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Tutorial: Connecting a Bluetooth Mouse to Apple iPad

07-Jun-2010 by Angela Topchu

The Apple iPad is chiefly a media consumption device. However, as users have slowly come to realize, it is also a great platform to work on documents using iPad applications such as pages and numbers. For users who are not comfortable using the virtual keyboard while working on documents, Apple also offers an iPad Keyboard dock accessory.


While this is a useful add-on for business users, a drawback in using this accessory is the touch-screen based navigation on the iPad. This is because, an iPad docked to a keyboard may be better operated using the point-and-click navigation feature offered by a mouse.

Before we proceed further with the tutorial of how to connect a wireless mouse to the iPad, we must warn you that jailbreaking may void your iPad warranty.

You can follow these steps to connect your iPad to the magic mouse:

Step 1: Ensure that your iPad is jailbroken.

Step 2: From the iPad HomeScreen, tap and launch Cydia.

Step 3: Navigate to the Big Boss repository and look out for BTStack Mouse app. Tap on the icon to install the application on your iPad.

Step 4: Power on the Apple Magic Mouse or any Bluetooth mouse.

Step 5: Launch BT stack mouse app on the iPad. The application will now try and locate the Bluetooth mouse. Once discovered, tap on the ‘Apple Wireless Mouse‘ in case of the Magic mouse. This should successfully connect your iPad to a Bluetooth enabled mouse.

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