How to use iPad as external monitor via Wi-Fi

By | October 17, 2014
How to use your iPad as an external monitor over Wi-Fi

Here through this article you can know that how to use iPad as external monitor Over WiFi, Generally iPad’s display is capable of so much more than firing pin-sharp pixels at your face. They say there’s an app for anything, and while many throw a wrench in your productivity gears, some can improve your workflow in unexpected ways includes rigging up your iPad as an external display over Wi-Fi.

The second monitor could sit next to your laptop as a simple widescreen mobile hub, or alongside your desktop computer as extra visual real estate to keep those heavyweight widgets off your main screen. This can pair with Macs or PCs with an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or even other Macs, should you lack the necessary ports.

Steps to prepare your Mac

  • First you need to download the Air display software to your computer and your PC will connect to the iPad through WiFi.
  • This guide will use the Mac to iPad/iPhone software, but whichever way you swing, click the big blue “download” button. It should download automatically, but if not, you’ll be given a direct link to nudge it along.
  • Once downloaded, run the installer as you would with any other desktop app. It’ll ask you to restart the computer, so go ahead.
  • Reboot icon should now include this icon in the menu bar.

Connections to your iPad

  • Check whether you iPad is connected to the same WiFi network as your Mac then lead the air display app.
  • To return Mac click the click the menu bar icon, check the air display is turned on and select your iPad in the drop down menu.
  • If not look on the air display iPad app which offers the IP address of the device. Back on the Mac’s drop down menu connect to the other and display preferences.

Checking the settings

  • Here at this point you should be connected, but there’s a little more tweaking to do yet. Go to System Preferences, where we’ll be setting the Air Display and Displays preferences.
  • First you have to check new air display but by default new iPad retina resolution can make elements far too small on the screen to be usable.In future all Mac apps will be designed with HD in mind, but in the meantime, we will switch off Use Retina resolutions when available. For further updates you have to check auto updates.
  • To Display preferences. Place your iPad next to your monitor, then click the Arrangement tab. The smaller blue box represents your iPad and the white bar dictates where your OS X menu bar will sit.
  • Check the menu bar is on the bigger display, then position the smaller blue box in the same place that your physical iPad is sitting. Don’t worry if the screens flash blue while you make these changes, it’s perfectly normal.
  • That’s it now you are all set. But you might lag a bit depends up speed of WiFi