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.

TouchPad/NumPad is compatible with OS X 10.4 Tiger or later.

Step 1: Enable Remote Management

  • Open macOS' System Preferences.
  • Click Sharing.
  • Enable Remote Management.
  • Allow access for all users, or add each individual user to grant permissions to connect to the service.
  • Click Options...
  • Enable Observe and Control.
  • If the OS X Firewall is running, make sure that Remote Management or Screen Sharing is allowed to receive incoming connections.

Step 2: Setting up TouchPad/NumPad

  • Launch TouchPad or NumPad on your iOS device if it's not already running.

  • You will be prompted you to select a server. Tap 'Yes'.

  • You can also access the Computers List by tapping on the Settings Button:

  • Tap on the Computer you want to connect to.


  • If the selected computer was already configured, TouchPad/NumPad will initiate a connection. If not, will display the Computer details.

  • Make sure the Operating System is set to Macintosh.

  • Fill out the required Authentication information.

    • Method: Macintosh User,
    • Username and Password: The same credential you use when you log on your computer.
  • 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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