After the release of iPadOS 13.4 and iOS 13.4 in the Apple mobile operating system, a real cursor appeared for convenient control .
To work, you need a suitable Bluetooth mouse, a mouse with a radio receiver and an adapter for connecting it to Lightning or Type-C, or a new Magic Keyboard accessory .
However, not all users know that you can control the mouse cursor using the keyboard connected to the tablet. This is not so convenient, but in the absence of a manipulator it can come in handy.
How to set up cursor control using the keyboard
- Connect the keyboard to the iPad.
- Go to Settings – Universal Access – Touch – Assistive Touch.
- Activate the Assistive Touchoption .
- In the same section, disable the Show menuoption always . So the universal access menu will not be displayed when the keyboard is connected.
- In the Mouse buttonssection , activate the switch of the same name to allow the cursor to be moved using the arrows.
- Set up a comfortable response delay and cursor movement speed using a couple of sliders below.
Now you can control the cursor using the arrows on the keyboard. By the way, this feature will work on iPhone with a keyboard connected.