It is so happy to hear that with the latest iOS version iOS 13 and iPadOS update you can connect your Bluetooth mouse with your iPhone and iPad. You can connect both of your iPhone or iPad for any mouse.

Through this article, we will discuss three types of mouse connections.

  1. Bluetooth mouse
  2. Wired USB mouse
  3.  Wireless mouse with a Dongle

Before going to start this article, as we already know that mouse support included in iOS13 for iPhone and for iPads. So, we need to make sure it upgrades us to the latest version.

Once you are performing a major update, you need to back up your data to either iTunes or iCloud.

  • Follow these steps to do an update:
  • Go to the Settings app on your iPad or iPhone.
  • Click on the General option
  • Select on the software update
  • If you see any update available, click on download and install.
  • If we updated it, your iPad or iPhone will notify you it is up to date.

Once your update is finished, then you have got mouse and cursor support. Now we will look at the first mouse this is Bluetooth mouse pairing to your iPad and iPhone.

How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

How to pair a Bluetooth mouse to your iPad?

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Click on the Bluetooth option.
  • If it off makes it on by tapping the toggle.
  • Place your mouse into pairing mode. this will vary for different devices so check out your device’s manual or support website for help.
  • Down to other devices, tap on the name of your device.
  • Once your device is ready with my devices and says connected, then you are ready to use it.

Once you pair with your device, then in future no need to pair again if you on both the devices and nearby then automatically they pair. In case you need to forget the device then go to the Bluetooth screen, tap on the Blue icon and click on forget this device.

How to pair a Bluetooth mouse to your iPhone?

  • Go to the settings app.
  • Locate Accessibility and tap on it.
  • You find a physical and motor section under the Accessibility tab and click on the touch feature.
  • Under the touch, the feature tab turns on the Assistive Touch option.
  • To customize the touch gesture, select the option like touch accommodations, shake to undo, etc under the touch feature tab.
  • To customize the mouse pointer functions, use the custom Gestures.
  • In the Assistive Touch tab under the pointer, devices tap on devices,  you take to another tab where you can find all your connected devices to choose.
  • Click on the Bluetooth devices and starts searching for it.
  • Finally, after a search of Bluetooth devices, a list of devices is shown to select your device and tap on the pair.
  • Once your mouse connected, you can see the cursor on the screen.

For pointer speed and basic mouse gestures, you can go to settings to know about them.

Here is a list of mouse movements and tricks which are used to navigate around your iPad and iPhone.

  • Click the left mouse button to wake your iPad.
  • When you push the cursor past the bottom of the screen then you can open the dock.
  • Locating home screen – To the bottom of the screen push the cursor, then continue pulling once the dock appears.
  • To view slide over push the cursor to the right edge of the screen.
  • To open the control center tap on the Wi-Fi and battery widget.
  • Click on the time and date to open the notifications center.
  • Click the right mouse button to open contextual menus.


How to pair a wired mouse to your iPhone or iPad?

How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

You need a Camera connection kit present it is called Apple’s Lightning to USB camera adapter worth of $29. It was first designed for transmitting images from a digital camera to your device’s internal storage.

You can use this camera connection kit to hook up USB MIDI instruments, USB microphones, or other smartphones to your iOS device beside the mouse.

Here we will use it for adding support to a simple USB wired mouse.

  • Connect your mouse to a USB port.
  • Connect Lightning jack to your iOS device.
  • Go to the Settings.
  • Click on Accessibility then tap on Touch.
  • Choose Assistive Touch and make it on.

Now you can navigate with your mouse. For suppose if you have an USB Type-C adapter and a compatible mouse for your iPad then you can just plug it straight in.

How to connect a wireless mouse with a Dongle to your iPhone or iPad?

There is no difference between wired mouse and a wireless mouse with a dongle you can follow the same instructions which you used for connecting a wired mouse. After connecting on your mouse and make sure that the power is there.

Wireless mouse with dongles uses a small radio frequency for communicating over short distances. Expect this remaining same as a wired mouse.