Be sure to watch Harris’s hands-on video walkthrough if you’d like to master using a mouse or trackpad with your iPad thanks to expanded cursor support and implementation of multi-touch trackpad gestures in the iPadOS 13.4 software update.
The evolution of iPad mouse support
iPadOS 13.0 brought rudimentary mouse support to iPad, but it was more of an afterthought than a fully-fleshed feature so small wonder it was relegated to iOS’ assistive options.
With the iPadOS 13.4 update, not only has the Apple tablet gained much deeper support for wireless mice and keyboards, but you can now also use a trackpad with your iPad and enjoy stellar implementation of multi-touch gestures and precise cursor support in iPadOS 13.4.
You can see it all in action in Harris’ video embedded right ahead.
If you don’t have time to watch the whole video right now, which runs about ten minutes long, then be sure to save the clip so that you could revisit it on your own time or whenever you need some guidance regarding effectively using a mouse or trackpad with your Apple tablet.
Are you excited for expanded mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4?
Are these changes enough for you to reconsider using your Apple tablet for some tasks that you previously ran on your Mac exclusively? And what about the new multi-touch trackpad gestures for quickly navigating the entirety of the iPadOS user interface, how do you like those?
I think cursor and trackpad support are two radical new features in iPadOS 13.4 that turn the iPad into quite a different animal than it used to be, making you more productive than before.
Let us know what you think in the commenting section down below.
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