How To View and Record On-screen Taps with Mouse Support in iPadOS

View and record on-screen taps with mouse support on your iPad. This step-by-step guide shows you how with Reflector screen mirroring software.

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The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Your Mouse with iPadOS Mouse Support

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In iPadOS, mouse support is an accessibility feature that allows you to connect and use a Bluetooth mouse with your iPad. You can learn how to set it up yourself with the step-by-step guide on our blog.

A mouse cursor on your iPad is pretty bland from the start. Luckily, you have a lot of options to customize how your mouse acts and appears on-screen. This guide shows you how.

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Before you begin:

Each section below shows you different customization options for your Bluetooth mouse. Before you begin, make sure you’ve set up a Bluetooth mouse and connected it to your iPad.

Each guide below requires you to navigate to the AssistiveTouch settings on your iPad. Here’s how to get there:

Step 1

Open Settings on your iPad, then tap “Accessibility.”

Step 2

Under Physical and Motor, tap “Touch.” Then tap “AssistiveTouch.” Ensure AssistiveTouch is toggled on.

iPad opening AssistiveTouch

How to customize mouse buttons on your iPad

You can customize what actions the buttons on your mouse perform. Follow these steps to set specific buttons to open Control Center, go to the home screen, open Siri and more.

Step 1

Inside AssistiveTouch, tap "Pointing Devices."

Step 2

Tap “Bluetooth Devices…” and then tap the “i” symbol next to the name of your connected Bluetooth mouse.

Step 3

Tap “Customize Mouse Buttons.”

Step 4

Select the button on your mouse you’d like to customize.

Step 5

Choose from the list which action you’d like the button to perform.

iPad opening Customize Mouse Buttons menu

How to change the color of your iPad mouse cursor

Adjusting the cursor color will only change part of the ring, but it can be useful from an accessibility and aesthetic perspective.

Step 1

Inside of AssistiveTouch, tap “Cursor.”

Step 2

Under Visual, tap “Color.”

Step 3

Choose which color you prefer for the cursor.

iPad changing Bluetooth mouse cursor color

How to change the size of your iPad mouse cursor

Step 1

Inside of AssistiveTouch, tap “Cursor.”

Step 2

Under Cursor Size, you can drag the slider from small to large to adjust the size of your mouse cursor.

iPad changing cursor size

How to change the tracking speed of your iPad mouse cursor

Step 1

Inside of AssistiveTouch, scroll down to Tracking Speed.

Step 2

Adjust the slider from slow to fast. Move your mouse around to determine what tracking speed is best for you.

iPad adjusting tracking speed of Bluetooth mouse

Need to screen mirror or record your iPad and mouse? Check out this helpful video.

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