As you are using a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

As you have a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

A vocal range of heavy-duty-iPad-asked for mouse support on the iPad for years, and exists, finally, iPadOS 13. A little surprisingly, iOS-13 also brings up the mouse-support for the iPhone.

It is not so surprising, though, that Apple decided to bury it deep in the iPhone and iPad is the accessibility settings. And if you do to hook up a mouse through a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection, you will still have to do with an ugly circular cursor, which is meant to mimic a human fingerprint, and a couple of interface complications. We are glad that the feature is here, but it didn’t work out quite as we had hoped. (It is, after all, designed as an Accessibility feature called “assistive touch.”)

But with that out of the way, let’s jump in!

to set up a Bluetooth mouse on iPhone or iPad

The easiest way to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone is to set it up with Bluetooth. All the old wireless mouse should work. You can pair the majority of mice by the AssistiveTouch menu itself, but due to some complications with the Magic mouse 2, which will prevent it from mating on the route, I suggest, a compound of the following way instead. It should work in any case.

first, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and then:

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  1. to your settings app
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  3. Press the reachability.
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  5. Press switch control./span>
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  7. Press switch.
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  9. Press Bluetooth devices in the menu that appears, and then put the wireless mouse into pairing mode. Your mouse’s name should show up in the menu, so tap it when it appears.

you should connect your mouse, but keep in mind that you will not be able to use it but when assistive touch is turned on. If you are using a Magic Mouse 1, you will also need a PIN number enter 0000. But otherwise it should work.

Now you will want to actually turn on assistive touch, and this is how you do it.

[ read more: Everything you need to know about the iOS 13 ]

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  1. Open the  “settings” – app.
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  3. Press the reachability.
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  5. Press contact.
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  7. Press the assistive touch.
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  9. Your mouse should start working immediately, as a normal mouse./span>

How to set up a wired mouse,>on your iPhone or iPad

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luckily, all worked wireless models we’ve tested, with the iPad Pro—aalthough, as you can see, our how-to video above in the year 2018, the iPad Pro fights, some of them.

For the other, you are going to have to buy the $29 USB-A to Lightning dongle before you can hook up to most standard wireless mice for the elderly and the lower end iPads. If you need a 2018 iPad Pro, the $19 USB-A to USB-C dongle. Once you’ve attached the dongle of your mouse, you will need to repeat many of the steps above:

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  1. Open the settings app.
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  3. Scroll to the bottom of the reachability, and press.
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  5. Press the contact in Physical and motor section.
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  7. you should see a menu-item for the assistive touch at the top. It will probably read Off. Press it.
  8. the

  9. you will then go to another menu. Turn on assistive touch by the switch at the top.

And from here, simply connect your mouse to your device. It should immediately start working.

tips to calibrate your mouse

Now for the bad news. You should not expect, that you will work your mouse, as it would be if you are working on a Mac or PC. You can move the cursor to the second you plug it in, but the cursor itself is a large, grey circle, which is meant to mimic a fingerprint. (The only way it is going to change, it sounds to greater, and change the color to a variety of equally disgusting.) It is not impossible to have the same precision that you get with a desktop cursor, but it takes practice.

by default, the circular AssistiveTouch menu remains on the screen while assistive touch is active, but you can move it around the display with your finger. By default, you can also enable the menu for assistive touch by clicking the right button of the mouse. To hide the menu when you can go to the Einstellungen Erreichbarkeit Kontakt > Assistive Touchassistive touch and untoggle Always Show menu. Unless you change the settings to, it always appears again when you click with the right mouse button.

As you say probably, there’s a lot about this setup that is used to. For one, if you do not have the right-click menu button mentioned above, you must use your mouse to imitate the gestures, which she opens with her fingers for navigation (such as swipe up from the bottom edge Exposé). You can not only tap down and select text as you would with a normal mouse; instead, you need to double-click on a word with the left mouse button, and drag the switch, if you want, you can mark the rest of the selection./p>

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can make your mouse experience on the iPhone or iPad more comfortable. Below you will find some of my favorites.

Adjust the tracking speed

out of the gate, I thought the tracking speed of my mouse was way too fast for my iPhone. If you have the same problem, you can easily change it by clicking on the Einstellungen Erreichbarkeit Kontakt > Assistive Touchassistive touch and scroll to the bottom, to Tracking-speed. You will see a bar, there you can adjust as needed.

Customizing the keys on your mouse

If you want to customize what your buttons on the mouse, you can do this by clicking on Settings Accessibility Touch Assistive Touchassistive touch pointing device and then select your mouse connected.

In the case of the Logitech G502 gaming mouse that I connected to an iPad Pro, which are the default keys:

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  • left-click (Single Tap to select)
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  • right mouse button (openssistiveTouch-menu)
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  • Middle mouse button (Home screen)

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Released on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 22:12:00 +0000

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