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, without the need for a monitor. It allows you to combine the processing power of the 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 Mac mini is turned on after the initial setup, you will also need to:
- Set up Automatic Login
- Disable FireVault
Setting up Automatic Login and disabling FireVault allows the Luna software to run at startup and connect to your iPad.
What you will need to set up headless mode
- Mac Mini
- Luna Display and the Luna Display apps
- Reliable local WiFi network connection or USB cable
- External monitor - *only required for the initial setup process*
- We recommend connecting an external keyboard and mouse or trackpad to your Mac mini
Setting Up in Headless Mode
An external monitor is required for the initial setup process.
In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FireVault, select "Turn Off FireVault". If the option is greyed out, click the padlock in the bottom left corner to make changes.
After disabling FireVault, 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 FireVault is disabled first.