Apple’s New Universal Control Was Worth The Wait

Apple released macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, which included a long-awaited Universal Control feature. The new update lets users move and transfer data between an iPad and a Mac or MacBook with ease, streamlining numerous operations that require the usage of several devices. It has also made iOS 15.4 available to all iPhone users. Everything you need to know about Universal Control is right here.

What Is Universal Control?

Universal Control, which was announced last year and is one of the newest Apple innovations to reach macOS, allows you to operate a Mac or MacBook in the same room as an iPad. Users may utilize a single mouse on an iPad and a Mac at the same time using this functionality.

Users may drag and drop files between the two linked devices using this capability. Universal Control does not require any further configuration and may be activated simply by moving your pointer “away” from one device’s screen and towards another until it appears on the new device. The function is also multi-device compatible, allowing you to connect up to three devices at once.

You can also use the drag and drop capability to swiftly transfer images or drawings made on your iPad to your MacBook for editing. Using Universal Control, users will be able to utilize the MacBook keyboard and trackpad motions on an iPad. The new macOS version also brings Dynamic head tracking to compatible devices via a new Spatial Audio feature. For supporting AirPods on Mac Macs with the M1 chip, Control Center now has customizable Spatial Audio options for Off, Fixed, and Head Tracked.

Other updates include episode filters in the Podcasts app, as well as episodes that have been played, unplayed, saved, or downloaded. Visual Look Up can now identify art, landmarks, flora, and other objects from all around the world. For translation, the Safari browser now supports Italian and Chinese.