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How to Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor for Your Windows


Installing a second monitor is a popular method of increasing the amount of screen real estate available. In the event that you simply want a second display on occasion — such as if you work from home on a regular basis — but do not wish to purchase a whole second monitor, you may utilize your iPad as a cost-effective option.

Although there is no built-in way to connect your iPad to Windows as a second screen, there are various programmes available for download that will allow you to do so.

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How to Use your iPad as Second Screen in Windows 10

Installing the SplashTop software on both your iPad and your desktop computer is required in order to use your iPad as a second display. A subscription to SplashTop allows you to utilize your Windows desktop from your iPad, and the app is primarily a remote-access tool. A free screen mirroring function, on the other hand, is available.

Also, make sure that iTunes is installed on your computer before to continuing. iTunes is required to establish a connection in order for SplashDisplay to function.

1. Download and install the SplashTop XDisplay Agent on your iPad, as well as the SplashTop XDisplay Agent on your PC.

2. Install the remaining components on your computer and then connect your iPad to your computer using a charging wire.

3. Launch the SplashDisplay app on both your PC and your iPad at the same time. After a little period, you should be able to see your desktop displayed on the iPad screen. It may be a touch slow at times, but you should be able to use it as a regular second screen without any problems.

Open the XDisplay Agent from the Windows taskbar if you want to adjust the display. You may alter the framerate and screen quality, as well as the resolution, if you so want.

Other Ways to use your iPad as a second screen in Windows 10

SplashTop has the benefit of being completely free, although there are a variety of different programmes available. If you are experiencing performance difficulties with SplashTop, you may want to consider switching to another programme.

For those who prefer not to use the iPad as a second screen, here are two more common options:

  • Display in a pair. Duet, like SplashTop, is a wired option, which means you’ll need to connect the iPad to the computer using a USB cable. You’ll need to download and install the Duet app for Windows on your computer, as well as purchase the iOS version ($10) for your iPad.
  • iDisplay. iDisplay is a wireless solution, which means that the iPad and your computer communicate over Wi-Fi connection. The iDisplay application for Windows must be installed, and the iOS application for the iPad must be purchased ($15).



Can you use iPad as a baby monitor?

It is possible to transform your Apple and Android smartphones into a dependable and simple to use video baby monitor with the help of the Cloud Baby Monitor software. One device (an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod touch, an Android device, or a Mac) is left with your infant to record video and audio. This device is known as the baby unit.

What can I use instead of a baby monitor?

If the two-way radios (also known as walkie-talkies) are equipped with a voice activation capability, parents have discovered that they may be utilized efficiently for infant monitoring. One of the advantages of utilizing a hand held radio over a baby monitor is that it is less expensive. However, two way radios may be rather pricey.