Minecraft Adds Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Support on iPhone and iPad

The latest release of Minecraft for iPhone and iPad introduces Bluetooth mouse and keyboard support for in-game controls.

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To use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, update to version 1.19.10 of Minecraft for iOS and iPadOS, released on the App Store on July 12. As noted on Reddit, keys can be remapped in the Settings app under General → Keyboard → Hardware Keyboard → Modifier Keys.

The update also adds music directly to the iOS and iPadOS app, eliminating the need to download music from the marketplace, according to the release notes.

Minecraft is one of the most popular iPhone and iPad games. Priced at $6.99 on the App Store, the game ranks #1 in the "Paid Games" category.

Top Rated Comments

DavidSchaub Avatar
12 weeks ago
How about finding the courage to allow the iPadOS version to run on macOS too (this would allow the Mac to run both Java and Bedrock for the first time)?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
somnolentsurfer Avatar
12 weeks ago

How about finding the courage to allow the iPadOS version to run on macOS too (this would allow the Mac to run both Java and Bedrock for the first time)?
Very much this. And AppleTV while they’re at it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanTheMan827 Avatar
12 weeks ago
What'd be nice (in addition to a macOS version) would be adjusting the game resolution based on any externally connected display.

Plug in or AirPlay to a TV and the game now runs at 1080p/4k, or whatever resolution the display is

That combined with a controller or mouse/keyboard would be very nice.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nintendoswitch Avatar
12 weeks ago
Finally, I don’t need to play Minecraft with keyboard and mouse on my HP laptop that gets hotter than the sun.
now just bring bedrock edition to MacOS and Linux, then I’ll be happy.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macalicious2011 Avatar
12 weeks ago

Finally, I don’t need to play Minecraft with keyboard and mouse on my HP laptop that gets hotter than the sun.
now just bring bedrock edition to MacOS and Linux, then I’ll be happy.
This is why I love playing games on my iPad Pro instead of my Mac. It's fan less! Once I got used the silence of my Xbox Series X, it's difficult to accept laptops that are loud as a private jet during load.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Christoffee Avatar
12 weeks ago

i hope more will follow
Like Age if Empires 2!! I would **** my pants to have that on Mac and iPad. I’m going to buy a PC “for the children” to get this game!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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