How To Connect Bluetooth Mouse to iPhone with iOS 13

When the iOS 13 update was rolled out, one of the features that many owners found useful is the ability to connect Bluetooth mouse to iPhone. The feature is actually an expansion of AssistiveTouch that many users have been enjoying, especially the ones who have encountered issues with the Home button.


Since it’s the expansion of said feature, it needs to be enabled before you can actually connect a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad to your iPhone. So, in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to enable AssistiveTouch first and then we proceed with the pairing of your mouse with your iPhone.

How to enable AssistiveTouch on iPhone

This feature is under Accessibility. When AssistiveTouch is enabled, you can actually go back to the Home screen without using the physical Home button. In the case of owners whose iPhones don’t have physical home buttons, you can use the virtual button to go back to the screen instead of swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Here’s how you enable AssistiveTouch.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap Accessibility.

3. Under Physical and Motor, tap Touch.

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4. Tap AssistiveTouch to open its settings.

5. Now toggle the AssistiveTouch switch so that it will turn green.

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When this feature is enabled, you can see a virtual home button on the screen.

How to connect Bluetooth mouse to iPhone

Now that AssistiveTouch is enabled, you will be able to pair or connect your Bluetooth mouse to your iPhone. Any brand would do as long as you’re not using the Magic Mouse from Apple.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap Accessibility.

3. Under Physical and Motor, tap Touch.

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4. Tap AssistiveTouch to open its settings.

5. Tap Devices.

6. Tap Bluetooth Devices…

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7. Put your mouse in pairing mode and wait until your iPhone can find it. But make sure that your mouse isn’t paired with any other device.

8. Once your iPhone sees the Bluetooth mouse, tap on it.

9. Depending on the brand or model, you may be prompted if you want to pair with it. Just tap Pair to proceed. But sometimes the pairing will be direct.

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When your iPhone has successfully paired or connected with the Bluetooth mouse, you will see a circular cursor.
And that’s how you connect Bluetooth mouse to iPhone. I hope that this post helps. Thanks for reading!