General questions
iPhone/iPad/iPod with iOS 7 or later.
Android device with Android OS 2.1 or later and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Wi-Fi connectivity.
Mac OS: 10.9 or greater
Windows PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit or Windows 7 32bit/64bit.
On Windows 7 it is recommended to update video card drivers to the latest version.
Both your computer and mobile device should be connected to the same local area network.

On Mac: If iDisplay rendering delays occur, please try decreasing frame rate. Please click on iDisplay icon in the status bar, select in the menu iDisplay-> Preferences, then please select appropriate device (iPhone | iPad | iPod Touch | Android), uncheck "Auto configuration for optimal speed/quality" and then decrease "Frames per second" value.

For older devices including iPhone 3G/3GS Wi-Fi performance can be severely impaired when Bluetooth is active, because the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios use the same antenna. Please disable Bluetooth during iDisplay use to avoid connection-related issues.

Please make sure to always use the latest versions of both mobile and desktop applications. Outdated versions might cause connectivity difficulties.

Windows: please note that iDisplay Desktop application requires administrator rights to establish connection.

In case you connect via Wi-Fi, iDisplay application on your device is supposed to locate iDisplay application on your computer automatically.

Please make sure that your firewall or antivirus software does not block network access for iDisplay application.

If connection via Wi-Fi is not established automatically, please do the following:

First of all, please check that your computer and your device are connected to the same local network.

If they appear on different local networks, you will not be able to see your computer in iDisplay list.

Please indicate IP address and port number manually. You may find IP address and port number in iDisplay on your computer.

Windows: point mouse cursor to iDisplay icon in system tray. You will then see a tooltip with IP address and port number.

Mac: press iDisplay icon in menu bar and select "IP address and port information".

If none of these helps please try to restart your computer.

At the first start please check and correct the layout of virtual display in relation to your main screen.
  • Mac: open System Preferences / Displays / Arrangement.
  • Windows: when device is connected, right-click iDisplay icon in the tray and select Settings / Display arrangement.

After that you can move windows to your iPhone, iPad or Android device by dragging them to the corresponding screen area. For example, if you have your virtual display located by the bottom right corner of the main screen, drag any window to the bottom right corner of your main screen and you'll see it on the mobile device.

If you are connected to a Windows computer, you may right-click on window capture and select "Move to iDisplay".

Also if you are connected to a Windows computer, you may move windows from/to iDisplay directly from your device. Please tap with two fingers on the screen and choose application from the list in the upper left corner (on iPad) or select button with two windows (on iPhone).

You may press 2x button at the top of the screen before connecting to your desktop.

If iDisplay connects automatically after application startup, please cancel connection, then press 2x button.

Resolution will change to 1024×768.

Retina resolution is available in the 1x mode.

Restart your Mac. When using iDisplay please make sure that "Mirror displays" is unchecked in "System Preferences" -> "Displays" -> "Arrangement". Otherwise your Mac display will mirror secondary display on your iPhone / iPad / iPod / Android and it will not be possible to control your Mac properly.

You have enabled Single Window mode on iDisplay Desktop. When Single Windows mode is enabled you can work only with one window on your device that is stretched to the whole iDisplay screen. You can not use right-click or drag-n-drop gestures and there is no mouse arrow. It may be suitable for web-surfing, image browsing, reading or monitoring something. You can tap with two fingers on the screen and choose applications or windows from the list in the upper left corner (on iPad) or select button with two windows (on iPhone).

If you want turn it off please press iDisplay icon in menu bar and select "Additional Window" under "Mode".

Please run the uninstall .dmg file, and then reinstall the new version of iDisplay. This should resolve the issue if you used iDisplay version 2.5.0 or earlier.

This happens because of peculiarities of your video card. iDisplay will still work on your computer, however, Aero theme will be disabled while using iDisplay.

Please try to launch iDisplay Desktop application in safe mode.

To run iDisplay in safe mode please click on Windows Start button, then type "iDisplay Safe mode" in the search line and press "Enter".

When connecting mobile devices to your Mac, you have the following options for configuring the displays:

  • Additional Display: In this mode you will be able to turn your mobile device into additional display for your Mac.
  • Single Window: In this mode iDisplay will open only one application of your choice. Just select the application from list of your favorite apps.
  • Shared Main Display: If you connect three or more devices to your Mac, you can use this mode to demonstrate your main display on all mobile devices.
  • Shared Additional Display: If you connect three or more devices to your Mac, you can use this mode to demonstrate your additional display on all mobile devices.

If you use iDisplay with a Mac computer, you can connect multiple devices at the same time. All these devices can be used as additional displays.

On "Devices" tab you can see information about your devices and check whether they are connected currently.

No – you need to buy the app again in the respective store.

You can download the iDisplay Uninstaller here