Device Timed Out Error in Sidecar on iPad and MacBook

How to Fix Device Timed Out Error in Sidecar on iPad and MacBook

  • To fix device timed out error you need to reset location and privacy settings on iPad and reset all settings on your MacBook
  • You need to uninstall remote mouse app from your macbook and enable handsoff option on your iPad and MacBook

When you are trying to connect your ipad or macbook using apple sidecar and having issues connecting your sidecar to your ipad or mac and getting error “device timed out error in sidecar” then you need to follow these simple troubleshooting guide to fix the issue of sidecar device timed out error. So, let’s see in detail below.

Fix Device Timed Out Error in Sidecar on iPad and MacBook

Below methods will help you fix sidecar error.

Reset Location and Privacy Settings on iPad

Sometimes due to privacy settings and location services you may get this error device timeout error in sidecar app.

Step 1: Launch Settings app on your iPad

Step 2: Now, Tap on General and click on reset option.

Step 3: Now you need to select Reset location and Privacy settings.

Step 4: Enter passcode and click continue to reset location and privacy settings and tap on reset settings and wait for your ipad to reset location and privacy settings.

That’s it, once you tap on reset location and privacy settings your issue with device timed out error in sidecar on ipad or your macbook issue will be resolved successfully.

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Reset All Settings

Step 1: Open settings

Step 2: Tap on General

Step 3: Now, select Reset All settings and enter passcode and click continue.

Step 4: Confirm reset all settings and wait for your ipad to reset all settings.

Uninstall Remote Mouse Software on iPad and MacBook OS

Few of the users reported that by uninstalling remote mouse software from your iPad and Mouse has resolved the issue of device timed out error in sidecar on iPad and mac as this remote mouse software runs in background and cause the issue and trigger device timed out error in sidebar on mac and ipad

Step 1: Select the remote app on your Macbook and iPad

Step 2: Drag and remove the remote mouse software to trash.

Once you uninstall and remove remote mouse software you will not be facing any issue like device timed out error in sidecar.

Enable hands Off Option in iPad and Macbook

You need to make sure that handoff option is enabled on iPad and your Macbook and to enable hands off option follow below.

Step 1: Open settings on your ipad and tap on general

Step 2: Tap on Airplay and handoff

Step 3: Enable handoff opinion by toggling button here.

To Enable Handoff option on your mac follow below

Step 1: Go to apple menu -> Click on Preferences

Step 2:  Click on the General option.

Step 3: Click on check box and enable “Allow handoff between this mac and your iCloud devices” and it will enable handoff option on your MacBook.

That’s it, by following above methods you can easily fix device timed out error in sidecar on your iPad and your MacBook and its pretty simple and easy troubleshooting methods for sidecar error.