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How To Use Wireless Mouse With iPad

If you are a iPad user and you want to use wireless mouse then learn here simple steps how to use wireless mouse with iPad

Before the advent of iPad everyone was content lugging around the comparatively huge and bulky laptop. Once iPad came it became more convenient to use the iPad rather than the laptop. But then it became obvious that people were missing the good old keyboard and the mouse.

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Unfortunately Apples iPad software did not allow for use of most kinds of mice. Now you would think that Bluetooth might solve your problem. Unfortunately even if you can connect with a mouse using Bluetooth the software needed for mouse pointer location is not present in the iPad.

There is a device called the BTC Mouse and trackpad which is compatible with iOS and seems to work fine. If that doesn’t work for you then it is time to try other options. But before trying out the alternative you should understand the following.

  • Take a backup of all the content on your iPad. You can use iTunes for that. You never know but it is better to be careful
  • You will have to jailbreak your iPad. Now, jailbreaking is technically legal, it will make your warranty with Apple void.
  • The apps that you will need are not supported by Apple, at least most of them. You will have to download them from a jailbreak site.

So, the first step in using a wireless mouse with iPad is by jailbreaking your iPad. Jailbreaking an iPad in itself should not be difficult as there are many sites devoted to this specialty. You can do it with the help of computers or without. The choice is really yours. All you have to do is follow the instructions carefully. Just open Safari and go to the site of your choice.

Once the jailbreak is complete the next step is to you will be able to visit the app stores which are not supported by Apple. For instance if you visit the site www.jailbreakme.com then you will get an icon for Cydia App Store on your iPad.

The next step is to search for the wireless mouse in the store. Once you find it install the app. If you want to test the app before you buy it, you can just opt for the free demo. Otherwise just buy the app.

The final step involves pairing up your devices – iPad and the wirelss mouse. Once the app is installed then you can see an icon for the mouse on your iPad. In case you are also thinking of using a wireless keyboard then it is recommended that you pair up your keyboard with the iPad first and then the mouse. If it is not done in this order it might not work. So, for pairing up the iPad and the mouse, first make the mouse discoverable. Open the mouse app and follow the instructions given.

Now you are all set to use wireless mouse pad with iPad. If you want to get the best from your iPad after this pairing it will be a good idea to install two apps called Activator and Insomnia. The Activator app allows you to allocate functions to your right and left buttons. It will also allow you to do the same for keyboard keys. It is cumbersome to keep pairing the devices each time you start using iPad from sleep mode. By using Insomnia you can make sure that some functions are running in the background even in the sleep mode. So, this way you need not re-pair the devices each time it goes into sleep mode.

A word of caution about jailbreaking. You do it at your own risk and any problems that occur due to that is not the responsibility of the author.

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