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.
Enable Remote Management.
Allow access for all users, or add each individual user to grant permissions to connect to the service.
Enable Observe and Control.
If the macOS Firewall is running, make sure that Remote Management or Screen Sharing is allowed to receive incoming connections.
Note: the same thing may apply to third-party firewalls or network monitoring apps such as Little Snitch.
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.
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. If you don't know your Mac username, you can consult this article.
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!