iPhone owners can pair a Bluetooth mouse or connect a USB mouse directly to their device, to be used as an alternative input to the touch screen. Some iPad users may already be familiar with using a mouse on Apple's mobile hardware, however there are a few extra steps to get a mouse working on iPhone. A mouse can be helpful for individuals who cannot use the touch screen, or for specific activities where the mouse lends extra control.
Apple Watch can play audio directly to Bluetooth headphones, including AirPods. Once connected, any sounds played on Apple Watch such as streaming audio or phone calls are sent directly to the headphones. This means the Apple Watch can be used with AirPods or other Bluetooth devices independently of its paired iPhone.
Yes, Apple devices running iOS 16 or later can connect to Nintendo Joy-Con gaming controllers and the Pro Controller.
The iPhone is compatible with single Joy-Cons or both Joy-Cons when used as a single controller. Nintendo Joy-Cons are connected to the iPhone via Bluetooth settings.
The iPhone can pair with and store a long list of Bluetooth devices. Sometimes these devices come with factory names that are confusing or a hard to remember model number. If you have many devices stored on your iPhone, most of these Bluetooth devices can be given a custom name. Apple devices such as AirPods will even update their name across all Apple hardware (iPhones, Macs, iPads) logged into the same iCloud account.
To view and rename Bluetooth devices on iPhone follow the steps below:
The fact that every Apple Watch pairs to an iPhone has its advantages. Besides constantly sharing connectivity and data between the two devices, this link can be helpful in certain situations. Finding a misplaced iPhone can often involve going to a computer or iPad to launch the Find My app. From there, the iPhone can be seen on a map or placed into Lost Mode.