Here’s how to change & customize iPad cursor color so it can be seen much more clearly

Using mouse or trackpad device with your iPad (or even your iPhone) and find that the cursor is rather dull? While at this moment, there’s no way to change the iPad dull cursor into actual cursor – I’m talking the arrow-shaped cursor here – but there’s option to make the cursor less dull and less boring – by making it a colorful one.

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The dull boring cursor on your iPhone and iPad

To me personally, changing the iPad cursor to the colorful one, not only it adds up color to it, but making the cursor appearance to be much more clear – I know exactly where the cursor location is (compared to the original, it’s in transparent grey, for some cases, I find it hard to see and locate my cursor).

  • This article shares the guide to customize the mouse and trackpad cursor on iPad – this time it’s on the color of the cursor.
  • Although the article is written for iPadOS and / or iPad, but the same steps work as well for iPhone, iPod Touch and / or iOS.
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Here’s how to change the color of your iPad mouse / trackpad cursor

Follow the steps here to change the color of your iPad mouse / trackpad cursor.

The steps written here are tested on:

a) Latest iPadOS– at the time this article is written is iPadOS 15.

Should you are using different version of iOS or iPadOS, the steps may be slightly different but should not deviate too much. Anyway, in case you have questions / issues, feel free to put them down on the comment section down below, I’ll be more than happy to help you.

1) On your iPhone, go to Settings > Accessibility.

2) Inside Accessibility, tap on Pointer Control > Color.

3) Inside color, choose the color you want. The options are White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange.

4) Optionally, you can also change the cursor border width bigger or smaller by sliding the BORDER WIDTH toggle.

To see the changes directly, you have to connect your mouse or trackpad to the iPad, because if you don’t connect the mouse or trackpad while changing the options above, you won’t be able to see the changes made – not until you connect the mouse or trackpad to your iPad.

That’s it. You can close the Settings now.


Bring it all together

You have just learned how to customize the boring iPad cursor into a colorful one! While the experience is somehow still different from when using mouse and trackpad on Mac or PC, but hopefully with this color customization, it feels much better compared to the iPadOS default setting.

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