Air Display 3 turns your iOS screen into a wireless (or wired) display for your Mac.

Increase your productivity with extra screen real estate, or mirror your Mac computer display to your iOS device. (Sorry Windows users, Air Display is just for Macs.)

“You have a bunch of different options to turn your iPad into a second display, but we prefer Air Display as the easiest option.” — Lifehacker

For best results, connect via USB for buttery smooth graphics performance.

Air Display has two components: this iOS app and a separate free host app that you install on your Mac.


USB Connection — For even faster, more reliable performance, you can connect your iOS device and Mac via the USB charging cable.
Pressure Sensitivity — Use an Apple Pencil, a third-party pressure-sensitive pen, or even your finger to draw or paint into pressure-aware Mac apps like Photoshop and Motion.
Pinch Zoom — Zoom in to magnify the screen. This is especially useful when drawing or painting details.
Multiple Monitors — Air Display 3 connects up to 4 iPads simultaneously for powerful multi-monitor configurations.
HiDPI — Choose Normal, Retina, or HiDPI resolution to suit your taste.
Keyboard — Type using Air Display's built-in keyboard or any Bluetooth keyboard.
Touch Gestures — You can control your Mac with intuitive iOS gestures: tap or drag to operate the mouse or tap with two fingers to right-click.


• Host: Mac OS X 10.8 and above (macOS 10.13.4–10.13.6 is not supported)
• Windows is not supported
• For wired connection: USB-to-Lightning charging cable
• For wireless connection: both Mac and iOS device(s) must be on the same Wi-Fi network


— 7 Must-Have Productivity Apps for iPad, ZDNet
— 50 Must-Have iPad Apps, TIME
— App of the Week, Accounting Today
— 100 Best iPad Apps,

What’s New

Version 3.3.6

Fixed some bugs:
• The iOS status bar was displayed on top of the Mac menu bar.
• Fixed the draggable control strip (the keyboard, stylus, and help buttons), which were sometimes invisible.
• Optimized resolutions for the latest iPhones and iPads. (Requires the latest macOS Air Display Host software.)

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

jetstrike ,

MacOS X Catalina now working well, great customer service

This app stopped working after update to Mac OS X Catalina. It would keep crashing. It turned out Apple changed security parameters in Catalina. I contacted Air Display support and they provided a simple security setting modification on the Mac which resolved the issue right away. Their customer service was prompt and helpful. Here are the steps provided by customer service:

Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy
Scroll down and select Screen Recording. You should see Air Display Host listed in a box at the right.
Enable its checkbox to allow it to "record the contents of your screen, even when using other apps." (You may need to click the little padlock and enter your password to allow the change.)

daBishop104 ,

GREAT APP... (Investment)

I was looking for an app that would allow me to use my iPad Pro as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro. After doing searches and queries, I came across Air Display and discovered, as I read more about it, that it looked like the answer to my prayer. After downloading it, I had a little issue with getting it to work properly. But I reached out to Avatron via email and received immediate feedback. They instructed me in what I needed to do to get the app functioning properly and when I followed their very simple instruction, I was up and running in no time at all. This was really great because I was facing a time deadline and needed their help right away. They came through without fail and I’m very happy with my decision to purchase Air Display. 👍🏾 👍🏾

Al matador ,

Amazing Productivity!

Using my iPad as a second monitor is imperative for my work. I had trouble with Apple Sidecar so I needed an easy option without any drag between the screens. Air Display 3 is that solution! I absolutely love it!

Customer support is amazing. I experienced some difficulty setting up Air Display and Pip from Avatron responded quickly and helped me through the issue. In the end it resulted from a Catalina OS update versus being an issue with Air Display.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this app for any developer, designer, entrepreneur or busy human!


Avatron LLC
55.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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