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Change arrangement of iPad used as Sidecar Display

I have an iPad Pro (2018 3rd Gen) that I'm using as 2nd display with my Macbook Pro (2018). I can enable it and it works well, but it's on the wrong side of my Macbook and there's no options in ...
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Is it possible to use 2 iPads simultaneously with Sidecar?

I'd like to use 2 iPads simultaneously as extra monitors for my Mac. When I try to connect a second iPad through Sidecar, it disconnects the first iPad. Is there a way to override this and use two ...
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Disassociate iPad Sidecar

How can I switch from using one iPad as Sidecar to using a different iPad as Sidecar? Do I have to disassociate the first iPad, and how do I do that in general?
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Auto-connect Sidecar on bootup

Is there a way to have Sidecar connect to the same iPad by default on launch? Possibly by running some script that would automatically run at boot-up to make the Airplay connection.
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Sidecar hinders Mac's wifi quality

As far as I know, Sidecar can be used both wirelessly and with a wired connection. Using Sidecar wirelessly severely cuts my internet connection down from 22Mbps to 4Mbps(both download and upload ...
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Sidecar connection problem [duplicate]

I have a 6th gen iPad (v13.1.3) and an iMac 27 2019 (latest 10.15) on the same wifi network. I can choose my iPad from the dropdown of the sidecar menu, but I always get "Unable to Connect to “iPad ...
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When using Sidecar, Apple TV app playback frame is black

I am thrilled that the TV app is on Mac now. But I noticed one thing, that it is not compatible with Sidecar. If I play some movies or TV episodes when there is a Sidecar connection, the video will be ...
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When using Sidecar on MacBook Pro, built-in display is tinted

I don't know why, and if this is expected, but I noticed that the built-in display on my MacBook Pro was tinted, as if the system was applying another and incorrect color profile on it, when using ...
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Sidecar not working with Ipad Pro 2018, Macbook Pro 2016

It only works if I use wired connection, however over the WiFi it does not. My Macbook Pro 2016 does not recognize my Ipad which is 5 centimeters away. Both devices are on the same Wifi network, and ...
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Sidecar not working between MBP 15' 2019 and iPad Pro 9.7'

I just updated both my ipad to IpadOS and my MBP to Catalina and I'm trying to setup sidecar. I made sure that: both are on the same wifi network I'm logged in with the same iCloud account on both ...
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Sidecar only shows a black screen on iPad until reboot

It is 100% fixable by rebooting my Mac. It is also 100% annoying when I have to do that. After the reboot I can use Sidecar wirelessly very reliably. Until I disconnect. Or change any Sidecar setting (...
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sidecar unable to connect deviced timed out

I have been trying to use Sidecar in the public betas of macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13. I have a 2019 Macbook Pro, and a 3rd generation iPad Pro, so I know I have supported devices. Both devices are ...
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Force Sidecar to use usb connection

macOS Catalina has a feature where you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac. I have a Macbook Pro 2016 and a 10.5 inch iPad Pro 2017. Both are officially supported for the latest ...
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Screen capture a sidecar

Using the sidecar feature with macOS catalina, is it still possible to use the iPadOS feature to capture the screen to a video?
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How to tell if my old Mac supports Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina?

This is a useful feature added to macOS Catalina. But how to tell if older hardware will support this new feature?