Preparing your Mac for TouchPad and NumPad

Before you start, make sure that both your iOS device and Mac are connected to the same network. TouchPad/NumPad requires a WiFi connection to access your computer and cannot connect through a USB or a Bluetooth connection.

Step 1: Enable Remote Management

  1. Click this link to open the Sharing settings on your Mac.
  2. Enable Remote Management.
  3. Click Options... and enable both Observe and Control

Note: under macOS 13 and later, click the ℹ️ button to access the Remote Management settings.

Step 2: Setting up TouchPad/NumPad

Important: On iOS 14 or later, make sure that TouchPad or NumPad is allowed to access your local network. To make sure it is, open the Settings app and browse to Privacy > Local Network. TouchPad or NumPad should be allowed. If not, simply turn on access.

  1. Launch TouchPad or NumPad on your iOS device if it's not already running.
  2. You will be prompted you to select a server. Tap 'Yes'. Note: you can also access the Computers List by tapping on the Settings Button.
  3. If the selected computer was already configured, TouchPad/NumPad will initiate a connection. If not, will display the Computer details.
  4. Make sure the Operating System is set to Macintosh.

Fill out the required Authentication information.

Tap Save and re-select the computer you've just configured.

If everything is in order, you should now be connected and ready to connect!

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