This is how you can create an ideal work setup with two iPads

One of the configurations that has gained popularity over time is setting up a work setup using two iPads, without the need to incorporate a Mac or MacBook. Let's look at the advantages it offers and some of the possible drawbacks that you should take into account.

How to set up a work setup with two iPads?

Setting up a work setup with two iPads is easier than it seems. Here we show you what are the requirements and steps to follow to configure this option:

  1. Choose which iPad models you are going to use: The first thing you need is two iPads. They can be of different models, but it is preferable that they are of a similar size so that the experience is more uniform. You should also consider purchasing a stand or stand for each iPad, as this will make it easier to place in your work area. In some cases a case like the Magic Folio might be enough.
  2. Connect both devices: eThe next step is to connect both iPads properly. You can use several options:
  3. AirPlay and Sidecar: If both iPads support AirPlay and Sidecar, you can use this feature to extend the screen from your first iPad to the second. This will allow you to have a main and a secondary screen, which is ideal for tasks such as editing photos or videos.
  4. Adapter cable: You can use a Lightning to HDMI adapter to connect one of the iPads to an external monitor and the other iPad wirelessly via AirPlay. This will provide you with two independent screens.
  5. Universal control: The universal control function in a work setup with two iPads can be very useful to simplify the management of multiple devices and maximize efficiency. By using this feature, you can easily access both screens, and switch between apps without having to physically touch the second iPad. This reduces the need to constantly switch between screens and streamlines workflow.

In all cases, it is recommended that you connect an external keyboard and mouse or use the Magic Keyboard with its built-in keyboard and trackpad.

Now that you have your working setup with two iPads, you can customize it according to your needs. You can assign specific tasks to each iPad, such as having one screen for task management and the other for viewing documents or creating content, however suits you best.

Advantages of setting up a work set up with two iPads

Setting up a work setup with two iPads offers some advantages that can improve your productivity and work comfort. Below we show some of them:

  • More screen space: Having two iPads gives you additional screen space that can be used for different tasks. This is especially useful for activities that require multiple windows or applications open at the same time, such as research, programming, or video editing.
  • Efficient multitasking: A bit in line with what we mentioned before, multitasking becomes more fluid with two iPads. You can use one to reference information while you work on the other, making it easy to cross-reference data.
  • Customization: tener two iPad allows you to customize your workspace according to your preferences, which improves organization.
  • Portability: The iPad is a very portable device, meaning you can take it with you everywhere in your bag and backpack. If you work or study from different places this can be very convenient.

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Disadvantages of setting up a work setup with two iPads

Although setting up a work setup with two iPads has its advantages, there are also some drawbacks that you should take into account:

  • Price: Investing in two iPads and possibly accessories such as keyboards, cases or adapters can be expensive.
  • Initial setup: Setting up two iPads to work together can be a process that requires time and patience. You need to make sure both devices are up to date and working properly and be willing to adapt to a new way of working.
  • Software limitations: Despite the advantages, the iPadOS ecosystem still has some limitations compared to macOS.