I am using the 13" Macbook Pro M1 and considering getting a iPad Pro 12.9" M1 to establish a portable dual screen for work. So I would add the Tmobile 5G plan on the iPad and do not want to connect to wifi on the road.

Can I use the 5G from my iPad for both devices and get dual screen sidecar working reliably for work?

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Sidecar uses a wired or direct wireless connection. When using wireless there is a restriction against creating a mobile hotspot, but this restriction would not apply to a wired Sidecar configuration.



  • just a note from my continued use, the Apple ID has to be the same. So if I have a work laptop with different Apple ID, I can't connect as sidecar.
    – Shane
    Commented Jun 14, 2021 at 1:18

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