iPad screen is black unless something is moved


#1

Just bought an iPad Pro 12.9 yesterday and hoped to use it with my Mac (27" late 2013 8gb RAM) as a replacement for my Wacom Bamboo with Astropad, for illustrating in Clip Studio and Photoshop.
However I am currently just getting a black screen on the iPad.
The sidebar is there, and when I move things around on my Mac screen they flash up for a second (extremely pixellated) on the iPad but when nothing is being moved it remains a black screen.
The sidebar is there however.

I’ve tried with a wired and wireless connection and have the same issue with both.
What’s going wrong? Help appreciated.


#2

What Mac OS is in use?
Any 3rd party apps, drivers, or plugins installed on your computer?

Is there an ethernet cord connected directly to your iMac at all?


#3

I’m having the exact same issue. I just purchased the app yesterday, so this is very frustrating. Is there a solution?


#4

@Cole_Londeree Are you using Astropad Studio as well?
Does the black screen happen with both USB and Wifi connection?
Please send us an email to studio[at]astro-hq.com with more details about your setup


#5

This is happening for me, too. New iPad pro, MacBook. If i restart astropad (sometimes a couple of times) at the MacBook I can get it to work and the black goes away. Wifi. Astropad Studio. Seems to work very well when it isn’t black!