How to use your iPhone or iPad as a keyboard for your Mac

Mobile Mouse Remote

'Mobile Mouse Remote' is a great application that turns your iOS device into a powerful accessory for your Mac or PC. Mobile Mouse Remote can be used as a mouse or trackpad for your computer, and you can use the application as a remote control for your team, but it also has a lot of functionality with built-in keyboard in it to be able to use some software on your Mac. In this post, we will show you how you can use this app to type or perform keyboard commands on your Mac or PC, right from your iPhone or iPad.

Using your iPhone or iPad as a keyboard on your computer

Using the iOS device as a keyboard on your Mac or PC can be very useful. Some functionalities that I can think of to use this application can be:

  • When presenting some work on a screen or a projector.
  • When you are watching videos from your computer through your television.
  • When you want a numeric keypad.
  • When the keyboard doesn't work for you.

As you can see in the image below, Mobile Mouse has a basic QWERTY keyboard, but also includes a integrated numeric keypad, and a keyboard made specifically for keyboard keys shortcuts and arrow keys.

The keyboards connect between with the buttons just by above the U, I, O and P keys (See image just below). Moreover, the numeric keypad even includes copy, cut and paste options, which will be very useful for a wide variety of situations.

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The QWERTY keyboard

Keyboard QWERTY Built-in comes with all the same keys you'd expect from the iOS keyboard, but includes a few more to control your Mac that your iOS keyboard doesn't. These include command and control, among other functionalities.

Keyboard functions

The keyboard also includes its F1 to F12As well as Escape, Delete, Home and End keys. The four multi-directional arrow keysas well as top and bottom are also included for your convenience.

As with the QWERTY keyboard, you will also gain access to the control and command keys, as well as a shift key. These are useful for when you are performing keyboard commands to invoke some function on your Mac.

The numeric keypad

The Mobile Mouse Remote Numeric Keypad is a useful feature that allows you to have the Numeric Keypad on your Mac. This is a feature that Apple has removed from the mobile computing industry, and only offers on its desktop computers, but now with this application, you can have the convenience of a numeric keyboard, even on the MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. It also includes useful shortcuts to copy, cut, and paste text, and save files and create new files in supported applications.

Using the Remote Mobile Mouse

Mobile mouse use your home Wi-Fi to connect the iOS device to the Mac or PC, but with the in-app purchase, it can be connected via other means of connection instead, such as Bluetooth, Peer-to-Peer, and USB connection.

In any case, you have to download the Server application Mobile Mouse on your Mac or PC, you can do it by clicking on this link, to use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with your computer. Is a free download, but keep in mind that the Mobile Mouse Remote application itself has to be purchased in the App Store, and costs € 1,99.


Using your iOS device as a keyboard on your Mac or PC has never been easier. There are a lot of applications to use a keyboard remotely in the App Store, but this application that only costs 1,99 € Is the best option, and the reviews support it.

Details of 'Mobile Mouse Remote':

  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: 06 / 01 / 2016
  • Version: 3.3.6
  • Size: 41.4 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English.
  • Developer: RPA Tech, INC.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Buy the app 'Mobile Mouse Remote' directly from the App Store, by clicking on the following link.

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