How To Use Android Tablet as a Secondary Monitor

 How To Use Your Android Tablet as a Secondary Monitor with iDisplay App

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image from idisplay website and edited by me

Having two displays for a desktop or laptop computer can give you more space to spread out your cramped documents , web & file browsers etc… thats why today i am going to explain the way to convert Android tablet as Secondary Display.Yes this is true If you own an Android tablet then you can use it as  as Secondary Display. Android tablet is a perfect substitute for a second display due to its larger and smooth screens.but its not mean that your Android SmartPhone Will Not work.

Follow this handy guide and use your Android tablet as Second Display easily.

If you want to use Your Android tablet as a secondary display then you have to follow all of the given guide & instruction.

Requirements:-

  1. Android Tablet (Android 3.01 or newer)
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  3. Desktop or laptop (Windows XP, Vista or 7. or Mac, OS X Leopard or newer) 
  4. Wireless network :-if you want to use as wireless Secondary Monitor.or connecting Data cable.
  5. Companion client :- can be downloaded from the vendor’s website Here

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iDisplay by Shapeand

 There are many apps available that turn a tablet or SmartPhone into an additional screen. I choose iDisplay because It supports Android, Windows, iOS and Mac. I’ve chosen iDisplay for this guide as it has more and easy options for different platforms.You need a compatible tablet running Android 3.01 or newer and your computer.Installing the app is
as easy process you just have to open the Google Play Store>Search iDisplay>and tap on Download (Link is also given Above in Requirement). The app isn’t free,(But there is many mod apk are available on the net) 
and will require you to set up a Google Play account. This will be
linked to your Google account so you only need to enter your credit card
details once.When this is done, the next thing to do is download the
app and open it. You will be presented with one option — connect via
USB. If you want to connect over Wi-Fi, you have to download a client
for your windows PC or Mac.(If connecting via
Wi-Fi, you have to make sure both tablet and PC are connected to the
same network) .Once setup is complete, you’ll have a new, touchscreen display that will
help you to complete any project in a shorter amount of time with better space to work.

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Method 1:- Connect via WiFi Network.

To use Tablet as Wireless Secondary Monitor, then Follow This Guide:-

  1. Download and Install iDisplay app to your Android tablet.

  2. Download and install desktop client to your computer and run it :- While installing, it warns you that it will also install a video driver
    and asks you to click OK to install this driver. The installation also
    requires you to reboot the machine &again Make sure your computer and tablet are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network..
  3. Set up permissions/allow firewall exceptions :- A Windows Firewall exception request appears, and after allowing the
    exception and joining both devices to the same wireless network, we can
    make a connection between the tablet and the desktop.A dialogue box pops
    up and here you can either allow iDisplay to connect to the tablet once
    only, always allow or deny. I chose always allow.(as Picture Above)
  4. Open the app on your Android Tablet and select your computer’s name.

  5. The screen should flash, and your tablet should be connected.
  6. You may need to
    pinch-and-zoom to correct it, or you may need to disconnect and
    reconnect,If
    the size of screen on your tablet seems small. After everything done You can see the Success message as below click on OK and Enjoy.
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Method 2:- Connect via USB Data Cable.

    To use Tablet as Monitor via Data Cable, then Follow This Guide:-
    1. Download and Install iDisplay app to your Android tablet.

    2. Download and install desktop client to your computer and run it :- While installing, it warns you that it will also install a video driver
      and asks you to click OK to install this driver. The installation also
      requires you to reboot the machine.
    3. Set up permissions and allow firewall exceptions :- A Windows Firewall exception request appears, and after allowing the
      exception and joining both devices with the connecting data cable, we can
      make a connection between the tablet and the desktop.A dialogue box pops
      up and here you can either allow iDisplay to connect to the tablet.(as Picture Above)
    4. Open the app on your Android Tablet and tap on connect via USB and then select your computer’s name.
    5. The screen should flash, and your tablet should be connected.
    6. You may need to
      pinch-and-zoom to correct it, or you may need to disconnect and
      reconnect,If
      the size of screen on your tablet seems small.After everything done You can see the Success message as above click on OK and Enjoy.
    “”Just open any task like My Computer > Drag it with your mouse pointer and swipe to the Right side of the screen. “”
    So now you have successfully connected Your Android SmartPhone to Your Computer As Secondary Monitor and you can also do web browsing, Read Document or mail and you can also watch any movie on your android SmartPhone.You can Adjust the settings from your Computer’s tray icon.
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    Conclusion
    So that was how you can use your Android tablet as a Secondary Monitor for your Windows or Mac desktop or laptop computer. The app’s performance is better then other app and its also supports windows and mac os so this is better  and I am able to watch videos with very few lags. this seems to be the best solution to use your Android tablet as secondary monitor for your computer . If you find any other tool for this task , then let us know in the comments.

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