iPadOS 13.4

How to disable trackpad inertia on your iPad so that the pointer stops moving immediately

With a supported Multi-Touch trackpad like Apple's own Magic Trackpad connected to your iPad or iPhone, you'll notice the onscreen pointer continues moving for a fraction of a second after you lift the finger from the trackpad before gradually coming to a stop. This is called trackpad inertia, but not everyone is a fan of it.

If you belong to that camp, follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to disable iPad trackpad inertia with just a few taps.

How to control iPad pointer with the keyboard

To control the iPad pointer with the keyboard, you must enable and configure Mouse Keys, a cool assistive feature in iOS and iPadOS 13.4. While moving the pointer with your connected mouse or trackpad trumps using the keyboard, sometimes you need high movement precision, such as when doing some pixel-perfect editing in apps like Pixelmator or Adobe Photoshop. Aside from moving the pointer left, right, up, down and diagonally, the keys on the connected keyboard simulate mouse actions like clicking, releasing or holding the button. Without further ado, follow along with our step-by-step tutorial for detailed instructions on setting up Mouse Keys on your device, which will allow you to control the iPad pointer with the keyboard.

How to adjust how quickly the pointer moves when you use a trackpad or mouse with iPad

Thanks to the new iPad tracking speed settings that are available with the iPadOS 13.4 update or higher, you can easily increase or decrease the speed with which the pointer moves across the screen while using trackpads or mice with your Apple tablet. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial as we show you how to adjust the iPad tracking speed to your liking.

10 iPad mouse, trackpad and pointer tips to become more productive

The iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 software updates took iOS 13.0's initial iPad mouse support as an accessibility option to the next level with proper trackpad support complete with multi-touch trackpad gestures, the interactive mouse pointer and other perks. Because none of that is managed from one central place, we've decided to come up with a bunch of tips to explain the intricacies of mouse/trackpad support in iPadOS, how to customize it to your liking and more.