To do so, you need a video cable for each display, and you might need an adapter. See the Apple Support article Adapters for the Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, or USB-C port. After you connect one or more displays to your Mac, you can choose whether to use them as an extended desktop or for video mirroring.
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Even with the latest changes in Apple's underlying chip architecture, you can still use your new MacBook with multiple external monitors.
Use a Dual HDMI Adapter The other way to make more than one external monitor work with an M1 or M2 Mac is by using a dual HDMI adapter. A dual HDMI adapter plugs into your M1 Mac Thunderbolt port and turns it into 2 HDMI ports that you can plug external displays into.
If you are using a 2015 or older MacBook Pro, you can connect an HDMI cable from your computer directly to a monitor. If you own a new MacBook Pro with USB C or a 12-inch MacBook12-inch MacBookThe MacBook is a brand of Macintosh notebook computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that use Apple's macOS operating system since 2006. It replaced the PowerBook and iBook brands during the Mac transition to Intel processors, announced in 2005. you will need a USB C to HDMI or USB C to DisplayPort adapter. The MacBook Air requires a mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.
According to Apple, a MacBook Pro can be connected to up to four displays using the Thunderbolt and HDMI ports on the laptop.
In order to get dual displays working, you'll need to either: (a) connect each monitor seperately to the two Thunderbolt ports on the Mac - directly or through your hub, or (b) get a Thunderbolt 3 hub/dock with dual display capability. Note that you'll need cables that match the inputs your monitors support.
You can connect an external display with up to 6K resolution at 60HZ. Connect a VGA display or projector: Use a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter to connect the display or projector to a Thunderbolt port on your MacBook Pro.
Many MacBooks and MacBook Pros feature a DVI port rather than a VGA port. If your Dell monitor only has a VGA port, you may need to use a VGA adapter. This adapter ships with MacBook Pro models, but you also can purchase it from Apple.
On MacBook Pro, you can connect up to four external displays to your Mac using the Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) and HDMI ports. On Mac Studio, you can connect up to five external displays to your Mac using the Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) and HDMI ports on the back of the computer.
Dual Monitor Cables Plug the power cords into your power strip. Connect the first monitor to your computer through the HDMI port or through a VGA port, if desired. Do the same for the second monitor. If your computer only has one HDMI port and one VGA port, which is common, find an adapter to complete the connection.
M1 Mac Monitor Drivers You can do this by downloading and installing the DisplayLink Driver which works with macOS Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey. Once you've installed DisplayLink, you can control any monitors connected to your M1 Mac from your macOS System Preferences just like any other monitor.
Check your cable or adapter Disconnect the cable from your external display from your Mac, then reconnect it. If the cable from your external display doesn't connect to the ports on your Mac, you can use a USB-C or Thunderbolt adapter.