Setting up Luna Display in Headless Mode
What is Headless Mode?
Using Luna Display in headless mode allows you to turn your iPad into the primary display for a Mac mini. It allows you to combine the processing power of your Mac mini with the touch display of the iPad.
An external monitor is required for the initial setup to connect the Mac mini and the iPad. To avoid using an external display every time your computer is turned on after the initial setup, you will also need to:
- Set up Automatic Login
- Disable FileVault
Setting up Automatic Login and disabling FileVault allows the Luna software to run at startup and connect to your iPad.
Setting Up Headless Mode
An external monitor is required for the initial setup process. We also recommend connecting an external keyboard and mouse or trackpad to your computer.
In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault, select "Turn Off FileVault". If the option is greyed out, click the padlock in the bottom left corner to make changes.
After disabling FileVault, go to System Preferences > Users and Groups > Login Options. Select your preferred account for automatic login. If the option is greyed out, click the padlock in the bottom left corner to make changes and make sure FileVault is disabled first.
Note: Luna for Windows is currently not optimized for running in headless mode. Similar steps can be followed to set it up, but we cannot guarantee that it will function as desired.