- How many Apple Device Take part in Universal Control?
- . Help from Apple :-
- Ensure Two-Factor Authentication is Enabled
- Enable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Handoff
- Optional Continuous Setup for Universal Control on Mac
- Have you checked Mouse or Trackpad?
- Check your coverage area
- Method 1: hard reset ipad
- Need compatible mac, ipad
- Reset your network settings.
- Force Close Universal Control Process Using Activity Monitor
How many Apple Device Take part in Universal Control?
Up to three Apple devices, we can use In Universal control. That Might be your Mac, iMac Pro, MacBook, iPad running on the latest macOS Monterey, iPadOS 12, or later. See below video clip in apple demonstration,
Universal Control Video Guide:-
. Help from Apple :-
Here’s all about detailed system Requirements and supported device with Troubleshooting issues for Apple’s Universal control. If you felt about the hardware issue, contact apple support near you or Book an appointment at the Apple Genius bar.
Ensure Two-Factor Authentication is Enabled
The following requirement to use the Universal Control in Mac, iPad is the Apple ID must have two-factor authentication enabled. Hopefully, you’re using the same Apple ID with Mac and iPad; if yes, then make sure to enable the Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID.
To Setup Two-Factor Authentication on iPad:
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap on your name.
- Select Password & Security.
- Select Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
- Tap Continue.
- You’ll be asked to provide a phone number to receive the verification codes, either as Text Message or automated Phone Call; choose your preference.
- Tap Next.
- You’ll receive the verification code from Apple, enter it and complete the procedure.
To Setup Two-Factor Authentication on Mac:
- Click on the Apple menu in the top menu bar.
- Choose System Preferences.
- Click Password & Security in the sidebar.
- Next to Two-Factor Authentication, click on Turn On… button.
Enable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Handoff
It seems like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Handoff, these three programs develop a bridge between iPad and Mac and lets you use the Universal Control. However, as mentioned, the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Handoff must be turned on the devices you’re trying to use the Universal Control. In addition, the Mac and iPad must be in the range of 10 meters (30 feet) of each other.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be turned on from the Control Center, hit the Control Center, and turn on Wi-Fi (WiFi Not Working on Mac) and Bluetooth (Bluetooth Not Working on Mac) in Mac, iPad – (WiFi Not Working on iPad)
, – (Bluetooth Not Working on iPad) [Make sure that’s turned on if not then manually turn on from the Device settings app, Open settings app > WiFi > Turn on and Select WiFi Internet; also Tap on Bluetooth > Enable Bluetooth toggle.]
About Handoff, here’s how to enable Handoff.
Apple specifically mentioned the Mac and iPad strictly not be sharing any internet or cellular data. So make sure not to share cellular data or internet connection from the devices on which you want to use Universal Control.
Tips: Use Universal Control Via USB Cable Connection! For Strong Connectivity and Fast compare to Wirelessly.
Important! Apparently, you can connect the iPad to the Mac via USB cable; tap Trust this Mac when asked on iPad.
Optional Continuous Setup for Universal Control on Mac
Suppose you use your devices together all the time and want to use Universal Control without the need to link the two using the cursor. In that case, you can set them up to work with Universal Control continuously in System Preferences.
- Allow your cursor and keyboard to move between any nearby Mac or iPad
- Your cursor and keyboard can be used on any nearby Mac or iPad signed in to your iCloud account.
- Push through the edge of a display to connect a nearby Mac or iPad
- Allow the cursor to connect to a nearby Mac or iPad by pushing against the edge of display.
Universal Control settings added for Allow Cursor and keyboard allow moving between any nearby Mac and iPad. Go to the Apple Logo > System Preferences > Display > Advanced.
Have you checked Mouse or Trackpad?
Is Mouse or Trackpad working? Universal Control’s base equipment is your Mouse or Trackpad, which is connected to the Mac. In the case of Wireless Mouse, try reconnecting to the Mac, see if that works. Alternatively, you can use a spare mouse with the Mac.
Trackpad is not working on Mac.
Check your coverage area
Make sure that you’re in an area with cellular network coverage. Then follow these steps:
Method 1: hard reset ipad
If the touch screen is not working, it will be impossible for you to restart the iPad, which is the very first effective action you should take when your iOS device is showing the signs of glitches. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do it; so, you better go for a hard reset or force restart to iPad screen problems.
Step 1: Take out the iPad then press the Power button and the Home button at the same time.
Step 2: The Slider will come to the screen but you keep them holding, the screen will go completely black after a few seconds.
Step 3: After that, the Apple Logo will appear on the screen, then you are free to let go of the buttons.
This is the iPad hard reset method, usually, most of the problems associated with the touch screen get fixed after a hard reset. But if you are still having the same problem then follow the next method.
Need compatible mac, ipad
First things first, have you updated the Mac to MacOS Monterey and iPad to iPadOS 15? If not, kindly update the device to the latest firmware available. Then, refer to the below listed compatible Apple devices.
Also, Read– Why Use Universal Control When We Have Sidecar?
Reset your network settings.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This also resets Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you’ve used before.
Force Close Universal Control Process Using Activity Monitor
is your Universal control stuck or not responding after checking the above settings and System Requirements. I recommend forcing close Backgroud Universal control process from activity monitor and Re -Try.
- Open Activity Monitor on Mac Using Spotlight Search or Launch pad.
- Go to CPU Tab > and find Universal control item or Search from top Search box.
- Select the Process > Click on Close button to force close from skretch.
Now, Try again or after Restart your Mac.