Connect a mouse to iPad (2024)

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iPad User Guide

You can connect MagicMouse, another Bluetooth® mouse, or a USB mouse to your iPad.

Note: Mouse devices are sold separately. Not all mouse devices are fully compatible with all models of iPad.

Pair Magic Mouse or other Bluetooth mouse

  1. For MagicMouse, make sure the mouse is turned on and charged.

    For any other Bluetooth mouse, follow the instructions that came with the mouse to put it in discovery mode.

  2. On iPad, go to SettingsConnect a mouse to iPad (1)> Bluetooth, then turn on Bluetooth.

  3. Select the device when it appears in the Other Devices list.

    If you’re asked for a PIN when you pair MagicMouse, type “0000” (four zeros), then tap Pair.

Note: If the mouse is already paired with your Mac or another iPad, you must unpair them before you can connect the mouse to your iPad. Do one of the following:

  • On iPhone or iPad: See Unpair a Bluetooth device.

  • On macOS13 or later: Choose Apple menuConnect a mouse to iPad (2)> System Settings, click Bluetooth in the sidebar, Control-click the device, then choose Forget.

  • On macOS12.5 or earlier: Choose Apple menu> System Preferences, click Bluetooth, Control-click the device, then click Remove.

Reconnect a Bluetooth mouse to iPad

The mouse disconnects when you turn the switch on the mouse to Off or when you move the mouse or iPad out of Bluetooth range—about 33 feet (10 meters).

To reconnect, turn the mouse switch to On, or bring the mouse and iPad back into range, then click the mouse.

Connect a USB mouse

With the appropriate cable or adapters, you can connect various third-party mouse devices with iPad using USB and USB-based receivers. Refer to the device manufacturer’s instructions.


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