iPadOS 13.4

How to disable trackpad inertia on your iPad

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, be sure to follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to disable iPad trackpad inertia with just a few taps.

How to right-click on iPad

The iPad right click is now a reality and has become pretty similar in concept and execution to the long-standing right click on the Mac, thanks to the power of the iOS and iPadOS software.

How to disable iPad pointer animations

iPadOS 13.4 brings an adaptive iPad cursor that uses subtle animations when hovering over various parts of the system to help you navigate. As an example, toolbar buttons in apps change color and app icons on the Home screen grow bigger. The animated cursor gives you a sense of context, but power users may want to disable these iPad pointer animations in order to enjoy a smoother tracking experience that resembles their computer. Be sure to follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can disable iPad pointer animations with just a few taps.

How to change iPad trackpad or mouse scrolling speed so pages move slower or faster

iPad scrolling speed can be adjusted to your liking when using a trackpad or mouse with your tablet. By adjusting the iPad trackpad scroll speed value to your liking, you can make Safari webpages, Office documents, your Photos library and other scrollable content move faster or slower than the default value. Follow along with us to learn how to adjust iPad scrolling speed for the connected trackpad and/or mouse to your liking 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 make iPad trackpad taps register as clicks

Do you use a pointer device with your iPad, like a trackpad? If so, it pays to know about an option that makes tapping the trackpad with one finger register as clicking. Follow along with us as we show you how to enable or disable Tap to Click for your connected iPad trackpad in case you'd like to make taps on the trackpad register as either regular taps or physical clicks.

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.