How to Use Mouse on iPad & iPhone (Wired & Wireless)

Apple bring the Mouse support on iPad & iPhone with iPadOS 13 & iOS 13 respectively. But despite being a good feature Apple is not advertising the feature so it may be possible that many users are unaware of this feature. Before the iOS 13 update, we had to use workarounds to use Mouse on iPads and iPhones. Now after the update iPad and iPhone supports both Wireless as well as Wired Mouse. Here you will know how to use mouse on iPad and iPhone.

Using the Mouse is comfortable in some cases and this feature is really useful especially on iPad. It supports Mouse but you need to tweak some settings in the case to make it work. But it doesn’t include installing any third-party apps at all. So if you like to use Mouse on your iPad and iPhone then follow the below guide.

How to Use Wireless Mouse on iPad and iPhone

Wireless mouse can be connected easily but you have to change some settings in order to use it. If you have a wireless mouse with a connector then you have to buy a Type C to USB converter to connect to your iPad or iPhone.

  1. First open Settings and go to Accessibility > Switch Control > Switches > Bluetooth Devices. How to Use Mouse on iPad & iPhone
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your mouse and on your iPhone or iPad you will see the Mouse under Bluetooth devices.
  3. Connect your Mouse by clicking on it. Some mouse asks for a password and in most cases, the password is 0000.
  4. After the mouse is connected go to Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch.
  5. Now enable the AssistiveTouch. And it will bring the mouse pointer on your screen. But it will also bring a magic button (AssistiveTouch). How to Use Mouse on iPad & iPhone
  6. If you want to remove the magic button, then go to Assistive Touch and disable ‘Always Show Menu’.
  7. That’s it now you can use a wireless mouse on your iPad or iPhone.

Additionally, if you want to customize the button controls and mouse pointer then follow the below suggestions.

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Customize Pointer Speed:

You can customize the pointer speed from the Assistive Touch settings.

Go to Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch and scroll down to the tracking speed section. Use the slider to set the sensitivity according to your choice.

Customize Button Controls:

You can also set custom controls for the buttons on your Mouse.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch > Devices.

Select the connected devices and there you will see buttons. Choose any button and set the action of your choice.

Customize Pointer Style:

It also allows customizing pointer style like changing the icon, pointer size or color.

To customize pointer go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch > Pointer Style.

There you can use the slider to change pointer size and in the color section, you can change the pointer color.

Also, go through the settings in the Assistive Touch section to find out other interesting features.

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How to Use Wired Mouse on iPad or iPhone

Older iPads do not allow connect wired mouses and give an error that the mouse requires too much power. Only a few specific Mouse work on older iPads. And to connect the wired mouse, you need to buy a dongle or connector to connect a mouse. The connector can be depending on the device support, like if the device has type c port then buy Type C to USB A convertor. If the device has a lightning port then buy lightning to USB A dongle.

  1. First, open Settings on your iPad or iPhone.
  2. Go to Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch. How to Use Mouse on iPad & iPhone
  3. Now enable the Assistive Touch by toggling the switch.
  4. Then connect your Mouse to your iPad or iPhone with the connector you have.
  5. After connecting the pointer will show up and you can start using it.

To customize the pointer you can follow the same procedure mentioned in the wireless mouse section. Some Wired mouse does not work good and so the wireless mouse can be the better choice.

It is a good move from Apple to bring this option. And it is really useful for many users, especially iPad users.

So there you have it the complete guide on how to use Mouse on iPads and iPhones. If you have any questions on your mind let us know in the comment section.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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