Allows you to use your macOS Touch Bar from an iPad (through USB connection) or on-screen by pressing the Fn-key.
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Touch Bar Demo App

Touch Bar Demo App allows you to use your macOS Touch Bar from an iPad (through USB connection) or on-screen by pressing the Fn-key. It shows the original Apple Touch Bar, which changes dynamically based on the app you're currently using. With this demo app, you can try out the Touch Bar on any Mac that does not have a physical Touch Bar.

Check out this video to see it in action.

How to install

  1. Make sure you have macOS Sierra 10.12.1 build 16B2657 installed, which adds support for the Touch Bar to macOS.

    You can download it from this link.

    ⚠️ Just having 10.12.1 is not enough, you need the right build number. 10.12.1 build 16B2555 does not have Touch Bar support, so it WILL NOT WORK!

    You can check which build you have by clicking the version number in About This Mac:

    how to check macOS build number

  2. Fetch the ZIP from Releases.

    • TouchBarServer.zip to run the Touch Bar on your Mac
    • Source code (zip) to build the iOS app
  3. To run the Touch Bar on your Mac, put the app into your Applications folder and open it. Press the Fn-key to toggle the Touch Bar on and off.

  4. To build the iOS app, open TouchBar.xcodeproj, connect your iOS device and select the TouchBarClient target and your device, like show here:

    To get the app installed on your iOS device, it needs to be properly signed. See these sideloading instructions to set this up.

Authors

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License

Touch Bar Demo App is published under the MIT License.