Last Updated on Sep 18, 2021
Here’s all about iPadOS 15 External Monitor Support Explained. Let’s learn All about it.
Tech magnum Apple is all prepared to launch its latest OS update for its iPad devices on the 20th of September, 2021. Apple earlier released a beta version of the innovative iPadOS 15 in June this year, and it is ready to release to the public.
The new iPad OS 15 is a mixed bag in terms of features (iPadOS 15 Multitasking Keyboard Shortcuts, Shelf, All-new Multitasking menu) updates. Apple has improved some necessary drawbacks from its previous generation (iPadOS 14) for an enhanced user experience. The update brings in the features of full-screen customizable Home screen widgets, Advanced Safari design, new Quick Notes App, etc., which elevates the overall experience of the device. However, Apple still has not provided a long-awaited dedicated external monitor support for its iPads, creating a conversation among tech enthusiasts worldwide.
Apple iPads are one of the most popular gadgets among the creative community. It provides enormous flexibility for productivity options and becomes the most utilized device among the creators. However, it doesn’t have certain basic features like connecting an external monitor for a better experience and added benefits.
However, the company can further optimize a few concepts to provide the missing feature in their iPad devices.
Trick to Use iPad and External Monitor (iPad OS 15 External Monitor Support)
The first concept of connecting the device to an external monitor is less complicated and holds the scopes for potential enhancements. It provides a full-screen mode of the applications to run on the external monitor through screen mirroring. When the iPad is connected to a dongle of a monitor, it mirrors the iPad screen to the monitor. It also provides the facility to choose between the options of Screen Mirroring or Screen Extension. To avail of the feature, one needs to drag the application horizontally to the monitor. Thus, the external monitor has one application, and the iPad screen is usable for other applications.
On the downside, the feature has the disadvantage of optimization issues. For example, to run the applications compatible with a smaller screen on iPad in a relatively larger screen, the app developers need to optimize and make the applications capable of bigger screen size.
2d Trick To use iPadOS 15 Enteral Monitor
The second way of using an external monitor for an iPad is through window mode. In Window mode, the application windows are draggable to the monitor screen, and they remain as a floating window without covering the whole screen. The feature gives more room for other applications to run alongside. The user can move the windows anywhere on the screen, and it is just like the feature available on iMacs, Macbooks, and Windows laptops. Again, since Apple is a manufacturer of PC and other devices, it gives an advantage to the company to further put its R&D on it.
Although iPadOS 15 does not offer a fully optimized external monitor support, some applications give the flexibility to use a secondary monitor. One of the most useful applications that offer this feature is ShiftScreen. It is a dynamic application that is much more realistic and optimized. It offers a whole bunch of cool and creative features and customization options for an enhanced user experience. However, ShiftScreen is not available widely online for everyone. The users need to register to have access to the application. The application has four versions to date. Currently, ShiftScreen 4.0 is live for the registered users.
Apple offers the split-screen feature for multitasking purposes, which is not necessarily a new feature of the latest iPadOS 15. However, the feature is handy when connected to an external monitor to the device.
Apple’s iPad is a device closer to none in terms of productivity, processing, and safety. The company packs in high-end specifications to it. But, it lags in some areas. For example, there are specific applications for iMac that do not run on iPad. Utility applications like Final Cut Pro are primarily exclusive for Apple’s PC devices like iMac and Macbooks. In addition, many iPhone apps are not dedicatedly available for iPad.
From the company’s perspective, it is a strategic move. In the product lineup of Apple, iPads fall between the iPhones and its computer devices like Macbooks and iMacs. Therefore, the company needs to distinguish between its products and give a significant identity to them.
In reality, the iPads are offered chiefly all the features of a Macbook laptop in a more compact form. But the company cannot let the iPads be a replacement for the Macs. Hence, Apple reserves some features exclusive for each of its products.