Jamf + Apple's Universal Control

New Contributor II

Hi there,

My company is using JAMF to have control over the Macbook I work. Recently, I did bough a Ipad which I did connected with the company managed icloud, only to use a few application I don't want to use in the work laptop(such as personal e-mail).

I am trying to use Universal control for use the same keyboard(magic keyboard) and magic trackpad only by "trespassing the mac screen barrier". I did changed all UI controls in apple's guide to make it work, but it doesn't, I can use the ipad as a extension monitor but I would like to use the Unviersal control.

I imagine it is due to any restriction in Airdrop(since I try to send file to macbook through airdrop but it doesn't appear in the other device, even the control saying I can receive files from enyone) , to avoid leak of files between devices, my question is: Is there any way the security team can configure the profiles to allow airdrop only for keyboard/trackpad but not allowing file  transference?

Thank you in advance!!


Contributor III

requires personal iCloud account. probably blocked. ask your IT dept? 

Honored Contributor

Universal Control does not function with managed AppleID's. If you are using a personal AppleID, it would need to be the primary AppleID on both devices. I would suggest going to your IT department. 


Additional requirements

Universal Control: Use a single keyboard and mouse between Mac and iPad - Apple Support


New Contributor II

Hi guys, thanks to your answers!!

Oh I see, in that case, even I am using the same icloud account in both devices it will not work since in macbook a managed account is being used? :(

New Contributor II

Plus, does anyone know a software like "barrier" which can replace this fature considering I use a managed profile?