Last Updated on Jul 17, 2023
Mac makes your life convenient – you can quickly move and view your files, launch apps, and even restart the Mac computer remotely. This is helpful if you have a team working on the same project over multiple devices. The good thing is you can easily share your Mac screen with another Mac using the built-in feature. Here’s everything you should know to use screen sharing on Mac running the latest macOS.
How to Setup & Use Screen Sharing on Mac
Before proceeding, ensure your Mac Computer is updated to the latest macOS. For this, you can refer to our guide on how to update your Mac.
Requirements to use Screen Sharing on your Mac
- You should have Mac with Apple Silicone.
- Your Mac should be updated to the macOS Sonoma and later versions.
- Your Mac computer Login Name and Password.
- Both your Mac computers need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi.
How to Use Screen Sharing on Mac
If ticking all the screen sharing on your Mac, follow the steps below to use it. For a better understanding, let’s consider Mac A & Mac B. The Mac A is a computer that you want to screen share on Mac B.
1→ Go to the Apple Logo on Mac A. Select System Settings…
2→ Click on General from the left side panel. Choose Sharing.
3→ And then enable the toggle next to the Screen Sharing…
4→ Once you have enabled Screen sharing on both Mac, open the Screen Sharing app on the (Mac B).
5→ Go to Network in the left panel. Click on the Connect Button next to the name of your Mac.
6→ Enter the Username and Password of your Mac.
Click on the box next to Standard Quality or High Quality with Audio as per your requirement. Here you’ll have complete access to your Mac screen.
In case you want to customize the toolbar, then click on the View from the Mac B menu bar > select Customize Toolbar… Up next, drag & drop the desired Icon in the screen sharing toolbar to add.
Simultaneously, drag on drop the desired Icon from the screen sharing toolbar to the customize screen to remove. And to save changes, click on Done Button in the bottom right corner.
If you want to switch control between an observer or controller, then select View from the Mac B Menu bar and select Switch to Observer Mode or Switch to Control Mode (Option + Command + X).
Show All Tab:
If you want to see all Tabs open in Mac A, then click on the View in the Mac B menu bar and choose Show All Tabs.
Simultaneously, to exit, click on the Exit Tab Overview.
Screen Sharing Quality:
If you want to change the screen sharing quality, click on the View in the Mac B menu bar and select one from Adaptive Quality or Full Quality.
If you want to access the window of both your Mac while screen sharing, click on the Windows from the Mac B menu bar and click on the Tilt the window to the left side or Tilt the window to the right side.
To Disconnect Screen Sharing:
Once the work is over, if you want to disconnect, click on the screen sharing icon in the Mac A menu bar, and from the resulted menu, select Disconnect.
If you are willing to access the app library of Mac A, click on the View from the Mac B menu bar and then select Launchpad.
If you want to have access to Mac A’s Desktop, click on View from the Mac B menu bar and then select Desktop.
To enhance productivity and efficiency while working on screen sharing, click View from the Mac B menu bar and then choose Full Screen. Similarly, click on the Exit Full Screen if you want to exit the full screen.
Adaptive & Full Quality:
If you change screen sharing quality based on the internet speed or want to keep raised to the full quality no matter how good your internet speed is, then select View from the Mac B menu bar, then choose one from Adaptive Quality or Full Quality accordingly.
Zoom In or Zoom Out:
If you want to enhance your focus or just want to see a larger portion of the screen, click on View on Mac B and then select Zoom In or Zoom Out.
I’m sure if you are a professional or student working on the same project, you had fortunate to experience Apple’s built-in screen-sharing feature on a Mac computer. I hope this guide helped you learn how to use screen sharing on your Mac running macOS Sonoma and later versions. Let me know your thought on Apple implementing this aspect in the below comment box.
Is Mac screen sharing safe?
Fuss not, screen sharing on Mac is completely safe as long as you use it wisely. The only risk is that the access to your Mac computer doesn’t go to the wrong person. Therefore, always remember to exit screen sharing after using it.
Can I screen share with an iPhone?
No, you won’t be able to share the Mac screen with an iPhone.