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How to Connect and Use a Mouse or Trackpad with Your iPhone or iPad?

The new iOS 13 or iPadOS, allow you to connect and use with a mouse which will take your user experience to the next level. In today’s article, we are going to unlock the feature of accessing mouse and trackpad in iPad or iPhone.



To get started using a mouse or a trackpad with your iOS device, you must enable a feature of “AssistiveTouch.

To enable the AssistiveTouch on your iPhone or iPad, follow the guide below:

  1. Reach the “Settings” app in your device

  2. Press on “accessibility.”

  3. In Physical and motor section tap on “Touch” option.

  4. Now select AssistiveTouch.

  5. Tap on the button located in front of AssistiveTouch.


Now it will appear as green, which means the feature is now successfully turned on.

How to use a Wireless Mouse with your iOS Device?

  1. Go to “Settings.”

  2. Press “Accessibility.”

  3. In Physical and Motor section find “Touch” and tap it.

  4. Go to “Assistive Touch.”

  5. Now navigate to “Pointing Devices.”

  6. And, press “Bluetooth Devices.”

  7. Enable Bluetooth connectivity in your mouse.

  8. On your iOS device, tap the name of your mouse when appeared. Your mouse is now connected to your device successfully.


You will see a mouse cursor in your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy your mouse freely without hanging wires around.

How to Connect Wired Mouse or Trackpad with your iPhone or iPad?

  • It is effortless to use a wired mouse or a trackpad with your iOS enabled devices. To connect a wired mouse with your device, buy an OTG-cable for iPhone and then connect a USB wired mouse with your iOS device.

  • To connect an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 with your device, you will have to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable because the Apple Magic Trackpad has a Lightning port.


Once connected successfully with your device, you would not need anything else to enjoy the excellent user experience in your device.

How to Organize the Settings for Mouse and Trackpad in an iOS Device?

  1. Go to “Settings” on your iOS-enabled device and then navigate to the “Accessibility.”

  2. In the “Physical and Motor” menu press “Touch.”

  3. Now tap on AssistiveTouch.

  4. Adjust the Slider located under “Tracking Speed” to increase or decrease the speed of your “cursor.”  Leave the cursor at the position in which the speed of cursor matches to your comfort.

  5. Click on to the button to turn Drag lock on or off.

  6. Click on “Zoom pan” to adjust according to your choice.

  7. Also, try managing the Continuous, Centered, or Edges according to your preference.


Now you have also learned how to optimize the mouse and trackpad settings.

Wrapping It Up

Using a mouse or trackpad has many advantages. But to use it moderately, you have to know all of the procedure. Follow the process mentioned in the article to enable Assistive Touch and connect a mouse or trackpad.

Dave Hogan is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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