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How to control iPad from iPhone on iOS 16


Every year and the release of the new iOS, Apple is increasingly pumping universal access on its devices. This allows people with disabilities to use all the available features of iPhones, iPads and Macs. And some of them can be useful in everyday life to anyone. For example, AssistiveTouch helps out very well in situations where there are problems with the lock or home buttons on older iPhones. Although, first of all, it should help people to carry out all actions exclusively from the screen.

The same can be said about nearby device control, which appeared in iOS 16. It allows you to control your iPad from your iPhone without even having to go up to it. We understand how to configure this function and what actions can be performed using it.

Devices in Apple ID

Initially, Apple planned the function of controlling the iPad from the iPhone for people with disabilities. For example, if the iPad is on a table and serves as the main screen for watching movies and other content, and a person cannot reach it due to some physiological limitations. You can, without getting up and not trying to reach the tablet, simply by starting the controls on your iPhone, pause playback on the tablet or, conversely, turn on what you want.

However, keep in mind that at the moment this function only works when controlled from an iPhone. You won’t be able to control your iPhone. Apparently, Apple believes that you always have a smartphone at your fingertips. But the tablet may not be around, and users need help using it. To start managing iPad from iPhone , first of all, you need to make sure that both devices are signed in to the same Apple ID :

  • Open settings on iPhone.
  • Scroll to the very top and log into your account.
  • Now scroll down and see which devices are signed in with your Apple ID.

In the list presented, in addition to the iPhone from which you are checking, the iPad should also be displayed. The same actions can be done from the tablet, which I did for greater convenience. If one of the devices uses a different Apple ID, then it will not be possible to manage it or from it. Therefore, you will have to log out of your account and log in to the account that will become common between the two devices.

iPad remote control

After you set up accounts on all devices, you can proceed to activate the remote control. You need to do the following:

  • Make sure your iPhone and iPad are connected to the internet.
  • Open settings on your iPhone and go to Accessibility.
  • Select “Manage Nearby Devices”.
  • Tap “Manage Nearby Devices” again and wait for your iPhone to find your iPad online.
  • Tap on iPad to open the control buttons.

Once the connection is established, the following controls will become available to you:

  • Home button.
  • Transition to open applications.
  • Mute or unmute sound.
  • Launch Control Center.
  • Turn on Siri.
  • Clicking on the ellipsis opens all of the above buttons and additional media controls to them:
    • Start/Pause.
    • Previous track.
    • Next track.
    • Turn up the volume.
    • Turn down the volume.

This allows you to conveniently control playback on the iPad . But the same can be done for a bunch of Apple Watch and iPhone . This, of course, is far from TeamViewer, but Apple has taken the first steps towards deeper synchronization of their devices. I would like to see something similar to what Apple Watch controls look like from an iPhone . There, the screen is fully demonstrated on the smartphone and all buttons are fully interactive, and the actions performed are duplicated on the Apple Watch itself. I think that over time, Apple will make it possible to control the iPhone from the iPad , and I do not exclude that with access to the screen of one of them.

It is not for nothing that the Cupertino company has been promoting AirPlay Mirroring between iPhone, iPad and Apple TV for several years now . A very handy feature when you need to display content from one screen to another without using any wires. True, in the style of Apple will limit the number of supported devices and leave it only for the most recent, as happened with the Apple Watch. Only the Apple Watch Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, SE 2nd generation, and Ultra received support for displaying the watch screen on the iPhone. Although there was no real reason not to do this for the Series 4 and 5, other than their obsolescence.

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