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[Solved] Sidecar Not Working Between Mac Catalina/Big Sur and iPadOS

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: November 16, 2020 | 5 Mins Read

"Any solution? Still have the same problem with iPad and Sidecar on my MacBook 16' after the official release of Big Sur. Yesterday with Catalina this worked just fine." - Apple Developer Forums user

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 and Big Sur to iPadOS in wired or wireless way. However, macOS Catalina/Big Sur Sidecar not working error would be a case of high probability because of the improper operations. Also, the Sidecar on macOS Big Sur is still new as of now that it is inevitable to encounter Sidecar not working or not showing up problem on your Mac Catalina/Big Sur 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)", " Device timed out" or " Unable to Connect to iPad".

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

5KPlayer – Free AirPlay Server to Screen Mirroring iPadOS to macOS Big Sur/Catalina

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 Big Sur/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 Big Sur/Catalina wirelessly without trouble.


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