50 trackpad & mouse tips for iPad users in iPadOS 13.4 (getting started guide)


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Subscribe now ► http://bit.ly/9to5YT – With today’s release of iPadOS 13.4, the iPad gains official support for the Bluetooth mouse and trackpad. The best mouse and trackpad experience comes from the Magic Trackpad 2 and the Magic Mouse 2. I recommend these devices over any third-party mice and keyboards that you might use to to their gesture support. It’s obvious that Apple produced this mouse and keyboard support with these two peripherals in mind.

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In this video we discus 50 getting started tips for the trackpad and mouse on the iPad. This will work with any iPadOS 13.4 device, not just the latest-generation iPad Pro.

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20 replies
  1. 9to5Mac
    9to5Mac says:

    Yes, you will need the Magic Mouse 2 / Magic Trackpad 2 to use gestures like I’m demonstrating in this video. I highly recommend using the Magic Trackpad 2.

  2. michael
    michael says:

    Please explain why any sane person would spend the extra money for the new ipad pro when the last model is being sold at a huge discount? Its essential the same ipad except for the Lidar radar. Now honestly who's is excited about the new Lidar radar?

  3. Mikentosh
    Mikentosh says:

    Do any of these new I/O capabilities for the trackpad, MM, hub etc. work on a non-pro ipad?
    I’ve got the stock, no frills 10.2” 7th gen iPad. I plan on updating the iOS whenever it’s released.
    I’ve already been able to use my BT mouse with 13.3.3, but I miss using a trackpad + the multi-finger gestures.
    I’d also like to be able to plug in an external storage device of some sort. Flash,ssd, or whatever…
    Will a non-pro recognize any of these types of storage? I’ve only heard it mentioned being used with the pro ‘pads…
    Thanks for any advice! -Mike

  4. Arham Bawani
    Arham Bawani says:

    I’m seeming to have a problem here my pointer animations don’t work at all and I can’t click on any of the apps on the home screen only the ones on my dock can someone help?

  5. maans le roux
    maans le roux says:

    I was definitely hoping for more HW wise especially the screen and SOC but I guess the Miniled screens and 5nm SOC is not quite ready yet so they were forced to get something out there now with another iPad to propably come later the year.

    The new keyboard with trackpad is overdue and very welcome given how long Microsoft has already been doing this. That price thought… wow 🙁

    I really dont think I will ever use the cameras on a tablet that much and for me AR also still feels a bit like a gimmick but more functionality is always welcome I guess and in time maybe some awesome apps will take advantage of this and make it more useful. The better microphones will be great for work calls

    This is really is becoming a laptop replacement and might become my first Apple device. Its everything I hoped Google would do with Android until they fcked it up and decided ChromeOS is the way to go.

    That said, there is still a few things I hope they fix in software and a few HW changes I can dream about

    1. Multi user support like Android has had for many many years. Sharing a device like this in a family is so common. A guest mode too
    2. Output to external screens at native external screens resolution e.g 4k
    3. So happy they support external storage just keep expanding support for more filesystems pls, even if we have to pay for filesystem plugins afterwards
    4. Work with Microsoft and Google to get office/docs feature complete with desktop versions
    5. Keep working on that file browser
    6. So much of the keyboard and mouse settings are split in different places. Hope they bring it all together under one Input Setting Menu option
    7. Final Cut….

    1. A second USBC port would be awesome
    2. I was hoping they would have OLED or MiniLED in this release.
    3. More powerful 5nm A14x SOC
    4. 5G and dual nanoSIM (not esim, for those of us who travel a lot this is super useful)

  6. Jarrad Shaw
    Jarrad Shaw says:

    Would you recommend the Magic Mouse 2 or the trackpad 2? Most for travel have the Logitech MX s 2 anywhere, the mouse 2 is smaller, but… that trackpad has so many other features!

  7. Zenik Torres
    Zenik Torres says:

    In order to get the designed experience, that with this 'free' mouse support you'll need to buy (or already have) a new magic mouse/trackpad. What a oke. Apple is getting too greedy. Apple caring about the environment… yeah right.


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