resolution to your existing device. Here at Stone Refurb, we offer an extensive selection of brand-new monitors and corresponding computer accessories. Whatever your needs, you will be sure to find a monitor to suit your aesthetic.