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[Solved] Sidecar not Working between Mac Catalina and iPadOS

Written by Amanda

Like Duet Display and Luna Display, Apple announced its own remote display method called Sidecar in WWDC 2019. With it, you can Sidecar mirroring Mac Catalina to iPadOS in wired or wireless way. However, macOS Catalina Sidecar not working error would be a case of high probability because of the improper operations. Also, the Sidecar on macOS Catalina is still a beta version as of now that it is inevitable to encounter Sidecar not working or not showing up problem on your Mac Catalina or iPadOS, but only get the error message "You can't open the "Sidecar" preferences pane because it is not available to you at this time. To see this preferences pane, you may need to connect a device to your computer.", "A miscellaneous error occurred (-401)" or "Device timed out".

Therefore, this guide will try to offer the best solution to this kind of error when you want to successfully Sidecar mirroring macOS Catalina to iPadOS.

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Disappointingly, Sidecar only allows you to mirror Mac to iPad rather than the other way around. So, if you want to screen mirroring iPadOS to macOS Catalina, you have to turn to a third-party tool. 5KPlayer is an ideal AirPlay mirroring server that allows for screen mirroring iPadOS to Mac Catalina wirelessly without trouble.

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