Tapio iOS Switch Interface

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Switch Interface.

With Tapio and an adaptive switch, a single switch user can have complete access to an iPad or iPhone and even macOS computers using Apple’s Switch Control. A single switch scanner really can move the highlight to an app on the home screen, launch it, and scan to controls within the app. All that’s left is to plug an appropriate adaptive switch into Tapio, and attach it to an iOS Device using an Apple adapter.

Switch Control provides single switch access to Apple’s iOS touch interface.

The beauty of a robust direct connection is there are no worries with Bluetooth pairing, drop-outs, and sluggish connections. Forget about charging batteries, Tapio doesn’t have any – it sips power directly from the iPad.

Tapio is a complete switch interface solution – elegant, simple, fast, efficient, and agile (iPad and iPhone, Android phone and tablet, macOS, Windows, Chromebook and Linux computers).

Tapio is a native USB switch interface that can be connected to an Apple iOS Device using an Apple USB adapter. It accepts industry standard 3.5 mm stereo or mono plugs, and directly interfaces up to two adaptive switches to an Apple iOS Device or computer. In addition to Apple iOS Devices, Tapio is a perfect interface for Android, Windows, macOS and Linux computers, and many Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.


  • Lightning Fast and Low latency
  • Very Low Power
  • Host powered – No Batteries to Charge or Replace
  • Reliable Direct Connection – No Bluetooth Pairing Issues, No Drop-outs, and No Sluggish Connections
  • Use re-charge Lightning adapter to charge iPad/iPhone while using Tapio
  • Multi-Platform:
    • Apple iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone
    • Android Tablets and Smartphones
    • Chromebooks
    • macOS, Windows and Linux computers
    • Most Speech Generating Devices
  • Accepts One or Two Adaptive Switches (3.5-mm/0.125-inch)
  • With Long Press – Up to “Four Switch Functionality” in iOS
  • Apple Switch Control events (iOS7 and newer)
  • Switch Access for Android events (Android 5.0 and newer)
  • RJ Cooper Switch events
  • High Performance Scan Modes



DIP Switches

Dip Switch 1Dip Switch 2Dip Switch 3ModeSwitch 1Switch 2Timing
ONONONTapio-1 (Default)SpaceEnterFull Duration
ONOFFONRJ~ 1~ 3Pulse
OFFOFFONRichSpace 1Enter 2Pulse-Pulse
ONONOFFMouseLeftRightFull Duration
OFFONOFFJoystick#1#2Full Duration
ONOFFOFFKeyboard-1EnterSpaceFull Duration
OFFOFFOFFKeyboard-212Full Duration
Dip Switch 4 is Reserved and should be left ON.
Timing Explainations

Full Duration

Tapio holds the key/button down as long as the associated adaptive switch is held down.


The key/button is pulsed (held down and released once) no matter hold long the associated adaptive switch is held down.


When the adaptive switch is pressed, Tapio briefly presses the first key listed, and when the adaptive switch is released Tapio presses the second key listed.

Tapio Options

Tapio only, Tapio & Apple Lightning to USB Adapter, Tapio & Apple Lightning to USB with Charging Adapter, Tapio & Apple USB-C Adapter

Operating System

iOS / iPadOS

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