iPad Bluetooth Mouse with iPad??

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Cirlonde, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Cirlonde macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2013
    Is it possible to use a Bluetooth mouse with an iPad (specifically the newest iPad)? I'm looking into the Splashtop app in order to be able to use a Java program for work purposes but ideally, I'd really need to be able to use a mouse to navigate the program.

    Any suggestions?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can't use a mouse with an iPad because there is no support for a pointer and the controls would not respond to a pointer anyway as the interface requires touch.
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    It is possible with a jailbreak. I don't remember the specifics, but I have seen it discussed before.
  4. Cirlonde thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2013
    Thanks for the replies! We did find the jailbreak option but it seems unreliable and more hassle than it is worth. I think I can make it work using a stylus even if that's not the ideal situation. Hopefully, I'll only need it in rare emergency situations that just can't wait for me to get back to a computer. :)

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