How to Right Click on an iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide

With iPad trackpad or mouse Open the Settings app. Choose General from the root list. Depending on your accessory, tap Trackpad or Trackpad &, Mouse. Enable the option Two-Finger Secondary Click to turn on the right click.

If you’re an iPad user, you’ve probably been waiting for this moment. With the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, Apple has finally added cursor support for touchpads and mice. But if you’re new to the game, you might find yourself wondering how to right click on an iPad using a mouse. We’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide.

First things first: if you have a Magic Mouse (or any other mouse with two buttons), you might notice that it only has one button to click. Don’t worry – you just need to turn it on and go into settings. Once you’re in settings, tap on “General” and look for the “Trackpad and Mouse” option. If you don’t see it, make sure your mouse is turned on and connected.

Once you’ve found the “Trackpad and Mouse” option, tap on it and you’ll see a list of settings. Depending on whether you’re left or right-handed, you’ll want to set up your mouse accordingly. For example, if you’re left-handed, you’ll want to set the left-hand side of your mouse to be the alternate right click. If you’re right-handed, you’ll want to set the right-hand side of your mouse to be the alternate click.

Now that you’ve got your mouse set up, you’re ready to start right clicking. Simply click on the opposite side of your mouse (i.e. the left-hand side for right-handed people, or the right-hand side for left-handed people) to open up the right-click menu. This will give you the same options you would get from doing a touch and hold on the iPad screen.

And that’s it – you’re ready to start right clicking on your iPad! If you want to adjust your settings further, you can also change the speed and scrolling options in the “Trackpad and Mouse” settings. But we recommend leaving these at their default settings unless you have a specific reason to change them.

We hope this guide has been helpful. With cursor support now available on the iPad, it’s easier than ever to use your device like a traditional computer. For more content like this, visit PETA Witham’s website – and don’t forget to leave your comments below!


Where do you right click on an iPad?
Once on your home screen, swipe to the page with the app you want to right-click. Press-hold on the app. Tap on the app and hold for a couple of seconds. This action will bring up the right-click menu.
How do you right click on an iPad without a mouse?
How Do You Right-Click on an iPad Without a Mouse? If you want to right-click on your iPad, all you need to do is press one finger on the screen and hold it there for a second or two (unmoving). This gesture opens the contextual menu for whatever application you're using.
What does right click mean on iPad?
Unlike on a computer, on an iPad you can't right click anywhere, but only on text or hyperlinks. Right clicking on an iPad lets you copy text, open web pages, and various other functions, and all you need is a touch of a single finger. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
How do you right click on an iPad 8?
Right click with your finger If you want to right click on something on your iPad, simply tap and hold your finger for a second on the text, link, or image. This should pull up a menu of options if any actions are possible. Unlike a PC or Mac, you can't right click anywhere and have a menu pop up.