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Apple’s highly-anticipated Universal Control feature for iPad and Mac is now available to beta testers. As we detailed in our hands-on coverage earlier today, the feature is incredibly impressive, but it’s not available for all iPad and Mac devices. Head below for the full details on device compatibility for Universal Control.
You can learn more about how Universal Control works in our hands-on coverage, but the gist of it is that this feature legs you use a single keyboard, mouse, and trackpad across multiple Macs and iPads. It’s an incredibly impressive technology that works exactly as Apple first demonstrated it at WWDC last summer.
So what Mac and iPad models are compatible with the fancy Universal Control feature?
Apple says that Universal Control is supported on the following Macs:
As for iPad compatibility, here’s what Apple says:
If your devices meet the hardware requirements, Apple says that both devices must be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID, Handoff must be turned on, and the devices must be within 10 meters (30 feet) of each other. Apple also notes that an iPad and Mac “must not be sharing a cellular and internet connection.”
And of course, all of the devices involved in your Universal Control setup must be running the latest iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3 betas, which are available to public beta testers and developers alike.