Apple Support Documents Help You Setup and Use Bluetooth Mouse/Trackpad with iPad

Apple has come up with new support documents that explain how to connect and use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with an iPad. The procedure detailed in the support documents will work across new iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 or upwards, fifth-gen iPad and the iPad mini 4 or upwards.

On the software front, the device needs to be running iPadOS 13.4 which was released a couple of days ago. According to the support documents you can not only use Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 but also third-party options like Logitech’s new trackpad keyboard.

The support documents outline how to Navigate your iPad, Adjust Trackpad settings, Adjust mouse settings, Customize the cursor, and connect/disconnect Bluetooth mouse or trackpad. Meanwhile, Apple is rumored to launch a Magic Keyboard case with the built-in trackpad which will support newer iPad Pro models. Furthermore, the Magic Keyboard is expected to cost as much as $299 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $349 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple recently launched the 2020 iPad Pro comes with Apple’s A12Z Bionic chip which features an eight-core GPU, eight-core CPU, and a Neural Engine. Apple has also improved thermal management for further performance improvement. The company says that its A12Z Bionic chip makes the iPad Pro “faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops.” Apple claims the iPad Pro can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It also offers Wi-Fi 6 and gigabit LTE support for faster downloads.

Our Take

Apple has been touting the iPad Pro as a full-fledged computing machine. In the recent past, iOS has been picking new features aimed at helping people work on iPad. The iPadOS was a big step and now the addition of Magic Keyboard will only take it further.

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[via Apple Support Documents]