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Not every tablet running iPadOS 13 comes with Sidecar support.

THE macOS Catalina 10.15 officially landed yesterday, allowing users of Macs and iPads to benefit from one of the new system's most exciting features: Sidecar. As we know, the feature lets you share your Mac screen with an iPad, making your tablet a second screen of your machine.

There is one thing, however: to interact with macOS via the iPad, this requires Apple Pencil support limiting the functionality of the Sidecar feature for some tablet models. This means that even if you are running iPadOS 13, you will not be able to use gadget as the second screen of your Mac if it is not compatible with stylus from Ma.

Following are the models that don't support Sidecar, even with the latest iPadOS update:

  • iPad Air 2;
  • iPad mini 4;
  • iPad (5th generation).

With that, iPad models (installed with iPadOS 13) that can be used with Sidecar are as follows:

  • iPad (6th generation);
  • iPad (7th generation);
  • iPad mini 5;
  • iPad Air (3rd generation);
  • iPad Pro (all).

So if you have any of the above models (even if you don't have an Apple Pencil), You can use Sidecar with the following Macs:

  • MacBook Pro (2016 or later);
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later);
  • MacBook (2016 or later);
  • iMac (with or without Retina, 4K and 5K 2015 or later);
  • iMac Pro (2017);
  • Mac Mini (2018);
  • Mac Pro (2019).

It is likely that this limitation has been set for users to enjoy Sidecar's ?full experience? even if they do not have an Apple Pencil. Still, it's still Apple's way of being

via 9to5Mac