How to Disable Universal Control Feature on Mac

Universal Control is a feature that is exclusively for Mac and ‌iPad‌. If you own multiple Macs and iPads, Universal Control allows you to use the keyboard and cursor on one Mac and an iPad, despite the fact that they are located next to each other.

Universal Control will place a round pointer on the iPad instead of the normal Mac cursor on the iPad (the Mac will still display a normal cursor). However, you can tap, double-tap, drag, and so forth with the pointer on your tablet as if it were a finger. But, sometime, it may be really annoying, or not every user wants to use this feature.

Moreover, this feature is in the beta phase, and Apple is just testing it; therefore, it may contain some bugs. So, it is better to disable the Universal Control feature in your Mac right now. But, in case you don’t know how to do this, make sure to use the steps we have mentioned below.

How to Disable Universal Control Feature on Mac

Steps to Disable Universal Control Feature on Mac

It would help if you had macOS 12.3 or later on your Mac and iPadOS 15.4 or later on your iPad to use Universal Control. Therefore, ensure that both your Mac and iPad are signed in to the same Apple ID before using Universal Control. So, now, let’s start with the steps:

  1. You can access your Mac’s System Preferences by opening the application. Choose the System Preferences option from the drop-down list below the Apple icon in the top menu bar.
  2. After that, you can choose Display from the list of options when the System Preferences app opens.
  3. Now, tap on the Universal Control option under the Display settings page.
  4. Thereafter, three options will pop up on your screen — Allow your cursor and keyboard to move between any nearby Mac or iPadConnect a nearby Mac or iPad by pushing through the Display’s edge, and Automatically reconnect to any nearby Mac or iPad. However, to disable any of these options, uncheck them.
  5. Then click the Done button to disable the options.

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Ss, that’s all on how to disable the Universal Control feature in your Mac. We hope that this guide has helped you. However, in case you want more information regarding the topic, make sure to let us know in the comment box down below. 


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