Trackpad Manual

Trackpad gestures and advanced settings for Gold & Cherry iPad Trackpad 

You can change how you use a trackpad to interact with items on the iPad screen.

  1. Go to Settings  > General, then choose one of the following, depending on your accessories: 

    • Trackpad

    • Trackpad & Mouse

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Change the tracking speed: Drag the slider to set the tracking speed of the pointer when you move it across the screen.

    • Turn Natural Scrolling on or off: With this option selected, the contents on the screen move in the same direction as your finger.

    • Turn Tap to Click on or off: If you select this option, lightly tapping the trackpad with one finger has the same effect as pressing the trackpad until it clicks.

    • Turn Two-Finger Secondary Click on or off: With this option selected, you click with two fingers to show the quick actions menu for items like icons on the Home screen, messages in a mailbox, or the Camera button in Control Center.

Note: You can also change the appearance of the pointer, such as its color, shape, and size. if you use a mouse or trackpad with iPad, you can change the appearance of the pointer by adjusting its color, shape, size, scrolling speed, and more.

Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Pointer Control, then adjust any of the following:

  • Increase Contrast

  • Automatically Hide Pointer

  • Color

  • Pointer size

  • Pointer Animations

  • Trackpad Inertia (available when connected to a supported multi-touch trackpad)

  • Scrolling Speed

To customize the buttons of the pointing device, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch > Devices.

Trackpad gestures:

Gesture

Description

An illustration symbolizing a click on a trackpad.

Click. Press with one finger until you feel a click.

An illustration symbolizing the touch-and-hold gesture on a trackpad.

Click and hold. Press and hold with one finger.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for dragging an item.

Drag. Click and hold an item, then slide your finger across the trackpad to move it.

An illustration symbolizing a click on a trackpad.

Wake iPad. Click the trackpad.

Or, if you’re using an external keyboard, press any key.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening the Dock.

Open the Dock. Use one finger to swipe the pointer past the bottom of the screen.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for showing the Home screen.

Go Home. Use one finger to swipe the pointer past the bottom of the screen. After the Dock appears, swipe the pointer past the bottom of the screen again.

Alternatively, click the bar at the bottom of the screen (on an iPad with Face ID).

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening Slide Over.

View Slide Over. Use one finger to swipe the pointer past the right edge of the screen. To hide Slide Over, swipe right again.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening Control Center.

Open Control Center. Use one finger to move the pointer to select the status icons at the top right, then click.

Or, select the status icons at the top right, then swipe up with one finger.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening Notification Center.

Open Notification Center. Use one finger to move the pointer past the top of the screen near the middle.

Or, select the status icons at the top left, then click.

More options :

Gesture

Description

An illustration symbolizing the gestures on a trackpad for scrolling up and down.

Scroll up or down. Swipe two fingers up or down.

An illustration symbolizing the gestures on a trackpad for scrolling left and right.

Scroll left or right. Swipe two fingers left or right.

An illustration symbolizing the gestures on a trackpad for zooming in and out.

Zoom. Place two fingers near each other. Pinch open to zoom in, or pinch closed to zoom out.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for returning to the Home screen.

Go Home. Swipe up with three fingers.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening the App Switcher.

Open the App Switcher. Swipe up with three fingers, pausing before you lift your fingers.

Or, pinch four fingers together, pausing before you lift your fingers.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for switching between open apps.

Switch between open apps. Swipe left or right with three fingers.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening Today View.

Open Today View. When the Home screen or the Lock screen is visible, use two fingers to swipe right.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for opening search from the Home screen.

Open search from the Home screen. Swipe down with two fingers.

An illustration symbolizing the gesture on a trackpad for a secondary click.

Secondary click. Click with two fingers to show the quick actions menu for items like icons on the Home screen, messages in a mailbox, and the Camera button in Control Center.

Or, if you’re using an external keyboard, you can press the Control key while you click the trackpad.