The world today is full of digital items and equipment. The new IT era is full of anomalies and new discoveries. Our day-to-day life is governed by machines and automobiles. We are all so much indulged in our virtual worlds that virtuality is somewhat becoming the new reality of today.

With new brands of mobiles, laptops and desktops emerging in the field of information technology, MacBook is becoming the new synonym of laptops. It has empowered itself to become the most popular brand of the Apple Industries with several crore users. But have you ever been taught about expanding the horizon and using your MacBook as a second monitor or more precisely a dual monitor.

This utility available to us has bestowed upon us a remarkable feature of MacBook which has helped everyone especially the gaming enthusiasts.

This article gives you some pointers regarding the use of macbook as second monitor. Just ponder over the pointers given below:

How to Use MacBook as Second Monitor?

Using your MacBook’s monitor as a dual monitor will give you the advantage to do multitasking. Yes, it will enhance the versatility of your system an will definitely add on to your amazing Apple experience. A dual monitor allows you too perform a certain set of task on one of the monitor and an another set of task on the other monitor.

The way to extend your MacBook’s display can be summarized in a very precise and in a short way as follows:

  • Open up your Macbook.
  • Go on to the Apple Menu option.
  • Select “System Preferences”.
  • Click on “Displays”.
  • Then move on to “Display Settings”.
  • Then select the “Open the Displays pane for me” option.
  • Click on the option that displays the name of the display you want to have.
  • Then, choose the Extend Display option from the menu that appears.

So, the steps to set up your MacBook as a second monitor are very easy. Just hold on patience for a few minutes and follow up the steps very carefully. This setup can also benefit you economically in a very good way.

You don’t need to buy a new system if you have a lot of office work and if your work demands multitasking. Also you can check how many displays .

You MacBook supports by following the steps given below:

  • Go on to the Apple Menu.
  • Choose “About this Mac“.
  • Then double click on “Your Serial Number”.
  • Then press Ctrl+C to copy.
  • Then move on to the “Tech Specs” page on your browser.
  • Click on the “Search Tech Specs” bar and press Ctrl+V.
  • Click on the Specs Page for your Mac.
  • Then the screen will display before you the number of displays your MacBook can support.

Thus, always have an idea before planning to set up your MacBook as a second monitor. It might happen that your respective model may not support this utility. You may consult the user manual for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you use a Mac monitor with a Windows PC?

Yes, if you establish the connection between the PC and Mac monitor using Thunderbolt connection then the connection will be good and supported by Mac monitor.

Does my Mac have Target display Mode?

Yes, most of the latest Mac models have Target display Mode with retina relaxation utility also. But many of the latest versions are bereft of this technology.


So, if you have a job that requires much efforts and it a mandatory multitasking then having a dual monitor is a good option for you. Check whether your brand supports multiple displays or not and if it does then go on to follow the steps to establish the set-up.

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