Hook+ Switch Interface

Hook+ is an Apple MFi approved switch interface that provides a reliable wired connection to an iPad/iPhone via the Lightning connector. To get started, simply connect one to four switches to Hook+, turn Switch Control on, and connect Hook+ to your iPad/iPhone. 

Hook+ utilizes the Apple auto switch configurator and the first time Hook+ is used with an iPad/iPhone it will automatically configure the device to use single switch auto scanning or dual switch step scanning based on how many switches are connected to Hook+. Once initially configured, switches can be manually re-configured to meet the needs of the user. The Apple auto switch configurator is only available on Apple MFi approved switch interfaces.

  • Hook+ is not compatible with apps that use keystrokes for switch clicks. Hook+ uses Apple’s proprietary HID Assistive Switch Control protocol for switch clicks and is compatible with Switch Control found in iOS 8 or later. To access Switch Control, go to the Settings App > General > Accessibility > Switch Control.
  • Hook+ is not compatible with iOS devices that use USB C.

Switch Control is an accessibility feature found in iOS 8 or later. It provides an on-screen interface that enables individuals with physical disabilities the ability to control almost any feature on their iPad/iPhone via one or multiple switches. Without having to touch the screen of their device physically, an individual can use almost any feature on the iPad or iPhone by activating a switch. Also, an individual can use a switch to activate Siri and use voice commands to control their device.

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