Type of program
Best for quick screen sharing
Built-in feature, a wireless method
Best to screen-mirror an iPad to a Mac
Third-party paid app, a wireless method
Workaround for older Macs
Built-in feature, a wired method
Use AirPlay for an iPad-to-Mac screen share
How to screen-mirror your iPad to a Mac with Reflector
How to screen-share an iPad to a Mac using QuickTime Player
Frequently asked questions
Can I use my iMac as a screen for my iPad?
Target Display Mode is a feature of macOS Mojave that allows you to use your iMac as a second screen for an iPad. To enable it, follow these simple steps:
On your iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center.
Tap the Screen Mirroring button that looks like a small TV screen.
Select your iMac from the list of devices.
The iPad screen will now be mirrored on your iMac.
Why can't I mirror my iPad to my MacBook Pro?
There are a few possible reasons why you might not be able to mirror your iPad to your MacBook Pro. First, make sure that both devices are on the same network. Next, check that your iPad and MacBook are turned on and near each other.
If you were prompted to enter a password, that means that there's restriction on the sharing of screens. Adjust the settings on your MacBook by going to System Preferences > Sharing.
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