Apple recently released the highly anticipated “Universal Control” feature in the first developer beta of macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 beta. Now, in the latest macOS Monterey 12.3 beta 3, Apple has added a new toggle dedicated for Universal Control.
Announced at the WWDC 21 event, the Univeral Control feature allows users with compatible Mac and iPad models to run both devices with a single keyboard and mouse. Apple describes it as a way to continue workflow across devices.
A single keyboard and mouse or trackpad now work seamlessly between your Mac and iPad — they’ll even connect to more than one Mac or iPad. Move your cursor from your Mac to your iPad, type on your Mac and watch the words show up on your iPad, or even drag and drop content from one Mac to another.
On macOS 12.3, users will be able to easily enable Universal Control and adjust its settings
On the latest macOS 12.3 beta 3, a dedicated toggle for Universal Control is added in the main UI of the Display section in System Preferences. The new addition makes it easy to access the feature to enable it and also select users’ preferred setting: System Preferences > Display > Universal Control.
- 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 to a nearby Mac or iPad. Allow the cursor to connect to a nearby Mac or iPad by pushing against the edge of the display.
- Automatically reconnect to any nearby Mac or iPad. Allow this Mac to automatically reconnect to any nearby Mac or iPad you’ve previously connected to.
Previously, the settings for Universal Control were placed in the Advanced option in the Display in System Preference.