Showing a Screen Pointer Indicator On an iPhone Or iPad

I'm often asked how I manage to show a red circle in my iPhone and iPad tutorials. This is just the pointer you get when you connect a mouse to your device. I'll show you what I use and how to modify it.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Showing a Screen Pointer Indicator On an iPhone Or iPad”

    Clay Sisk
    6 months ago

    I just tried this with an older Apple Magic Mouse with batteries and it works with my iPhone 13 Pro,
    Thanks,
    Clay

    Al Katz
    6 months ago

    Gary,
    Can you provide the brand or name of the mouse you use on your iPhone as a pointer? Thanks.
    Al

    6 months ago

    Al: I don't think it has one. It is just a generic one from Amazon. Search for Bluetooth mouse and you'll see a whole bunch at about $10 each.

    Gene Hamelman
    6 months ago

    Can you use a older track that has replace batteries?

    6 months ago

    Gene: A trackpad? You can try it. I didn't have any luck with any Apple trackpads.

    David A. Dammer
    6 months ago

    Gary, I really think you should change your video about using mouse pointer is on iPads and iPhones. I have two of the most recent Apple rechargeable Waze, two of the first generation rechargeable Apple mice and two of the old battery powered Apple mice, and all three different types work on my iPad 10.28 generation with iOS 15 and my iPhone XR with iOS 15 as well as my new iPhone 13 Pro with iOS 15. All of this one is also work on my 2019 13“ MB Pro. And, they show up as a regular mouse pointe

    Jim Flannery
    6 months ago

    Oh THANK YOU! You helped me GET RID of that @#$% circle that has been floating around my iPhone screen for months, getting in my way! It was driving me crazy!!!

    Gene Hamelman
    6 months ago

    Gary, The track pad worked just fine. Thanks

    Gene Hamelman
    6 months ago

    Gary, The track pad worked just fine. Thanks

    Al Katz
    6 months ago

    Gary, I obtained an inexpensive Bluetooth mouse on Amazon and it works fine. When using the pointer via Accessibility settings, how do I remove or hide the touch circle from appearing on my iPhone screen when mirroring with the pointer?

    6 months ago

    Al: If you are using the mouse, then the circle has to be there. You can't hide it completely. Otherwise, you'd have no idea what you are tapping/clicking.

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