Hook+ 3rd Gen

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Hook+ now can wake your iPad or iPhone with a switch once the device has gone to sleep! You no longer need to keep your screen on and worry about using battery life when you are not using your device.

Hook+ gives you the power to use a switch like the Jelly Bean, Specs, or Big Red to

Read an eBook
Write an email
Browse the internet
Play a game
Control your home
Do just about anything else your iPad or iPhone can do
Hook+ is an Apple MFi approved switch interface that provides a reliable wired connection to the iPad and iPhone via the Lightning connector. Use one to four switches like the Jelly Bean, Specs, or Big Red with Hook+.

Switch control will automatically turn on, and your switches will automatically configure the first time you connect Hook+ to your iPad or iPhone. One switch configures to move the scan to the next item, and the second switch configures to select an item while scanning. Once configured, each switch can be changed to use any switch action available within the switch control settings.

Hook+ Features

Now can wake your iPad or iPhone with a switch once the device has gone to sleep
Lightning connector provides a reliable wired connection
Utilizes Apples auto switch configurator
Hook+ does not have an internal battery and works as long as the iPad or iPhone has a battery charge
Connect one to four switches like the Jelly Bean, Specs, or Big Red
Use the battery pass through on Hook+ to charge your iPad or iPhone while using Hook+

Hook+ Compatibility

Hook+ is only compatible with switch control found in the iOS or iPadOS Settings app
Hook+ is not compatible with apps that have switch control built into the app that requires the use of a switch that sends keyboard keystrokes like space, enter, 1, or 3. For this scenario, we recommend Blue2.
Hook+ is only compatible with devices that have a Lightning connector. The iPad Pro with USB C is not compatible with Hook+

About Switch Control

Switch Control is an accessibility feature found in iOS 7 or later. Switch Control provides an on-screen interface that enables individuals with physical disabilities to control almost any feature on their iPad or iPhone via one or multiple switches. Without physically touching the screen of their iPad or iPhone, an individual can use nearly every feature on the iPad or iPhone by activating a switch. An individual can also use a switch to activate Siri and use voice commands to control their iPad or iPhone and home.

To access Switch Control, on your iPad or iPhone, go to Settings app > Accessibility > Switch Control.

Compatible with

iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XR
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation)
iPad mini 5
iPad mini 4
iPad (7th Generation
iPad (6th Generation)
iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad mini is a trademark of Apple Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.


Hook+ 3rd Gen Quick Start Guide (Size: 1.2 MB)

iOS 10 Switch Control User Guide (Size: 792.5 KB)

iOS 11 Switch Control User Guide (Size: 683 KB)

iOS 12 Switch Control User Guide (Size: 2 MB)

iOS 13 Recipes (Size: 8.2 MB)

iOS 13 Switch Control User Guide (Size: 888.9 KB)

iOS 14 Switch Control User Guide (Size: 864.1 KB)


What devices are compatible with the Hook+?

Hook+ is compatible with the following Apple devices running iOS7 or later:

iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XR
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation)
iPad mini 5
iPad mini 4
iPad (7th Generation
iPad (6th Generation)

Why is Hook+ only compatible with iOS 7 or newer?

Switch Control was introduced in iOS 7 and is required for Hook+ to function.

My Apple device has a 30-pin connector, will it work with Hook+?

Unfortunately not, Hook+ uses a Lightning port connection to work with an Apple Device.

Why is Hook+ Apple Accessibility API compliant and why does it matter?

Hook+ leverages Apple’s Accessibility API which assigns switch presses Assistive Switch Events to communicate when scanning. In order to use Hook+ it’s essential that you activate Switch Control. Assistive Switch Events can only occur when using a device with the Switch Control feature.

Being compatible with Apple’s Accessibility API offers several benefits for the Hook+, such as:

Automatic device configuration when connecting with Apple device using Switch Control
Consistency of switch access throughout any compatible apps
Framework maintained by Apple, which means more frequent updates to benefit end-users
Why would I want to use Switch Control instead of an app’s built-in switch scanning?
Switch Control gives the user the ability to control & navigate most areas & features of an Apple device, not just specific options within a app. This provides a user freedom to navigate all aspects of their device, rather than limiting them to one app.

How do I get Hook+ set up with my iPad or iPhone?

Click here to view the iOS Switch Control Auto Configuration video.

How is Hook+ different from Hook?

The Hook iPod Interface was designed specifically for controlling music on an iOS device when connected to its 30-pin connector. Hook+ is a switch interface that uses the Switch Control feature to allow a user to interact in most areas of an iOS device when connected via Lightning Port.

How do I make my app compatible with Hook+?

You will need to integrate Apple’s simple UI Accessibility framework into your app. This framework will make the elements of your app compatible with Switch Control as well as other iOS accessibility features. For more information on this please contact Apple at

Why can't use Hook+ to wake my iOS device after Auto-Lock puts my device to sleep?

If you have the Auto-Lock feature on or press the Power Button on your iOS device, the screen will turn off and the device goes into a sleep mode to conserve power. Unfortunately, while in this sleep mode, the iOS device shuts off power to the Lightning port and Hook+. To avoid this issue, we recommend that you avoid using the Auto-Lock feature or put your device into sleep mode while using Hook+. For individuals using Hook+ throughout the day, you can turn down screen brightness to help conserve battery life. You might want to consider connecting the Hook+ charger via micro USB cable and use it while continuously charging the battery.

To disable Auto-Lock feature

Tap the "Settings" icon
Click “General”
Select “Auto-Lock”
Tap “Never” to prevent your iPad from automatically sleeping

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