iOS 13 comes with a little surprise that will definitely make hardcore users of iPad happy. Buried deep in the Accessibility settings, users can now connect a bluetooth mouse to control their iOS devices. It’s a nice feature addition especially when Apple markets the iPad as a device that can replace your laptop.
It’s a little weird though as Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 didn’t work no matter how many times I tried. So, I used another “Apple-esque” device just to test it.
How to Connect your Bluetooth Mouse
1. Open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility
2. Under Physical and Motor section, tap on Touch
3. At the top, you’ll find AssistiveTouch. Tap on it. Toggle the switch to enable it.
4. Scroll down and open Devices.
5. Tap on Bluetooth devices to start th scan. Ensure your bluetooth mouse is turned on.
6. Tap on your Bluetooth Mouse
7. Select Pair. If successful, the status will change to Connected.
You can customise the functions of each button depending on your preference. The pointer style, however, is still limited to the just changing the color. The style is similar to the Assistive Touch albeit smaller.
See the video below to see it in action.