The iPod Touch (marketed by Apple as the "iPod touch") is an Internet-equipped, portable multimedia device designed and built by Apple. In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, the iPod touch has Bluetooth built into the hardware. Apple allows Bluetooth keyboards to be connected to the device, but mouse control is only possible on a "jailbroken" device. "Jailbreaking" is a process that unlocks the iPod touch from iTunes and allows the user to make unofficial modifications to the device. A free application called "BTStack Mouse" can be installed that will allow you to pair a Bluetooth mouse with the iPod touch.
Launch "Cydia" on your jailbroken iPod touch and search for "BTStack Mouse." Cydia is a third-party application store automatically installed as part of the jailbreaking process. Third-party applications not approved by Apple can be downloaded from this store.
Open the entry for "BTStack Mouse" and tap the "Install" button in the upper right corner. Tap the "Confirm" button on the next screen to begin installation.
Press the "Restart SpringBoard" button once installation of "BTStack Mouse" has completed.
Tap the button for the new "Mouse" application on the iPod touch home screen.
Put your Bluetooth mouse into Discovery mode. Check the instruction manual for your particular mouse for details on how to do this.
Select the entry for your Bluetooth mouse from the list of available devices in the "Mouse" application. The app will automatically connect to the mouse and you will be able to use the mouse to control the iPod Touch.
- You can change the button functions and mouse pointer speed in the "Mouse" section of the "Settings" application.
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