How to Setup and Use a Bluetooth Mouse with iPad

If you are looking for ways to use a Bluetooth mouse with the iPad then, you are at the right place as in this post, we will guide you on how to set up and use a Bluetooth Mouse with an iPad. This will allow you to use your iPad as a workstation or laptop. In fact, you can use a Bluetooth mouse with an iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini. iPadOS 13 allows the user to connect their wireless mouse and you need to make sure that you are running on iPadOS 13 to avail of this feature.

You also need to make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on the iPad before you head-on with the procedure below. Moreover, there are a lot of devices (as mentioned above) that support the use of a wireless mouse. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:

How to Setup and Use a Bluetooth Mouse with iPad

  1. Firstly, open the Settings application on your iPad.
  2. Turn On the Bluetooth option on your iPad.
  3. Head to the Accessibility option and then choose Touch.
  4. Click on Assistive Touch.
    assistive touch ipad
  5. Toggle the switch next to Assistive Touch to the ON position.
  6. Navigate and locate Devices further down in the Assistive Touch settings screen.
  7. Now tap on Bluetooth Devices.
  8. You need to place your Bluetooth mouse on pairing mode and wait till it shows up on Bluetooth Devices.
  9. Connect and pair your Bluetooth mouse to your iPad.
  10. Now tap or click back to AssistiveTouch.
    pointer style option
  11. Moreover, you can scroll down to Pointer Style and tap on that to configure mouse cursor size, mouse cursor color, and if the mouse pointer automatically hides or not.
    pointer style ipad
  12. You can also adjust the pointer speed as well.
  13. That’s it!

Once you are done with the above steps, you will see your Bluetooth mouses pointer on the screen of your device. Note that it will not look like your traditional mouse pointer and will look like a dot. You can also change the color of the mouse pointer under the AssistiveTouch. Drop a comment below if you liked this post and were able to successfully use the Bluetooth mouse on your Apple device. Until the next post…Cheers!

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