Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG developed and published by miHoYo. The game features a massive, gorgeous map, an elaborate elemental combat system, engaging storyline & characters, co-op game mode, a soothing soundtrack, and much more for you to explore. This guide will teach you how to play Genshin Impact on your iPad using a keyboard and mouse.

Currently, the game is only officially available on PS4, PC, and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Despite its impressive visuals and features, Genshin Impact is not a very demanding game on iOS devices. Instead, it runs smoothly on even the oldest iPads and can be played entirely using the touchscreen.

However, some players may prefer to use a physical keyboard and mouse to play the game. Here’s how to do it:

Time needed: 5 minutes

How to play Genshin Impact on iPad using a mouse and keyboard

  1. Download Genshin Impact

    Genshin Impact
    Download and install Genshin Impact from Apple Store, if you haven’t.

  2. Connect a keyboard and mouse

    Connect Keyboard and Mouse
    Connect your keyboard and mouse to your iPad using the inbuilt Bluetooth adapter if you are using a wireless keyboard and mouse. To connect your keyboard and mouse, go to settings > then Bluetooth, turn on Bluetooth, then tap the name of your keyboard and mouse to connect.

  3. Start the Genshin Impact

    Genshin Impact Start Screen on iPad
    Launch the game and sign in with your miHoYo account. To start playing the game.

  4. Test mouse and keyboard
    Test Keyboard and Mouse for Genshin Impact

    Remember that you’ll need to enable the “Allow External Devices” option in the game’s settings before you can use a physical keyboard and mouse. Also, disable the “Use Touch Controls” option to avoid conflicts.
    The game will now be playable using your keyboard and mouse. If it’s not, see if the keyboard and mouse are connected properly to the iPad. Also, check in the game settings if it can pick up the command from the keyboard and mouse.

Common questions about playing Genshin Impact on iPad and Mobile

Can you use keyboard and mouse on Genshin Impact mobile?

You can use a keyboard and mouse on Genshin Impact mobile, but you will need an emulator. Although, you can play Genshin Impact using a keyboard and mouse on mobile with the help of some external devices. However, to properly function, you need to use an emulator.

How much storage does Genshin Impact take on iPad?

Genshin Impact requires 3.5GB of free storage on the iPad just for downloading. As you play the game, it will take up more and more space in your device. So, it is recommended to have atleast 2-3GB of extra free storage in your iPad. The game requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.

How to make Genshin Impact run smoother on iPad?

There are several things you can try and test to see which one suits you the best such as the specific iPad model, the game’s graphics settings, and other factors. First of all, Genshin Impact requires iPadOS 9.0 or later, so make sure you’re running the latest or atleast minimum required version of iPad.

Second, make sure that the game is updated to the latest version. Next, reduce the graphics settings within the game. Finally, close any other apps running in the background while playing Genshin Impact. Lastly, Restart the iPad.