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Complete Guide to the New USB Mouse and Trackpad Support on iOS 13

A lot of excellent features Apple has added into iOS 13 and iPadOS. Though the operating system is still in beta version, its features are making everyone crazy. One more killer feature is Mouse Support. Just like Mac computers, iPhone and iPad users are also able to use a mouse or trackpad on their phones. However, the feature has some limits; you can’t use it as independent as on Mac. If your iOS device is operating on iOS 13 or iPadOS, you can try this feature. You need to do some settings and setup before this, here is how to connect and use a mouse or trackpad on an iPhone or iPad (iOS 13).

•    First, turn on AssistiveTouch on iOS device.

•    Then connect a wireless or wired mouse.

•    Set up and start using.

How to turn on AssistiveTouch on your iPhone or iPad

The feature isn’t enabled by default, and it isn’t also as simple as turning on any feature from Control Center. You need to dig into deep in your device settings to enable mouse support. Here is how to turn on AssistiveTouch and connect your iPhone to a mouse or trackpad.

1.    Go to the ‘Settings.’

2.    Find Accessibility and jump into it.

3.    Then go to the ‘Physical and Motor’ section, and click on ‘Touch.’

4.    Click on ‘AssistiveTouch’. You’ll see a toggle switch to enable and disable the feature.

5.    Click the toggle switch and turn AssistiveTouch on.

Once you enable the AssistiveTouch, you can proceed to connect a mouse or trackpad to your device.

Source Blog:- Complete Guide to the New USB Mouse and Trackpad Support on iOS 13

How to connect a wireless (Bluetooth) mouse with your iPhone or iPad

Before you try connecting a mouse to your iOS device, make sure you’ve successfully turned on AssistiveTouch on it.

1.    Go to the ‘Settings.’

2.    Open the ‘Accessibility’ settings.

3.    Go to ‘Physical and Motor’ section in Accessibility, and click on ‘Touch.’

4.    Click on ‘AssistiveTouch’. You can enable ‘AssistiveTouch’ from here.

5.    Then select ‘Pointing Devices.’

6.    Choose ‘Bluetooth Devices.’

7.    Turn on your wireless mouse and put it into the pairing mode. Check the box of your mouse or manual to know how to put it in pairing mode.

8.    When your mouse name appears in the menu on your iOS device, click on it to connect with it. When the mouse paired successfully, it means both devices are connected.

Once you complete everything correctly, a small round mouse cursor starts appearing on the screen. If you also see it, enjoy using your little computer.

Now, you can open an app or run anything with your mouse click. Just use the mouse same as you use it on computers.

How to connect a wired mouse or trackpad with your iPhone or iPad

To connect a wired mouse or trackpad, first, you need to connect them physically with your mobile or tablet through a cable. After that, you have to do some settings on your iPhone or iPad.

•    Connect a mouse or trackpad to your phone and complete the setup with the below steps.

1.    Go to the ‘Settings.’

2.    Open the ‘Accessibility’ settings.

3.    Go to ‘Physical and Motor’ section in Accessibility, and click on ‘Touch.’

4.    Click on ‘AssistiveTouch’. You can enable ‘AssistiveTouch’ from here.

5.    To customize the mouse or trackpad sensitivity, go to “Tracking speed’ section and drag the slider left or right.

6.    Use the ‘Drag lock’ switch to enable or disable it.

7.    Click on ‘Zoom Pan.’

8.    Then select ‘Continuous, Edges, or Centered.’

When you complete everything correctly, a small round mouse cursor starts appearing on the screen. Now, use the mouse or trackpad to open an app or run a program.

Tips: Want to modify the mouse cursor on your iPhone, go to ‘AssistiveTouch’ screen and click on ‘Cursor,’ now modify the cursor, it’s color, as you want.
Isa Bella is an employee at a top email service provider company in the day and a technical writer at night. She is passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news, and other articles on varied topics. She has written majorly on canon printer support, lexmark printer support and brother printer etc.

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