Do Pen-grip mice work on iOS (iPad/iPhone)?
All of the current Pen-grip range can be used on iOS devices. However which features are supported varies based on mouse model and iOS version.
- ProPoint, PadPoint and the Swiftpoint GT can be used across all apps with iOS 13 and above, and feature enhanced support for our partnered remote desktop apps.
- In earlier versions of iOS they can still be used, but ONLY within our partnered remote desktop apps.
- Only ProPoint and PadPoint are compatible with our iPadOS app.
- TRACPOINT, PenPoint and GoPoint can only be used on iPads/iPhones with iOS 13 or above, and do not feature enhanced remote desktop support or support for our iPad app.
In order to pair with a pen-grip mouse your iPad/iPhone must have Bluetooth 4.0+ support; this includes all iPads and iPhones released after 2011.
iOS Remote Desktop Apps
These apps allow you to remotely connect to a PC or Mac from an iOS device. Then use your ProPoint/PadPoint/GT within the remote desktop session.
The iOS remote desktop apps that currently support the ProPoint, PadPoint and GT are as follows:
The ProPoint, PadPoint and GT are also supported by the 3D polygon modeling app PolyDust.
Connecting your mouse to an Ipad/iPhone
To use your pen-grip mouse with an iPad or iPhone, you first need to pair it with your iPad over Bluetooth. The process to do this can be found in the links below.
On iPadOS 13.4 and above mouse support is enabled by default. But in versions between 13.0 and 13.4 it must be enabled manually. Check here for more info on how to enable this feature.
AssistiveTouch stops working after using a remote desktop app.
When one of our pen-grip mice connects to a supported app like Jump Desktop, or Microsoft RD Client it technically stops functioning as a regular mouse and instead uses our own systems to communicate directly with the app. This is how we were able to ...
AssistiveTouch Scroll Wheel Direction
When using our mice on an iPad or iPhone with AssistiveTouch the scroll wheel uses Apples "Natural Scroll" setting, which reverses all scroll outputs. Unfortunately it is not currently possible to change this setting, as AssistiveTouch does not offer ...
I cannot hold down any button for more than a few seconds during a remote desktop session on iPad.
This is a known issue with an early version of the pen-grip mouse firmware. So you should be able to resolve it by performing a firmware update. If you have not done this before you can find details on how to proceed in the article below. How do I ...
What is the Pen-grip range?
Summary The Pen-grip range are our series of ultra-light and portable pen-grip mice. First introduced with the 300 series in 2011, they have since been refined over two generations to the current ProPoint and its siblings TRACPOINT, PadPoint, ...
My mouse is not working in Microsoft Remote Desktop on iOS
If you have paired your ProPoint or GT mouse over Bluetooth with your iOS device and it is not working within your Microsoft Remote Desktop session. Please also ensure that your mouse is enabled in the apps settings as described in below. Go to the ...