“Touch Bar” is the most popular feature of the new MacBook Pro 2016. Developed to let you use apps with incredible convenience, the OLED panel has mesmerized most Mac users.
Do you want to give the “Touch Bar” a try on your Mac? I’m sure; you must be willing to have a go at it. If yes, there is a way to experience this amazing feature, not just on your Mac but also iPad. Really…
How to Get and Use New MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac and iPad
An app named “Touch Bar Demo” has been designed to let you use Touch Bar in two smart ways. While the first method enables Touch Bar on your Mac via the app, the other lets you make the most of this feature on your iPad.
Though it cannot be the substitute of the Touch Bar and offer the same functionality, it does provide you plenty of insight into how this innovative feature works in several apps on macOS.
Check Out the Video
As seen in this video, the demo app doesn’t provide the touch interface. Rather, you have to press the hardware function key as well as scroll through the options on-screen. However, the option is seen on top of the macOS interface just like the app switcher.
You can also use the Touch Bar on your iPhone; if it’s connected via USB. Once you have enabled this unique feature, it will appear on your tablet and can be easily controlled using the touch. The icons are quite responsive. Moreover, they quickly switch based on the app opened on your Mac.
How to Install New MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac and iPad
Make Sure: Your Mac must be running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 build 16B2657 since general build (16B2555) lacks the support of Touch Bar.
Installing the app on Mac is pretty straightforward. However, getting it on iPad is a bit lengthy task.
Step ##2. Next, you need to put the extracted app into your Applications folder on your Mac.
In order to build the iOS app:
Step #1. Simply open TouchBar.xcodeproj.
Step #2. Connect your iOS device. Then, you have to select the TouchBarClient target as well as your device.
For sideloading the app, check these instructions.
Since the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still a few days away from being launched, you would really like to test drive it in the meantime.