Use iPhone as a Mouse on iPad with Citrix Receiver


The Apple iPad doesn’t support a mouse, only a bluetooth keyboard. Citrix have been smart enough to include this in the Citrix Receiver for iPhone and iPad. They call it the Wireless TrackPad. I wonder why they didn’t show this at Synergy it’s super cool. Check out this Picture Tutorial on How To Set it up.

On your iPhone open Citrix Receiver and press the mouse icon in the lower right corner of the screen

Start Citrix Receiver on the iPad and launch a application. Touch the middle top of the screen to show the Citrix Receiver Toolbar. Press the “Pair” button.

Confirm the connection at you iPhone – And your done

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19 thoughts on “Use iPhone as a Mouse on iPad with Citrix Receiver”

    • Hi Dann,

      Make sure to update to the latest version of the Citrix Receiver for iPhone. On the bottom you now have an arrow in the lower left and a help icon in the lower right corner of the welcome screen. Hope this helps

  1. Does it have to be a iPhone 4? I have a iPhone 3S and I do not get he mouse icon on my citrix receiver client

  2. I found out how to connect my iPhone to my iPad and to pair them. What I can not figure out is how to disable the “native trackpad” for the iPad. When I followed your directions to pair the devices together the iPad prompts me saying, “Native trackpad is active. Please disable and try again.” Any help with this?

    • before pairing you have to click once on the blue arrow to deaktivate the native trackpad then you can pair your iphone to your ipad 🙂

  3. I’m still not seeing the mouse icon in the bottom of the screen when I open the Citrix receiver on my iphone. Is this functionality still available?

  4. Same as Matt M. I never see the mouse icon. I can’t even get to the screenshot shown in the directions.

    The only option I get is to create an account when Citrix Receiver is first loaded on my phone. I am restricted from logging on to my work account w/my iPhone, so I can’t complete the account setup & I never see the mouse icon.

    I’m using the same / latest version (Citrix Receiver v5.7.1) on an iPad3 & iPhone4s. I even tried the Windows approach of rebooting, reloading & setting everything up from scratch & still no mouse icon.

  5. I am on 5.7.2.
    The iPhone trackpad is under Settings>Advanced>Wireless Trackpad in the application.

  6. Hi,

    I guess it wont work outside the app right? I would love to use the touchpad with ipad and then I read this article and it is amazing but It will work just for Citrix right?


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