How to Use an Android device as Second Monitor for your PC or MAC.

Aside we bringing to you stories that are changing the phase of Africa, we’ve made it a mandate to also teach you some basic tech hacks. Today, we have for you how to make your mobile phone a second monitor for your computer. Isn’t it exciting :-)! Don’t forget to share with your friends.

Step 1

Install the App, iDisplay on your Mobile device, then get the iDisplay driver on your computer. Double click on the downloaded driver file and then agree with the prompted screen which you could see on your computer device. For agreeing just click on the Yes option on the prompt message and you shall be allowed for the installation process of the driver.

Step 2

After that, the driver shall be installed automatically by covering up the process and you won’t need to do anything besides clicking through.

Step 3

Restart your computer system and then after that check the system tray for the driver is installed or not. Most probably the driver would get installed but for some users, there could be causing the issue that protects it from doing so. You could now launch the iDisplay on your Windows computer just through searching for the app or by just clicking on its icon on the desktop if you have placed it there.

Use an Android device as Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

Step 4

Launch the iDisplay on the tablet or Android device, from the beginning of the app it would not require any type of settings and will just start searching for the computer signal straightforward. The iDisplay uses up the hybrid connection so it could be either connected to the USB or just by the Wifi connection. Once your computer is found by the Android app just go ahead and connect it to the options. A warning message will pop up on the screen of the computer, just hit that away by clicking on Always Allow, hit the another warning too and you shall be ready for the process.

Use an Android device as Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

Step 5

Now once the procedure is complete, you would find that your connected Android device will show up the same screen which your computer monitor is showing up.

Use an Android device as Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

Step 6

You could now set up the settings for the display resolution, color etc directly through the display settings of the Windows and know that the Android screen will behave like if it is the monitor of the computer, no way could differentiate from the other screen.

Use an Android device as Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

Disconnecting is also just easy, do that from the iDisplay icon in the action center of the app!