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How to make it easier to use a mouse with your phone or tablet in Android 9 Pie

How to make it easier to use a mouse with your phone or tablet in Android 9 Pie

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings app  then scroll down and tap Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down to the Display section and tap Large mouse cursor.
  3. To enable Dwell timing, scroll down to Interaction controls and tap Dwell timing.
  4. Tap Use service to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. Move the Delay before click slider to adjust how long Android waits before clicking automatically.

Before and after

Android Pie without and with the large mouse cursor

This section takes you step-by-step through enabling the large mouse cursor and using the Dwell timing feature in Android Pie, with pictures of the screen to help.

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Open the Settings app . Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Tap Accessibility

Turn the Large mouse cursor on

2. Scroll down to the Display section and tap Large mouse cursor to turn it on.

Tap Large mouse cursor to turn it on

Find Dwell timing

3. To enable Dwell timing, stay in the Accessibility settings, but scroll down further to Interaction controls. Find and tap Dwell timing.

Scroll down and tap Dwell timer

Enable Dwell timing

4. On the Dwell timing screen, tap Use service to set the toggle switch to On.

Tap User service to turn Dwell timing on

Adjust the delay

5. Move the Delay before click slider to set how long Android waits before clicking automatically on the button, icon or link beneath the cursor. You may need to return to this screen and make future adjustments to make the delay longer or shorter. Tap or click the Home button to go back to the Home screen and try it out.

Move the Delay before click slider to adjust how long Android waits before clicking

Note: We have written these instructions for devices running the stock version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the user interface or theme.

Created on: July-22-2021

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